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Population (year 2000): 47,829. Estimated population in July 2005: 47,642 (-0.4% change)
Males: 23,393 (48.9%), Females: 24,436 (51.1%)

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Median resident age: 32.8 years
Median household income: $46,683 (year 2000)
Median house value: $137,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Plainfield:

  • Black (61.8%)
  • Hispanic (25.2%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (11.5%)
  • Other race (10.8%)
  • Two or more races (4.6%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: West Indian (5.2%), Italian (2.5%), Irish (2.3%), German (2.2%), United States (2.1%), English (1.8%).

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Elevation: 110 feet

Land area: 6.0 square miles

Plainfield,

For population 25 years and over in Plainfield

  • High school or higher: 70.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plainfield city

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

23.7% Foreign born (21.5% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,298 (+2.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Edison, (5.9 miles pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (17.9 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (34.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Plainfield, NJ (1.4 miles North Plainfield, NJ (2.4 miles South NJ Watchung, (2.5 miles NJ (2.8 miles Fanwood, Plains, NJ Scotch (3.3 miles NJ Dunellen, (3.9 miles Heights, NJ (4.4 miles Berkeley NJ (5.5 miles Westfield,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 7 buildings, average cost: $29,000
  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $41,700
  • 1998: 43 buildings, average cost: $40,400
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $66,100
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $62,200
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $97,300

Latitude: 40.62 N, Longitude: 74.42 W

Area code: 908


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Manufacturing (17.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.7%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -10,388 (-21.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,639 (16.2%)


 

Crime in Plainfield by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 5 3 9 1 5 9
    per 100,000 10.5 6.3 18.8 2.1 10.5 18.8
Rapes 29 21 8 19 17 18
    per 100,000 60.6 43.9 16.7 39.7 35.5 37.6
Robberies 307 335 308 255 276 226
    per 100,000 641.9 700.4 644.0 533.1 577.1 472.5
Assaults 309 317 218 241 221 299
    per 100,000 646.1 662.8 455.8 503.9 462.1 625.1
Burglaries 581 525 570 449 452 434
    per 100,000 1214.7 1097.7 1191.7 938.8 945.0 907.4
Thefts 1,246 1,234 1,115 1,135 1,033 894
    per 100,000 2605.1 2580.0 2331.2 2373.0 2159.8 1869.2
Auto thefts 488 339 390 313 359 263
    per 100,000 1020.3 708.8 815.4 654.4 750.6 549.9
627.3 603.3 551.8 491.7 502.8 482.9


Average climate in Plainfield, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Plainfield,

Plainfield-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 23% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Plainfield city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category 3 tornado 26.1 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Anthony Davis - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: May 21, 1982), Garry Shider - (born 1953), musician (P Funk), Billy Bass Nelson, Eric Wilkins - College basketball player (Miami Hurricanes), Jihad Muhammad - College basketball player (Cincinnati Bearcats), Mike Buck - College football player (Colgate Red Raiders), Mike Gordon - College basketball player (Binghamton Bearcats).


Hospital/medical center in Plainfield:
  • MUHLENBERG REGIONAL MED CTR (PARK AVE RANDOLPH ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Plainfield:
  • RUNNELLS SPECIALIZED HOSP-UNION CO (about 5 miles; BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ)
  • UNIVERSITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE (about 6 miles; PISCATAWAY, NJ)
  • CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSP (about 7 miles; MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Plainfield:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 18 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 30 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 31 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Plainfield:
  • MORRISTOWN MUNI (about 12 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; ID: MMU)
  • LINDEN (about 13 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • CENTRAL JERSEY REGIONAL (about 14 miles; MANVILLE, NJ; ID: 47N)

Amtrak stations near Plainfield:
  • 7 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 55 $174,917 $38,163 6 $4,455


Colleges/Universities in Plainfield:
  • MUHLENBERG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-SCHOOL OF NURS (Full-time enrollment: 134; Location: PARK AVE AND RANDOLPH RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • MUHLENBERG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER-SCHOOL OF RAD (FT enrollment: 36; Location: PARK AVE & RANDOLPH RD; Private, not-for-profit)
  • DUCRET SCHOOL OF ARTS (Location: 1030 CENTRAL AVE; Private, not-for-profit)
  • HI TECH TRAINING SCHOOL (Location: 322 PARK AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plainfield:
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,856)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK (about 9 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 30,649)
  • DREW UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; MADISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 12 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE (about 13 miles; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; EDISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,739)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
Public high school in Plainfield:
  • PLAINFIELD HIGH (Students: 1,929; Location: 950 PARK AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Plainfield:
  • KOINONIA ACADEMY (Students: 289; Location: 1040 PLAINFIELD AVE; Grades: KG - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Plainfield:
  • MAXSON (Students: 985; Location: 920 E SEVENTH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HUBBARD (Students: 681; Location: 661 W EIGHTH ST; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • WASHINGTON (Students: 601; Location: 427 DARROW AVE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EMERSON (Students: 591; Location: 305 EMERSON AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CEDARBROOK (Students: 527; Location: 1049 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EVERGREEN (Students: 503; Location: 1033 EVERGREEN AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JEFFERSON (Students: 438; Location: 1200 MYRTLE AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • DEWITT D. BARLOW (Students: 383; Location: E. FRONT & FARRAGUT; Grades: KG - 05)
  • FREDERIC W. COOK (Students: 286; Location: 739 LELAND AVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CLINTON (Students: 273; Location: WEST 4TH ST. AND CLINTON; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Plainfield:
  • KINGS DAUGHTERS DAY SCHOOL (Students: 150; Location: 502 WEST FRONT ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HEIRS OF PROMISE CHRISITIAN SCHOOL (Students: 92; Location: 147 NORTH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • STAR BRIGHT CHRISTIAN LEARNING (Students: 61; Location: 145 PARK AVE; Grades: PK - 6)
  • MESSIAH LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 51; Location: 630 E FRONT STREET; Grades: PK - 2)
Library in Plainfield:
  • PLAINFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,573,890; Location: 850 PARK AVENUE; 206,715 books; 3,924 audio materials; 3,230 video materials; 342 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Plainfield: Grant Avenue Station (A), Plainfield Station (B), Netherwood Station (C), Plainfield Public Library (D).

Churches in Plainfield include: Agape Worship Center (A), First Unitarian Society (B), Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church (C), Community Church of God (D), Iglesia Presbyterian Hispana (E), Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church (F), Cross of Life Lutheran Church (G), God's Assembly In Christ Church (H).

Cemetery: Saint Marys Cemetery (1).

Lake: Cedar Brook Lake (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stony Brook (A).

Parks in Plainfield include: Cedar Brook Park (1), Green Brook Park (2), Milton Campbell Field (3).


Plainfield compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Plainfield:
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMTR (1250 AM; 7 kW; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plainfield:
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Plainfield:
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

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