Latest Data (2017)
Population 51,327
Nationwide Rank 751

Quick Facts

Plainfield, New Jersey is the 751st largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Plainfield, New Jersey is a city.

Plainfield, New Jersey is as large as it has ever been. In 2017 Plainfield had its largest population ever.

Plainfield, New Jersey's growth is below average. 61% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Plainfield, New Jersey Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
741 Edina, Minnesota 51,958 9.6%
742 La Crosse, Wisconsin 51,834 -0.2%
743 Kentwood, Michigan 51,747 13.9%
744 Aliso Viejo, California 51,671 29.1%
745 Burien, Washington 51,671 62.4%
746 Olympia, Washington 51,609 19.7%
747 Hoffman Estates, Illinois 51,567 3.7%
748 Apopka, Florida 51,564 85.4%
749 Florissant, Missouri 51,443 -4.5%
750 Grand Island, Nebraska 51,390 18.0%
751 Plainfield, New Jersey 51,327 7.2%
752 Battle Creek, Michigan 51,286 -3.8%
753 St. Cloud, Florida 51,282 133.4%
754 Logan, Utah 51,115 19.6%
755 Coral Gables, Florida 51,095 19.5%
756 Cerritos, California 51,020 -1.0%
757 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 50,665 45.0%
758 Galveston, Texas 50,497 -12.1%
759 Apex, North Carolina 50,451 137.6%
760 Summerville, South Carolina 50,388 78.2%
761 Collierville, Tennessee 50,286 52.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
384 Clifton 86,607 9.5%
394 Trenton 84,964 -0.5%
473 Camden 74,532 -6.5%
500 Passaic 71,247 4.9%
510 Union City 70,387 4.9%
538 Bayonne 67,186 8.6%
563 East Orange 65,378 -6.2%
618 Vineland 60,392 8.2%
661 New Brunswick 57,073 18.1%
689 Hoboken 55,131 42.4%
706 West New York 54,227 17.9%
733 Perth Amboy 52,823 11.5%
751 Plainfield 51,327 7.2%
846 Sayreville 45,325 11.8%
847 Hackensack 45,248 5.6%
884 Linden 43,056 9.1%
896 Kearny 42,670 5.3%
1002 Atlantic City 38,429 -4.9%
1018 Fort Lee 37,907 6.2%
1136 Fair Lawn 33,710 6.5%
1182 Garfield 32,393 8.7%
1197 Princeton 31,822 134.7%
1237 Long Branch 30,762 -2.1%
1252 Westfield 30,433 2.5%
1262 Rahway 30,131 13.5%
1300 Englewood 29,112 11.1%
1345 Bergenfield 27,927 6.4%
1346 Millville 27,918 4.0%
1388 Paramus 27,032 4.9%
1459 Ridgewood 25,692 3.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 51,327 751
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