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08820 Zip Code (South Plainfield, NJ) Detailed Profile




Estimated zip code population in 2022: 39,619
Zip code population in 2010: 39,590
Zip code population in 2000: 37,543

Houses and condos: 13,432
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,268
% of renters here:

24%
State:

35%
March 2022 cost of living index in zip code 08820: 119.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 10.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 3,846 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Age and Sex of Residents in zip code 08820
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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2022:
This zip code:

1.5% ($9,521)
New Jersey:

2.1% ($8,897)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $9,557 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $9,483 (1.7%)

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Males: 19,835  (50.1%)
Females: 19,783  (49.9%)

For population 25 years and over in 08820:

  • High school or higher: 94.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 72.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 36.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 08820:

  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 65.1%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 4.4%

Zip code 08820 compared to state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
  • Races in zip code 08820 (2022)
    • 27,13868.5%Asian
    • 7,47418.9%White
    • 2,1745.5%Black
    • 1,5293.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 8652.2%Two or more races
    • 3230.8%Some other race
    • 810.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander
    • 330.08%American Indian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2022: $624,972
08820:

$624,972
New Jersey:

$428,900



According to our research of New Jersey and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in 08820 zip code as of June 20, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 08820 is 13,668 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is much lower than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

42.5 years
New Jersey median age:

40.4 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

3.0 people
New Jersey:

2.6 people

Averages for the 2020 tax year for zip code 08820, filed in 2021:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2020: $141,488 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$141,488
State:

$95,247

Salary/wage: $125,066 (reported on 83.9% of returns)
Here:

$125,066
State:

$80,635
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1135.9% for AGIs below $25k, 3611.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7254.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10561.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 21227.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 85277.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $3,119 (reported on 52.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$3,119
New Jersey:

$2,414
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 46.9% for AGIs below $25k, 74.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 110.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 196.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 273.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1348.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,875 (reported on 44.9% of returns)
Here:

$5,875
State:

$8,057
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 51.6% for AGIs below $25k, 89.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 158.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 267.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 407.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2371.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$24,964 (reported on 41.6% of returns)
Here:

+$24,964
State:

+$25,022
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 29.1% for AGIs below $25k, 106.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 181.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 262.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 676.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 12764.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$20,205 (reported on 15.0% of returns)
Here:

+$20,205
State:

+$18,035
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 164.6% for AGIs below $25k, 164.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 263.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 291.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 379.2% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2574.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $26,141 (reported on 8.3% of returns)
08820:

$26,141
New Jersey:

$21,558
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 53.6% for AGIs below $25k, 152.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 289.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 429.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 481.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1232.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employed (Keogh) retirement plans: $29,073 (reported on 1.4% of returns)
08820:

$29,073
New Jersey:

$30,844
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 28.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 46.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 469.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $33,131 (reported on 14.7% of returns)
Here:

$33,131
State:

$32,863
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 155.4% for AGIs below $25k, 282.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 474.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 565.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 995.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 3453.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $7,831 (reported on 12.4% of returns)
Here:

$7,831
State:

$7,880
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.1% for AGIs below $25k, 28.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 51.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 72.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 150.1% for AGIs $100k-200k, 931.6% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $9,725 (reported on 14.7% of returns)
08820:

$9,725
State:

$9,183
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 48.0% for AGIs below $25k, 90.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 165.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 203.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 327.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 874.2% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,807 (reported on 6.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,807
State:

$2,148
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 54.2% for AGIs below $25k, 48.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2020 taxes: 91.9%
Here:

92%
State:

92%
(% for various income ranges: 90.0% for AGIs below $25k, 90.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 91.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 90.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 92.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 95.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 08820, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $109,102 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$109,102
State:

$79,688

Salary/wage: $94,408 (reported on 84.9% of returns)
Here:

$94,408
State:

$68,122
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 74.4% for AGIs below $25k, 76.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 75.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 82.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 65.9% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $2,049 (reported on 57.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$2,049
New Jersey:

