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South Plainfield is 17th in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Retail sales

South Plainfield is 18th in New Jersey out of 179 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
South Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 23,669 38th 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 8.3 30th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,808.3 165th 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
South Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 5.6% 150th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 23.0% 122nd 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.5% 133rd 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
South Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.7% 145th 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 29.5% 147th 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
South Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 66.7% 187th 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 10.1% 62nd 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4% 55th 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 14.7% 44th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 160th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.3% 71st 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 13.2% 96th 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 59.2% 178th 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
South Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 51.4% 144th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 20.9% 100th 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
South Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 8,093 48th 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 14.3% 193rd 35.9% 25.9%
Households 7,803 42nd 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 84.3% 65th 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $344,800 142nd $349,100 $186,200
People per household 2.9 56th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
South Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $34,885 132nd $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $91,439 79th $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 3.6% 181st 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
South Plainfield Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,784 28th 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $494,515 17th $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $22,035 34th $14,453 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $61,368 18th $19,993,613 $613,795,732

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