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Plainfield is a town in Windham County, in the Willimantic metro area.

The community was named for its flat terrain

The latitude of Plainfield is 41.700N. The longitude is -71.895W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 400 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,619.


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Median household income
Local
$42,851
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Plainfield demographic reports
Plainfield is on the Quinebaug River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 37. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Van Wyck Brooks, writer
Historic sites and museums: Prudence Crandall House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Plainfield residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plainfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plainfield was $18,706, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Plainfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Plainfield include Sterling Hill Historic District, Wauregan Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Plainfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $502.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,030.


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Libraries in Plainfield include Central Village Public Library, Plainfield Public Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Plainfield workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plainfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in Plainfield include Best Western Plainfield Yankee.

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