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Population (year 2000): 21,810. Estimated population in July 2005: 23,064 (+5.7% change)
Males: 10,690 (49.0%), Females: 11,120 (51.0%)

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $67,466 (year 2000)
Median house value: $165,800 (year 2000)

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Races in South Plainfield:

  • White Non-Hispanic (72.9%)
  • Hispanic (8.7%)
  • Black (8.6%)
  • Other race (3.5%)
  • Asian Indian (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
  • Filipino (2.0%)
  • Vietnamese (1.5%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (25.0%), Irish (16.5%), German (15.7%), Polish (11.4%), English (5.6%), Hungarian (2.8%).

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Elevation: 67 feet

Land area: 8.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in South Plainfield

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in South Plainfield borough

  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 5.8%

14.8% Foreign born (5.9% Latin America, 5.9% Asia, 2.5% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,185 (+5.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Edison, (3.8 miles pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (19.0 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (35.1 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ (2.4 miles Plainfield, Plainfield, NJ (3.3 miles North NJ Dunellen, (3.6 miles NJ Edison, (3.8 miles Hill, NJ (4.4 miles Society NJ Watchung, (4.5 miles NJ Metuchen, (4.6 miles NJ (4.7 miles Fanwood,

Latitude: 40.58 N, Longitude: 74.41 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 908


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.1%), Manufacturing (17.8%), Retail trade (11.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,317 (+33.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,572 (23.8%)


 

Crime in South Plainfield by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 1 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 4.6 4.6 4.6 0.0
Rapes 4 4 6 3 7 2
    per 100,000 18.3 18.3 27.5 13.8 32.1 9.2
Robberies 17 20 21 13 15 15
    per 100,000 77.9 91.7 96.3 59.6 68.8 68.8
Assaults 14 21 17 18 24 31
    per 100,000 64.2 96.3 77.9 82.5 110.0 142.1
Burglaries 69 65 69 60 77 61
    per 100,000 316.4 298.0 316.4 275.1 353.0 279.7
Thefts 505 529 388 406 351 323
    per 100,000 2315.5 2425.5 1779.0 1861.5 1609.4 1481.0
Auto thefts 41 46 40 41 34 40
    per 100,000 188.0 210.9 183.4 188.0 155.9 183.4
173.4 188.9 168.0 153.2 161.6 146.2


Average climate in South Plainfield, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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South 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 16.3 miles away from the South Plainfield city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category 3 tornado 25.4 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Main business address for: ABLE LABORATORIES INC (IN VITRO & IN VIVO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES), VERTEX INTERACTIVE INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), TEAMSTAFF INC (SERVICES-HELP SUPPLY SERVICES).


Hospitals/medical centers near South Plainfield:
  • UNIVERSITY BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE (about 4 miles; PISCATAWAY, NJ)
  • ST PETERS MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • RUNNELLS SPECIALIZED HOSP-UNION CO (about 7 miles; BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to South Plainfield:
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 19 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 30 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
  • TETERBORO (about 32 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to South Plainfield:
  • CENTRAL JERSEY REGIONAL (about 13 miles; MANVILLE, NJ; ID: 47N)
  • LINDEN (about 13 miles; LINDEN, NJ; ID: LDJ)
  • MORRISTOWN MUNI (about 14 miles; MORRISTOWN, NJ; ID: MMU)

Amtrak stations near South 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.
  • 7 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.
  • 18 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 4 $12,778 $38,334 13 $10,379
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,643 $33,858 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 8 $21,919 $32,878 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $25,529 $51,058 0 $0
Police - Other 5 $13,026 $31,262 12 $12,768
Other Government Administration 4 $25,901 $77,703 1 $383
Welfare 1 $3,658 $43,896 0 $0
Health 1 $3,525 $42,300 1 $394
Solid Waste Management 4 $20,334 $61,002 2 $1,559
Police Protection - Officers 56 $326,639 $69,994 0 $0
Sewerage 3 $13,353 $53,412 1 $1,559
Firefighters 4 $18,216 $54,648 2 $465
Streets and Highways 18 $84,474 $56,316 7 $5,460
Totals for Government 116 $574,995 $59,482 39 $32,966


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to South Plainfield:
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEW BRUNSWICK (about 7 miles; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 30,649)
  • UNION COUNTY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; CRANFORD, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,856)
  • DEVRY INSTITUTE (about 10 miles; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,897)
  • MIDDLESEX COUNTY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; EDISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,739)
  • DREW UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; MADISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • KEAN UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; UNION, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; SOMERVILLE, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,283)
Public high school in South Plainfield:
  • SOUTH PLAINFIELD HIGH (Students: 1,191; Location: 200 LAKE STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in South Plainfield:
  • GRANT CENTRAL SIXTH SCH (Students: 627; Location: CROMWELL PLACE; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • SO PLAINFIELD MIDDLE (Students: 596; Location: 220L PLAINFIELD AVENUE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • ROOSEVELT (Students: 375; Location: 125 JACKSON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • FRANKLIN (Students: 363; Location: 1000 FRANKLIN AVE.; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JOHN E RILEY (Students: 346; Location: 100 MORRIS AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY (Students: 304; Location: 2900 NORWOOD AVENUE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • ROOSEVELT/ADMINISTRATION (Students: 51; Location: 135 JACKSON STREET; Grades: PK - PK)
Library in South Plainfield:
  • SOUTH PLAINFIELD FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $648,207; Location: 2484 PLAINFIELD AVENUE; 50,063 books; 2,169 audio materials; 2,422 video materials; 203 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: South Plainfield Station (A).

Cemetery: Holy Redeemer Cemetery (1).

Reservoir: Spring Lake (A).

Parks in South Plainfield include: Spring Lake County Park (1), Walnut Park (2), Cotton Street Park (3).


South Plainfield compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median household income above 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in South 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)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • 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.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in South 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.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around South Plainfield:
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, 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.)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)

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