|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of South Plainfield is 24,243. South Plainfield, New Jersey is the 1,605th largest city in the US.
South Plainfield is located entirely in Middlesex County.
The peak population of South Plainfield was in 2020, when its population was 24,291. In 2020, South Plainfield was the 1,600th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,605th largest city in the US. South Plainfield is currently 0.2% smaller than it was in 2020.
South Plainfield has grown 10.9% since the 2000. South Plainfield, New Jersey's growth is about average. 52% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
South Plainfield has a population density of 2,808.3 people per square mile.
|1605||South Plainfield, New Jersey||24,243||10.9%|
|1606||Lexington, South Carolina||24,208||126.9%|
|1607||Melrose Park, Illinois||24,206||4.4%|
The total voting age population of South Plainfield, New Jersey, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 16,899. The voting age population is 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 15.5% of the residents of South Plainfield are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of South Plainfield are 61.6% White, 14.6% Asian, 12.3% Black, 7.5% Other and 4.1% Two or more races. Additionally, 18.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In South Plainfield, 2.8% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 2.0%. On a per-household basis, 1.8% of families are below the poverty line in South Plainfield.
Among those aged 16 and older, 71.0% of South Plainfield residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 90.9% of South Plainfield residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 34.9% have a bachelor's degree and 12.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among South Plainfield residents aged 5 and older, 31.0% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 14.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 9.1% speak an Indo-European language, and 7.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in South Plainfield is 6.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In South Plainfield, 13.4% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in South Plainfield is $101,565.
In South Plainfield, 84.5% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 15.5% of housing units in South Plainfield.
Of all the housing units in South Plainfield, 9.2% of them were build before 1940.
In South Plainfield, 8.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 710 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in South Plainfield is $1,702.
In South Plainfield, 89.2% of households have an active broadband internet connection.