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 2,796 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Plainsboro Center, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,796
Daytime Population: Workers 2,636
Daytime Population: Residents 1,246
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,882
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.39
Population in Households 2,796
Population in Familes 2,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,683
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $92,033
Average Household Income $132,166
Per Capita Income $55,416


Total Housing Units 1,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 446 (33.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 766 (58.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 109 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $476,496
Average Home Value $560,459


Total Households 1,212
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 767
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.42% 0.44%
Households 0.23% 0.34%
Families 0.57% 0.34%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2017 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 # 361 34th
Population Density # 182 67th
Diversity Index # 155 72nd
Median Household Income # 179 67th
Per Capita Income # 97 82nd

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