$2,193
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $5,505 (reported on 41.0% of returns)
Here:

$5,505
State:

$6,828
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$8,949 (reported on 34.5% of returns)
Here:

+$8,949
State:

+$15,358
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 5.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$27,178 (reported on 15.1% of returns)
Here:

+$27,178
State:

+$19,577
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.8% for AGIs below $25k, 5.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.6% for AGIs $100k-200k, 4.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $22,341 (reported on 10.4% of returns)
08820:

$22,341
New Jersey:

$18,214
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.8% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Self-employment retirement plans: $22,836 (reported on 1.8% of returns)
08820:

$22,836
New Jersey:

$24,511
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 0.5% for AGIs over 200k)

Total itemized deductions: $32,216 (19% of AGI, reported on 55.4% of returns)
Here:

$32,216
State:

$30,827

Here:

19.3% of AGI
State:

21.2% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 22.0% for AGIs below $25k, 16.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 17.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 18.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 14.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $3,273 (reported on 46.5% of returns)
Here:

$3,273
State:

$3,451
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.0% for AGIs below $25k, 1.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $18,936 (reported on 55.4% of returns)
08820:

$18,936
State:

$15,801
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 10.2% for AGIs below $25k, 7.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.0% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $1,950 (reported on 7.0% of returns)
Here:

$1,950
State:

$2,182
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 63.9%
Here:

64%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 60.5% for AGIs below $25k, 62.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 65.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 64.4% for AGIs $100k-200k, 68.1% for AGIs over 200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 08820, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $87,584 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$87,584
State:

$64,921

Salary/wage: $73,993 (reported on 85.4% of returns)
Here:

$73,993
State:

$57,755
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 198.4% for AGIs below $10k, 70.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 80.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 80.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 83.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 67.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,892 (reported on 70.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,892
New Jersey:

$2,068
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 18.4% for AGIs below $10k, 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,423 (reported on 45.7% of returns)
Here:

$3,423
State:

$3,959
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 17.1% for AGIs below $10k, 3.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$15,825 (reported on 38.5% of returns)
Here:

+$15,825
State:

+$13,591
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -14.3% for AGIs below $10k, 1.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.0% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$24,554 (reported on 13.1% of returns)
Here:

+$24,554
State:

+$17,520
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -13.9% for AGIs below $10k, 6.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 3.8% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $3,666 (reported on 5.8% of returns)
08820:

$3,666
New Jersey:

$3,270
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.7% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Self-employed pension: $16,252 (reported on 2.0% of returns)
Here:

$16,252
New Jersey:

$17,258
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Total itemized deductions: $24,703 (19% of AGI, reported on 54.5% of returns)
Here:

$24,703
State:

$23,924

Here:

18.9% of AGI
State:

21.1% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 46.4% for AGIs below $10k, 17.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 16.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 19.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 19.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $2,973 (2% of AGI, reported on 49.7% of returns)
Here:

$2,973
State:

$3,242

Here:

2.2% of AGI
State:

2.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.5% for AGIs below $10k, 1.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $16,465 (reported on 81.7% of returns)
08820:

$16,465
State:

$12,321
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 9.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 18.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,469 (reported on 5.4% of returns)
Here:

$1,469
State:

$1,711

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 61.6%
Here:

62%
State:

65%
(% for various income ranges: 56.0% for AGIs below $10k, 60.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 63.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 62.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 63.8% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2022:
This zip code:

$155,852
New Jersey:

$96,346
South Plainfield, NJ (08820) map Nearest zip codes: 08840, 07080, 08830, 07067, 07076, 07062.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

58.5%
New Jersey:

47.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.5%
New Jersey:

49.9%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 707
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 12,587


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 289 (140 now married, 144 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 8,749 (5,057 now married, 3,662 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 08820 with a mortgage: 5,808 (741 second mortgage, 9 home equity loan, 716 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 172

