North Plainfield, New Jersey

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Population in 2017: 22,060 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.5%
 
Males: 11,029  (50.0%)
Females: 11,031  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
New Jersey median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 07060, 07062, 07063, 07069.

North Plainfield Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $80,648 (it was $55,322 in 2000)
North Plainfield:

$80,648
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $31,684 (it was $22,791 in 2000)

North Plainfield borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $287,916 (it was $150,700 in 2000)
North Plainfield:

$287,916
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $273,901; detached houses: $277,922; townhouses or other attached units: $319,853; in 2-unit structures: $187,312; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $275,638; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $165,932

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,344.

March 2019 cost of living index in North Plainfield: 121.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.0%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.4% for Black residents, 11.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.4% for other race residents, 26.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in North Plainfield, NJ (2010)
    • 9,69944.2%Hispanic
    • 6,73530.7%White alone
    • 3,84817.5%Black alone
    • 1,2605.7%Asian alone
    • 2841.3%Two or more races
    • 830.4%Other race alone
    • 170.08%American Indian alone
    • 100.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in North Plainfield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in North Plainfield, New Jersey as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in North Plainfield is 3,707 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in North Plainfield by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.7)
2
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.6)
3
(13.9)
4
(19.0)
4
(19.0)
2
(9.4)
6
(27.3)
2
(9.0)
5
(22.7)
1
(4.5)
4
(18.1)
6
(27.1)
6
(27.0)
7
(32.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
41
(193.6)
33
(152.6)
36
(166.3)
43
(203.9)
30
(142.3)
35
(163.8)
42
(190.8)
20
(90.3)
20
(90.8)
19
(86.1)
24
(108.9)
29
(131.0)
41
(184.2)
18
(82.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(75.5)
10
(46.2)
22
(101.7)
41
(194.4)
44
(208.8)
24
(112.3)
20
(90.9)
26
(117.4)
28
(127.1)
16
(72.5)
25
(113.4)
20
(90.4)
16
(71.9)
13
(59.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
121
(571.3)
177
(818.5)
126
(582.2)
105
(497.9)
91
(431.8)
69
(322.8)
91
(413.5)
114
(514.8)
121
(549.3)
75
(339.7)
83
(376.5)
90
(406.6)
77
(346.0)
54
(247.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
342
(1,615)
340
(1,572)
349
(1,613)
324
(1,536)
382
(1,812)
346
(1,619)
228
(1,036)
282
(1,274)
262
(1,189)
233
(1,055)
226
(1,025)
272
(1,229)
404
(1,815)
272
(1,246)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
58
(273.8)
52
(240.5)
70
(323.4)
41
(194.4)
26
(123.4)
33
(154.4)
25
(113.6)
13
(58.7)
25
(113.5)
15
(67.9)
17
(77.1)
23
(103.9)
27
(121.3)
12
(55.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(23.1)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.4)
3
(13.6)
1
(4.5)
1
(4.5)
4
(18.1)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)212.9216.7212.5227.1212.2178.8176.7158.5165.9115.4143.4165.0197.8143.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in North Plainfield, NJ

Crime rate in North Plainfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 55 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Italian (4.5%), American (3.8%), Irish (2.4%), Polish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1885

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 2.79 square miles.

Population density: 7,908 people per square mile   (high).

North Plainfield, New Jersey map

7,573 residents are foreign born (27.8% Latin America, 4.5% Asia).

This borough:

33.9%
New Jersey:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $9,340 (3.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $8,286 (3.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (6.6 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (15.3 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (25.4 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities:

Plainfield, NJ (1.1 miles ),
Watchung borough, NJ (1.1 miles ),
Dunellen borough, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Fanwood borough, NJ (1.7 miles ),
South Plainfield borough, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Scotch Plains, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Berkeley Heights, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Middlesex borough, NJ (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 40.62 N, Longitude: 74.44 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -9,371 (-41.9%)
Workers who live and work in this borough: 936 (7.4%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 908

Distribution of median household income in North Plainfield, NJ in 2017
Distribution of house value in North Plainfield, NJ in 2017
North Plainfield satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Historical population in North Plainfield, NJ
Historical housing units in North Plainfield, NJ

Population change in the 1990s: +2,381 (+12.7%).
Most common industries in North Plainfield, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Chemicals (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Chemicals (3.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.5%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Chemicals (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
Most common occupations in North Plainfield, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Computer specialists (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)

Average climate in North Plainfield, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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North Plainfield, New Jersey environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 92.7. This is worse than average.

