Plainfield, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Plainfield, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Plainfield Census Designated Place had a population of 430 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Plainfield is located at latitude 40.2031 and longitude -77.29 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Plainfield Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainfield: Smoketown.

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Plainfield, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 430 (100%)
Population in Households 430 (100.0%)
Population in Families 370 (86.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 666
Diversity Index2 15
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $78,086
Average Household Income $116,204
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $45,668
Wealth Index5 172
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $223,958
Average Home Value $238,986
Housing Affordability Index3 222
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 177
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 133
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.73% 0.82%
Households 0.75% 0.78%
Families 1.43% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.77%
Owner Occupied HU   0.69%

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Plainfield, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainfield to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 1387 21st
Population Density # 1269 28th
Median Household Income # 236 87th
Housing Affordability Index # 1108 63rd
Per Capita Income # 119 93rd
Diversity Index # 825 53rd

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