For population 25 years and over in Plainfield:
For population 15 years and over in Plainfield town:
23 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe, 1.5% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (29.2 miles , pop. 54,653).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (94.4 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (125.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Cummington, MA (1.8 miles ), Hawley, MA (2.1 miles ), Ashfield, MA (2.4 miles ), Windsor, MA (2.5 miles ), Savoy, MA (2.7 miles ), Worthington, MA (2.8 miles ), Goshen, MA (2.8 miles ), Peru, MA (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.51 N, Longitude: 72.92 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 413
Work and jobs in Plainfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Plainfield, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Plainfield-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the Plainfield town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 27.0 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Plainfield-area historical earthquake activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from Plainfield center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 34.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from Plainfield center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hampshire County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: William Richards (Hawaii) - Translator.
Hospitals/medical centers near Plainfield:
Amtrak station near Plainfield:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plainfield:
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Plainfield compared to Massachusetts state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Plainfield (based on Hampshire County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 33.77%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 32
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Number of full-service restaurants: 158
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
8.03% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($36,450 average adjusted gross income)
0.74% of residents moved from foreign countries ($524 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,073 average adjusted gross income)
0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($351 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Plainfield:
Strongest FM radio stations in Plainfield:
TV broadcast stations around Plainfield:
Plainfield fatal accident list:
Oct 16, 1987 10:15 PM, S Central, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jun 21, 1984 08:00 PM, 116, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 7, 1976 07:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Dec 7, 1975 02:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $2,934,000
Total average daily traffic: 850
Total average daily truck traffic: 51
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 1,343
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:3
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.