Plainsboro Center, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plainsboro Center, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Plainsboro Center Census Designated Place had a population of 2,615 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Plainsboro Center is located at latitude 40.3322 and longitude -74.59 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Plainsboro Center Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 79 feet.

The Plainsboro Center Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389680) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Plainsboro Center Census Designated Place is located within Township of Plainsboro, a minor civil division (MCD) of Middlesex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainsboro Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Plainsboro Center, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,615
Population in Households 2,615
Population in Familes 2,136
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,444
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 1,132
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 717
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 424 (32.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 708 (53.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 181 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $477,982
Average Home Value $559,064


Median Household Income $92,883
Average Household Income $127,005
Per Capita Income $53,293
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.15%
Households -0.82% -0.3%
Families -0.42% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plainsboro Center, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainsboro Center to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 365 33rd
Population Density1 # 199 64th
Diversity Index2 # 155 72nd
Median Household Income # 167 70th
Per Capita Income # 103 81st

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