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About Plainfield

Plainfield is a suburb in the New York Metro Area and in the Union County. It has a population of 50,252 and a population density of 8,475, which is 99% above the national average. It has a median age of 34, which is 5 years below the New York Metro median age and 4 years below the national average.


Plainfield has a median home value of $404,700, which is 34% below the Metro average.The average rent of $3,343 is 7% above the metro average rent and 68% above the national average rent, making it one of the most affordable places to live in New York. The average household income in Plainfield is $58,400 , which is 29% below the Metro average household income and 10% below the national average of household income.


The average school rating in Plainfield is 3. Plainfield also has a crime index 97 that is above the Metro average and below the National average.


$452,800Median Home Value
$635,192 New York City Metro Area
$3,343Median Rent
$3,065 New York City Metro Area
1 /10 - 9 /10
School Rating
90
Crime Index
100
National Crime Index
56 mins To New York City Metro Area
31 mins Average Travel Time To Work

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Plainfield's population is made up of 40% married, 49% single, 8% divorced and 4% widowed. Millennials make up the largest percentage of the population at 31%, while Baby Boomers have the second largest segment at 27%. Homeowners make up 44% of the population in Plainfield.

54,358Population
19,617,869 New York City Metro Area
9,092Population Density
  • 52% Male
  • 48% Female
33 Median Age
39 New York City Metro Area
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The Per Capita income in Plainfield is $28,788. The Median Household Income is $70,712 and the Plainfield Unemployment Rate is 10%.

$28,788Income Per Capita
$52,308 New York City Metro Area
$70,712Median Household Income
$91,562 New York City Metro Area
19% Poverty Rate
13% New York City Metro Area
10% Unemployment Rate
5% New York City Metro Area
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$452,800Median Home Value
$635,192 New York City Metro Area
$3,343Median Rent
$3,065 New York City Metro Area
2Average Household Size
2 New York City Metro Area

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Renters
56%
Home Owners
44%
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1 /10 - 9 /10
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Top Schools in Plainfield

Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District
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16 Kevin Road, Scotch Plains, NJ, 07076
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Watchung Borough Public School District
8
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50 Valleyview Road, Watchung, NJ, 07069
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Plainfield Public School District
6
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739 Leland Avenue, Plainfield, NJ, 07062
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Plainfield Public School District
5
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1049 Central Avenue, Plainfield, NJ, 07060
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Green Brook Township Public School District
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132 Jefferson Avenue, Green Brook, NJ, 08812
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5-8
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56 mins
New York City Metro Area
31 mins Average Travel Time To Work
Commute To
Newark Liberty International Airport
29 mins
Edison Township, NJ
15 mins
Fairleigh Dickinson University College at Florham
30 mins
Saint John's University Oakdale Cmps
19 mins
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Plainfield crime index is 90 which is lower than the national average. Click here to see the Safest Places to Live in Plainfield.

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Crime Index
100
National Crime Index

Crime Index represents the risk of crime occurring in a area and is measured against national index of 100. If the Crime Index of an area is above 100 the crime in that area is relatively higher when compared to US. If the Crime Index of an area is below 100 the crime in that area is lower when compared to US.

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