Plainwell, Michigan Population 2022

3,784
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Plainwell is a city located in Allegan County Michigan. Plainwell has a 2020 population of 3,784. Plainwell is currently declining at a rate of -0.05% annually and its population has decreased by -0.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,788 in 2010.

The average household income in Plainwell is $63,591 with a poverty rate of 10.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $723 per month, and the median house value is $135,900. The median age in Plainwell is 42.1 years, 40.3 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Plainwell Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Plainwellwas:

  • White: 94.16%
  • Two or more races: 4.58%
  • Black or African American: 1.11%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Plainwell, Michigan is 3,784 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,788.

Plainwell, Michigan Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,57794.16%
Black or African American421.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native60.16%
Two or More Races1744.58%
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Plainwell Population by Race

Plainwell Population Pyramid 2022

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Plainwell Median Age

42.3


Total

40.3


Male

43


Female

Plainwell Adults

There are 3,098 adults, (718 of whom are seniors) in Plainwell.

Plainwell Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Plainwell Sex Ratio

Female

1,967

51.78%

Male

1,832

48.22%

Plainwell Population by Age

Plainwell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Plainwell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married94.8%5.2%
All75.6%24.4%
Male67.2%32.8%
Non Family65.5%34.5%
Female44%56%

75.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Plainwell Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5492.3475.6
Married7153.0594.8
Male1191.9667.2
Female2572.6744
Non Family4581.1465.5

2.77

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

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Plainwell Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade702.61%
9th to 12th Grade692.57%
High School Graduate78529.21%
Some College75528.10%
Associates Degree50718.87%
Bachelors Degree34312.77%
Graduate Degree1585.88%
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Plainwell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plainwell Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American666
Black23198
Hispanic595513
2+ Races737316
White2,5302,395458

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Plainwell Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,806$41,492$26,715
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$27,401$55,078$21,759
Some College$32,609$38,605$26,797
Bachelors Degree$54,107$57,031$35,729
Graduate Degree$75,305$73,750$76,563

$36,806

Average Earnings

$41,492

Average Male

$26,715

Average Female

Plainwell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plainwell Language by Age

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Plainwell Language

99.65% of Plainwell residents speak only English, while 0.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.35% of the population.

Plainwell Language

Plainwell Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic23210746.12%
Multiple1747241.38%
Black33618.18%
White3,3122607.85%
OtherNaN%

10.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.91%

Male Poverty Rate

9.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plainwell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plainwell is Hispanic, with 46.12% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plainwell is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.06%.

Plainwell Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.14%
High School14.77%
Some College5.65%
Bachelors or Greater4.50%

Plainwell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.00%
Male Unemployed30.77%
Female Employed5.75%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Plainwell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plainwell Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$58,776$59,675
Families$63,770$66,754
Married Families$74,028-
Non Families$33,804$37,998
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Income by Household Type

Plainwell Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.1%

Male Marriage Rate

49.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Plainwell Married by Age and Sex

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Plainwell Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Plainwell Marital Status by Race

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Plainwell Marital Status

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265

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War39
First Gulf War72
Vietnam89
Korea9
World War II7

Plainwell Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3439
35 to 5472
55 to 6429
65 to 7469
75+56

Plainwell Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2408.01%
Black28.70%
2+ Races2331.51%

Plainwell Veterans by Race

Plainwell Veterans by Education

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9.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

5.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plainwell Veterans by Education

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55.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Plainwell Employment by Age

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Plainwell Employment by Race

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Plainwell Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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85.36%

Born in Plainwell

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Plainwell residents were born in the United States, with 85.36% having been born in Michigan. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Plainwell Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19502,7670.00%
19603,1253581.22%
19703,195700.22%
19803,7515561.62%
19904,0573060.79%
20003,933-124-0.31%
20103,804-129-0.33%
20113,802-2-0.05%
20123,800-2-0.05%
20133,798-2-0.05%
20143,796-2-0.05%
20153,794-2-0.05%
20163,792-2-0.05%
20173,790-2-0.05%
20183,788-2-0.05%
20193,786-2-0.05%
20203,78820.05%
20213,786-2-0.05%
20223,784-2-0.05%

Plainwell Population by Year