FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Plainfield, Illinois

The Village of Plainfield is a municipality located in Will County, Illinois. The Village includes land in Plainfield and Wheatland Townships. A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ... Will County is a county located in the northern part of the state of Illinois. ... State nickname: Land of Lincoln, The Prairie State Other U.S. States Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Governor Rod Blagojevich Official languages English Area 149,998 km² (25th)  - Land 143,968 km²  - Water 6,030 km² (4. ...


Plainfield is the oldest community in Will County. Located within the Village are neo-Gothic churches, upright wing cottages, a school built in 1847, and a number of late-19th-century homes. According to a list prepared by the Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, there are homes in Plainfield that rank sixth on a list of the 10 most endangered areas in the state of Illinois. The Village is the fastest growing in the county.


The Plainfield Tornado, an F5 tornado, devastated the Village on August 28, 1990 killing 28 people. The Plainfield Tornado occurred on August 28, 1990. ... The Fujita scale rates a tornados intensity by the damage it inflicts on human-built structures. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The first ice cream sundae is reported to have been created in Plainfield. It is claimed that a Plainfield druggist created it and named it the sonntag after his surname--Sonntag, which means Sunday in German. There is a building in downtown Plainfield where the name Sonntag is carved into stone. Missing image Ice cream is often served on a stick Boxes of ice cream are often found in stores in a display freezer. ...


Plainfield is the headquarters city of Dale Coyne Racing, a team in the Champ Car World Series. Nigel Mansell racing in a Champcar in 1993 Terminology Champcar, a shortened form of Championship Car, has been the name for a class of cars used in American Championship Car Racing for many decades. ...

Contents


History

Plainfield was named Walker's Grove until its incorporation in 1834. The area was originally settled by a large community of Potawatomi. 1834 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... The Potawatomi (also spelled Pottawatomie or Pottawatomi) are an Aboriginal American people of the upper Mississippi River region. ...


The earliest white people in the area were French fur traders. The first white settler in the area was James Walker, who traveled through the area with his father, Methodist Reverend Jessie Walker as early as 1826. Reverend Walker evangelized the Potawatomie during his trips to the area. The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ...


In 1828, James Walker, in the company of several men, erected a sawmill around which the settlement of Walker's Grove developed.


Walker's Grove flourished because of the DuPage River and established routes to Fort Dearborn in Chicago and Ottawa. Reuben Flagg hauled lumber from Walker's mill to Chicago in order to erect the first two frame structures in the city. Chicago also depended upon the settlement for mail and supplies. These are some of the reasons why Plainfield is known as "The Mother of Chicago." Fort Dearborn was a United States fort built on the Chicago River in 1803 under John Whistler on the site of present-day Chicago. ... Chicago (officially named the City of Chicago) is the third largest city in the United States (after New York City and Los Angeles), with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 census. ... Ottawa is a city located in La Salle County, Illinois. ...


A population explosion started to take form in the 2000s with the removal of farms/rural communities. Before the population boom, the town was mostly an agricultural town, major ones being Rousonelos Farms, The Kings, etc.


Geography

Plainfield is located at 41°37'2" North, 88°12'10" West (41.617280, -88.202837)1. Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 32.2 km² (12.4 mi²). 30.1 km² (11.6 mi²) of it is land and 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 6.67% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 13,038 people, 4,315 households, and 3,521 families residing in the village. According to a 2003 special census, the village has a population of 20,673. The population density is 433.6/km² (1,122.8/mi²). There are 4,609 housing units at an average density of 153.3/km² (396.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 95.85% White, 0.84% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.01% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 3.87% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 4,315 households out of which 47.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.6% are married couples living together, 5.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 18.4% are non-families. 14.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 4.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.01 and the average family size is 3.37. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the village the population is spread out with 31.9% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 36.2% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 6.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.7 males.


The median income for a household in the village is $80,799, and the median income for a family is $86,417. Males have a median income of $59,328 versus $35,861 for females. The per capita income for the village is $28,242. 1.8% of the population and 1.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 2.2% of those under the age of 18 and 2.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Schools in Plainfield include Plainfield Central High School (formerly just "Plainfield High School"), Plainfield South High School and Plainfield North High School (opened in 2005). This article needs to be wikified. ... Plainfield South High School is a high school in Plainfield, Illinois. ... This article needs to be wikified. ...


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Plainfield, Illinois - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (756 words)
It is claimed that a Plainfield druggist created it and named it the sonntag after his surname--Sonntag, which means Sunday in German.
Plainfield is the headquarters city of Dale Coyne Racing, a team in the Champ Car World Series.
Plainfield was named Walker's Grove until its incorporation in 1834.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m