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Population in 2010: 915. Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 

Males: 463  (50.6%)
Females: 452  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  41.8 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Zip codes: 13491.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,798 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Plainfield:

$46,798
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,390

Plainfield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $116,332 (it was $67,800 in 2000)
Plainfield:

$116,332
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $146,051; Detached houses: $168,308; Mobile homes: $84,984

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Plainfield races chart
  • White alone - 893 (97.6%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.2%)

Races in Plainfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Plainfield: 161.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: English (23.8%), German (22.2%), Irish (16.1%), Polish (11.4%), Italian (9.2%), Welsh (8.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 29.5 square miles.

Population density: 31 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Plainfield:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plainfield town:

  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

14 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Plainfield town:  2.0% ($1,364)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Utica, NY (19.2 miles , pop. 60,651).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (124.5 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (160.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: West Winfield, NY (2.1 miles ), Bridgewater, NY (2.2 miles ), Winfield, NY (2.4 miles ), Exeter, NY (2.5 miles ), Burlington, NY (2.6 miles ), Brookfield, NY (2.8 miles ), Edmeston, NY (2.8 miles ), Richfield, NY (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 42.82 N, Longitude: 75.20 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 315

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.4%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (17%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Plainfield-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 55% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.8 miles away from the Plainfield town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused $800,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plainfield-area historical earthquake activity is below New York state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 29.5 miles away from Plainfield center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/31/1997 at 07:15:29, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 56.8 miles away from Plainfield center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Otsego County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Tornado: 1, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Plainfield:

  • HARDING NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; WATERVILLE, NY)
  • MOHAWK VALLEY GENERAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ILION, NY)

Political contributions by individuals in Plainfield, NY

Amtrak station near Plainfield:

  • 20 miles: UTICA (321 MAIN ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plainfield:

  • Colgate University (about 18 miles; Hamilton, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,807)
  • Mohawk Valley Community College-Utica Branch (about 18 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 4,403)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 18 miles; Herkimer, NY; FT enrollment: 2,527)
  • Utica College (about 20 miles; Utica, NY; FT enrollment: 2,258)
  • Morrisville State College (about 24 miles; Morrisville, NY; FT enrollment: 2,971)
  • SUNY College at Oneonta (about 26 miles; Oneonta, NY; FT enrollment: 5,660)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 37 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,558)

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Notable locations in Plainfield: Stonegate Country Club at Summit Lakes (A), Spooner Corners (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Huntly Cemetery (1), Unadilla Forks Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: West Branch Unadilla River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Otsego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.7%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.7%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.1%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Plainfield, NY

Plainfield compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (70%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Plainfield town (based on Otsego County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.92%
Here34.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Episcopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents42.6%24.4%6.9%6.8%6.0%
Congregations3.5%34.9%14.0%11.6%8.1%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaConservative Baptist Association of AmericaJewishSalvation ArmyOther
Adherents4.0%2.4%1.4%0.9%4.7%
Congregations4.7%5.8%1.2%1.2%15.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 18
Otsego County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Otsego County:

0.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Here:

5.62 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 62
Here:

9.96 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Otsego County:

7.7%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Otsego County:

24.6%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
New York:

15.6%

5.65% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,149 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.65%
New York average:

5.41%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($143 average AGI)
Otsego County:

0.09%
New York average:

0.24%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Delaware County, NY  0.93% ($29,338 average AGI)
from Chenango County, NY  0.43% ($24,646)
from Herkimer County, NY  0.21% ($21,375)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,261 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Delaware County, NY  0.73% ($28,455 average AGI)
to Chenango County, NY  0.55% ($24,360)
to Herkimer County, NY  0.28% ($20,469)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plainfield:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTLB (1310 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WIBX (950 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRUN (1150 AM; 5 kW; UTICA, NY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WSYR (570 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WADR (1480 AM; 5 kW; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHEN (620 AM; 5 kW; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plainfield:

  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WSKS (97.9 FM; WHITESBORO, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOUR (96.9 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKVU (100.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WRBY (102.5 FM; ROME, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUNY (89.5 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BC COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NY, INC)
  • WLZW (98.7 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WBGK (99.7 FM; NEWPORT VILLAGE, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFRG-FM (104.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WGKR (105.3 FM; GRAND GORGE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WKLL (94.9 FM; FRANKFORT, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WKXZ (93.9 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WBKT (95.3 FM; NORWICH, NY; Owner: BANJO COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC)
  • WMCR-FM (106.3 FM; ONEIDA, NY; Owner: WARREN BROADCASTING CO. INC.)
  • WSKU (105.5 FM; LITTLE FALLS, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRCK (107.3 FM; UTICA, NY; Owner: GALAXY COMMUNICATIONS, L.P.)
  • WBUG-FM (101.1 FM; FORT PLAIN, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WWDG (105.1 FM; DERUYTER, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WODZ-FM (96.1 FM; ROME, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF UTICA/ROME, INC.)
  • WUCL (93.5 FM; REMSEN, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Plainfield:

  • WFXV (Channel 33; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKTV (Channel 2; UTICA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W29BJ (Channel 29; BURLINGTON, NY; Owner: KEVIN O'KANE)
  • WIXT-TV (Channel 9; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • W59AU (Channel 59; UTICA, NY; Owner: PUBLIC B/CING.COUNCIL,CENTRAL N. Y.)
  • WCNY-TV (Channel 24; SYRACUSE, NY; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING COUNCIL OF CENTRAL NEW YORK)
  • WUTR (Channel 20; UTICA, NY; Owner: CENTRAL NY NEWS, INC.)
  • WPNY-LP (Channel 11; UTICA, ETC., NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W53AM (Channel 53; UTICA, NY; Owner: QUORUM OF UTICA LICENSE, LLC)
  • W27BJ (Channel 27; UTICA, NY; Owner: SOUL'S HARBOR PENTECOSTAL CHURCH)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 9 meters (30ft)
Total costs: $10,599,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,685
Total average daily truck traffic: 242
Total future (year 2015) average daily traffic: 4,686


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Noahs Rump (Lat: 42.811194 Lon: -75.186556), Call Sign: WNVC996
    Assigned Frequencies: 170.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/09/2010, Expiration Date: 01/04/2021
    Registrant: Nys Div. Of Homeland Security And Emergency Services, 1220 Washington Ave, Bldg 7a, Ste 710, Albany, NY 12242, Phone: (518) 322-4912, Fax: (518) 322-4975, Email:
  • Adams Pond Rd (Lat: 42.811194 Lon: -75.186556), Call Sign: KNAT373
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.950 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2004, Expiration Date: 06/20/2014
    Registrant: Apco International Inc Licensing Service 121609, 351 N Williamson Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114-1112, Phone: (386) 944-2463, Fax: (386) 322-2502, Email:


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