City:

92.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.357. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.357
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 13.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.329. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.329
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 26.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.18
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2003 was 0.00543. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00543
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

North Plainfield-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the North Plainfield borough center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 tornado 20.1 miles away from the borough center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

North Plainfield-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 230.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 269.8 miles away from North Plainfield center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 35.2 miles away from North Plainfield center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 242.4 miles away from North Plainfield center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Somerset County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rains: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
North Plainfield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in North Plainfield:

  • HOMESIDE HOSPICE LLC (618 SOMERSET STREET SECOND FLOOR)
  • VILLA MARIA (641 SOMERSET STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near North Plainfield:

  • ARISTACARE AT NORWOOD TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • ABBOTT MANOR CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • GREENBROOK MANOR CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; GREEN BROOK, NJ)
  • DVA PLAINFIELD DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • JFK AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • MUHLENBERG HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • JFK HARTWYCK AT CEDAR BROOK (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)

Amtrak stations near North Plainfield:

  • 7 miles: METROPARK (ISELIN, 100 MIDDLESEX-ESSEX TPK.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 9 miles: NEW BRUNSWICK (FRENCH & ALBANY STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 14 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

College/University in North Plainfield:

  • Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield (Full-time enrollment: 156; Location: 121 Watchung Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.robertfiance.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to North Plainfield:

  • Union County College (about 7 miles; Cranford, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 9,148)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 9 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 39,388)
  • Middlesex County College (about 9 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • Drew University (about 10 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 11 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,690)
  • Kean University (about 12 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • Seton Hall University (about 13 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)

Private elementary/middle school in North Plainfield:

  • SUNDANCE SCHOOL (Students: 295, Location: 401 GREENBROOK RD, Grades: PK-5)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in North Plainfield: North Plainfield Public Library (A), North Plainfield Rescue Squad (B), North Plainfield Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in North Plainfield include: Church of the Holy Cross (A), Covenant United Methodist Church (B), Hydewood Park Baptist Church (C), Plainfield Spanish Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Saint Joseph's Church (E), Saint Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (F), Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Brook Avenue Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crab Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: North Plainfield Howard Johnson Express (1011 Us Highway 22).

Birthplace of: John DiMaggio - Voice actor, Allan Crite - Artist, Jack Bicknell, Jr. - Football coach, Kay Blumetta - Baseball player, Metal Maniac - Professional wrestler, Molly Price - Actress.

Somerset County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This borough:

2.9 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:

70.7%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:

8.3%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
26 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
4 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in North Plainfield in 2000:

  • 97 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 41 people in nursing homes
  • 39 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in North Plainfield (2011 data):

  • Valley National Bank: Watchung Branch at 672-676 Somerset Street, branch established on 1975/05/27; Rock Branch at 1334 Route 22 And Rock Avenue, branch established on 1971/03/22. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $14,186.7 mil, Deposits: $9,715.7 mil, headquarters in Wayne, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 219 total offices, Holding Company: Valley National Bancorp
  • Unity Bank: North Plainfield Branch at 450 Somerset Street, branch established on 1929/01/01. Info updated 2006/10/31: Bank assets: $810.2 mil, Deposits: $647.4 mil, headquarters in Clinton, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Unity Bancorp, Inc.
  • Citibank, National Association: North Plainfield Branch at 770 Route 22 East, branch established on 2006/02/22. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: North Plainfield Branch at 535 Somerset Street, branch established on 1956/01/05. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Woodlands, Meridian Nursing Center Branch at 1400 Woodland Avenue, branch established on 1999/10/12. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: North Plainfield Branch at 274 Somerset Street, branch established on 1998/11/17. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Capital One, National Association: North Plainfield Branch at 815 Route 22 West, branch established on 2010/04/12. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in North Plainfield:

Marital status in North Plainfield, NJ
  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 47.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in North Plainfield:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.6
New Jersey average:

12.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - North Plainfield
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for North Plainfield, NJ (based on Somerset County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic98,95129
Mainline Protestant27,47268
Other15,07833
Evangelical Protestant13,15853
Orthodox1,2006
Black Protestant1,0767
None166,509-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 69
Somerset County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Somerset County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 53
Here:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Somerset County:

