Plainfield, NJ 07062 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 07062: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Plainfield, NJ 07062

Acceptable Alternative
N Plainfield, NJ 07062
North Plainfield, NJ 07062

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 227
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,255
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 322
  • County: Union County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.632, Longitude -74.4
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 07062 has segments in 2 Counties (Somerset, Union).

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Plainfield, NJ 07062 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,233
Population in Households 14,138
Population in Familes 11,683
Population in Group Qrtrs 95
Population Density1 7,372
Diversity Index2 78


Total Households 4,744
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 3,393
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,166 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,873 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,871 (36.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 422 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $265,981
Average Home Value $293,395


Median Household Income $58,283
Average Household Income $78,402
Per Capita Income $26,381
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.48%
Households 0.0% 0.36%
Families -0.02% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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.

Plainfield, NJ 07062 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 07062 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 227 61st
Population Density1 # 78 87th
Diversity Index2 # 57 91st
Median Household Income # 452 22nd
Per Capita Income # 485 17th

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