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Welcome to Plainville ...
The location of Plainville has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Plainville has a population of 9,286 people<3> (see below for details).
Plainville was settled in 1661 and was incorporated in 1905.
Plainville is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Plainville lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Area codes for Plainville: (508) & (774)<5>
The ZIP code for Plainville: 02762<6>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plainville had an population of 9,286 people. This is an increase of 12.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.86% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Plainville had a population of 8,264 people. This makes Plainville the county's 24th most populous community.
The population of Plainville represents 0.13% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 197th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,264 people, the population of Plainville increased 7.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 7,683 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Plainville.
Communities Also Named Plainville ...
While we believe that this Plainville is located in Norfolk County, we know of another 3 Massachusetts communities named Plainville. Those communities are located in the following counties: Bristol, Hampden and Hampshire County.
Beyond Massachusetts, there are 18 communities that are also named Plainville - they are located in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, New Jersey (2), New York, Ohio, Ontario (3), Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plainville.
Communities near Plainville ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Plainville.
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 Plainville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plainville.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plainville. 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 Plainville.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plainville. See our Newspapers Page for Plainville.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plainville ...
Looking for more information about Plainville? 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 Plainville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Plainville.
Adding Plainville to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Plainville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Plainville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Plainville on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plainville on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plainville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022