0.56 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 256
Somerset County:

7.96 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

6.7%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

20.4%
State:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

24.0%
State:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
North Plainfield:

48.1%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
North Plainfield:

47.0%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
North Plainfield:

28.7
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
North Plainfield:

19.7%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.0%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
North Plainfield:

6.8
New Jersey:

6.8

Overweight people:
North Plainfield:

33.0%
New Jersey:

33.6%

General health condition:
North Plainfield:

56.2%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
North Plainfield:

81.1%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of North Plainfield, NJ Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 45$425,615$113,4970$0
Firefighters 29$228,943$94,73511$18,314
Streets and Highways 11$61,941$67,5723$3,773
Other and Unallocable 7$35,513$60,87931$17,936
Police - Other 6$16,550$33,1002$4,541
Judicial and Legal 5$19,829$47,5902$5,776
Other Government Administration 3$15,934$63,7360$0
Financial Administration 3$13,169$52,6763$17,847
Health 1$3,990$47,8800$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,726$44,7124$7,711
Transit 0$0 1$1,762
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 4$2,719
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,902
Totals for Government 111$825,210$89,21262$82,281

North Plainfield government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $833,000 ($37.76)
    General Public Buildings: $379,000 ($17.18)
    Sewerage: $272,000 ($12.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $42,000 ($1.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $21,000 ($0.95)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $6,389,000 ($289.62)
    Police Protection: $6,333,000 ($287.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,461,000 ($156.89)
    Regular Highways: $1,293,000 ($58.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $483,000 ($21.89)
    Health - Other: $378,000 ($17.14)
    Central Staff Services: $350,000 ($15.87)
    Financial Administration: $339,000 ($15.37)
    Sewerage: $252,000 ($11.42)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $147,000 ($6.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $124,000 ($5.62)
    General Public Buildings: $55,000 ($2.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $53,000 ($2.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $24,000 ($1.09)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Sewerage: $1,522,000 ($68.99)
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $141,000 ($6.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $58,000 ($2.63)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($0.54)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,000 ($0.23)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,856,000 ($492.11)

North Plainfield government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,991,000 ($90.25)
    Other: $260,000 ($11.79)
    Parking Facilities: $109,000 ($4.94)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $460,000 ($20.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $48,000 ($2.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $17,000 ($0.77)
    Other: $6,000 ($0.27)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $480,000 ($21.76)
    General Revenue - Other: $260,000 ($11.79)
    Interest Earnings: $238,000 ($10.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,626,000 ($73.71)
    Other: $181,000 ($8.20)
  • Tax - Property: $19,539,000 ($885.72)
    Other License: $411,000 ($18.63)
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000 ($7.39)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $31,000 ($1.41)

North Plainfield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,636,000 ($74.16)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,781,000 ($262.06)

6.88% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($99,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,109 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, NJ  1.86% ($84,038 average AGI)
from Union County, NJ  0.79% ($77,768)
from Morris County, NJ  0.44% ($154,513)


7.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($110,999 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,010 average AGI)
Somerset County:

0.10%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, NJ  1.35% ($54,961 average AGI)
to Union County, NJ  0.59% ($62,161)
to Hunterdon County, NJ  0.46% ($101,740)
Businesses in North Plainfield, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AT&T1Nissan1
CVS1Payless1
Chevrolet1Sprint Nextel1
Honda1T-Mobile1
Howard Johnson1True Value1
Hyundai1UPS2
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in North Plainfield:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQEW (1560 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in North Plainfield:

  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around North Plainfield:

  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of North Plainfield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 69ft / 21.4mTotal length
  • $962,000Total costs
  • 215,578Total average daily traffic
  • 7,632Total average daily truck traffic
  • 178,813Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in North Plainfield, NJ - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 41910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21950-1959
  • 41970-1979
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for North Plainfield, NJ

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • James M Spiliotis, 169 Somerset Street (Lat: 40.619750 Lon: -74.427278), Type: 16.7, Overall height: 14.6 m, Registrant: Pastore Real Estate, Duffyduffy6@yahoo.Com, , North- Plainfield, Phone: (908) 756-5230

