Statewide Claims to Fame

Plainfield is 7th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Plainfield is 11th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Plainfield is 12th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Plainfield is 17th in New Jersey out of 192 other cities in Current population (2012)

Plainfield is 19th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Income below poverty line

Plainfield is 20th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Households

Plainfield is 20th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Plainfield, New Jersey Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 50,244 17th 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 6.0 47th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 8,269.6 33rd 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 8.3% 11th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.8% 65th 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.5% 223rd 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 73.1% 239th 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 20.9% 202nd 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 23.5% 254th 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 50.2% 7th 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9% 12th 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 1.0% 238th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 43rd 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.2% 25th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 40.4% 21st 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 8.3% 254th 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 49.7% 230th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 34.8% 35th 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 16,621 20th 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 51.3% 47th 35.9% 25.9%
Households 15,743 20th 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 51.3% 207th 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $290,300 187th $349,100 $186,200
People per household 3.1 26th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $23,955 224th $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $51,803 220th $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 19.0% 19th 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,672 30th 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $169,259 82nd $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $3,673 165th $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $29,638 51st $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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