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We’re All in This Together

In these unprecedented times, this has never been more apparent. Perhaps no other event in recent history has disrupted how we do business, go about our daily lives, and overall, how we connect with each other. We’re committed to staying the course and moving our community forward – and you can make a difference.

Special Honors

Each month the Plainfield Chamber wants to honor one of our chamber members that has exemplifies the exceptional values for which the Plainfield Community is known.

The Member of the Month committee is responsible for bringing monthly nominations to the board. They meet the second Tuesday of every month from 11am-12pm at Chicago’s Pizza.

Current Member of the Month

February 2022

Other Honors

The Plainfield Chamber has two additional honors they bestow each year. The Annual Member of the Year and the Don Wahle Spirit of Service Awards.

The 2021 reciepents are listed here:


Our Mission

The mission of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce is to provide services to the membership and promote business, economic development and involvement in the greater Plainfield area.


What We Do

We are leaders in Business Relocation &  Expansion

Businesses are relocating and expanding in our area at a record pace. We are here to help. We offer a variety of support services for your growing business and will assign a guide to walk you through our plans and processes.

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We Provide a Number of Client Services

Considering our amazing region as a potential location for your business? Our services are provided at no cost confidentially, to domestic and foreign-owned companies and include project management, custom research, real estate and more.

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We Assist in Economic Development

We enhance our regional competitiveness and overall economic health through actionable research and analytics, career pathways awareness and workplace wellness.

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Our History

The History of Plainfield

Plainfield is a place of historical significance, one of the first communities settled in central Indiana in the early 1800s.  The town grew in importance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as a stop on the Vandalia Railroad and a town along the National Road U.S. 40.  Today, the town’s location off of I-70 leading into Indianapolis provides a wealth of opportunities for visitors.

The History of the Chamber

The Plainfield Chamber of Commerce was established in 1967 to promote commerce in the community.  In 1992, the Chamber partnered with the town government to lead the economic development efforts and hired a full-time director.  Today, the chamber president and staff continue to provide these services to the membership.

About The Plainfield Area

Plainfield Demographics

As of the census of 2010, there were 27,631 people, 9,747 households, and 6,756 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,240.7 inhabitants per square mile (479.0 /km2). There were 10,386 housing units at an average density of 466.4 per square mile (180.1 /km2).
There were 9,747 households of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.7% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.08.

In 2019, Plainfield, IN had a population of 32.9k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $61,046. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Plainfield, IN grew from 32,045 to 32,879, a 2.6% increase and its median household income declined from $62,828 to $61,046, a −2.84% decrease.


The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plainfield, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.34%), White (Hispanic) (2.19%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.7%). 0% of the households in Plainfield, IN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.3% of the residents in Plainfield, IN are U.S. citizens.


In 2019, the median property value in Plainfield, IN was $170,400, and the homeownership rate was 63.8%. Most people in Plainfield, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Plainfield, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population Growth and Income Data

Plainfield has seen steady growth over the past several years and is a significant commercial center for Hendricks County. People looking for homes for sale in the Plainfield area are drawn by its close proximity to Indianapolis and by its classic midwestern small town values.

Plainfield, Indiana real estate is comprised of everything from spacious custom homes to condos and apartments and even even senior residence communities.  Homes enjoy sizeable lots and close proximity to shopping, dining and schools. 

Plainfield is one of the most popular areas to live in Hendricks County. No matter what your lifestyle or specific needs, you will find the perfect place to live, work, and play in Plainfield, Indiana.

Plainfield Has a Proud Military History

Plainfield, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict

  1. Vietnam: 492 ± 119
  2. Gulf War (1990s): 457 ± 159
  3. Gulf War (2001-): 291 ± 110

Plainfield is one of the most popular areas to live in Hendricks County. No matter what your lifestyle or specific needs, you will find the perfect place to live, work, and play in Plainfield, Indiana.

Get Involved

The Chamber provides a number of opportunites for members to be involved – everything from Membership Meetings, Committees, Golf Events, Small Business Roundtables and the famous Chamber Cafe.

Community Involvement

The Chamber sponsors the annual Christmas Lights, Farmers’ Market, Scholarships, and the “Just Be Kind Kids Club.”

Check the Event Calendar for more chances to be involved in our great community.


The Plainfield Chamber maintains a great working relationship with our local congressional leaders. Nationally we are represented by Representative James Baird (District 4) and Senators Mike Braun and Todd Young.


The Chamber By the Numbers


Years Of History



Plainfield and the Historic National Road

In most places, the road is known as U.S. 40.

Built between between 1811 and 1834, the road was the first to be federally funded in U.S. history, helping people reach western settlements.

The National Road is also known as Main Street to Plainfield residents