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About Plainfield Twp, MI.

 Plainfield, located in Kent County, is considered part of the Grand Rapids metro area. The city takes its name from the former lumber town of Plainfield which was founded by Andrew Stout in 1838. Plainfield is situated along the Grand River which offers a number of parks, swimming, and boating. Communities located within Plainfield Township include Northview, Comstock Park, Belmont, Childsdale, and Chauncey.
 
The town is a short drive from Grand Rapids which serves as a major business and cultural center for western Michigan. The Grand Rapids metro area features numerous performing and visual arts venues, family entertainment attractions, and several minor league sports teams. Education is offered at Comstock Public Schools, Northview Public Schools, Rockford Public Schools, as well as various public and private colleges and universities.
 
Just over 31,000 people called Plainfield home as of 2014. The population has a median age of 39. The racial makeup of residents is 94.53% White, 3.09% Hispanic, 1.76% African-American, 0.85% Asian, 0.22% Native American, and 0.72% Other. The median income in Plainfield is $29,083 with a median household income of $59,247. The area’s unemployment rate of 4.8% is better than the national average. Local jobs increased 4.94% over the past year. Plainfield has a crime rate about half the national average. The cost of living in and around Plainfield is 6% below the national average. The median home price in Plainfield is $155,600. Homes in the area have increased an average of 5.4% over the past year.

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