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $3,343
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $1,425

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

4.1%
Whole state:

9.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
This zip code:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.2%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.8
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.3
State:

3.9
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 08820: Metuchen Country Club (A), Potter Station (B), Plainfield Country Club (C), Ash Brook Swimming Club (D), Edison Memorial Tower (E), Edison First Aid Squad 2 (F), Edison Division of Fire Station 4 (G), Edison Division of Fire Station 6 (H), Edison Division of Fire Station 5 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 08820 include: New Dover United Methodist Church (A), Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (B), Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

    Park in zip code 08820: Edison State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 302020 or later
  • 4842010 to 2019
  • 1,0392000 to 2009
  • 1,5161990 to 1999
  • 4,8041980 to 1989
  • 1,7241970 to 1979
  • 2,1801960 to 1969
  • 9661950 to 1959
  • 1541940 to 1949
  • 4481939 or earlier

Zip code 08820 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Plainfield, NJ (08820)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in South Plainfield, NJ (08820)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 261 bedroom
  • 1,7392 bedrooms
  • 3,3183 bedrooms
  • 3,5834 bedrooms
  • 1,4815+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Plainfield, NJ (08820)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in South Plainfield, NJ (08820)
  • 232no bedroom
  • 1,1671 bedroom
  • 1,4582 bedrooms
  • 3783 bedrooms
  • 444 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in South Plainfield, NJ (08820) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in South Plainfield, NJ (08820) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 237no vehicle
  • 2,1521 vehicle
  • 5,2142 vehicles
  • 1,7913 vehicles
  • 5354 vehicles
  • 1955+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in South Plainfield, NJ (08820) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in South Plainfield, NJ (08820) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 546no vehicle
  • 1,6181 vehicle
  • 9752 vehicles
  • 1293 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

  • Zip code 08820 household income distribution in 2022

  • Zip code 08820 household income distribution in 2022
  • 327Less than $10,000
  • 213$10,000 to $14,999
  • 194$15,000 to $19,999
  • 143$20,000 to $24,999
  • 153$25,000 to $29,999
  • 163$30,000 to $34,999
  • 203$35,000 to $39,999
  • 147$40,000 to $44,999
  • 191$45,000 to $49,999
  • 468$50,000 to $59,999
  • 751$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,148$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,319$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,028$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,933$150,000 to $199,999
  • 4,932$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 08820

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2022 in zip code 08820
  • 18Less than $10,000
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 14$40,000 to $49,999
  • 23$50,000 to $59,999
  • 11$60,000 to $69,999
  • 18$80,000 to $89,999
  • 17$100,000 to $124,999
  • 14$125,000 to $149,999
  • 22$150,000 to $174,999
  • 6$175,000 to $199,999
  • 96$200,000 to $249,999
  • 197$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,124$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,031$400,000 to $499,999
  • 4,817$500,000 to $749,999
  • 1,697$750,000 to $999,999
  • 659$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 29$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 152$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 08820

  • Rent paid by renters in 2022 in zip code 08820
  • 75Less than $100
  • 18$100 to $149
  • 85$150 to $199
  • 13$200 to $249
  • 49$300 to $349
  • 29$350 to $399
  • 43$750 to $799
  • 18$800 to $899
  • 17$900 to $999
  • 147$1,000 to $1,249
  • 649$1,250 to $1,499
  • 919$1,500 to $1,999
  • 836$2,000 to $2,499
  • 191$2,500 to $2,999
  • 110No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,857.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2022: $1,108,014.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2022 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $622,325
  • Black or African American householders: $527,865
  • Asian householders: $665,719
  • Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander householders: $595,337
  • Some other race householders: $461,716
  • Two or more races householders: $558,029
  • Hispanic or Latino householders: $656,987

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $624,972
08820:

$624,972
New Jersey:

$428,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $487,314 - $778,934

Mean price in 2022:

