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: 49,882
Population Density / Mile: 8,341
Median Age: 36.56
Number of Households: 15,209
Average Household Size: 3.233
Households with Children: 5,377
Median Household Income: $56,221

Population

Population: 49,882
Population Density / Mile: 8,341
Change in Population Since 2010: 4.43%
Male Population: 25,172
Female Population: 24,710
Median Age: 36.56

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 3320
5-9 years: 3772
10-14 years: 3365
15-19 years: 3212
20-24 years: 3079
25-29 years: 3344
30-34 years: 3676
35-39 years: 3754
40-44 years: 3488
45-49 years: 3379
50-54 years: 3376
55-59 years: 3212
60-64 years: 2681
65-69 years: 2175
70-74 years: 1718
75-79 years: 1099
80-84 years: 667
85+ years: 565

Households

Number of Households: 15,209
Average Household Size: 3.233
Households with Children: 5,377
Households without Children: 5,607
Family Households: 10,984
Non-Family Households: 968

Marital Status

Never Married: 19937
Now Married: 12355
Separated: 1375
Widowed: 2246
Divorced: 3511

Income

Median Household Income: $56,221
Average Household Income: $74,048
Per Capita Income: $22,944
Average Total Household Expenditure: $59,171

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $28,438
25-44 years: $48,389
45-64 years: $68,260
Over 64 years: $46,852

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 1116
$10,000-$15,000 981
$15,000-$20,000 846
$20,000-$25,000 778
$25,000-$30,000 829
$30,000-$35,000 759
$35,000-$40,000 651
$40,000-$45,000 441
$45,000-$50,000 527
$50,000-$60,000 1076
$60,000-$75,000 1635
$75,000-$100,000 1920
$100,000-$125,000 1352
$125,000-$150,000 876
$150,000-$200,000 936
$200,000-$250,000 275
$250,000-$500,000 117
$500,000 up 95

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: 6234
Some High School: 3130
High School Grad: 10633
Some College: 5493
Associate Degree: 1677
Bachelors Degree: 3678
Graduate Degree: 2289

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 63
Blue Collar: 37

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 15 Locations
Automotive Services 61 Locations
Banks - Financial 42 Locations
Eating - Drinking 167 Locations
Farm - Ranch 2 Locations
Government - Public 14 Locations
Health Care Services 170 Locations
Hospitality 5 Locations
Organizations - Associations 64 Locations
Personal Services 385 Locations
Pet Services 1 Locations
Shopping 207 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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