Plainfield, NJ
Quality of Life, Demographics, And Statistics

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2021-08-09
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Plainfield, New Jersey Info Snack

Population
50,362
Unemployment
7.9%
Poverty
21.2%
Median Home
$257,200
Median Income
$56,339
Median Rent
$1,212

Plainfield SnackAbility

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

Plainfield, NJ Crime Report

997
Total Crimes
1,971.3
Total Crimes / 100k People
-20.41%
Below National Average
Statistic Count
Raw
Plainfield
/ 100k People
New Jersey
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 997 1,971.3 1,542.5 2,476.7
Violent Crime 192 379.6 206.9 366.7
Murder 3 5.9 2.9 5.0
Robbery 90 178.0 64.5 81.6
Aggravated Assault 97 191.8 122.2 250.2
Property Crime 805 1,591.7 1,335.7 2,109.9
Burglary 140 276.8 184.6 340.5
Larceny 607 1,200.2 1,034.7 1,549.5
Car Theft 58 114.7 116.4 219.9

Plainfield, NJ Cost Of Living

115
Plainfield's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
Living Expense Plainfield New Jersey National Average
Overall 115 123 100
Services 114 111 100
Groceries 107 110 100
Health 104 102 100
Housing 126 158 100
Transportation 107 110 100
Utilities 104 100 100

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Rankings for Plainfield in New Jersey

Map Of Plainfield, NJ

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Population over time in Plainfield

Year Population % Change
2019 50,362 -0.3%
2018 50,508 -1.2%
2017 51,097 1.0%
2016 50,578 -0.2%
2015 50,678 0.5%
2014 50,423 0.7%
2013 50,065 0.7%
2012 49,701 0.7%
2011 49,365 0.7%
2010 49,043 -

Race / Ethnicity in Plainfield

White
8.9% (4,489)
African American
39.0% (19,616)
American Indian
0.2% (81)
Asian
1.0% (513)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
3.5% (1,742)
Two Or More
1.4% (681)
Hispanic
46.1% (23,240)
Race Plainfield NJ USA
White 8.9% 55.4% 60.7%
African American 39.0% 12.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.0% 9.4% 5.5%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 3.5% 0.4% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.4% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 46.1% 20.2% 18.0%

Gender in Plainfield

Female
50.0% (25,206)
Male
50.0% (25,156)
Gender Plainfield NJ USA
Female 50.0% 51.2% 50.8%
Male 50.0% 48.8% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Plainfield for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
17.0% (8,561)
9-12th Grade
8.0% (4,028)
High School / GED
35.0% (17,626)
Some College
16.0% (8,057)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (2,518)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (6,043)
Master's Degree
5.0% (2,518)
Professional Degree
1.0% (503)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (503)
Education Plainfield NJ USA
< 9th Grade 17.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 8.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 27.0% 27.0%
Some College 16.0% 16.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 24.0% 20.0%
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%

Household Income For Plainfield, New Jersey

Less than $10,000
8.2% (413,455)
$10,000 to $14,999
4.9% (246,982)
$15,000 to $24,999
9.4% (472,153)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.0% (552,663)
$35,000 to $49,999
10.8% (542,078)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.9% (1,003,006)
$75,000 to $99,999
9.9% (497,172)
$100,000 to $149,999
15.6% (787,778)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.2% (263,982)
$200,000 or more
5.1% (256,926)
Income Plainfield NJ USA
Less than $10,000 8.2% 4.9% 6.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 4.9% 3.2% 4.3%
$15,000 to $24,999 9.4% 7.1% 8.9%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.0% 6.9% 8.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 10.8% 9.4% 12.3%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.9% 14.6% 17.2%
$75,000 to $99,999 9.9% 12.1% 12.7%
$100,000 to $149,999 15.6% 17.7% 15.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.2% 10.1% 6.8%
$200,000 or more 5.1% 14.0% 7.7%

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