Plainwell, Michigan

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Population in 2014: 3,824 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.8%
 
Males: 1,898  (49.6%)
Females: 1,926  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Michigan median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 49080.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,092 (it was $39,590 in 2000)
Plainwell:

$45,092
MI:

$48,273

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,281 (it was $16,982 in 2000)

Plainwell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $106,824 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Plainwell:

$106,824
MI:

$117,500

Median gross rent in 2013: $716.

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  • Races in Plainwell, MI (2010)

    Plainwell races chart
    • 3,60394.7%White alone
    • 862.3%Hispanic
    • 431.1%Two or more races
    • 320.8%Black alone
    • 180.5%American Indian alone
    • 160.4%Asian alone
    • 40.1%Other race alone
    • 20.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Plainwell: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.1%), English (11.1%), Dutch (10.0%), United States (8.9%), Irish (8.3%), Polish (8.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,845 people per square mile   (low).

Plainwell,MI real estate house value index trend

Plainwell, Michigan map

For population 25 years and over in Plainwell:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plainwell city:

  • Never married: 26.8%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 16.4%

52 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Michigan:

6.2%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 52 registered sex offenders living in Plainwell, Michigan as of August 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Plainwell to the number of sex offenders is 73 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,026 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,040 (2.1%)

Plainwell satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (11.7 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (98.1 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (112.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Otsego, MI (1.7 miles ), Martin, MI (2.5 miles ), Parchment, MI (3.0 miles ), Westwood, MI (3.1 miles ), Richland, MI (3.3 miles ), Comstock Northwest, MI (3.3 miles ), Eastwood, MI (3.3 miles ), Kalamazoo, MI (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $120,500
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $56,600
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $82,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $82,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $70,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 85.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +866 (+22.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 339 (19.3%)

Area code: 269

Plainwell household income distribution Plainwell home values distribution

Crime rates in Plainwell by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.026.30.00.0
Rapes 111352287142
per 100,000 25.124.825.074.7125.450.652.1210.5184.226.3105.352.6
Robberies 103202210030
per 100,000 25.10.075.049.80.050.652.126.30.00.079.00.0
Assaults 310000925235
per 100,000 75.424.80.00.00.00.0234.452.6131.552.679.0131.5
Burglaries 242003225749511
per 100,000 603.5496.60.074.750.250.6130.2184.2105.2236.7131.6289.3
Thefts 1121261041021371599111976523454
per 100,000 2,816.23,128.92,600.72,541.13,437.04,023.32,369.83,130.81,999.51,367.7895.21,420.3
Auto thefts 476414314131
per 100,000 100.6173.8150.099.725.1101.278.126.3105.226.379.026.3
Arson 201021032000
per 100,000 50.30.025.00.050.225.30.078.952.60.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.7) 204.3197.4157.5188.3241.8226.7212.9324.9267.6156.5173.9146.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Plainwell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Michigan average:

1.72
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.2%
Michigan:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -44 (-1.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (32%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Plainwell: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Plainwell, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Plainwell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Plainwell city center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 33.3 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plainwell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 300.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 237.5 miles away from Plainwell center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 277.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 147.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 276.8 miles away from Plainwell center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 306.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plainwell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Plainwell:

  • BORGESS-PIPP HEALTH CENTER (provides emergency services, 411 NAOMI STREET)
  • PIPP COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (411 NAOMU ST)
  • BRIDGEWOOD CARE CENTER (320 BRIGHAM ST PO BOX 278)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF PLAINWELL (320 BRIGHAM ST)
  • PLAINWELL PINES NURSING AND REHABILITATION COMMUNI (3260 EAST B AVE)
  • PLAINWELL PINES NURSING CENTRE (3260 EAST B AVENUE)

airports located in Plainwell:

Amtrak station near Plainwell:

  • 11 miles: KALAMAZOO (459 N. BURDICK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.

