Plainwell, Michigan Population 2020

3,842

Plainwell is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 3,842, it is the 180th largest city in Michigan and the 5521st largest city in the United States. Plainwell is currently growing at a rate of 0.50% annually and its population has increased by 1.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,804 in 2010. Plainwell reached it's highest population of 4,057 in 1990. Spanning over 2 miles, Plainwell has a population density of 1,929 people per square mile.

The average household income in Plainwell is $57,721 with a poverty rate of 15.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $644 per month, and the median house value is $123,000. The median age in Plainwell is 41.4 years, 38.3 years for males, and 43.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 84.5 males.

Plainwell Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Plainwell was:

  • White: 97.69%
  • Two or more races: 1.76%
  • Black or African American: 0.42%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Plainwell, Michigan is 3,842, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,804.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,804.

Plainwell, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,71497.69%
Two or More Races671.76%
Black or African American160.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.13%

Plainwell Population Pyramid 2020

Plainwell Median Age

41.4


Total

38.3


Male

43.5


Female

Plainwell Adults

There are 2,985 adults, (700 of whom are seniors) in Plainwell.

Plainwell Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Plainwell Sex Ratio

Female

2,061

54.21%

Male

1,741

45.79%

Plainwell Households and Families

Plainwell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Plainwell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.9%17.1%
All67.1%32.9%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Male36.5%63.5%
Female32.3%67.7%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,5682.3267.1
Married8602.9982.9
Non Family5321.1952.6
Female1242.5532.3
Male522.136.5

2.89

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

3.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Plainwell Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1364.98%
9th to 12th Grade1063.88%
High School Graduate84430.90%
Some College76828.12%
Associates Degree32411.86%
Bachelors Degree31011.35%
Graduate Degree2438.90%

Plainwell Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,6822,448548
Multiple Races3434
Black102
Native American555
Hispanic4

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,450$45,000$31,833
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$30,909$45,833$28,796
Some College$36,484$43,958$35,143
Bachelors Degree$36,483$44,667$32,813
Graduate Degree$63,092$73,684$

$36,450

Average Earnings

$45,000

Average Male

$31,833

Average Female

Plainwell Language

Plainwell Language by Age

Plainwell Language

99.89% of Plainwell residents speak only English, while 0.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.11% of the population.

Plainwell Poverty

Plainwell Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,58153114.83%
Multiple673044.78%
Black12650.00%
Hispanic27414.81%

15.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.84%

Male Poverty Rate

14.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plainwell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plainwell is Black, with 50.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plainwell is Hispanic, with 14.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.91%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.79%
High School22.72%
Some College8.96%
Bachelors or Greater2.94%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed100.00%
Male Employed3.61%
Female Employed0.77%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Plainwell Income

Plainwell Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,570$57,721
Families$68,036$67,470
Married Families$71,859-
Non Families$30,930$38,433

Plainwell Marital Status

Plainwell Marital Status

Marriage Rates

57.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Plainwell Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Plainwell Marital Status by Race

Plainwell Veterans

252

Number of Veterans

225

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam112
First Gulf War37
Korea17
World War II6
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
75+76
65 to 7468
35 to 5468
55 to 6440
18 to 34
Name Veterans % of Total
White2237.60%
2 or More2779.41%
Black220.00%

$Plainwell Veterans by Education

11.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

11.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plainwell Employment Status

57.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.5%

Employment Rate

1.9%

Unemployment Rate

Plainwell Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

85.40%

Born in Michigan

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

100.00% of Plainwell residents were born in the United States, with 85.40% 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,842190.50%
20193,823190.50%
20183,804-5-0.13%
20173,809190.50%
20163,790-3-0.08%
20153,793-4-0.11%
20143,797220.58%
20133,775-1-0.03%
20123,776-3-0.08%
20113,779-25-0.66%
20103,804-129-0.33%
20003,933-124-0.31%
19904,0573060.79%
19803,7515561.62%
19703,195700.22%
19603,1253581.22%
19502,7670.00%