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Plainfield, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Plainfield Census Designated Place had a population of 425 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Plainfield is located at latitude 40.2012 and longitude -77.2833 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Plainfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 499 feet.

The Plainfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389679) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Plainfield Census Designated Place is located within Township of West Pennsboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainfield: Smoketown.

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Plainfield, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 425
Daytime Population: Workers 244
Daytime Population: Residents 197
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 441
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 425
Population in Familes 365
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 658
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $63,770
Average Household Income $84,224
Per Capita Income $33,109


Total Housing Units 182 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (78.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $223,684
Average Home Value $301,736


Total Households 174
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 131
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.87% 0.97%
Households 0.82% 1.01%
Families 1.81% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

Plainfield, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainfield to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1390 21st
Population Density # 1272 28th
Diversity Index # 821 53rd
Median Household Income # 344 81st
Per Capita Income # 328 81st

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