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Scotch Plains is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 24,086 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Scotch Plains is the 81st largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Scotch Plains are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Scotch Plains is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Scotch Plains is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scotch Plains who work in management occupations (15.04%), sales jobs (13.55%) and office and administrative support (13.44%).
Also of interest is that Scotch Plains has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Scotch Plains is also a town of artists. Scotch Plains has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Scotch Plains’s character.
In addition, Scotch Plains is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
One downside of living in Scotch Plains, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.52 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Scotch Plains use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Scotch Plains‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Scotch Plains, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Scotch Plains is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.73% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Scotch Plains in 2010 was $53,374, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $213,496 for a family of four.
Scotch Plains is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Scotch Plains home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scotch Plains residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Scotch Plains include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, English and Russian.
In addition, Scotch Plains has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.46%).
The most common language spoken in Scotch Plains is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
|SCOTCH PLAINS INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||2,285|
|SCOTCH PLAINS HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||78.95%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||21.05%|
|TYPE OF SCOTCH PLAINS HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||76.50%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.68%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.22%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||9.85%|
|SIZE OF SCOTCH PLAINS HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||9.05%|
|AGE OF SCOTCH PLAINS HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||7.50%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||29.98%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||51.19%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||11.33%|
|SCOTCH PLAINS REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$508,356|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,575|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $52,000||2.33%|
|$52,001 - $104,000||0.42%|
|$104,001 - $207,000||1.19%|
|$207,001 - $311,000||10.12%|
|$311,001 - $414,000||22.51%|
|$414,001 - $518,000||21.65%|
|$518,001 - $777,000||27.57%|
|$777,001 - $1,036,000||8.74%|
|PEOPLE OF SCOTCH PLAINS||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.77%|
|5 TO 17||18.18%|
|18 TO 24||7.72%|
|25 TO 34||9.06%|
|35 TO 54||30.57%|
|55 TO 64||13.95%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.75%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.50%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$118,148|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$53,374|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||1.23%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Finance (12.39%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (12.13%)
Public Service (4.24%)
Information Technology (3.43%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||12.55%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.10%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.26%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.19%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||6.80%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (19.98%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (81.29%)
Other Asian languages (1.60%)
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