Plainsboro, NJ 08536 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 08536: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Plainsboro, NJ 08536

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.336, Longitude -74.578
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 350
  • PO Box Addresses: 201
  • Residential Addresses: 8,568
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 106
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,462

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Plainsboro, NJ 08536 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,230
Daytime Population: Workers 11,823
Daytime Population: Residents 9,173
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 20,996
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 21,230
Population in Familes 17,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,789
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $91,524
Average Household Income $123,559
Per Capita Income $49,453


Total Housing Units 8,886 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,757 (42.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,740 (53.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 389 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $440,803
Average Home Value $476,823


Total Households 8,497
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 5,363
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 0.62% 0.64%
Households 0.42% 0.5%
Families 0.43% 0.51%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

Plainsboro, NJ 08536 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08536 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 153 74th
Population Density # 228 61st
Diversity Index # 139 76th
Median Household Income # 224 61st
Per Capita Income # 166 72nd

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