Detached houses: $751,385
Here:

$751,385
State:

$537,591

Townhouses or other attached units: $495,026
Here:

$495,026
State:

$381,113

In 2-unit structures: $375,247
Here:

$375,247
State:

$444,476

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $468,243
Here:

$468,243
State:

$457,463

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $405,047
Here:

$405,047
State:

$368,745
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 08820
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,020
  • One, attached: 2,486
  • Two: 272
  • 3 or 4: 393
  • 5 to 9: 731
  • 10 to 19: 790
  • 20 to 49: 313
  • 50 or more: 495

Unemployment: 3.7%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 08820

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 08820
  • 48.0%9,354Drove a car alone
  • 8.4%1,645Carpooled
  • 0.2%32Bus or trolley bus
  • 0.5%100Streetcar or trolley car
  • 9.9%1,934Subway or elevated
  • 1.4%267Railroad
  • 0.4%78Taxi
  • 1.1%213Walked
  • 0.9%178Other means
  • 31.2%6,075Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 08820

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 08820
  • 50Less than 5 minutes
  • 7795 to 9 minutes
  • 1,20510 to 14 minutes
  • 1,16315 to 19 minutes
  • 1,34620 to 24 minutes
  • 90625 to 29 minutes
  • 1,56930 to 34 minutes
  • 54835 to 39 minutes
  • 62440 to 44 minutes
  • 1,41145 to 59 minutes
  • 2,60460 to 89 minutes
  • 1,89290 or more minutes

Neighborhoods in zip code 08820:

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 58.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 39,619
  • Male householders: 8,787 (721 living alone), Female householders: 4,512 (1,027 living alone)
  • 9,543 spouses (9,543 opposite-sex spouses), 442 unmarried partners, (442 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 13,165 children (12,829 natural, 304 adopted, 69 stepchildren), 330 grandchildren, 226 brothers or sisters, 1,244 parents, 0 foster children, 654 other relatives, 319 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 238 (-1 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,462 2-persons, 2,729 3-persons, 3,910 4-persons, 758 5-persons, 251 6-persons, 163 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,747 1-person, 243 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 3 6-persons

8,151 married couples with children.
882 single-parent households (346 men, 536 women).

34.4% of residents of 08820 zip code speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% very well, 18% well, 1% not well, 1% not at all).
37.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% very well, 13% well, 9% not well, 3% not at all).
24.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% very well, 14% well, 7% not well, 3% not at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (97% very well, 3% not well).

Foreign born population: 21,604 (54.5%)
(57.2% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

54.5%
Whole state:

23.5%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 65%Bhutan
  • 4%Hong Kong
  • 3%Malaysia
  • 2%Japan
  • 1%Nepal
  • 1%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 1%Afghanistan
Most common first ancestries reported in 08820
  • 4%Italian
  • 2%American
  • 1%Irish
  • 1%Polish
  • 1%Russian
  • 1%Brazilian
  • 1%Ghanaian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 6,8132010 or later
  • 6,7932000 to 2009
  • 3,8961990 to 1999
  • 4,548Before 1990

Zip code 08820 topographic map

There are 94 Internal Medicine Specialists 518 Other Medical Specialists in Zip Code 08820.

