Latest Data (2017)
Population 24,435
Nationwide Rank 1543

Quick Facts

South Plainfield, New Jersey is the 1,543rd largest city in the United States as of 2017.

South Plainfield, New Jersey is a borough.

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

South Plainfield, New Jersey's growth is about average. 46% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

South Plainfield, New Jersey Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
1533 Elmwood Park, Illinois 24,537 -3.3%
1534 Herndon, Virginia 24,532 12.7%
1535 San Benito, Texas 24,528 1.1%
1536 Staunton, Virginia 24,528 2.8%
1537 Bainbridge Island, Washington 24,522 20.1%
1538 Elk River, Minnesota 24,506 46.8%
1539 Bridgeton, New Jersey 24,505 7.7%
1540 Norton Shores, Michigan 24,501 8.5%
1541 Ottumwa, Iowa 24,454 -1.9%
1542 Inkster, Michigan 24,453 -18.7%
1543 South Plainfield, New Jersey 24,435 11.7%
1544 Norfolk, Nebraska 24,434 4.4%
1545 Coronado, California 24,417 1.1%
1546 Kernersville, North Carolina 24,386 29.3%
1547 Trotwood, Ohio 24,386 -10.9%
1548 Denison, Texas 24,380 7.3%
1549 Rosemount, Minnesota 24,344 64.2%
1550 Seal Beach, California 24,326 0.6%
1551 Fort Dodge, Iowa 24,305 -7.5%
1552 Haines City, Florida 24,304 67.0%
1553 Peekskill, New York 24,272 7.7%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
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%
1494 Cliffside Park 25,142 9.3%
1507 Lodi 24,961 4.1%
1539 Bridgeton 24,505 7.7%
1543 South Plainfield 24,435 11.7%
1566 Carteret 24,084 15.5%
1663 Summit 22,323 5.6%
1678 North Plainfield 22,060 1.4%
1682 Roselle 21,976 3.1%
1745 Palisades Park 20,988 22.3%
1765 Pleasantville 20,732 9.1%
1791 Elmwood Park 20,429 7.9%
1808 Secaucus 20,215 26.9%
1819 Glassboro 20,011 4.9%
1891 Hawthorne 19,101 4.8%
1898 Morristown 19,037 3.8%
1918 Rutherford 18,782 3.7%
1931 Point Pleasant 18,651 -3.4%
1968 Dover 18,232 0.3%
1986 Dumont 17,998 2.8%
2003 Tinton Falls 17,789 6.3%
2018 Harrison 17,643 22.3%
2036 Lindenwold 17,471 0.4%
2075 New Milford 16,868 2.9%
2132 South River 16,349 6.2%
2169 Madison 16,033 3.7%
2173 North Arlington 16,009 5.4%
2195 Asbury Park 15,767 -7.1%
2253 Ramsey 15,242 6.0%
2283 Tenafly 14,900 7.8%
2320 Fairview 14,537 9.5%
2327 Phillipsburg 14,459 -4.6%
2336 Hammonton 14,369 13.8%
2340 Metuchen 14,349 11.3%
2342 Hopatcong 14,298 -10.0%
2356 Highland Park 14,164 1.0%
2371 Collingswood 14,027 -1.9%
2399 Middlesex 13,867 0.9%
2405 Roselle Park 13,821 4.0%
2476 New Providence 13,308 11.7%
2488 Oakland 13,224 5.3%
2499 Ridgefield Park 13,154 2.2%
2551 Woodland Park 12,834 16.6%
2612 Ringwood 12,454 0.3%
2618 Somerville 12,418 0.7%
2626 Eatontown 12,376 -11.8%
2629 Edgewater 12,368 55.2%
2641 Hasbrouck Heights 12,277 5.3%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 24,435 1,543
2016 24,221 1,545
2015 24,290 1,532
2014 23,960 1,542
2013 23,784 1,539
2012 23,669 1,532
2011 23,523 1,524
2010 23,385 1,525
2009 22,626 1,543
2008 22,516 1,541
2007 22,442 1,534
2006 22,472 1,504
2005 22,724 1,467
2004 22,712 1,454
2003 22,618 1,453
2002 22,585 1,447
2001 21,975 1,466
2000 21,860 1,459
1990 20,589 1,335