North Plainfield, NJ (Borough Center)




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About North Plainfield, NJ (Borough Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the Borough Center of North Plainfield is $313,779, which is more expensive than 43.9% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 72.6% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in North Plainfield Borough Center is currently $1,733, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 66.2% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey.

North Plainfield Borough Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in North Plainfield, New Jersey.

Real estate in the Borough Center of North Plainfield, NJ is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to large (four, five or more bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is owner occupied. Many of the residences in the Borough Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Real estate vacancies in North Plainfield Borough Center are 4.8%, which is lower than one will find in 77.1% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in North Plainfield Borough Center is above average for the U.S., and may signal some demand for either price increases or new construction of residential product for this neighborhood.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the North Plainfield Borough Center neighborhood has more South American and Dominican ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.9% of this neighborhood's residents have South American ancestry and 4.2% have Dominican ancestry.

North Plainfield Borough Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Length of Commute

Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the North Plainfield Borough Center neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 8.4% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.6% of all neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Borough Center neighborhood in North Plainfield are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 87.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 10.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 63.7% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the North Plainfield Borough Center neighborhood, 44.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 22.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.9%), and 16.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the Borough Center neighborhood in North Plainfield, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Italian (13.0%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.5%), and residents who report South American roots (10.9%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.2%), along with some German ancestry residents (5.7%), among others. In addition, 24.8% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the North Plainfield Borough Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 65.9% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (27.7%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in North Plainfield Borough Center neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.1% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods. However, there is also a significant group of residents (8.4%) who commute over an hour in each direction.

Here most residents (75.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (7.3%) and 5.7% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

 
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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
North Plainfield 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 2.55
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Borough Center 0.101011101001110
North Plainfield 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 16.26
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North Plainfield 0.101011101001110
New Jersey 69

Neighborhood Public School Data

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to NJ Quality Rating Compared to Nation
North Plainfield High School
34 Wilson Ave
N Plainfield, NJ, 07060
07-12
East End School
170 Oneida Ave
N Plainfield, NJ, 07060
PK-04
Somerset School
303 Somerset Street
N Plainfield, NJ, 07060
05-06
West End School
447 Greenbrook Rd
N Plainfield, NJ, 07060
PK-04
Stony Brook School
269 Grove St
N Plainfield, NJ, 07060
KG-04

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