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • HILLTOP MANOR APARTMENTS (1 DAYTON DR in EDISON, NJ)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-02-2005-9166, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-02-2005-9166, ENFORCEMENT/COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY
    COMPLIANCE ACTIVITY (Tracking inspections of insecticide, fungicide, and rodenticide, and toxic substances)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-017039, STATE CLEANUP SITE
    Business SIC classification: OPERATORS OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS
    Organizations: GARDEN APARTMENT MANAGEMENT (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MIDDLESEX MANAGEMENT-HILLTOP APARTMENTS, MIDDLESEX MGMT-HILLTOP APTS
  • GETTY SERVICE STATION #57208 (1709 OAK TREE RD in EDISON, NJ)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-00000000347, EPCRA, NJEMS-00306600029, NJEMS-006292, STATE CLEANUP SITE, NJEMS-A1531, AIR PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS; UTILITY TRAILER AND RECREATIONAL VEHICLE RENTAL
    Organizations: EXXON MOBIL CORP, CONOCO PHILLIPS CO, GETTY PETROLEUM MARKETING INC, GETTY PETROLEUM MARKETING CORP, CONOCO PHILLIPS CO (CONTACT/OWNER) , TOSCO CORP (CONTACT/OWNER) , GETTY PETROLEUM MARKETING INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: MOBIL OIL CORP SS AFQ, MOBIL SERVICE STATION #2634838
  • ASTRA CLEANERS (1697 OAK TREE RD in EDISON, NJ)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-00000030036, EPCRA, NJEMS-87040500000, NJEMS-L1636, AIR PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
  • AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC (1680 OAK TREE ROAD in EDISON, NJ)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-009741, STATE CLEANUP SITE, NJEMS-05995500004, EPCRA, NJEMS-16189, AIR PROGRAM, NJEMS-NJD001732080, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Large Quantity Generators, more that 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: SURFACE ACTIVE AGENTS, FINISHING AGENTS, SULFONATED OILS, AND ASSISTANTS; MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES
    Organizations: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC (CONTACT/OPERATOR)
  • ASTRA CLEANERS (1905A RTE 27 in EDISON, NJ)
    AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-015440, STATE CLEANUP SITE, NJEMS-90760800000, EPCRA, NJEMS-L1500, AIR PROGRAM, NJEMS-L1694,
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: ASTER CLEANERS, A&E CLEANERS INC (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • FELS REFRACTORIES OF NJ INC (1133 INMAN AVENUE in EDISON TWP, NJ)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-026658, STATE CLEANUP SITE, NJEMS-1205-03-0014.1, LAND USE - COASTAL AND LAND USE, NJEMS-18084, AIR PROGRAM, NJEMS-215806, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit, NJEMS-61928900000, EPCRA
    National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System NON-MAJOR (Tracking pollutant discharge elimination systems) - permit
    Business SIC classification: CLAY REFRACTORIES
    Organizations: EDISON TWP, FELS REFRACTORIES INC, YOUNGHANS JONATHAN C (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: FELS REFRACTORIES INC
  • AMERADA HESS SERVICE STATION #30268 (789 AMBOY AVENUE in EDISON, NJ)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-008412, STATE CLEANUP SITE, NJEMS-27557900037, EPCRA, NJEMS-A1656, AIR PROGRAM, NJEMS-NJD986586063, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
    Organizations: AMERADA HESS CORP, HESS CORP, HESS CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: AMERADA HESS STA 30268
  • EXXON SERVICE STATION #35405 (240 LINCOLN HIGHWAY in EDISON, NJ)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-007672, STATE CLEANUP SITE, NJEMS-85121700001, EPCRA, NJEMS-A1589, AIR PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
    Organizations: EXXON MOBIL CORP, EXXON MOBIL FUELS MARKETING CO (CONTACT/OWNER)
    Alternative names: EXXON CO USA 35405
  • NU WAY CLEANERS 2 (952 INMAN AVE in EDISON, NJ)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-L1648, AIR PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: NU WAY II, NU WAY DRY CLEANERS INC
  • OAKWOOD GULF SERVICE STATION #120256 (1699 OAKTREE RD in EDISON, NJ)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-006315, STATE CLEANUP SITE, NJEMS-97226100000, EPCRA, NJEMS-A1990, AIR PROGRAM
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
    Organizations: CUMBERLAND FARMS INC
  • BLUE RIBBON LAUNDRY (1113 INMAN AVE in EDISON, NJ)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-L1649, AIR PROGRAM
    Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators, less than 100 kg/month of hazardous waste (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) - notification
    Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
    Organizations: BLUE RIBBON LAUNDRY (NK & S DEV INC ), SBS MANAGEMENT CORP (CONTACT/OWNER)
  • ACTION FAST PRINT (157 WOOD AVE in EDISON, NJ)
    STATE MASTER (New Jersey environmental info) - NJEMS-79596800000, EPCRA
    (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
    Business SIC classification: COMMERCIAL PRINTING, LITHOGRAPHIC

