Plainwell, MI Profile: Facts & Data

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Plainwell, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Plainwell had a population of 3,853 as of July 1, 2018. Plainwell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plainwell is located at latitude 42.452 and longitude -85.6507 in Allegan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plainwell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Allegan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 728 feet.

The City of Plainwell (GNIS ID: 1626913) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


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Plainwell, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,853
Population in Households 3,710
Population in Familes 2,932
Population in Group Qrtrs 143
Population Density2 1,948
Diversity Index3 14
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $52,474
Average Household Income $60,539
Per Capita Income $24,545

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,697 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,091 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 492 (29.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $132,288
Average Home Value $137,362
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,583
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,008
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.16% 0.34%
Households 0.17% 0.34%
Families 0.52% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Plainwell, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainwell to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 210 70th
Population Density # 143 79th
Diversity Index # 439 37th
Median Household Income # 242 65th
Per Capita Income # 333 52nd

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