DEMOGRAPHICS

Plainfield is a prosperous and bustling Village, located 35 miles southwest of Chicago, with a population of 39,581 residents. Easily accessible, the Village is close to several interstates and state highways making it an excellent place to live, own a business, or simply spend the day shopping and dining in our historic downtown.

Downtown Plainfield, which is the heart of the community, is a vibrant, pedestrian-focused destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Each year, the downtown is home to a number of special events including Plainfield Fest, classic car nights, movies, and concerts. Plainfield is also home to the Lake Renwick Heron Rookery, numerous historic districts and landmarks, a wonderful park and trail system, and the DuPage River which provides numerous outdoor recreational opportunities.

At the crossroads of the historic Lincoln Highway and Route 66, Plainfield continues to build upon its already rich history, and the Village Government is well positioned to accommodate growth and welcomes new commercial and industrial development to help parallel the success of its residential expansion.

Population Change

Population Year Source
4,557 1990 U.S. Census
13,038 2000 U.S. Census
20,673 2003 Village of Plainfield Special Census
30,314 2005 Village of Plainfield Special Census
37,334 2007 Village of Plainfield Special Census
39,581 2010 U.S. Census
62,000 (est.) 2030 CMAP, Village of Plainfield estimate

Age

Median Age (2005 Special Census): 32.8 years
% of population in a specific age group
Under 5 yrs. 10.9% 45-54 yrs. 11.8%
5-9 yrs. 11.0% 55-59 yrs. 4.1%
10-14 yrs. 9.1% 60-64 yrs. 2.7%
15-19 yrs. 6.0% 65-74 yrs. 2.5%
20-24 yrs. 3.2% 75-84 yrs. 1.4%
25-34 yrs. 14.4% 85+ yrs. 0.5%
35-44 yrs. 22.3%

Highest Educational Attainment

Population 25 years and older
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 25.1%
Some college, no degree 25.5%
Associate degree 9.8%
Bachelor's degree 25.8%
Graduate or professional degree 8.1%

Village of Plainfield Household Income

Median Household Income (2006) $96,035
Average Household Income (2006) $114,273
Median Household Income (2011) $115,015
Average Household Income (2011) $146,171

Village of Plainfield Households by Income

Income Range Percent of Households
<$15,000 1.8%
$15,000-$24,999 3.1%
$25,000-$34,999 3.8%
$35,000-$49,999 6.0%
$50,000-$74,999 16.0%
$75,000-$99,999 21.9%
$100,000-$149,999 27.8%
$150,000-$199,999 11.7%
$200,000+ 8.0%

Village of Plainfield Home Values

Median Home Value (2006) $315,047
Average Home Value (2006) $365,009

Housing Statistics

Total Housing Units (2010 Census) 12,532
Total Housing Units (2007 Special Census) 12,361
Total Housing Units (2005 Special Census) 10,186
Total Housing Units (2003 Special Census) 7,085
2030 Projected Number of Housing Units (NIPC - Will Cty. only.) 19,682
2030 Projected Number of Jobs (NIPC - Will Cty. only) 17,672
Average Household Size 3.14

Village of Plainfield Employment by Occupation

Occupation Group Occupation Group Subtotal Occupation Subtotal
White Collar   66%  
  Management/Financial   18%
  Professional   21%
  Sales   14%
  Administrative Support   14%
Services   11%  
Blue Collar   22%  
  Farming/Forestry/Fishing   .2%
  Construction   7.4%
  Installation/Maintenance/Repair   4.4%
  Production   4.5%
  Transportation   6%

Key Trade Area Demographics

The following demographic information is provided for key commercial nodes in the Village of Plainfield with development parcels available. The source of the demographic information is from ESRI Business Analyst Online. The source of the traffic count data is the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Village of Plainfield Public Works Department.  Please note:  the Village of Plainfield can provide demographic reports for specific parcels with customized information.  Full reports are also available for the following intersections.  For more information, you are invited to contact the Village of Plainfield, Planning Department, at (815) 439-2824.