Zip code 08820 marital status for males
Zip code 08820 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0.1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0.7%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 90.5%Utility gas
  • 6.3%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 33,581. Population change in the 1990s: +3,962 (+11.8%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13,143
  • Northeast: 3,093
  • Midwest: 380
  • South: 770
  • West: 363

70% of the 08820 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New Jersey.

91% of the 08820 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 14% moved from abroad.

Year householders moved into unit in South Plainfield, NJ (08820)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 144
Here:

3.0%
New Jersey:

12.3%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 109
Here:

4.5%
New Jersey:

13.1%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 490
Here:

33.0%
New Jersey:

33.2%
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Class of Workers in 2022
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 142,793Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 130,197Management occupations
  • 124,230Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 117,117Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 103,793Business and financial operations occupations
  • 103,176Life, physical, and social science occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

  • JOBIN YVON INC (3880 PARK AVE in EDISON, NJ; small business) : $6,758,060 in 160 contracts from 2000 to 2006
    Contracts for Laboratory Equipment and Supplies, Optical Instruments, Test Equipment, Components and Accessories, Physical Sciences -- Advanced Development (R&D), Combination and Miscellaneous Instruments, and more by Federal Bureau of Investigation, NASA, Agricultural Research Service, Army, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $506,932; 2001: $630,864; 2002: $1,219,836; 2003: $1,437,686; 2004: $915,856; 2005: $1,179,335; 2006: $867,551.

    Biggest contracts:
    $296,000 with Federal Bureau of Investigation for Laboratory Equipment and Supplies. Signed on 2002-09-15. Completion date: 2002-11-15.
    $263,620 with NASA for Optical Instruments, Test Equipment, Components and Accessories. Signed on 2004-07-28. Completion date: 2004-12-28.
    $230,661 with Agricultural Research Service for Laboratory Equipment and Supplies. Taking place in MD. Signed on 2006-09-18. Completion date: 2006-10-19.
    $228,800 with Army for Laboratory Equipment and Supplies. Taking place in GA. Signed on 2003-09-28. Completion date: 2003-11-26.
  • INTERNATIONAL TECHNIDYNE CORPO (8 OLSEN AVE in EDISON, NJ) : $372,091 in 66 contracts from 2003 to 2006
    Contracts for Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies, Chemical Analysis Instruments, Laboratory Equipment and Supplies, In Vitro Diagnostic Substances, Reagents, Test Kits, and Sets, and more by Defense Logistics Agency, Army, Navy, Department of Veterans Affairs, and others
    Signed by year: 2000: $0; 2001: $0; 2002: $0; 2003: $131,670; 2004: $130,187; 2005: $62,096; 2006: $48,138.

