Plainfield, NJ Overview

Primarily a residential, suburban community with limited industrial activity, Plainfield City features a number of historic districts and beautifully restored homes.  North Avenue is the commercial historic district, although retail establishments are scattered throughout the city. Quality public and private schools combine with a campus for Union Community College for outstanding educational opportunities.  New construction is available in both single-family and multi-family residential developments, although Plainfield is known for the quality of its fine older homes.  Residents enjoy active YMCAs, community centers, county parks, and a wide variety of sports and recreational facilities.


Population Growth (since 2000) 4%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 8,341.00
Household Size (ppl) 3.233
Households w/ Children 35%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 29%
Median Year in Residency 2.8

Housing Inventory

Plainfield, NJ Housing Inventory 7,615 1,378 7,595 7,615 1,378 7,595

Market Overview

111 listings with an estimated median price of $430,000

Price Count
$200K - 300K 8
$300K - 400K 44
$400K - 500K 25
$500K - 600K 14
$600K - 700K 10
$700K - 800K 4
$800K - 900K 3
$1M - Max 3
Property Type Count
Single Family 74
Townhouse 1
Commercial 9
Rental 9
Condo/Town/CoOp 1
Multi Family 26

(Data as of 5/21/2022)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Plainfield, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 49,882


Median Age: 36.56

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Plainfield, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Plainfield, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Plainfield, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Plainfield, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 6,234 3,130 10,633 2,289 3,678 1,677 5,493 6,234 3,130 10,633 2,289 3,678

Employment and Finance


Plainfield, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $56,221)

Plainfield, NJ Income by dollar range 1,116 981 846 778 829 759 651 441 527 1,076 1,635 1,920 1,352 876 936 275 117 95

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Plainfield, NJ Crime

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