Illinois Route 59 and 119th Street

Traffic Counts:
Illinois Route 59 - 33,600 ADT
119th St - 12,400 ADT

Demographic Category
Trade Area (Radius)
 One-MileThree-MileFive-Mile
2006 Population 9,91045,526146,931
2011 Population13,68460,422193,213
2006 Median Income$99,374$93,374$88,210
2011 Median Income$119,477$112,500$106,563

Illinois Route 59 and 127th Street

Traffic Counts:
Illinois Route 59 - 31,700 ADT
127th St - 14,100 ADT

Demographic Category
Trade Area (Radius)
 One-MileThree-MileFive-Mile
2006 Population 5,983 43,687 134,079
2011 Population 8,262 58,266 179,949
2006 Median Income $124,876 $111,595 $100,215
2011 Median Income $152,708 $136,793 $120,408

Illinois Route 59 and 135th Street

Traffic Counts:
Illinois Route 59 - 31,700 ADT
135th St - 15,500 ADT

Demographic Category
Trade Area (Radius)
 One-MileThree-MileFive-Mile
2006 Population 5,821 43,344 110,737
2011 Population 8,064 59,399 151,643
2006 Median Income $98,941 $98,355 $92,372
2011 Median Income $119,708 $119,506 $111,009

Illinois Route 59 and 143rd Street

Traffic Counts:
Illinois Route 59 - 33,900 ADT
143rd St - 9,200 ADT
(Planned for future U.S. Route 30 & Illinois Route 126 alignment)

Demographic Category
Trade Area (Radius)
 One-MileThree-MileFive-Mile
2006 Population 4,723 42,031 124,461
2011 Population 6,507 58,684 170,348
2006 Median Income $77,022 $92,355 $87,334
2011 Median Income $87,158 $111,698 $105,728

Illinois Route 59 and Lockport Street (Downtown Plainfield)

Traffic Counts:
Illinois Route 59/U.S. Route 30 - 39,600 ADT
Lockport Street/Illinois Route 126 - 27,900 ADT

Demographic Category
Trade Area (Radius)
 One-MileThree-MileFive-Mile
2006 Population 1,988 14,439 45,143
2011 Population 2,776 20,011 62,991
2006 Median Income $78,294 $90,232 $83,714
2011 Median Income $91,520 $109,337 $101,539

Illinois Route 126 and Wallin Drive (Expanding Downtown)

Traffic Counts:
Lockport Street/Illinois Route 126 - 25,100 ADT
Wallin Drive - 9,800 ADT
Demographic Category
Trade Area (Radius)
 One-MileThree-MileFive-Mile
2006 Population 4,857 38,961 122,723
2011 Population 7,450 54,464 170,825
2006 Median Income $81,926 $92,707 $85,603
2011 Median Income $94,899 $111,627 $103,994

U.S. Route 30 and Interstate 55

Traffic Counts:
I-55 @ U.S. Route 30 - 104,500 ADT
U.S. Route 30 @ I-55 (west leg) - 26,100 ADT

Demographic Category
Trade Area (Radius)
 One-MileThree-MileFive-Mile
2006 Population 23,183 62,639 97,705
2011 Population 31,836 84,009 129,686
2006 Median Income $78,027 $82,861 $68,873
2011 Median Income $92,108 $84,666 $81,009

U.S. Route 30 and 135th Street

Traffic Counts:
U.S. Route 30 - 17,600 ADT
135th Street - 11,700 ADT

Demographic Category
Trade Area (Radius)
 One-MileThree-MileFive-Mile
2006 Population 2,569 8,860 32,740
2011 Population 3,660 12,574 44,986
2006 Median Income $105,184 $99,839 $91,552
2011 Median Income $127,369 $120,230 $110,532

U.S. Route 30 and 143rd Street

Traffic Counts:
U.S. Route 30 - 18,000 ADT
143rd Street - 8,800 ADT
(Planned for future U.S. 30 & Illinois Route 126 alignment)

Demographic Category
Trade Area (Radius)
 One-MileThree-MileFive-Mile
2006 Population 712 9,881 37,125
2011 Population 1,061 13,912 51,174
2006 Median Income $79,140 $97,085 $88,982
2011 Median Income $88,407 $116,475 $107,860


Property Tax Information

Taxing District
Year/Rate
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Village of Plainfield
.4296
.4124
.4076
.4095
.4079 .4079 .4069 .4297 .4567 .4669
Total Tax Rate
7.1693 6.9837
7.0744
6.9976
7.0673 7.1705 7.5639 8.1231 8.8405 9.4699

Average annual property tax on a median-priced home ($315,047)...$7,174 based on an assumed equalized assessed valuation of approximately $101,516.