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Plainfield township, MI map Land area: 35.1 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population: 30,195 (86% urban, 14% rural)
Males: 15,002  (49.7%)
Females: 15,193  (50.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 30,134 (26,067 owner occupied, 4,067 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

26%


Races in Plainfield township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.8%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.3%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 35.1
Median age of females: 36.2

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Average household size: 2.73

Plainfield township:

2.7 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.22

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,987 ($55,181 in 1999)
This township:

$56,987
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $652 (lower quartile is $561, upper quartile is $812)
Here:

$652
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $166,554 (it was $128,900 in 2000)
Plainfield township:

$166,554
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $124,200 - $224,128

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $158,822
Here:

$158,822
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $125,716
Here:

$125,716
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $168,211
Here:

$168,211
State:

$101,322

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $158,310
Here:

$158,310
State:

$133,558

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $98,523
Here:

$98,523
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $55,821
Here:

$55,821
State:

$39,606
Population density: 859 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

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

4.2%
Whole state:

10.5%

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

2.3%
Whole state:

4.8%

Cities in this township include: Northview.


Click to draw/clear Plainfield township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Plainfield township: Grand Rogue Campgrounds (A), Grand Island Golf Course (B), Blythefield Country Club (C), Scott Lake Golf Course (D), Plainfield Fire Department Station 1 (E), Hyser Rivers Museum (F), Kent District Library (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plainfield township include: Grace Community Church (A), Jehovah's Witnesses (B), Linh Son Temple (C), Belmont Baptist Church (D), White Pines United Methodist Church (E), Church of the Assumption (F), Church of the Holy Spirit (G), Plainfield Christian Church (H), Grace Fellowship (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Belmont Cemetery (1), Friant Cemetery (2), Plainfield Cemetery (3), Blythefield Memorial Gardens (4), Oakwood Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Little Pine Island Lake (A), Mud Lake (B), Mirror Lake (C), Freska Lake (D), Elk Lake (E), Duck Lake (F), Clear Bottom Lake (G), Scott Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Barkley Creek (A), Waddell Creek (B), Bear Creek (C), Scott Creek (D), Mill Creek (E), Rogue River (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Plainfield township include: William Hyser Historical Marker (1), Austerlitz Post Office Historical Marker (2), Rogue River Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 709 (58% naturalized citizens)

Plainfield township:  2.3%
State:  5.3%

59% of Plainfield township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 24885
  • Northeast: 769
  • Midwest: 2118
  • South: 770
  • West: 669

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $129,200

Plainfield township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Plainfield township, Michigan:

  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,218
  • One, attached: 521
  • Two: 61
  • 3 or 4: 311
  • 5 to 9: 481
  • 10 to 19: 389
  • 20 to 49: 212
  • 50 or more: 150
  • Mobile homes: 1,090

Median worth of mobile homes: $18,000


Housing units in Plainfield township with a mortgage: 5,668 (467 second mortgage, 1,050 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,903

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 266
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,142
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,336
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,302
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,357
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,565
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,241
  • 1940 to 1949: 575
  • 1939 or earlier: 649

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Plainfield township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 224
  • 4 rooms: 709
  • 5 rooms: 1,655
  • 6 rooms: 1,873
  • 7 rooms: 1,675
  • 8 rooms: 1,326
  • 9 or more rooms: 1,581

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plainfield township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 69
  • 2 rooms: 204
  • 3 rooms: 443
  • 4 rooms: 447
  • 5 rooms: 406
  • 6 rooms: 152
  • 7 rooms: 160
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9 or more rooms: 50

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Plainfield township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 191
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,570
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,690
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,220
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 385

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Plainfield township:

  • no bedroom: 100
  • 1 bedroom: 617
  • 2 bedrooms: 860
  • 3 bedrooms: 323
  • 4 bedrooms: 61
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 9

Cars and other vehicles available in Plainfield township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 214
  • 1 vehicle: 2,111
  • 2 vehicles: 4,533
  • 3 vehicles: 1,602
  • 4 vehicles: 466
  • 5 or more vehicles: 130

Cars and other vehicles available in Plainfield township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 179
  • 1 vehicle: 1,030
  • 2 vehicles: 645
  • 3 vehicles: 102
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (11%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Plainfield township:

  • German (18.0%)
  • Dutch (16.5%)
  • Irish (10.6%)
  • English (10.1%)
  • Polish (10.1%)
  • United States or American (7.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Germany (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Korea (7%)
  • Netherlands (7%)
  • Guatemala (6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,790 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 1,098 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 64 (0%)
  • Walked: 211 (1%)
  • Other means: 25 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 514 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (91%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

People in group quarters in Plainfield township, Michigan:

  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in other group homes

96.3% of residents of Plainfield township speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (64% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,044
  • In family households: 26,605 (6,765 male householders, 1,394 female householders)
    6,691 spouses, 10,769 children (9,778 natural, 256 adopted, 735 stepchildren), 196 grandchildren, 118 brothers or sisters, 78 parents, 108 other relatives, 486 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,439 (1,292 male householders (966 living alone)), 1,559 female householders (1,368 living alone)), 588 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 60 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,036 2-persons, 1,750 3-persons, 1,996 4-persons, 949 5-persons, 346 6-persons, 82 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 2,334 1-person, 438 2-persons, 64 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 8 5-persons,

7,281 married couples with children.
1,396 single-parent households (273 men, 1,123 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 527
Here:

12.6%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 180
Here:

8.0%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 210
Here:

15.6%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Plainfield township:

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