    Biggest contracts:
    $70,899 with Defense Logistics Agency for Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies. Signed on 2003-11-15. Completion date: 2003-12-15.
    $60,771, same as above. Signed on 2003-11-15. Completion date: 2003-12-15.
    $37,578 with Army for Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies. Signed on 2004-08-03. Completion date: 2004-07-28.
    $37,225 with Navy for Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies. Signed on 2004-01-13. Completion date: 2004-01-20.
  • LASER DIODE INCORPORATED (2 OLSEN AVE in EDISON, NJ) : $132,750 in 4 contracts from 2004 to 2006
    $40,250 with Defense Logistics Agency for Fiber Optic Light/Image Transfer. Signed on 2005-04-11. Completion date: 2005-06-09.
    $39,750 with Defense Logistics Agency for Optoelectronic Devices and Associated Hardware. Signed on 2006-04-18. Completion date: 2006-11-18.
    $39,750, same as above. Signed on 2004-05-03. Completion date: 2004-07-29.
    $13,000 with Army for Nails, Machine Keys, and Pins. Signed on 2006-02-28. Completion date: 2006-04-07.
  • ATUL ENTERPRISE, INC (72 HIGHWAY 27 in EDISON, NJ; small business) : $63,017 in 7 contracts from 2000 to 2004
    Contracts for Construction of Structures and Facilities -- Other Non-Building Facilities, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Utilities, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Troop Housing Facilities, Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Non-Building Facilities by Navy, Air Force
    Signed by year: 2000: -$102,876; 2001: $17,500; 2002: $0; 2003: $104,063; 2004: $44,330; 2005: $0; 2006: $0.

    Biggest contracts:
    $89,238 with Navy for Construction of Structures and Facilities -- Other Non-Building Facilities. Signed on 2003-02-06. Completion date: 1998-04-08.
    $29,000 with Air Force for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Utilities. Signed on 2004-06-29. Completion date: 2004-07-29.
    $17,500 with Navy for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Troop Housing Facilities. Signed on 2001-04-09. Completion date: 1998-07-24.
    $15,330 with Air Force for Maintenance, Repair or Alteration of Real Property -- Other Utilities. Signed on 2004-05-26. Completion date: 2004-06-10.
  • barry wolf (2 lincoln highway in edison, nj; small business)
    $27,500 with Offices, Boards and Divisions (includes Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, etc.) for Expert Witness. Signed on 2004-07-01. Completion date: 2004-12-31.

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: All Other Support Services (over 1000 employees: 1 establishment, 1-4 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (over 1000: 1)
  • Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Custom Computer Programming Services (100-249: 2, 50-99: 3, 20-49: 6, 10-19: 6, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 93)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (50-99: 1, 20-49: 5, 10-19: 17, 5-9: 29, 1-4: 71)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Janitorial Services (500-999: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 2)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (500-999: 1)
  • Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (100-249: 2, 5-9: 1)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 284 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 105 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 66 people in nursing homes
  • 22 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 22 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in religious group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 2 partial 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 ORIGINATED93$332,827486$317,4022,013$299,24254$181,56939$262,146
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$286,41053$341,382194$301,2257$116,4266$272,115
APPLICATIONS DENIED16$352,536100$382,536608$345,45439$163,53832$232,114
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$400,57362$363,320365$313,28013$144,5218$251,099
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$379,55330$340,071110$303,5821$300,0003$190,567
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED55$324,27428$359,673
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED27$349,28511$373,385
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$425,8145$331,288
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$432,6924$256,515
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$334,1150$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 08820
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in zip code 08820 - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 14. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 101 took place in 2002, and the least - 0 in 2003. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 08820 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (48.0%), and Other (25.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 08820
    • 11748.0%Outside Fires
    • 6325.8%Other
    • 3313.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3112.7%Structure Fires

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 08820, New Jersey

Most common first names in zip code 08820 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13173.6 years
Mary11881.1 years
Joseph9278.6 years
William7376.0 years
Robert7070.0 years
Anna6983.5 years
Helen5983.1 years
James5774.9 years
George5579.0 years
Margaret5279.5 years
Most common last names in zip code 08820 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Patel5269.7 years
Smith2974.3 years
Miller2280.9 years
Brown2178.9 years
Johnson1781.0 years
Thomas1078.1 years
Shah970.6 years
Lee962.0 years
Cohen879.9 years
Friedman878.0 years
Businesses in zip code 08820
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Baskin-Robbins1New Balance1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS1Rite Aid2
Curves1Starbucks1
Dairy Queen1Stop & Shop2
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
Dunkin Donuts3Taco Bell1
FedEx4U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Jones New York1YMCA1
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