Pleasant Plains, New Jersey

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Population in 2010: 922.
Males: 436  (47.3%)
Females: 486  (52.7%)
Median resident age:

52.1 years
New Jersey median age:

40.2 years
Estimated median household income in 2019: $93,418
Pleasant Plains:

$93,418
NJ:

$85,751

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $41,343

Pleasant Plains CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $359,000
Pleasant Plains:

$359,000
NJ:

$348,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $487,104; detached houses: $487,042

Median gross rent in 2019: $2,331.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pleasant Plains: 122.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 0.0%

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  • Races in Pleasant Plains, NJ (2019)
    • 21940.6%Asian alone
    • 20638.1%White alone
    • 11320.9%Black alone

Races in Pleasant Plains detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: American (16.8%), Norwegian (8.5%), Polish (6.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

101 residents are foreign born (3.3% Europe).

This place:

18.7%
New Jersey:

22.4%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Edison, NJ (11.3 miles , pop. 97,687).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Staten Island, NY (23.8 miles , pop. 443,728).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (34.8 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities:

Blackwells Mills, NJ (1.4 miles ),
Six Mile Run, NJ (1.4 miles ),
Kendall Park, NJ (1.5 miles ),
Ten Mile Run, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Griggstown, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Clyde, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Middlebush, NJ (1.9 miles ),
East Rocky Hill, NJ (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 40.45 N, Longitude: 74.56 W

Distribution of median household income in Pleasant Plains, NJ in 2019
Distribution of house value in Pleasant Plains, NJ in 2019
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

9.1%
New Jersey:

9.9%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 90.8. This is worse than average.

City:

90.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.377. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.377
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.57. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.57
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.295. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.295
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.12. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.12
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 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00543
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Pleasant Plains-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the Pleasant Plains place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 24.6 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pleasant Plains-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above New Jersey state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from the city center
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 78.3 miles away from Pleasant Plains center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 242.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 284.5 miles away from the city 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 76.8 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) earthquake occurred 282.6 miles away from the city 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 Middlesex County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
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: 3 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Pleasant Plains:

  • FRANKLIN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; FRANKLIN PARK, NJ)
  • DCI NORTH BRUNSWICK DIALYSIS CTR (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ)
  • SHINING STAR DAVITA SOMERSET DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; SOMERSET, NJ)
  • THE MARTIN AND EDITH STEIN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 4 miles away; SOMERSET, NJ)
  • CENTRAL N J JEWISH HOME FOR AGED (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SOMERSET, NJ)
  • REGENCY HERITAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; SOMERSET, NJ)
  • VNA IN MIDDLESEX CO (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ)

Amtrak stations near Pleasant Plains:

  • 7 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.
  • 10 miles: PRINCETON JUNCTION (WALLACE RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 15 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pleasant Plains:

  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 7 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 39,388)
  • Princeton University (about 9 miles; Princeton, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,897)
  • Middlesex County College (about 11 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • Raritan Valley Community College (about 14 miles; Branchburg, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,735)
  • Mercer County Community College (about 15 miles; West Windsor, NJ; FT enrollment: 5,728)
  • Rider University (about 15 miles; Lawrenceville, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,960)
  • The College of New Jersey (about 17 miles; Ewing, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,573)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Bunker Hill Golf Course (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

3.6 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

92.9%
Whole state:

69.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

1.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Pleasant Plains:

Marital status in Pleasant Plains, NJ
  • Never married: 27.9%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 7.6%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

For population 25 years and over in Pleasant Plains:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 71.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 38.6%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.7
New Jersey average:

12.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Pleasant Plains, NJ (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic322,34074
Other48,71773
Mainline Protestant35,693113
Evangelical Protestant29,296130
Orthodox13,49114
Black Protestant5,87917
None354,442-
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: 221
Here:

2.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 172
Here:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 69
This county:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 477
This county:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.6%
New Jersey:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.8%
New Jersey:

23.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

18.2%
State:

18.0%

5.47% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,383 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,128 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.04%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Union County, NJ  0.64% ($56,040 average AGI)
from Somerset County, NJ  0.56% ($54,961)
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.44% ($71,333)


6.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($78,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.75%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,090 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Somerset County, NJ  0.75% ($84,038 average AGI)
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.56% ($88,720)
to Union County, NJ  0.48% ($59,520)

Strongest AM radio stations in Pleasant Plains:

  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WHWH (1350 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTTM (1680 AM; 10 kW; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pleasant Plains:

  • WMGQ (98.3 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WKXW-FM (101.5 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: MILLENNIUM CENTRAL NEW JERSEY LICENSE HOLDCO, LLC)
  • WNJT-FM (88.1 FM; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BRD/CST AUTHORITY)
  • WPRB (103.3 FM; PRINCETON, NJ; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • W220AG (91.9 FM; LAWRENCEVILLE, ETC., NJ; Owner: BUX-MONT EDUCATIONAL RADIO ASSOC.)
  • WRSU-FM (88.7 FM; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: BD. OF GOVERNORS OF RUTGERS)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Pleasant Plains:

  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WNJN (Channel 50; MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CNG AUTHORITY)
  • 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.)
  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • 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.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KYW-TV (Channel 3; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • 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)
  • WPHL-TV (Channel 17; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WPPX (Channel 61; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PAXSON PHILADELPHIA LICENSE, INC.)

Pleasant Plains fatal accident list:

Oct 25, 2010 02:42 PM, Canal Road, Lat: 40.451781, Lon: -74.589528, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 2, 2006 03:30 PM, 615, Lat: 40.444420, Lon: -74.559790, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jan 22, 2005 09:20 AM, Suydam Road, Benjamin Griggs Dr, Lat: 40.450190, Lon: -74.562080, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 5.9mTotal length
  • 12,154Total average daily traffic
  • 364Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,830Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pleasant Plains, NJ
  • 100.0%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pleasant Plains, NJ
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Pleasant Plains compared to New Jersey state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Pleasant Plains on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Barbados (population 500+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in India (population 500+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in South Central Asia (population 500+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
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