Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ

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Population
102,139
1.15% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Median Age
38.4

Poverty Rate
11.2%

Median Household Income
$86,116
2.42% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$431,100
1.75% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
49,749
1.08% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ had a population of 102k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $86,116. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ declined from 103,327 to 102,139, a -1.15% decrease and its median household income grew from $84,081 to $86,116, a 2.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (22.3%), Other (Hispanic) (13.5%), White (Hispanic) (10.8%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.32%). 32.7% of the people in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 84.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ are JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing (154 degrees awarded in 2017), Union County Vocational Technical School (74 degrees), and JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Imaging (16 degrees).

The median property value in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ is $431,100, and the homeownership rate is 64%. Most people in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 33.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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.

Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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 Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 102k people, from which 84.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 25.7% of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (26.3k people).

In 2018, there were 1.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.7k people) in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (22,956 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (1,504 speakers), and Haitian (865 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    43.7k ± 956
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    22.8k ± 1.2k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    13.8k ± 1.52k
26.6%
Hispanic Population
27.2k people

In 2018, there were 1.92 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43.7k people) in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 13.8k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

26.6% of the people in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ are hispanic (27.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    22,956 speakers (24.1%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    1,504 speakers (1.58%)
  3. Haitian
    865 speakers (0.91%)

32.7% of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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 Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 24.1% of the overall population of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 1.58% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.91% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

25.7%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
26.3k people
26.3%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
26.9k people

As of 2018, 25.7% of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ residents (26.3k 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 Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was 26.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was 38.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Guatemala
    4,472 ± 1,606 people
  2. El Salvador
    3,981 ± 1,519 people
  3. Ecuador
    1,849 ± 1,046 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was Guatemala, the natal country of 4,472 Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ residents, followed by El Salvador with 3,981 and Ecuador with 1,849.

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Citizenship

84.5%
2018 Citizenship
83.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 84.5% of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was 83.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    957 ± 200
  2. Korea
    402 ± 114
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    281 ± 122

Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ is $86,116. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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 Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,691. The income inequality in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.543, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ employs 49.7k people. The largest industries in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (3,323 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,866 people), and Construction (2,799 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($203,027), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($188,310), and Motion pictures & video industries ($185,912).

Wages

Median Household Income

$86,116
2018 value
± $4,077
2.42%
1 Year Growth
± 6.56%

Households in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $86,116, 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 $84,081 in 2017, which represents a 2.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$89,073
Average Male Salary in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ
± $17,363
$68,691
Average Female Salary in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ
± $15,696

In 2017, full-time male employees in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ made 1.3 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ
  1. Asian
    $102,746 ± $44,182
  2. White
    $92,601 ± $17,640
  3. Black
    $47,163 ± $11,652

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ.

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Wage Distribution

0.543
2017 Wage GINI in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ
0.541
2016 Wage GINI in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ

In 2017, the income inequality in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was 0.543 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.449% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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 Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ (11.3k out of 101k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 35 - 44.

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. Hispanic
    5,450 ± 592
  2. Other
    4,341 ± 565
  3. White
    3,513 ± 446

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

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

49.7k
2017 Value
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 1.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 49.2k employees to 49.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ, are Miscellaneous managers (1,739 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,439 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,293 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers (1,739 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,439 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (1,293 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (5.24 times higher than expected), Chemists & materials scientists (4.14 times), and Packers & packagers, hand (4.11 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Other Physical Scientists ($332,930), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($305,610), and Compliance officers ($288,053).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.7k
2017 Value
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 1.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 49.2k employees to 49.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,323 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,866 people), and Construction (2,799 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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 Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,323 people), Restaurants & Food Services (2,866 people), and Construction (2,799 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (7.39 times higher than expected), Sugar & confectionery products (4.86 times), and Car washes (3.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($203,027), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($188,310), and Motion pictures & video industries ($185,912).

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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 Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ awarded 244 degrees. The student population of Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ is skewed towards women, with 150 male students and 366 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ are White (101 and 41.4%), followed by Black or African American (54 and 22.1%), Hispanic or Latino (49 and 20.1%), and Asian (32 and 13.1%).

The largest universities in Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing (154 and 63.1%), Union County Vocational Technical School (74 and 30.3%), and JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Imaging (16 and 6.56%).

The most popular majors in Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ are Registered Nursing (154 and 63.1%), Automotive Engineering Technology (19 and 7.79%), and Electrician (19 and 7.79%).

The median tuition costs in Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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. 154 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 10 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 6 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 2 to 4 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was Registered Nursing with 154 degree-majorss awarded.

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Universities

$N/A
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2017, the Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was JFK Muhlenberg Harold B & Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing with 154 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

80
Degrees Awarded to Men
164
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 80 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ, which is 0.488 times less than the 164 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    101 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    54 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    49 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Union County (Southwest)--Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ were to White students. These 101 degrees mean that there were 1.87 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was $431,100 in 2018, which is 1.88 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $423,700 to $431,100, a 1.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ is 64%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 33.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$431,100
2018 Median
± $11,127
$423,700
2017 Median
± $10,163

In 2018, the median property value in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ grew to to $431,100 from the previous year's value of $423,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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 Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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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$86,116
Median Household Income
± $4,077
34k
Number of Households
± 1,150

In 2018, the median household income of the 34k households in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ grew to $86,116 from the previous year's value of $84,081.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

64%
2018 Homeownership
63.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64% of the housing units in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

33.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (33.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 7.02% of the workforce in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    66.4%
  2. Public Transit
    12.4%
  3. Carpooled
    6.54%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone (66.4%), followed by those who Public Transit (12.4%) and those who Carpooled (6.54%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

85.5% of the population of Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 52.7% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 7.47% on non-group plans, and 0.466% 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New Jersey.
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

14.5%
Uninsured
52.7%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
7.47%
Non-Group
0.466%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) PUMA, NJ N/A by N/A from N/A% to 14.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Plainfield City & Westfield Town (South) 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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