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: 24,362
Population Density / Mile: 2,701
Median Age: 42.78
Number of Households: 8,889
Average Household Size: 2.728
Households with Children: 3,227
Median Household Income: $113,310

Population

Population: 24,362
Population Density / Mile: 2,701
Change in Population Since 2010: 7.35%
Male Population: 11,673
Female Population: 12,688
Median Age: 42.78

Population - Age Range

0-4 years: 1373
5-9 years: 1492
10-14 years: 1657
15-19 years: 2020
20-24 years: 1454
25-29 years: 1283
30-34 years: 973
35-39 years: 1129
40-44 years: 1438
45-49 years: 1722
50-54 years: 1933
55-59 years: 2009
60-64 years: 1744
65-69 years: 1387
70-74 years: 1062
75-79 years: 714
80-84 years: 489
85+ years: 482

Households

Number of Households: 8,889
Average Household Size: 2.728
Households with Children: 3,227
Households without Children: 3,566
Family Households: 6,793
Non-Family Households: 194

Marital Status

Never Married: 5212
Now Married: 11558
Separated: 314
Widowed: 1512
Divorced: 1243

Income

Median Household Income: $113,310
Average Household Income: $151,930
Per Capita Income: $55,722
Average Total Household Expenditure: $59,735

Median Income By Age

Under 25 years: $75,676
25-44 years: $117,709
45-64 years: $146,219
Over 64 years: $61,206

Household Income by Dollar Range

$0-$10,000 91
$10,000-$15,000 219
$15,000-$20,000 168
$20,000-$25,000 135
$25,000-$30,000 175
$30,000-$35,000 186
$35,000-$40,000 226
$40,000-$45,000 288
$45,000-$50,000 235
$50,000-$60,000 417
$60,000-$75,000 729
$75,000-$100,000 1090
$100,000-$125,000 911
$125,000-$150,000 756
$150,000-$200,000 1847
$200,000-$250,000 792
$250,000-$500,000 339
$500,000 up 284

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: 269
Some High School: 381
High School Grad: 2924
Some College: 2255
Associate Degree: 1046
Bachelors Degree: 5171
Graduate Degree: 4320

Employment

White Collar vs. Blue Collar

White Collar: 57
Blue Collar: 43

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 30 Locations
Automotive Services 25 Locations
Banks - Financial 30 Locations
Eating - Drinking 52 Locations
Government - Public 6 Locations
Health Care Services 130 Locations
Hospitality 1 Locations
Organizations - Associations 27 Locations
Personal Services 355 Locations
Pet Services 5 Locations
Shopping 132 Locations
Travel 7 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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