College/University in Plainwell:

  • Michigan Career and Technical Institute (Full-time enrollment: 318; Location: 11611 West Pine Lake Road; Public; Website: www.michigan.gov)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plainwell:

  • Western Michigan University (about 12 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 20,840)
  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 16 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 7,369)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 25 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • Davenport University (about 29 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 6,955)
  • Hope College (about 34 miles; Holland, MI; FT enrollment: 3,535)
  • Calvin College (about 34 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 4,117)
  • Grand Rapids Community College (about 37 miles; Grand Rapids, MI; FT enrollment: 11,296)

Public high schools in Plainwell:

Public elementary/middle schools in Plainwell:

See full list of schools located in Plainwell

Library in Plainwell:

  • CHARLES A. RANSOM DISTRICT LIBRARY (Operating income: $421,914; Location: 180 SOUTH SHERWOOD AVENUE; 38,164 books; 2,069 audio materials; 2,157 video materials; 75 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Plainwell: Plainwell Public Safety Department Fire Station (A), Plainwell City Hall (B), Ransom District Library (C), Plainwell City Police Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plainwell include: Saint Stephen's Episcopal Church (A), Plainwell Assembly of God Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Jehovah's Witness Congregation (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Plainwell include: Fannie Pell Park (1), Sherwood Park (2), Thurl Cook Park (3), Hicks Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn-Heritage Banquet & Conference Center (622 Allegan Street), Comfort Inn Plainwell (622 Allegan Street).

Allegan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.8. This is better than average.

City:

61.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.42
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.0%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Plainwell in 2010:

  • 104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 19 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Plainwell in 2000:

  • 95 people in nursing homes
  • 64 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

Plainwell, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Plainwell (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Plainwell Branch at 140 East Bridge Street, branch established on 1962/05/19. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: Walmart Banking Center Branch at 412 Oaks Crossing, branch established on 2001/07/18. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Plainwell Branch at 131 North Main Street Building, branch established on 1993/08/16. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Michigan average:

11.0

Plainwell travel time to work - commute Plainwell mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Plainwell city (based on Allegan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant10,52646
Catholic10,0719
Evangelical Protestant9,31463
Other1,58311
Black Protestant2322
Orthodox421
None79,640-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 22
Allegan County:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Allegan County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Allegan County:

3.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 85
Here:

7.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Allegan County:

28.1%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Plainwell:

49.6%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Plainwell:

47.1%
State:

46.5%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.5%
State:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
Michigan:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
Plainwell:

35.1%
Michigan:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.0%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.2%
Michigan:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Plainwell, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,179$37,0741$2,402
Other Government Administration 4$22,182$66,5465$2,026
Police Protection - Officers 7$46,602$79,8892$3,850
Police - Other 1$3,655$43,8601$1,384
Firefighters 0$0 7$3,474
Streets and Highways 1$4,375$52,5000$0
Sewerage 3$14,269$57,0760$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,951
Water Supply 2$10,339$62,0340$0
Other and Unallocable 5$21,458$51,4990$0
Totals for Government 25$129,059$61,94817$15,087

Plainwell government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,209,000 ($316.16)
    Sewerage: $635,000 ($166.06)
    Regular Highways: $543,000 ($142.00)
    Water Utilities: $279,000 ($72.96)
    Parks & Recreation: $233,000 ($60.93)
    General Public Buildings: $90,000 ($23.54)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($11.24)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($7.58)
    Electric Utilities: $29,000 ($7.58)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($4.97)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($8.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000 ($2.09)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($1.31)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($0.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,426,000 ($372.91)

Plainwell government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $841,000 ($219.93)
    All Other: $50,000 ($13.08)
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000 ($8.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($10.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $77,000 ($20.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $255,000 ($66.68)
    Interest Earnings: $118,000 ($30.86)
    General Revenue, NEC: $77,000 ($20.14)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $371,000 ($97.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $484,000 ($126.57)
    Highways: $248,000 ($64.85)
  • Tax - Property: $1,276,000 ($333.68)
    NEC: $63,000 ($16.47)

