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Survey: Plainfield is small city with lowest poverty rate in U.S.

Lathan Goumas - lgoumas@shawmedia.com
Plainfield
Lathan Goumas - lgoumas@shawmedia.com Plainfield

A survey found Plainfield to be among the best small cities in the country with the lowest percentage of population in poverty.

Plainfield ranked in the 96th percentile among the best small cities in America in a survey by WalletHub. Plainfield also ranked 12th in affordability, 48th in safety and 180th in education and health.

In terms of percentage of population in poverty, Plainfield ranks ahead of cities like Trumbull, Connecticut, second, Northbrook, third, and McLean, Virginia, and Holly Springs, North Carolina, tied for fourth.

The survey compared 1,268 cities across five key dimensions: affordability, economic health, education and health, quality of life, and safety. The sample included cities with population sizes between 25,000 and 100,000.

According to U.S. census data, Plainfield has over 40,000 residents

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