Plainwell, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 3,809 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.2%
 
Males: 1,748  (45.9%)
Females: 2,061  (54.1%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49080.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,315 (it was $39,590 in 2000)
Plainwell:

$54,315
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,203 (it was $16,982 in 2000)

Plainwell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $139,587 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Plainwell:

$139,587
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $181,768; detached houses: $199,982; townhouses or other attached units: $158,653; in 2-unit structures: $163,281; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $110,743; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $100,353; mobile homes: $50,664

Median gross rent in 2017: $706.

March 2019 cost of living index in Plainwell: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.1%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Plainwell, MI (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 53 registered sex offenders living in Plainwell, Michigan as of February 17, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Plainwell is 73 to 1.


Crime rates in Plainwell by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(74.7)
5
(125.4)
2
(50.6)
2
(52.1)
8
(210.5)
7
(184.2)
1
(26.3)
4
(105.3)
2
(52.6)
4
(104.5)
2
(52.3)
3
(78.4)
3
(78.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(49.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(50.6)
2
(52.1)
1
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(79.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(52.3)
2
(52.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
9
(234.4)
2
(52.6)
5
(131.5)
2
(52.6)
3
(79.0)
5
(131.5)
6
(156.7)
8
(209.1)
6
(156.9)
10
(262.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(74.7)
2
(50.2)
2
(50.6)
5
(130.2)
7
(184.2)
4
(105.2)
9
(236.7)
5
(131.6)
11
(289.3)
8
(208.9)
13
(339.8)
10
(261.4)
9
(236.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
102
(2,541)
137
(3,437)
159
(4,023)
91
(2,370)
119
(3,131)
76
(1,999)
52
(1,368)
34
(895.2)
54
(1,420)
59
(1,541)
49
(1,281)
51
(1,333)
53
(1,391)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
4
(99.7)
1
(25.1)
4
(101.2)
3
(78.1)
1
(26.3)
4
(105.2)
1
(26.3)
3
(79.0)
1
(26.3)
12
(313.4)
7
(183.0)
1
(26.1)
3
(78.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(50.2)
1
(25.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(78.9)
2
(52.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)189.6243.4228.2214.3327.0269.4157.5175.1147.6216.2173.3183.5209.7

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City-data.com crime index in Plainwell, MI

Crime rate in Plainwell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 9 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: German (24.1%), Irish (15.4%), American (12.0%), Dutch (9.5%), English (6.9%), French (4.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,838 people per square mile   (low).

Plainwell, Michigan map

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,259 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,212 (1.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.44 N, Longitude: 85.64 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,020 (+26.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 440 (23.6%)

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Plainwell, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Plainwell, MI in 2017
Plainwell satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Plainwell, MI residents
Average permit cost in Plainwell, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Plainwell, MI
Historical housing units in Plainwell, MI
Most common industries in Plainwell, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Chemicals (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Chemicals (8.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Food (6.0%)
  • Paper (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (24.5%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Chemicals (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Plainwell, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.3%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)

Average climate in Plainwell, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Plainwell, Michigan environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 65.0. This is about average.

City:

65.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.08. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.08
U.S.:

8.46

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 Plainwell 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 Plainwell 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 Plainwell 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 (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Plainwell:

Marital status in Plainwell, MI
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 52.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

For population 25 years and over in Plainwell:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Plainwell
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plainwell, MI (based on Allegan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Allegan County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
This county:

7.55 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

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

8.3%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.1%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Allegan County:

13.6%
Michigan:

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
Police Protection - Officers 7$46,602$79,8892$3,850
Other and Unallocable 5$21,458$51,4990$0
Other Government Administration 4$22,182$66,5465$2,026
Sewerage 3$14,269$57,0760$0
Financial Administration 2$6,179$37,0741$2,402
Water Supply 2$10,339$62,0340$0
Police - Other 1$3,655$43,8601$1,384
Streets and Highways 1$4,375$52,5000$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,951
Firefighters 0$0 7$3,474
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 25$129,059$61,94817$15,087

Plainwell government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Local Fire Protection: $1,171,000 ($307.43)
    Sewerage: $193,000 ($50.67)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,019,000 ($530.06)
    Police Protection: $808,000 ($212.13)
    Sewerage: $704,000 ($184.83)
    Water Utilities: $341,000 ($89.52)
    General - Other: $257,000 ($67.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $188,000 ($49.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $155,000 ($40.69)
    General Public Buildings: $127,000 ($33.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000 ($28.88)
    Air Transportation: $92,000 ($24.15)
    Central Staff Services: $73,000 ($19.17)
    Financial Administration: $33,000 ($8.66)
    Health - Other: $8,000 ($2.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.79)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $111,000 ($29.14)
    Water Utilities: $6,000 ($1.58)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($0.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,555,000 ($408.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($4.46)

Plainwell government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,041,000 ($273.30)
    Air Transportation: $92,000 ($24.15)
    Other: $69,000 ($18.11)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $534,000 ($140.19)
    Water Utilities: $333,000 ($87.42)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $94,000 ($24.68)
    Highways: $85,000 ($22.32)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $695,000 ($182.46)
    Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($4.46)
    Fines and Forfeits: $4,000 ($1.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $437,000 ($114.73)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,098,000 ($288.26)
    General Local Government Support: $344,000 ($90.31)
    Highways: $263,000 ($69.05)
  • Tax - Property: $1,458,000 ($382.78)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $40,000 ($10.50)
    Other License: $32,000 ($8.40)

Plainwell government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,680,000 ($441.06)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,000,000 ($262.54)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $755,000 ($198.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000 ($19.69)

Plainwell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,054,000 ($539.25)

7.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($54,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.38%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ottawa County, MI  2.02% ($52,279 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  1.49% ($55,112)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.85% ($42,765)


7.07% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,447 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ottawa County, MI  1.87% ($45,252 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  1.21% ($49,535)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  0.93% ($42,197)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Plainwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 272ft / 82.6mTotal length
  • $150,000Total costs
  • 375,177Total average daily traffic
  • 41,309Total average daily truck traffic
  • 181,410Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Plainwell, MI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Plainwell, MI

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 37
  • Hazardous Condition: 23
  • Service Call: 5
Fire incident types in Plainwell, MI

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Plainwell, MI
  • 99.0%Utility gas
  • 1.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Plainwell, MI
  • 69.5%Utility gas
  • 24.4%Electricity
  • 6.2%Other fuel


Plainwell compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
There are 34 pilots and 23 other airmen in this city.
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  • William D. Childs (8)
  • Jonathan Mark Greenbank (8)
  • Robert L. Heinrikson (5)
  • Neal Clifford Goodwin (5)
  • Dustin L. Worm (5)
  • Michael V. Kalavitz (4)
  • Ronald Dean Duis (3)
  • Mick B. Saunders (3)
  • Thomas William Granzow (3)
  • Lucas G. Schrab (3)

Total of 115 patent applications in 2008-2020.