Once a tranquil prairie town, Plainfield is fast becoming a destination in its own right, offering the comforts of suburban life blended with the tranquility of country living. Recognized as Will County’s oldest community, Plainfield continues to build upon its already rich history. Village government is well positioned to accommodate growth and encourages new commercial and industrial development to help parallel the success of its residential expansion.
A stroll through Plainfield’s downtown provides insight into its gradual, steady growth. Stately historic buildings watch over as new structures rise to meet them. Quaint shops, restaurants and entrepreneurial ventures set the scene for a thriving central business district, complemented by agriculture and industry, balancing the mix on the outskirts of town.
Longtime Plainfield families observe the evolution of their beloved community as new residents settle in, discovering the age-old traditions and values of this attractive suburb. Today, this prosperous and bustling southwest Chicago suburb is home to approximately 40,000 residents who enjoy the unmatched quality of life in Plainfield. Plainfield at a Glance Village Population 42,138 (est. 2015)
Plainfield Township Population 80,318 (Census 2011)
Median Age 33.7
Land Area 11.6
Village household income 108,928 (2013)
Median Property Value 295,300
Average Annual Property Tax on Median priced home 7,986
Annual Rain 32.3 in
Annual snow 29.6