Plainfield, NJ has a population of 50,578 people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $55,657. Between 2015 and 2016 the population of Plainfield, NJ declined from 50,678 to 50,578, a 0.2% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,500 to $55,657, a 2.12% increase.
The population of Plainfield, NJ is 41.2% Hispanic, 40.4% Black, and 8.96% White. 49% of the people in Plainfield, NJ speak a non-English language, and 70.4% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Plainfield, NJ are Muhlenberg Harold B and Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Nursing, with 87 graduates, Muhlenberg Harold B and Dorothy A Snyder Schools-School of Imaging, with 26 graduates, and duCret School of Arts, with 1 graduates.
The median property value in Plainfield, NJ is $235,800, and the homeownership rate is 47.6%. Most people in Plainfield, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30 minutes. The average car ownership in Plainfield, NJ is 2 cars per household.
Plainfield, NJ is a census place located in Union County, NJ. It borders Dunellen, NJ; Fanwood, NJ; North Plainfield, NJ; South Plainfield, NJ; and Watchung, NJ.