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 263 Somerset St (Lat: 40.623167 Lon: -74.428472), Call Sign: KEB456, Licensee ID: L00019753,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.130 MHz, 155.130 MHz, Grant Date: 12/01/2012, Expiration Date: 12/29/2022, Registrant: North Plainfield, Borough Of
  • North Plainfield Oem 263 Somerset St (Lat: 40.623167 Lon: -74.428472), Structure height: 11 m, Call Sign: WNZX731, Licensee ID: L00016788,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.7600 MHz, 39.8000 MHz, Grant Date: 05/07/1997, Expiration Date: 07/08/2002, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2002, Registrant: State Of New Jersey, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0068, Phone: (609) 530-4823
  • 252 Steiner Pl (Lat: 40.622611 Lon: -74.431806), Type: Building, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WPQJ970,
    Assigned Frequencies: 1.63000 MHz, Grant Date: 05/19/2015, Expiration Date: 08/14/2025, Certifier: Les Martin, Registrant: Information Station Specialists Inc, Zeeland, MI 49464, Fax: (616) 748-0673
  • 400 Johnson Drive (Lat: 40.636222 Lon: -74.437917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.4 m, Overall height: 59.5 m, Call Sign: WPYM566,
    Assigned Frequencies: 470.137 MHz, 476.012 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2004, Expiration Date: 03/06/2005, Cancellation Date: 05/07/2005, Certifier: Leroy Gunzelman, Registrant: Ssi Services, Inc., 826 North Lewis Road, Suite #3, Limerick, PA 19468, Phone: (610) 495-0844, Fax: (610) 495-0846, Email:
  • W Ushy 22 & Maple Ave (Lat: 40.645833 Lon: -74.409444), Call Sign: WQBP674,
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 468.762 MHz, 468.837 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz... (+22 more), Grant Date: 11/18/2004, Expiration Date: 11/18/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2015, Certifier: Beth Cotner, Registrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (630) 566-1755, Email:
  • Lat: 40.623139 Lon: -74.431639, Call Sign: WQRU994,
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.912 MHz, 457.462 MHz, 466.350 MHz, 466.625 MHz, 468.900 MHz, Grant Date: 07/31/2013, Expiration Date: 07/31/2023, Certifier: Steven Cobo, Registrant: J&h Radio, 191 Belleville Ave, Belleville, NJ 07071, Phone: (201) 933-3303, Fax: (908) 251-5815, Email:
  • COLLEGE ACHIEVE CCS, 107 Westervelt Ave (Lat: 40.624861 Lon: -74.425278), Type: Building, Structure height: 9 m, Call Sign: WRBW993,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.750 MHz, Grant Date: 07/13/2018, Expiration Date: 07/13/2028, Certifier: Rachelle Nelson, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NJ-CNJ5520A, 739-745 Highway 22 (Lat: 40.626389 Lon: -74.440278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WQLV755,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17815.0 MHz, 23025.0 MHz, 17915.0 MHz, 11465.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/05/2010, Expiration Date: 05/05/2020, Certifier: Nadja S Sodos-Wallace, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

47 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in North Plainfield)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED114$213,65835$186,057224$217,37914$65,1432$8,625,0004$122,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$215,6364$92,75034$243,5887$87,7140$03$103,3330$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED32$229,37511$126,909192$227,27122$55,5451$4,00013$168,3081$200,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$213,70610$164,70083$241,9281$300,0000$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$190,2734$128,25035$233,3140$00$01$142,0000$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0517.00 , 0518.00, 0519.00, 0520.01, 0520.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$274,8572$292,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$220,5003$290,6671$136,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$129,2505$238,8002$136,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$230,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$236,0000$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0517.00 , 0518.00, 0519.00, 0520.01, 0520.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in North Plainfield, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in North Plainfield, NJ - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 51. The highest number of fire incidents - 73 took place in 2007, and the least - 8 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in North Plainfield, NJ When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (56.1%), and Outside Fires (28.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in North Plainfield, NJ
    • 45756.1%Structure Fires
    • 23528.8%Outside Fires
    • 12014.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for North Plainfield, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in North Plainfield, NJ
  • 86.9%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.5%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in North Plainfield, NJ
  • 82.2%Utility gas
  • 10.1%Electricity
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel


North Plainfield compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

North Plainfield on our top lists:

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  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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