Scotch Plains, New Jersey

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Population in July 2007: 22,583.
Males: 10,818  (47.9%)
Females: 11,765  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
New Jersey median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 07090.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $114,019 (it was $81,599 in 2000)
Scotch Plains:

$114,019
NJ:

$80,088

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $58,419 (it was $39,913 in 2000)

Scotch Plains CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $514,667 (it was $258,100 in 2000)
Scotch Plains:

$514,667
NJ:

$334,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $449,444; detached houses: $473,550; townhouses or other attached units: $308,750; in 2-unit structures: $316,192; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $297,046; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $345,231; mobile homes: $619,496
March 2019 cost of living index in Scotch Plains: 129.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Scotch Plains, NJ (2000)
    • 17,33576.3%White alone
    • 2,53211.1%Black alone
    • 1,6387.2%Asian alone
    • 8953.9%Hispanic
    • 2841.2%Two or more races
    • 300.1%Other race alone
    • 160.07%American Indian alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Scotch Plains, New Jersey as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Scotch Plains is 11,292 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Scotch Plains by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(8.7)
2
(8.6)
3
(13.0)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(12.4)
1
(4.1)
1
(4.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(30.3)
10
(43.0)
6
(25.9)
4
(17.5)
6
(26.2)
2
(8.6)
8
(33.9)
4
(16.8)
5
(20.9)
11
(45.6)
4
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
3
(12.3)
2
(8.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
9
(39.0)
12
(51.7)
19
(82.1)
11
(48.0)
6
(26.2)
5
(21.5)
9
(38.2)
7
(29.5)
13
(54.4)
7
(29.0)
1
(4.1)
6
(24.9)
6
(24.6)
7
(28.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
69
(299.0)
47
(202.3)
43
(185.8)
33
(144.0)
58
(253.2)
66
(284.1)
50
(212.0)
58
(244.1)
48
(200.7)
52
(215.6)
33
(136.5)
31
(128.4)
63
(258.5)
36
(147.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
176
(762.7)
230
(990.1)
186
(803.7)
221
(964.6)
192
(838.2)
140
(602.6)
182
(771.6)
205
(862.8)
136
(568.7)
177
(733.9)
156
(645.2)
119
(492.9)
116
(475.9)
127
(520.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(73.7)
18
(77.5)
7
(30.2)
9
(39.3)
7
(30.6)
7
(30.1)
8
(33.9)
8
(33.7)
4
(16.7)
5
(20.7)
8
(33.1)
3
(12.4)
24
(98.5)
8
(32.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.3)
2
(8.6)
2
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)81.290.182.170.166.853.366.273.758.673.943.844.656.945.2

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City-data.com crime index in Scotch Plains, NJ

Crime rate in Scotch Plains detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 52 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
New Jersey average:

3.55
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Ancestries: Italian (22.5%), Irish (18.3%), German (13.4%), Polish (10.1%), English (6.3%), Russian (5.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 151 feet

Land area: 9.08 square miles.

Population density: 2,487 people per square mile   (low).

Scotch Plains, New Jersey map

3,577 residents are foreign born (5.7% Asia, 4.5% Europe, 4.1% Latin America).

This place:

15.7%
New Jersey:

17.5%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Scotch Plains CDP:

2.2% ($5,662)
New Jersey:

2.4% ($4,047)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Union, NJ (6.8 miles , pop. 54,405).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Newark, NJ (12.0 miles , pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Brooklyn, NY (22.1 miles , pop. 2,465,326).

