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Welcome to Plainfield ...

The Town of Plainfield is located in Windham County<1>.

The location of Plainfield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Plainfield refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Plainfielder<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Plainfield has a population of 15,138 people<4> (see below for details).

Plainfield is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Plainfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Plainfield is located in the (860) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plainfield had an population of 15,138 people. This is a decrease of 1.73% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.55% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Plainfield had a population of 15,405 people (or 13.01% of the total population of Windham County). This makes Plainfield the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Plainfield represents 0.43% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 93rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,405 people, the population of Plainfield increased 5.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 14,619 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Plainfield.

Communities Also Named Plainfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Plainfield - they are located in New York, Vermont and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plainfield.

Communities near Plainfield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Plainfield.

  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Plainfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,619 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<7>
  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Plainfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,619 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
  • Coventry [Kent County]
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    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Plainfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,931 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • Mansfield [Tolland County]
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    • Mansfield [Tolland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Plainfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield<7>
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    • Windham [Windham County]
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      • Windham [Windham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
    • Killingly [Windham County]
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      • Killingly [Windham County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,305 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killingly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Burrillville [Providence County]
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      • Burrillville [Providence County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,810 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrillville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrillville
    • Ledyard [New London County]
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      • Ledyard [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Griswold [New London County]
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      • Griswold [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griswold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griswold
    • Scituate [Providence County]
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      • Scituate [Providence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Plainfield
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,727 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scituate have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scituate

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plainfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plainfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plainfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plainfield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plainfield. See our Newspapers Page for Plainfield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plainfield ...

Looking for more information about Plainfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Plainfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Plainfield.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plainfield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Windham, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Plainfield refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Plainfield may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plainfield.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plainfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plainfield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plainfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlainfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7007, Longitude: -71.8948       In this case, the coordinates for Plainfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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