Scotch Plains, NJ Neighborhood Information

Neighborhood Facts

Town History

The area known as Scotch Plains was first settled by Europeans in 1684 and served as a stop on the stage coach line between New York and Philadelphia. The Ash Swamp in Scotch Plains was the scene of a key action in the Battle of Short Hills, on June 26, 1777, which included skirmishes as Washington's forces moved along Rahway Road in Scotch Plains toward the Watchung Mountains. Scotch Plains is home to the house of Aunt Betty Frazee, whose retort to Lord Cornwallis led the British to find their bread from friendlier bakers in the same battle.

General Information

Town Name: Scotch Plains
City Hall:
Address: 430 Park Ave, SCOTCH PLAINS NJ 07076
Phone Number: 908-322-6700
Land Area: 9.1 square miles
Distance to NYC: 29 miles
Town Website: https://www.scotchplainsnj.gov/
Library Website: http://www.scotlib.org/
Water Service:
Gas & Electric:

Demographics

Quick Facts

Population: 24,046
Population Density / Mile: 2,666
Median Age: 42.59
Number of Households: 8,776
Average Household Size: 2.727
Households with Children: 3,208
Median Household Income: $114,027

Population

Population: 24,046
Population Density / Mile: 2,666
Change in Population Since 2010: 5.94%
Male Population: 11,520
Female Population: 12,526
Median Age: 42.59

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 1395
5-9 years: 1498
10-14 years: 1670
15-19 years: 2020
20-24 years: 1350
25-29 years: 1165
30-34 years: 981
35-39 years: 1175
40-44 years: 1485
45-49 years: 1752
50-54 years: 1965
55-59 years: 1966
60-64 years: 1659
65-69 years: 1329
70-74 years: 999
75-79 years: 674
80-84 years: 478
85+ years: 486

Households

Number of Households: 8,776
Average Household Size: 2.727
Households with Children: 3,208
Households without Children: 3,472
Family Households: 6,680
Non-Family Households: 212

Marital Status

Never Married: 5283
Now Married: 11212
Separated: 261
Widowed: 1445
Divorced: 1282

Income

Median Household Income: $114,027
Average Household Income: $152,740
Per Capita Income: $56,023
Average Total Household Expenditure: $58,364

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $70,929
25-44 years: $123,571
45-64 years: $147,588
Over 64 years: $60,376

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 68
$10,000-$15,000 126
$15,000-$20,000 156
$20,000-$25,000 139
$25,000-$30,000 156
$30,000-$35,000 222
$35,000-$40,000 264
$40,000-$45,000 281
$45,000-$50,000 218
$50,000-$60,000 394
$60,000-$75,000 794
$75,000-$100,000 1055
$100,000-$125,000 917
$125,000-$150,000 625
$150,000-$200,000 1474
$200,000-$250,000 1056
$250,000-$500,000 453
$500,000 up 378

Education

Educational Climate Index: 4

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: 286
Some High School: 351
High School Grad: 2993
Some College: 2199
Associate Degree: 1237
Bachelors Degree: 4997
Graduate Degree: 4051

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 56
Blue Collar: 44

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 45
Nitrogen Oxide 145
Ozone 92
Particulate Matter 106
Air Pollution 98

Amenities

CATEGORIES
Attractions - Recreation 28 Locations
Automotive Services 25 Locations
Banks - Financial 53 Locations
Eating - Drinking 58 Locations
Government - Public 5 Locations
Health Care Services 119 Locations
Hospitality 3 Locations
Organizations - Associations 28 Locations
Personal Services 370 Locations
Pet Services 5 Locations
Shopping 148 Locations
Travel 11 Locations

Schools

Evergreen Elementary
Howard B. Brunner Elementary
J Ackerman Coles Elementary
Park Middle Elementary
School One Elementary
Scotch Plains Fanwood Hs Secondary
Terrill Middle Elementary
William J. Mcginn Elementary

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