Nearest cities:

Fanwood borough, NJ (0.8 miles ),
Westfield, NJ (1.3 miles ),
Plainfield, NJ (1.6 miles ),
Garwood borough, NJ (1.7 miles ),
Mountainside borough, NJ (1.7 miles ),
North Plainfield borough, NJ (1.8 miles ),
Clark, NJ (1.9 miles ),
Watchung borough, NJ (1.9 miles )

Latitude: 40.64 N, Longitude: 74.37 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -5,841 (-25.7%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,448 (12.8%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 908

Distribution of median household income in Scotch Plains, NJ in 2017
Scotch Plains satellite photo by USGS

Scotch Plains tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
New Jersey:

4.1%
Most common industries in Scotch Plains, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.7%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.7%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Public administration (4.3%)
  • Chemicals (4.2%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (15.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (10.1%)
  • Construction (6.6%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Health care (14.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Chemicals (4.7%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Social assistance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Scotch Plains, NJ (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (9.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Top executives (3.8%)
  • Engineers (3.6%)
  • Lawyers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)

Average climate in Scotch Plains, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Scotch Plains, 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 0.359. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.359
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.8
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.346. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.346
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
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 10.1 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 8.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.15
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0125. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 8.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0125
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Scotch Plains-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 31% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.0 miles away from the Scotch Plains place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/28/1973, a category F3 tornado 23.3 miles away from the place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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 229.3 miles away from Scotch Plains 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 90.1 miles away from Scotch Plains 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 268.3 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 88.6 miles away from Scotch Plains 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 38.5 miles away from the city 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 239.9 miles away from Scotch Plains 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 Union County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 10

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Scotch Plains:

  • CENTER FOR HOPE HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE (1900 RARITAN ROAD)
  • ASHBROOK CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1610 RARITAN ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Scotch Plains:

  • WESTFIELD CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WESTFIELD, NJ)
  • LONG ISLAND CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; FLUSHING, NY)
  • CHILDRENS SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL MOUNTAINSIDE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ)
  • ARISTACARE AT NORWOOD TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • WOODLANDS, THE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • DVA PLAINFIELD DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)
  • JFK AT HOME (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; PLAINFIELD, NJ)

Amtrak stations near Scotch Plains:

  • 6 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.
  • 11 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 11 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.

College/University in Scotch Plains:

  • Union County Vocational Technical School (Full-time enrollment: 152; Location: 1776 Raritan Rd; Public; Website: www.ucvts.tec.nj.us/domain/11)

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

  • Union County College (about 4 miles; Cranford, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 9,148)
  • Kean University (about 8 miles; Union, NJ; FT enrollment: 12,648)
  • Drew University (about 9 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,272)
  • Middlesex County College (about 10 miles; Edison, NJ; FT enrollment: 9,849)
  • Seton Hall University (about 10 miles; South Orange, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,742)
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick (about 11 miles; New Brunswick, NJ; FT enrollment: 39,388)
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-College at Florham (about 11 miles; Madison, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,690)

Public high schools in Scotch Plains:

Private high school in Scotch Plains:

  • UNION CATHOLIC REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 720, Location: 1600 MARTINE AVE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Scotch Plains:

Private elementary/middle school in Scotch Plains:

  • ST BARTHOLOMEW ACADEMY (Students: 217, Location: 2032 WESTFIELD AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Scotch Plains

Library in Scotch Plains:

  • SCOTCH PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,568,918; Location: 1927 BARTLE AVENUE; 80,090 books; 3,483 audio materials; 5,312 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 22 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 117 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Summit Hospital is really called Overlook Hospital
  • add Fanwood Presbyterian Church to the "Churches in Scotch Plains" section and alter the catagory to be "Churches in Scotch Plains Area" section

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Scotch Plains: Shackamaxon Golf Course (A), Scotch Hills Country Club (B), Ash Brook Golf Course (C), Scotch Plains Public Library (D), Scotch Plains Municipal Building (E), Scotch Plains Rescue Squad (F), Scotch Plains Fire Department Station 2 (G), Scotch Plains Fire Department Station 1 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Scotch Plains include: Saint John's Baptist Church (A), All Saints Episcopal Church (B), Scotch Plains Baptist Church (C), Saint Bartholomew's Roman Catholic Church (D), Willow Grove Union Chapel (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Reservoirs and swamps: Shackamaxon Lake (A), Seeleys Pond (B), Ash Brook Swamp (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Scotch Plains include: Green Forest Park (1), Bowcraft Amusement Park (2), Ash Brook Swamp Reservation (3), Brookside Park (4), Scotch Plains Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Donald DiFrancesco - Politician, Jeffrey Hammonds - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Washington Nationals, born: Mar 5, 1971), Louise Townsend Nicholl - Poet, Melissa Murphy Weber - Politician, Nathan Jones - 2005 NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, born: Jun 13, 1982), Pat DiNizio - Rock singer, Thomas W. Osborn - Union Army officer, Tom Jackson (American football, born 1948) - Football player and coach, Ashton Gibbs - Basketball player, Bryan Meredith - Soccer player.

