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South Plainfield is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 23,960 people and six constituent neighborhoods, South Plainfield is the 82nd largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in South Plainfield 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.
Unlike some boroughs, South Plainfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in South Plainfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Plainfield is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Plainfield who work in office and administrative support (14.15%), sales jobs (10.97%) and management occupations (10.17%).
Also of interest is that South Plainfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, South Plainfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, South Plainfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is South Plainfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in South Plainfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In South Plainfield, the average commute to work is 30.30 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the borough are by private automobile, South Plainfield is somewhat unusual for a borough of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the South Plainfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The population of South Plainfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.44% of adults in South Plainfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Plainfield in 2010 was $37,211, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,844 for a family of four.
South Plainfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call South Plainfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Plainfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. South Plainfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 14.32% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South Plainfield include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, English and Guyanese.
South Plainfield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 22.96%.
The languages spoken by people in South Plainfield are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in South Plainfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Vietnamese, Gujarathi and Hindi.
|SOUTH PLAINFIELD INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||8,035|
|SOUTH PLAINFIELD HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||80.46%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||19.54%|
|TYPE OF SOUTH PLAINFIELD HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||77.47%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||4.89%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.86%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||10.78%|
|SIZE OF SOUTH PLAINFIELD HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.58%|
|AGE OF SOUTH PLAINFIELD HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||12.31%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||27.24%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||53.33%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||7.12%|
|SOUTH PLAINFIELD REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$353,005|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,675|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||2.41%|
|$53,001 - $107,000||0.12%|
|$107,001 - $213,000||3.73%|
|$213,001 - $320,000||33.41%|
|$320,001 - $427,000||39.36%|
|$427,001 - $533,000||13.22%|
|$533,001 - $800,000||7.47%|
|$800,001 - $1,067,000||0.20%|
|PEOPLE OF SOUTH PLAINFIELD||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.88%|
|5 TO 17||16.94%|
|18 TO 24||7.05%|
|25 TO 34||14.04%|
|35 TO 54||29.88%|
|55 TO 64||13.54%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||14.67%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||89.05%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$90,880|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$37,211|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||4.88%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Manufacturing (12.78%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (7.40%)
Public Service (4.77%)
Information Technology (3.49%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||11.11%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.04%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.40%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||4.69%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.61%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||14.32%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Italian (19.22%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (69.39%)
Other Asian languages (1.37%)
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