South Plainfield, NJ Profile: Facts & Data

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South Plainfield, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of South Plainfield had a population of 24,206 as of July 1, 2018. South Plainfield ranks in 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 South Plainfield is located at latitude 40.5744 and longitude -74.4148 in Middlesex County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of South Plainfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Borough of South Plainfield (GNIS ID: 885402) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Plainfield: New Brooklyn, Samptown.

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South Plainfield, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,206
Population in Households 23,912
Population in Familes 21,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 294
Population Density2 2,907
Diversity Index3 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $100,638
Average Household Income $112,630
Per Capita Income $38,005

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 8,320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,607 (79.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,463 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $351,822
Average Home Value $366,797
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 8,070
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 6,313
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.42% 0.36%
Households 0.3% 0.23%
Families 0.27% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

South Plainfield, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Plainfield to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 41 93rd
Population Density # 234 57th
Diversity Index # 89 83rd
Median Household Income # 166 70th
Per Capita Income # 311 43rd

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