Plainfield SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
9.5
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
4

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Plainfield, New Jersey Info Snack

Plainfield is a city in Union County, New Jersey, United States, known by its nickname as "The Queen City". As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population increased to 49,808, its highest ever recorded population in any decennial census, with the population having increased by 1,979 (+4.1%) from the 47,829 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,262 (+2.7%) from the 46,567 counted in the 1990 Census.
Population
50,508
Unemployment
7.1%
Poverty
19.6%
Median Home
$239,200
Median Income
$57,334
Median Rent
$1,167

1 Reviews & Comments About Plainfield

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I moved to Plainfield when I was two and lived in a big Victorian house w/ my 4 siblings, maternal grandmother, and parents. My parents had marital problems, etc. Lived there until age seven. A hard but happy family life. It was the best, most memorable place I lived in, and I've moved a lot. We knew all our neighbors. Plainfield used to be a grand" place to live, including the downtown district. My paternal grandparents lived there a while also. Wonderful memories too numerous to go into...a shame about the deterioration, crime, etc. That's partly why we had to move ! :-)"

Rankings for Plainfield in New Jersey

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Map Of Plainfield, NJ

Population over time in Plainfield

Year Population % Change
2017 50,508 -1.2%
2016 51,097 1.0%
2015 50,578 -0.2%
2014 50,678 0.5%
2013 50,423 0.7%
2012 50,065 0.7%
2011 49,701 0.7%
2010 49,365 0.7%
2009 49,043 -
Crime/100k Plainfield NJ USA
Violent Crime 383.7 208.1 368.9
Murder 9.8 3.2 5.0
Robbery 194.8 71.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 171.2 117.4 246.8
Property Crime 1613.5 1404.9 2199.5
Burglary 277.4 215.9 376.0
Larceny 1174.7 1065.1 1594.6
Car Theft 161.4 123.9 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Plainfield

White
8.6% (4,320)
African American
40.1% (20,247)
American Indian
0.1% (67)
Asian
0.9% (438)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
4.7% (2,398)
Two Or More
1.1% (539)
Hispanic
44.5% (22,499)
Race Plainfield NJ USA
White 8.6% 55.8% 61.1%
African American 40.1% 12.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 0.9% 9.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 4.7% 0.4% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.1% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 44.5% 19.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Plainfield, New Jersey

Less than $10,000
8.1% (408,661)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.8% (242,035)
$15,000 to $24,999
10.5% (532,477)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.2% (564,749)
$35,000 to $49,999
9.7% (488,680)
$50,000 to $74,999
18.9% (953,652)
$75,000 to $99,999
11.8% (595,703)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.5% (783,074)
$150,000 to $199,999
4.8% (242,693)
$200,000 or more
4.7% (239,071)
Income Plainfield NJ USA
Less than $10,000 8.1% 514.5% 633.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.8% 332.3% 460.0%
$15,000 to $24,999 10.5% 744.5% 931.0%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.2% 712.4% 928.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 9.7% 975.0% 1263.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 18.9% 1493.1% 1746.4%
$75,000 to $99,999 11.8% 1212.6% 1247.6%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.5% 1753.2% 1464.4%
$150,000 to $199,999 4.8% 965.5% 627.5%
$200,000 or more 4.7% 1296.9% 697.9%

Gender in Plainfield

Female
50.3% (25,406)
Male
49.7% (25,102)
Gender Plainfield NJ USA
Female 50.3% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 49.7% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Plainfield for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
16.0% (8,081)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (4,545)
High School / GED
34.0% (17,172)
Some College
17.0% (8,586)
Associate's Degree
6.0% (3,030)
Bachelor's Degree
11.0% (5,555)
Master's Degree
5.0% (2,525)
Professional Degree
1.0% (505)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (505)
Education Plainfield NJ USA
< 9th Grade 16.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 34.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Some College 17.0% 17.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 11.0% 24.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 11.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 2.0% 1.0%

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