Plainwell government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $500,000 ($130.75)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $54,000 ($14.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $161,000 ($42.10)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $285,000 ($74.53)

Plainwell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $186,000 ($48.64)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,716,000 ($971.76)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($7.58)

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,606 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
Michigan average:

5.09%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Ottawa County, MI  1.16% ($35,136 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  0.98% ($42,372)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.78% ($37,130)


6.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,035 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Michigan average:

5.58%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($87 average AGI)
Allegan County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ottawa County, MI  1.39% ($30,361 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  1.20% ($34,241)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.92% ($30,121)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plainwell:

  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAKV (980 AM; 1 kW; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: VINTAGE RADIO ENTERPRISES, L.L.C.)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKPR (1420 AM; 1 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBCK (930 AM; 5 kW; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WGVU (1480 AM; 5 kW; KENTWOOD, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY B OF C)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plainwell:

  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQXC-FM (100.9 FM; OTSEGO, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVGR (104.1 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOOD-FM (105.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGRD-FM (97.9 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF GRAND RAPIDS, INC.)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WCSG (91.3 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY.)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • W262AF (100.3 FM; PARCHMENT, MI; Owner: FRIENDS OF CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WVTI (96.1 FM; HOLLAND, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCH-FM (100.1 FM; HASTINGS, MI; Owner: BARRY BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WKDS (89.9 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: BD OF EDUC SCHOOL DISTR OF CITY)

TV broadcast stations around Plainwell:

  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTLJ (Channel 54; MUSKEGON, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WGVU-TV (Channel 35; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • W44BQ (Channel 44; MOUNT PLEASANT, MI; Owner: NTN/SAGINAW, INC.)
Plainwell fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)


Plainwell fatal accident list:

Apr 22, 2012 01:50 AM, N Sherwood Ave, Lat: 42.44647, Lon: -85.64057, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jun 17, 2008 09:05 PM, Sherwood, Lat: 42.44384, Lon: -85.63664, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Nov 4, 2000 10:34 PM, 102nd Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 13, 1995 06:20 PM, 89, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Sep 10, 1994 05:24 AM, 131, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 17, 1982 02:27 PM, 89, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 3, 1977 01:52 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 64m210ftTotal length
  • $150,000Total costs
  • 149,504Total average daily traffic
  • 15,792Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Plainwell, MI

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plainwell and their reported violations in the past:

ORANGEVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2011), St Public Notif issued (JUL-22-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2011), St Tech Assistance Visit (4 times from APR-03-2012 to MAY-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAY-23-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-18-2010), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-27-2010), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PINE LAKE DINER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SOMMERVILLE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plainwell that have no violations reported:

  • LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 160, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SHELP'S RESORT PARK (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ORANGEVILLE TWP. HALL & COMM. CENTER (Population served: 45, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 37
  • Hazardous Condition: 23
  • Service Call: 5

Incident types - Plainwell

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Plainwell, MI
Most common first names in Plainwell, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7471.1 years
William7176.3 years
Robert7071.8 years
James5769.7 years
Mary5277.6 years
Helen4678.7 years
Charles4376.0 years
George4277.1 years
Dorothy3779.1 years
Ruth3682.5 years
Most common last names in Plainwell, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3475.5 years
Brown2980.2 years
Miller2879.6 years
Johnson1671.4 years
Davis1473.7 years
Taylor1275.6 years
Allen1269.8 years
Walker1268.6 years
Baker1275.3 years
Campbell1270.9 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Plainwell, MI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Advance Auto Parts1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Arby's1Meijer1
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1Subway2
DHL1Taco Bell1
Fashion Bug1U-Haul2
FedEx2UPS2
Ford1Walgreens1
GameStop1Walmart1
Home Depot1Wendy's1

Plainwell compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
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