North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ

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Population
114,834
0.962% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Median Age
39.1

Poverty Rate
5.6%

Median Household Income
$88,574
3.68% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$339,700
0.622% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
60,403
0.271% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ had a population of 115k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $88,574. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ declined from 115,949 to 114,834, a -0.962% decrease and its median household income grew from $85,428 to $88,574, a 3.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.7%), White (Hispanic) (17.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (14.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (6.12%). 36.9% of the people in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 87.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield (90 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is $339,700, and the homeownership rate is 65.9%. Most people in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.1 minutes. The average car ownership in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 55.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Jersey
55.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 66.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 18, 2006
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who was appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 115k people, from which 87.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 27.4% of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (31.5k people).

In 2018, there were 2.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.4k people) in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.1k White (Hispanic) and 16.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Spanish (21,618 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,583 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (1,739 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.4k ± 1.29k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    20.1k ± 1.32k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    16.5k ± 810
25.1%
Hispanic Population
28.8k people

In 2018, there were 2.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.4k people) in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.1k White (Hispanic) and 16.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.1% of the people in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are hispanic (28.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    21,618 speakers (20%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,583 speakers (3.31%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    1,739 speakers (1.61%)

36.9% of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 20% of the overall population of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 3.31% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 1.61% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

27.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
31.5k people
26.9%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
30.9k people

As of 2018, 27.4% of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents (31.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 26.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 1
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.2

In 2018, the median age of all people in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 39.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    5,806 ± 1,823 people
  2. Ecuador
    2,608 ± 1,240 people
  3. Costa Rica
    2,097 ± 1,114 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was India, the natal country of 5,806 North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Ecuador with 2,608 and Costa Rica with 2,097.

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Citizenship

87.6%
2018 Citizenship
86.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 87.6% of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 86.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,149 ± 186
  2. Korea
    465 ± 102
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    321 ± 129

North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is $88,574. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ with a value of $153,199, followed by Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $147,821 and $144,550.

Males in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,173. The income inequality in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ employs 60.4k people. The largest industries in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Restaurants & Food Services (4,128 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,367 people), and Construction (2,795 people), and the highest paying industries are Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($152,597), Wired telecommunications carriers ($139,497), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($127,602).

Wages

Median Household Income

$88,574
2018 value
± $2,418
3.68%
1 Year Growth
± 3.86%

Households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $88,574, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $85,428 in 2017, which represents a 3.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$81,078
Average Male Salary in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
± $12,903
$62,173
Average Female Salary in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
± $9,022

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ made 1.3 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
  1. Asian
    $94,891 ± $23,393
  2. White
    $62,029 ± $8,660
  3. Two or More Races
    $55,080 ± $56,883

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.53 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

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Wage Distribution

0.486
2017 Wage GINI in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
0.489
2016 Wage GINI in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ

In 2017, the income inequality in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 0.486 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.62% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ with a value of $153,199, followed by Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $147,821 and $144,550.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ (6.36k out of 114k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    3,872 ± 445
  2. Hispanic
    2,360 ± 399
  3. Black
    962 ± 270

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

60.4k
2017 Value
-0.271%
1 Year decline
± -0.271%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -0.271%, from 60.6k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Miscellaneous managers (2,252 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,962 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,593 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (2,252 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,962 people), and Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,593 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Automotive & watercraft service attendants- (5.76 times higher than expected), Chemical engineers (4.77 times), and Miscellaneous mathematical science occupations, including mathematicians & statisticians (4.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Dentists ($324,749), Wholesale & retail buyers, except farm products ($236,128), and Physicians & surgeons ($204,879).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.4k
2017 Value
-0.271%
1 Year decline
± -0.271%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of -0.271%, from 60.6k employees to 60.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,128 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,367 people), and Construction (2,795 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,128 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,367 people), and Construction (2,795 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (9.65 times higher than expected), Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing (4.3 times), and Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers (3.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($152,597), Wired telecommunications carriers ($139,497), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($127,602).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $48.1B
  2. $36.5B
  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B
2015 Value in New Jersey
$734B
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $70.5B
  2. $48.9B
  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ awarded 90 degrees. The student population of Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is skewed towards women, with 29 male students and 127 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (32 and 36%), followed by Black or African American (28 and 31.5%), White (24 and 27%), and Asian (2 and 2.25%).

The largest universities in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield (90 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are General Cosmetology (53 and 58.9%), Barbering (18 and 20%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (13 and 14.4%).

The median tuition costs in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 53 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 18 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was General Cosmetology with 53 degree-majorss awarded.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
90 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield with 90 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

19
Degrees Awarded to Men
71
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 19 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, which is 0.268 times less than the 71 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    28 degrees awarded
  3. White
    24 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 32 degrees mean that there were 1.14 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was $339,700 in 2018, which is 1.48 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $337,600 to $339,700, a 0.622% increase. The homeownership rate in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 28.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$339,700
2018 Median
± $5,982
$337,600
2017 Median
± $6,629

In 2018, the median property value in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to to $339,700 from the previous year's value of $337,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$88,574
Median Household Income
± $2,418
39.7k
Number of Households
± 1,282

In 2018, the median household income of the 39.7k households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to $88,574 from the previous year's value of $85,428.

The following chart displays the households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.9%
2018 Homeownership
66.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 65.9% of the housing units in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (28.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 4.2% of the workforce in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    78.3%
  2. Carpooled
    10.6%
  3. Public Transit
    4.06%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone (78.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.6%) and those who Public Transit (4.06%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

91.4% of the population of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 63.4% on employee plans, 9.18% on Medicaid, 9.92% on Medicare, 8.56% on non-group plans, and 0.369% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey
$5,081
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,049
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,614
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.59%
Uninsured
63.4%
Employer Coverage
9.18%
Medicaid
9.92%
Medicare
8.56%
Non-Group
0.369%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ N/A by N/A from N/A% to 8.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 12.1% prevalence
  2. 11.7% prevalence
  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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