Plainwell, Michigan

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Population in 2012: 3,799 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 1,874  (49.3%)
Females: 1,925  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 49080.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,594 (it was $39,590 in 2000)
Plainwell:

$37,594
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,891 (it was $16,982 in 2000)

Plainwell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $100,625 (it was $97,100 in 2000)
Plainwell:

$100,625
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $121,750; Detached houses: $125,440; Townhouses or other attached units: $113,205; In 2-unit structures: $114,206; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $270,489; Mobile homes: $27,049

Median gross rent in 2012: $679.

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  • White alone - 3,603 (94.7%)
  • Hispanic - 86 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 43 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 32 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 16 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.05%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Plainwell: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (17.0%), English (13.9%), Dutch (12.4%), Irish (8.9%), United States (8.7%), Polish (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 720 feet

Land area: 2.07 square miles.

Population density: 1,833 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: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plainwell city:

  • Never married: 27.7%
  • Now married: 46.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 17.1%

83 residents are foreign born (0.5% Europe).

This city:  2.2%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Plainwell, Michigan as of January 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Plainwell to the number of sex offenders is 115 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,100 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,204 (2.3%)

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

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: +1,012 (+26.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 235 (15.6%)

Area code: 269

Plainwell household income distribution Plainwell home values distribution

Crime rates in Plainwell by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000001
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.026.3
Rapes 51113522871
per 100,000 126.525.124.825.074.7125.450.652.1210.5184.226.3
Robberies 01032022100
per 100,000 0.025.10.075.049.80.050.652.126.30.00.0
Assaults 83100009252
per 100,000 202.375.424.80.00.00.00.0234.452.6131.552.6
Burglaries 25242003225749
per 100,000 632.3603.5496.60.074.750.250.6130.2184.2105.2236.7
Thefts 135112126104102137159911197652
per 100,000 3414.32816.23128.92600.72541.13437.04023.32369.83130.81999.51367.7
Auto thefts 64764143141
per 100,000 151.7100.6173.8150.099.725.1101.278.126.3105.226.3
Arson 32010210320
per 100,000 75.950.30.025.00.050.225.30.078.952.60.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.1) 332.0204.1197.1157.3188.1241.5226.5212.7324.5267.4156.3

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City-data.com crime rate 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 2012, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Michigan average:

1.74
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.1%
Michigan:

7.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -44 (-1.1%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (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

Plainwell, Michigan average temperatures Plainwell, Michigan average precipitation Plainwell, Michigan humidity Plainwell, Michigan wind speed Plainwell, Michigan snowfall Plainwell, Michigan sunshine Plainwell, Michigan clear and cloudy days

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 elementary/middle schools in Plainwell:

See full list of schools located in Plainwell, School District: PLAINWELL COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

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 2012 was 93.7. This is worse than average.

City:

93.7
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.74
U.S.:

9.14

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

PLAINWELL LANES (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
ORANGEVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
SHELP'S RESORT TRAILER PARK (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
PINE LAKE DINER (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SOMMERVILLE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 11.4%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 7.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 11.4% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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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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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.06%
Here: 38.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in AmericaUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan Church
Adherents29.8%25.4%11.0%8.2%3.1%
Congregations7.6%21.8%9.2%16.0%3.4%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents3.0%2.9%2.1%1.9%12.5%
Congregations0.8%4.2%3.4%1.7%31.9%
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: 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%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,830$39,3200$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,573$39,4387$1,099
Police Protection - Officers 9$45,467$60,6234$3,658
Police - Other 2$4,665$27,9903$4,458
Firefighters 0$0 10$2,845
Streets and Highways 2$5,704$34,2240$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,057$24,6840$0
Sewerage 3$16,676$66,7040$0
Parks and Recreation 3$9,326$37,3040$0
Natural Resources 2$3,378$20,2680$0
Water Supply 2$5,431$32,5860$0
Other and Unallocable 3$7,464$29,8560$0
Totals for Government 32$116,571$43,71424$12,060

