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Population (year 2000): 22,732
Males: 10,890 (47.9%), Females: 11,842 (52.1%)

Median resident age: 38.6 years
Median household income: $81,599 (year 2000)
Median house value: $258,800 (year 2000)

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Races in Scotch Plains:

  • White Non-Hispanic (76.3%)
  • Black (11.3%)
  • Hispanic (3.9%)
  • Asian Indian (3.0%)
  • Chinese (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Filipino (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Korean (0.7%)

Ancestries: Italian (22.5%), Irish (18.3%), German (13.4%), Polish (10.1%), English (6.3%), Russian (5.3%).

New! Plains, New Jersey forum

Elevation: 151 feet

Land area: 9.1 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Scotch Plains

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Scotch Plains CDP

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

15.7% Foreign born (5.7% Asia, 4.5% Europe, 4.1% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Edison, (6.9 miles pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (14.6 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (31.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ (0.8 miles Fanwood, NJ (2.3 miles Westfield, NJ (3.2 miles Mountainside, NJ (3.3 miles Plainfield, NJ (3.6 miles Garwood, Plainfield, NJ (4.4 miles North NJ Clark, (4.6 miles Heights, NJ (4.7 miles Berkeley

Latitude: 40.64 N, Longitude: 74.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 908


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (17.1%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (11.5%), Retail trade (10.8%), Manufacturing (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,841 (-25.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,448 (12.8%)

Average climate in Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Scotch Plains-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the Scotch Plains city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 tornado 27.9 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Jeffrey Hammonds - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Washington Nationals, born: Mar 5, 1971), Nathan Jones - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Jun 13, 1982), Andrew Feeley - College basketball player (MD Baltimore Co Retreivers), Markell Harrison - College football player (West Virginia Mountaineers).


Hospitals/medical centers near Scotch Plains:
  • CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSP (about 4 miles; MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ)
  • RUNNELLS SPECIALIZED HOSP-UNION CO (about 5 miles; BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ)
  • SUMMIT HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; SUMMIT, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Scotch Plains:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 15 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 27 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 27 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Scotch Plains:
  • LINDEN (about 10 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • MORRISTOWN MUNI (about 11 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; ID: MMU)
  • CENTRAL JERSEY REGIONAL (about 17 miles; MANVILLE, NJ; ID: 47N)

Amtrak stations near Scotch Plains:
  • 6 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.
  • 12 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.
  • 13 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

College/University in Scotch Plains:
  • UNION COUNTY VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 108; Location: 1776 RARITAN RD; Public; Website: www.ucvts.tec.nj.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Scotch Plains:
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,856)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • DREW UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; MADISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK (about 12 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 30,649)
  • MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; EDISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,739)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE (about 15 miles; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,897)
Public high schools in Scotch Plains:
  • SCOTCH PLAINS FANWOOD H (Students: 1,361; Location: 667 WESTFIELD ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • UNION CTY MAGNET HIGH SCH (Students: 284; Location: 1776 RARITAN ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • UNION CTY VOC TECH (Students: 214; Location: 1776 RARITAN RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • HILLCREST ACADEMY (Students: 65; Location: 2630 PLAINFIELD AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Scotch Plains:
  • UNION CATHOLIC REGIONAL HIGH S (Students: 707; Location: 1600 MARTINE AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Scotch Plains:
  • PARK MIDDLE (Students: 780; Location: 580 PARK AVENUE; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • TERRILL MIDDLE (Students: 775; Location: 1301 TERRILL ROAD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • J ACKERMAN COLES (Students: 511; Location: KEVIN ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WILLIAM J. MCGINN (Students: 457; Location: TRENTON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • HOWARD B. BRUNNER (Students: 403; Location: 721 WESTFIELD ROAD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • SCHOOL 1 (Students: 335; Location: 10 WILLOW AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • EVERGREEN (Students: 292; Location: EVERGREEN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Scotch Plains:
  • ST BARTHOLOMEW-APOSTLE SCHOOL (Students: 277; Location: 2032 WESTFIELD AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • JEWISH COMM CNT-CNTAL NJ (Students: 206; Location: 1391 MARTINE AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • L'ACADEMY MONTESSORI (Students: 59; Location: 1577 E. SECOND ST.; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CHRISTOPHER ACADEMY (Students: 54; Location: 1390 TERRIL RD; Grades: PK - KG)

Notable locations in Scotch Plains: Ash Brook Golf Course (A), Shackamaxon Golf Course (B), Scotch Hills Country Club (C), Scotch Plains Public Library (D), Scotch Plains Municipal Building (E).

Churches in Scotch Plains include: All Saints Episcopal Church (A), Saint Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church (B), Saint John's Baptist Church (C).

Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery (1).

Reservoirs and swamps: Shackamaxon Lake (A), Ash Brook Swamp (B).

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

Parks in Scotch Plains include: Brookside Park (1), Bowcraft Amusement Park (2), Green Forest Park (3), Scotch Plains Park (4), Ash Brook Swamp Reservation (5).

Post office: (A).  


Scotch Plains compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Scotch Plains:
  • 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)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scotch Plains:
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • 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.)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, 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.)
  • WFMU (91.1 FM; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Scotch Plains:
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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