Plainfield, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

Plainfield was originally formed as a township on April 5, 1847, from portions of Westfield Township, while the area was still part of Essex County. On March 19, 1857, it became part of the newly-created Union County. Plainfield was incorporated as a city on April 21, 1869, from portions of Plainfield Township. The city and township coexisted until March 6, 1878, when Plainfield Township was dissolved.

General Information

Town Name: Plainfield
City Hall: City Hall
Address: 151 Watchung Ave, PLAINFIELD NJ 07060
Phone Number: 908-753-3000
Land Area: 6.0 square miles
Distance to NYC: 32 miles
Town Website: http://www.plainfield.com
Library Website: http://www.plainfieldlibrary.info/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 49,459
Population Density / Mile: 8,271
Median Age: 36.19
Number of Households: 15,081
Average Household Size: 3.232
Households with Children: 5,544
Median Household Income: $56,247

Population

Population: 49,459
Population Density / Mile: 8,271
Change in Population Since 2010: 3.54%
Male Population: 24,941
Female Population: 24,518
Median Age: 36.19

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 3323
5-9 years: 3798
10-14 years: 3342
15-19 years: 3113
20-24 years: 3125
25-29 years: 3420
30-34 years: 3728
35-39 years: 3703
40-44 years: 3449
45-49 years: 3382
50-54 years: 3382
55-59 years: 3138
60-64 years: 2545
65-69 years: 2150
70-74 years: 1617
75-79 years: 1035
80-84 years: 642
85+ years: 564

Households

Number of Households: 15,081
Average Household Size: 3.232
Households with Children: 5,544
Households without Children: 5,359
Family Households: 10,903
Non-Family Households: 950

Marital Status

Never Married: 19323
Now Married: 12385
Separated: 1551
Widowed: 2074
Divorced: 3662

Income

Median Household Income: $56,247
Average Household Income: $73,304
Per Capita Income: $22,714
Average Total Household Expenditure: $59,080

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $28,962
25-44 years: $48,151
45-64 years: $68,138
Over 64 years: $49,848

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 1133
$10,000-$15,000 868
$15,000-$20,000 794
$20,000-$25,000 904
$25,000-$30,000 816
$30,000-$35,000 723
$35,000-$40,000 657
$40,000-$45,000 476
$45,000-$50,000 538
$50,000-$60,000 998
$60,000-$75,000 1652
$75,000-$100,000 1934
$100,000-$125,000 1431
$125,000-$150,000 697
$150,000-$200,000 902
$200,000-$250,000 315
$250,000-$500,000 133
$500,000 up 112

Education

Educational Climate Index: 3

1 = Low, 5 = High

The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Level of Education

No High School: 6036
Some High School: 3246
High School Grad: 9838
Some College: 5826
Associate Degree: 1814
Bachelors Degree: 3767
Graduate Degree: 2229

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 62
Blue Collar: 38

Geography

Annual Precipitation: 49.63
Average January Low Temperature: 21.5
Average January High Temperature: 38.5
Average July Low Temperature: 63.1
Average July High Temperature: 86.6

Pollution Index (Avg. = 100)

Carbon Monoxide 104
Lead 48
Nitrogen Oxide 143
Ozone 92
Particulate Matter 105
Air Pollution 98

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 16 Locations
Automotive Services 57 Locations
Banks - Financial 43 Locations
Eating - Drinking 170 Locations
Farm - Ranch 1 Locations
Government - Public 14 Locations
Health Care Services 163 Locations
Hospitality 6 Locations
Organizations - Associations 63 Locations
Personal Services 386 Locations
Pet Services 2 Locations
Shopping 227 Locations
Travel 17 Locations

Schools

Boaacd Secondary
Cedarbrook Elementary
Charles H. Stillman Elementary
Clinton Elementary
Dewitt D. Barlow Elementary
Emerson Elementary
Evergreen Elementary
Frederic W. Cook Elementary
Hubbard Elementary
Jefferson Elementary
Maxson Elementary
Paaas Elementary
Plainfield High Secondary
Washington Elementary
Woodland Elementary

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