North Plainfield, NJ Overview

From its genesis as a planned neighborhood in the 1800s, North Plainfield has evolved into a pleasing residential community with considerable commercial activity.  Victorian mansions still grace the tree-lined streets of the Washington Park Historic District.  Just 23 miles from Manhattan, this small-town setting is convenient to Routes 22, 78, and 287.  Green Acres parkland, sports and playground facilities, the 4H center, Vermeule Arts Center, and a senior center are highlights of this proud community.  The central business district is utilizing a Main Street New Jersey grant to foster economic growth, while Route 22 offers a commercial corridor.  Housing options include fine older single-family homes and newer construction.


Population Growth (since 2000) 2%
Population Density (ppl / mile) 7,621.00
Household Size (ppl) 2.922
Households w/ Children 34%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover 0%
5+ Years in Residency 33%
Median Year in Residency 3.13

Housing Inventory

North Plainfield, NJ Housing Inventory 4,220 390 3,132 4,220 390 3,132

Market Overview

3 listings with an estimated median price of $205,000

Price Count
$0 - 100K 1
$200K - 300K 1
$500K - 600K 1
Property Type Count
Condo 1
Commercial 1
Rental 1
Multi Family 1

(Data as of 4/6/2024)

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.

North Plainfield, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 21,508


Median Age: 38.18

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)

North Plainfield, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

North 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

North Plainfield, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

North Plainfield, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 4,811 1,080 1,238 1,191 2,316 974 2,838 4,811 1,080 1,238 1,191 2,316

Employment and Finance


North Plainfield, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $72,005)

North Plainfield, NJ Income by dollar range 265 113 138 241 485 299 300 311 248 485 971 1,171 1,033 473 570 140 61 49

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.

North Plainfield, NJ Crime

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