Union 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:

2.7 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

75.4%
Whole state:

70.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

3.1%
Whole state:

4.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.0%
Whole state:

8.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.6%
Whole state:

4.2%

People in group quarters in Scotch Plains in 2000:

  • 116 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Scotch Plains (2011 data):

  • Investors Bank: Scotch Plains at 437 Park Avenue, branch established on 1997/09/01. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $10,674.9 mil, Deposits: $7,419.7 mil, headquarters in Short Hills, NJ, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 86 total offices, Holding Company: Investors Bancorp, Mhc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Scotch Plains Branch at 2253 North Avenue, branch established on 1974/03/25. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Scotch Plains Branch at 361 Park Avenue, branch established on 1888/01/01. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: Scotch Plains Branch at 336 Park Avenue, branch established on 1969/12/22. 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
  • TD Bank, National Association: Scotch Plains Branch at 245 Park Avenue, branch established on 2003/06/07. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Scotch Plains Branch at 460 Park Avenue, branch established on 1940/06/24. 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
  • Valley National Bank: Scotch Plains Office at 1922 Westfield Avenue, branch established on 1999/06/19. 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

For population 15 years and over in Scotch Plains:

Marital status in Scotch Plains, NJ
  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

For population 25 years and over in Scotch Plains:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 49.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
New Jersey average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Scotch Plains:

(Scotch Plains, New Jersey Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Scotch Plains, NJ (based on Union County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic247,24044
Mainline Protestant35,313109
Evangelical Protestant30,123129
Other28,70752
Black Protestant7,85838
Orthodox5,71710
None181,541-
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: 155
Union County:

2.97 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
This county:

1.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 39
Union County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 385
This county:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Union County:

8.3%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.1%
New Jersey:

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

21.4%
State:

18.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.6%
New Jersey:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Scotch Plains:

56.2%
New Jersey:

47.4%

Average BMI:
Scotch Plains:

28.1
New Jersey:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Scotch Plains:

17.9%
State:

20.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Scotch Plains:

9.9%
New Jersey:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Scotch Plains:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.8%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Scotch Plains:

61.9%
New Jersey:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.5%
New Jersey:

79.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Scotch Plains, NJ Residents

5.67% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($83,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
New Jersey average:

5.43%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($791 average AGI)
Union County:

0.03%
New Jersey average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Essex County, NJ  1.22% ($84,799 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.73% ($59,520)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.62% ($104,187)


6.29% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($75,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
New Jersey average:

6.14%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,676 average AGI)
Union County:

0.05%
New Jersey average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.95% ($56,040 average AGI)
to Essex County, NJ  0.86% ($49,843)
to Somerset County, NJ  0.48% ($77,768)
Businesses in Scotch Plains, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
AT&T1Nike2
Burger King1Popeyes1
CVS1Subway1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
Dunkin Donuts2UPS2
FedEx2Vans2
H&R Block1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets1

Strongest AM radio stations in Scotch Plains:

  • 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.)
  • WJDM (1530 AM; 10 kW; ELIZABETH, NJ; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF NEW YORK LICENSE CORP)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • 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)
  • WNSW (1430 AM; 5 kW; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Scotch Plains:

  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WFME (94.7 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Scotch Plains:

