About Plain City

entry sign of darby fieldsPlain City is a village of 4,425 residents in Central Ohio just minutes from Columbus – the state capital. Situated in Madison and Union counties, it offers a picturesque countryside and a small-town atmosphere that provides a tranquil escape from bustling city life. Despite its rural setting, Plain City is conveniently close to big city amenities.

Plain City is close to major interstates and highways, including I-270, I-71, I-70, US-33, and US-42. This provides residents easy access to convenient travel routes throughout the Midwest. In fact, Plain City is within a day’s drive of more than 60% of the U.S. population. For those seeking air travel, Plain City is located less than 40 minutes from John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) – the region’s hub for domestic and international travel.

Public Safety
Safety is very important in Plain City, and the community is well-served by the Plain City Police Department. Plain City has earned a reputation as one of the safest communities in Ohio, with a crime rate lower than 90% of communities in Ohio. Additionally, the Pleasant Valley Fire District promptly responds to fire incidents, medical emergencies, and other hazardous situations, ensuring the well-being of the community.

Medical Care
Residents of Plain City have access to a range of healthcare facilities in the surrounding area. Notable options include Memorial Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital, and Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Plain City boasts a diverse and thriving economy, driven by various industry sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, retail, professional services, and agriculture. Additionally, Plain City benefits from its proximity to Columbus, which provides abundant employment opportunities for residents.

plain city elementaryEducation
The Jonathan Alder Local School District serves Plain City’s K-12 students. The district emphasizes academic achievement, character development, and equipping students for future success. Additionally, Tolles Career and Technical Center, a leading educational institution, provides practical, career-focused training across various industrial sectors, preparing students for success in their chosen fields.

Operating under an Administrator-Mayor-Council form of government, Plain City is led by an elected Mayor who serves as the municipal spokesperson and ceremonial leader. Working in conjunction with the Village Council, which consists of elected council members responsible for policy-making and governance, the Mayor ensures effective representation of the community's needs. The Administrator serves as the Chief Executive Officer, overseeing the daily management of the Village's affairs.

Weather & Climate
Residents and visitors can experience a varied climate with distinct seasons throughout the year. Summers are generally warm and humid, with temperatures averaging in the high 70s to low 80s. Winters tend to be cold, with temperatures often dipping below freezing and occasional snowfall. Spring brings milder temperatures and blooming landscapes, while autumn showcases vibrant foliage as temperatures gradually cool down.

  • First Frost: mid to late October
  • Last Frost: early May
  • Snowfall: The snowiest period is December to February
  • Annual Seasonal Snowfall: 20 to 25 inches
  • Annual Precipitation: 36 to 40 inches, including the water equivalent of snowfall
  • Days with Sunlight: 200 to 220 days
Mission Statement
The mission of the Village of Plain City is to govern with integrity and fiscal responsibility providing quality services and programs to promote prosperity, safety, and the well-being of our citizens and community.

Vision Statement
The Village of Plain City is a family-oriented community that works cooperatively to promote outstanding quality of life, securing a sustainable environment for future generations, while preserving our unique heritage and character.