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,209,000 ($318.24)
    Sewerage: $635,000 ($167.15)
    Regular Highways: $543,000 ($142.93)
    Water Utilities: $279,000 ($73.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $233,000 ($61.33)
    General Public Buildings: $90,000 ($23.69)
    Central Staff Services: $43,000 ($11.32)
    Air Transportation: $29,000 ($7.63)
    Electric Utilities: $29,000 ($7.63)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($5.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($8.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000 ($2.11)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($1.32)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($0.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,426,000 ($375.36)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $841,000 ($221.37)
    All Other: $50,000 ($13.16)
    Parks & Recreation: $33,000 ($8.69)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $40,000 ($10.53)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $77,000 ($20.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $255,000 ($67.12)
    Interest Earnings: $118,000 ($31.06)
    General Revenue, NEC: $77,000 ($20.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $371,000 ($97.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $484,000 ($127.40)
    Highways: $248,000 ($65.28)
  • Tax - Property: $1,276,000 ($335.88)
    NEC: $63,000 ($16.58)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $500,000 ($131.61)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $54,000 ($14.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $161,000 ($42.38)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $285,000 ($75.02)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $186,000 ($48.96)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,716,000 ($978.15)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $29,000 ($7.63)

6.36% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200540,012 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries($343 average AGI)
Allegan County:

0.04%
Michigan average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ottawa County, MI  1.56% ($40,551 average AGI)
from Kent County, MI  1.26% ($40,250)
from Kalamazoo County, MI  0.82% ($40,391)


6.86% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200635,274 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.86%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries($106 average AGI)
Allegan County:

0.03%
Michigan average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ottawa County, MI  1.44% ($36,279 average AGI)
to Kent County, MI  1.10% ($30,313)
to Kalamazoo County, MI  1.06% ($30,944)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Plainwell, Michigan:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 8
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 4
  • Fatalities: 7
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Michigan average:
  • Fatal accident count: 142
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 220
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 152
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 375
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 25

Plainwell fatal accident list:

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 drivers: 1
Sep 13, 1995 06:20 PM, 89, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 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 drivers: 1
Nov 14, 1976 06:46 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 48 meters (157ft)
Total costs: $150,000
Total average daily traffic: 140,433
Total average daily truck traffic: 14,508

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Plainwell, MI

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Plainwell)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Plainwell, MI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • PLAINVILLE, MI/5604, 12285b M-89 (Lat: 42.421972 Lon: -85.528889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 144.8 m, Overall height: 152.4 m, Call Sign: WPOU410
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.62 MHz, 6725.00 MHz, 6785.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2009, Expiration Date: 07/15/2019
    Registrant: State Of Michigan, 4000 Collins Rd, Lansing, MI 48909-8131, Phone: (517) 336-2634, Fax: (517) 336-6222, Email:
  • PLAINWELL, Lat: 42.469472 Lon: -85.658750, Call Sign: WQGP286
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.331 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/2007, Expiration Date: 03/14/2017, Certifier: Rick Updike
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • MARTIN MI, 1091 110th Ave. (Martin - 092305) (Lat: 42.493972 Lon: -85.650944), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.9 m, Overall height: 55.5 m, Call Sign: WQIQ375
    Assigned Frequencies: 11245.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/14/2008, Expiration Date: 04/14/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/14/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • 131 and Plainfield, Plainwell (Lat: 42.420583 Lon: -85.629556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQIQ391
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/14/2008, Expiration Date: 04/14/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/14/2009, Certifier: William Chastain
    Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • DE72XC022, 10888 Douglas Drive (131 & Plainfield #305335) (Lat: 42.420472 Lon: -85.629556), Type: Mast, Structure height: 55.8 m, Call Sign: WQQR581
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/19/2013, Expiration Date: 02/19/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 12195 Emzoam Rd (Lat: 42.475583 Lon: -85.489444), Overall height: 95.4 m, Call Sign: KNKO294
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/07/2004, Expiration Date: 06/22/2014, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

55 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Plainwell)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Plainwell)

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
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
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