Latest Data (2016)
Population 50,636
Nationwide Rank 752

Quick Facts

Plainfield, New Jersey is the 752nd largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Plainfield, New Jersey is a city.

Plainfield, New Jersey is as large as it has ever been. In 2016 Plainfield had its largest population ever.

Plainfield, New Jersey's growth is below average. 62% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Plainfield, New Jersey Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
742 Battle Creek, Michigan 51,534 -3.4%
743 Grand Island, Nebraska 51,517 18.2%
744 Aliso Viejo, California 51,424 28.5%
745 Edina, Minnesota 51,350 8.3%
746 Olympia, Washington 51,202 18.7%
747 Parker, Colorado 51,163 106.8%
748 Enid, Oklahoma 51,004 8.7%
749 Burien, Washington 50,997 60.3%
750 Coral Gables, Florida 50,815 18.9%
751 Logan, Utah 50,676 18.6%
752 Plainfield, New Jersey 50,636 5.8%
753 Cerritos, California 50,555 -1.9%
754 Galveston, Texas 50,550 -12.1%
755 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 50,285 43.9%
756 Lakewood, Ohio 50,279 -11.0%
757 Poway, California 50,077 3.8%
758 Methuen, Massachusetts 49,917 13.5%
759 Troy, New York 49,702 0.9%
760 Azusa, California 49,628 10.7%
761 Wilson, North Carolina 49,620 10.1%
762 Bedford, Texas 49,528 4.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
384 Clifton 85,845 8.5%
394 Trenton 84,056 -1.5%
469 Camden 74,420 -6.7%
499 Passaic 70,635 4.0%
506 Union City 69,296 3.3%
545 Bayonne 66,238 7.1%
558 East Orange 64,789 -7.1%
611 Vineland 60,525 8.4%
658 New Brunswick 56,910 17.7%
697 Hoboken 54,379 40.4%
709 West New York 53,343 16.0%
724 Perth Amboy 52,499 10.8%
752 Plainfield 50,636 5.8%
841 Sayreville 44,905 10.8%
843 Hackensack 44,756 4.4%
891 Linden 42,457 7.6%
897 Kearny 42,126 4.0%
985 Atlantic City 38,735 -4.2%
1019 Fort Lee 37,577 5.3%
1136 Fair Lawn 33,453 5.7%
1187 Garfield 31,876 7.0%
1209 Princeton 31,249 130.5%
1233 Long Branch 30,763 -2.1%
1253 Westfield 30,206 1.8%
1276 Rahway 29,451 11.0%
1318 Englewood 28,455 8.6%
1335 Millville 28,059 4.6%
1349 Bergenfield 27,647 5.3%
1389 Paramus 26,880 4.3%
1462 Ridgewood 25,533 2.4%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 50,636 752
2015 51,217 744
2014 50,955 738
2013 50,588 730
2012 50,244 724
2011 49,988 720
2010 49,808 710
2009 46,318 761
2008 46,046 759
2007 46,088 752
2006 46,420 744
2005 46,816 726
2004 47,255 708
2003 47,650 696
2002 47,865 680
2001 47,912 667
2000 47,847 656
1990 46,556 569