Pleasant Plains, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pleasant Plains, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Pleasant Plains Census Designated Place had a population of 918 as of July 1, 2016. Pleasant Plains ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pleasant Plains is located at latitude 40.4531 and longitude -74.5765 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Pleasant Plains Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 118 feet.

The Pleasant Plains Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584018) 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 Pleasant Plains Census Designated Place is located within Township of Franklin, a minor civil division (MCD) of Somerset County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pleasant Plains 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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Pleasant Plains, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 918
Population in Households 905
Population in Familes 794
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 286
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 250
Average Household Size 3.62
Family Households 189
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 257 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 191 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $453,226
Average Home Value $477,116


Median Household Income $118,413
Average Household Income $148,260
Per Capita Income $50,861
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% 0.11%
Households -0.25% -0.08%
Families -3.49% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
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.

Pleasant Plains, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pleasant Plains 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 # 468 14th
Population Density1 # 525 4th
Diversity Index2 # 84 85th
Median Household Income # 70 87th
Per Capita Income # 117 79th

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