Plainville, Connecticut

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Plainville is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 17,328 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.4 km²), of which 9.8 square miles (25.3 km²) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) are water. The east side of the town is bordered by two prominent peaks of the Metacomet Ridge: Pinnacle Rock and Bradley Mountain. The 51 mile Metacomet Trail traverses those peaks.


Plainville is run by a Town Manager, Town Council form of government. Robert Lee is the current town manager (as of August 2006). The Town Council comprises 7 members elected every 2 years. The Municipal Center located at 1 Central Square near the center of town.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 17,328 people, 7,385 households, and 4,645 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,776.0 people per square mile (685.5/km²). There were 7,707 housing units at an average density of 789.9/sq mi (304.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.52% White, 2.25% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.67% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.19% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.57% of the population.

There were 7,385 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 10.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

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