Plainville, Illinois

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Plainville, Illinois
Country United States
State Illinois
County Adams
Township Payson
Coordinates 39°47′4″N 91°11′2″W / 39.78444°N 91.18389°W / 39.78444; -91.18389Coordinates: 39°47′4″N 91°11′2″W / 39.78444°N 91.18389°W / 39.78444; -91.18389
Area 0.23 sq mi (1 km2)
 - land 0.23 sq mi (1 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 264 (2010)
Density 1,147.8 / sq mi (443 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 62365
Area code 217
Location of Plainville within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Plainville, Illinois

Plainville is a village in Adams County, Illinois, United States. The population was 264 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

In the 1860 presidential election campaign, Plainville was the site of a political rally involving around 7,000 people. This resulted in the "Stone's Prairie Riot" on August 25, 1860, at which the Republican Party para-military organization, the "Wide Awakes", confronted armed supporters of the Democratic Party.[2]


Plainville is located at 39°47′4″N 91°11′2″W / 39.78444°N 91.18389°W / 39.78444; -91.18389 (39.784364, -91.183868).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.60 km2), all land.[4]


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 248 people, 100 households, and 74 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,078.7 people per square mile (416.3/km²). There were 110 housing units at an average density of 478.5 per square mile (184.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 99.60% White, and 0.40% from two or more races.

There were 100 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the village the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 89.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $28,438, and the median income for a family was $38,472. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $21,538 for females. The per capita income for the village was $13,700. About 2.9% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 17.1% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Plainville village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  2. ^ Iris A. Nelson and Walter S. Waggoner, "The Stone's Prairie Riot of 1860", Journal of Illinois History, Vol. 5, p. 19 (Spring 2002)
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.