Plainfield South median real estate price is $466,305, which is more expensive than 46.9% of the neighborhoods in New Jersey and 68.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.
The average rental price in Plainfield South is currently $2,813, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 59.6% of New Jersey neighborhoods.
Plainfield South is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Plainfield South real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and apartment complexes/high-rise apartments. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Plainfield South neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.
Real estate vacancies in Plainfield South are 6.2%, which is lower than one will find in 60.0% of American neighborhoods. Demand for real estate in Plainfield South 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.
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.
Did you know that the Plainfield South neighborhood has more Dominican and Haitian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Dominican ancestry and 5.7% have Haitian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the Plainfield South neighborhood in Plainfield are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 72.0% of the neighborhoods in America. With 23.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 72.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
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 Plainfield South neighborhood, 41.5% 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 24.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.6%), and 10.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the Plainfield South neighborhood is English, spoken by 66.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (30.0%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the Plainfield South neighborhood in Plainfield, NJ, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Dominican (9.6%). There are also a number of people of Haitian ancestry (5.7%), and residents who report Jamaican roots (4.8%), and some of the residents are also of Puerto Rican ancestry (4.3%), along with some South American ancestry residents (3.2%), among others. In addition, 18.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.
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 Plainfield South neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.8% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.
Here most residents (67.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also take the train to get to work (9.7%) and 8.7% 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.