  • WLBX-LP (Channel 22; CRANFORD, NJ; Owner: RENARD COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, 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.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, 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.)
  • WNJB (Channel 58; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W36AS (Channel 36; NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ; Owner: DEEPAK VISWANATH)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNJT (Channel 52; TRENTON, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Scotch Plains fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.4mTotal length
  • $85,000Total costs
  • 122,316Total average daily traffic
  • 4,461Total average daily truck traffic
  • 72,903Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Scotch Plains)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Scotch Plains, NJ)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 585 JERUSALEM ROAD, 585 Jerusalem Road (Lat: 40.661139 Lon: -74.378528), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 32.3 m, Call Sign: WQJY310,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11275.0 MHz, Grant Date: 02/11/2009, Expiration Date: 02/01/2019, Cancellation Date: 09/04/2009, Certifier: James J.R. Talbot, Registrant: At&t Corp., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:
  • NJ-NNJ5113A, 1910 Raritan Road (Lat: 40.622167 Lon: -74.352361), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQLV903,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 19575.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 19675.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/06/2010, Expiration Date: 05/06/2020, 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:
  • NJ-NNJ5125A, 2371 South Ave (Lat: 40.646667 Lon: -74.365889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQMB480,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHz, 18015.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 18115.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2010, Expiration Date: 06/18/2020, 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:
  • SCOTCH PLAIN, 585 Jerusalem Road (Lat: 40.660944 Lon: -74.378417), Type: Tank, Structure height: 32 m, Overall height: 37.2 m, Call Sign: WQTB406,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19440.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/24/2013, Expiration Date: 12/24/2023, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

78 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Scotch Plains)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: ROLLADEN-SCHNEIDER LS-4 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 101FH , Serial Number: 4083, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 05/01/1984, Certificate Issue Date: 10/23/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Irena Badzelewicz-Hartl, 4 Harwich Ct, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55840 , Serial Number: 28-7325551, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 06/14/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 11/09/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Michael E Walko, 1581 Cooper Rd, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 739GE , Serial Number: 17270525, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 04/15/1998
    Registrant (Corporation): Allnew Enterprises Inc, 2053 Church Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • Aircraft: NEIL ROSOFF VANS RV9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 913HC , Serial Number: 92081, Certificate Issue Date: 02/12/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Neil M Rosoff, 2242 Shawnee Path, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210M (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 761TJ , Serial Number: 21062502, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 03/08/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 02/18/1997
    Registrant (Partnership): Edward B Kollin, 5 Malanga Ct, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, Other Owners: Diana Kollin
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/28/2018
  • Aircraft: RAVEN S55A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 60 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 76PU , Serial Number: S55A-261, Year manufactured: 1976, Certificate Issue Date: 04/23/1976
    Registrant (Corporation): Princeton Balloon Club Inc, C/O C B Thatcher Jr 328 Park Ave, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED52$376,346169$361,047850$314,80133$213,27311$389,364
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$439,60027$369,03775$310,9736$145,0003$265,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$425,44413$453,538198$342,07615$161,3339$229,556
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$354,08321$355,667147$339,8984$168,7502$217,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$508,0001$300,00056$345,4822$30,0003$193,333

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0384.00 , 0385.00, 0386.01, 0386.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$368,6809$403,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$04$436,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$390,6671$550,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$288,0001$510,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0384.00 , 0385.00, 0386.01, 0386.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Scotch Plains, NJ
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Scotch Plains, NJ - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 69. The highest number of fire incidents - 105 took place in 2007, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Scotch Plains, NJ When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (73.6%), and Outside Fires (16.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Scotch Plains, NJ
    • 76273.6%Structure Fires
    • 16616.0%Outside Fires
    • 777.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 302.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Scotch Plains, NJ
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Scotch Plains, NJ
  • 77.6%Utility gas
  • 18.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 0.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Scotch Plains, NJ
  • 76.0%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 9.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used


Scotch 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 significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Scotch Plains on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life and physical scientists (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: accountants and auditors (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking railroad to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Trinidad and Tobago (population 500+)"
  • #77 (07090) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
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