South Plainfield, NJ

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Population

24,154

0.797% growth

Median Age

41.1


Median Household Income

$91,889

0.0739% decline

Poverty Rate

3.62%


Number of Employees

12,519

3.08% growth

Median Property Value

$325,400

0.868% growth

About

In 2017, South Plainfield, NJ had a population of 24.2k people with a median age of 41.1 and a median household income of $91,889. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of South Plainfield, NJ grew from 23,963 to 24,154, a 0.797% increase and its median household income declined from $91,957 to $91,889, a -0.0739% decrease.

The population of South Plainfield, NJ is 53.6% White Alone, 16.9% Asian Alone, and 16.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in South Plainfield, NJ speak a non-English language, and 91.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Plainfield, NJ are Everest Institute-South Plainfield (258 degrees awarded in 2016), Lincoln Technical Institute-South Plainfield (155 degrees), and The Salon Professional Academy-South Plainfield (111 degrees).

The median property value in South Plainfield, NJ is $325,400, and the homeownership rate is 80.1%. Most people in South Plainfield, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.8 minutes. The average car ownership in South Plainfield, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of South Plainfield, NJ employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in South Plainfield, NJ are Manufacturing (1,543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,474 people), and Retail Trade (1,266 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,333), Public Administration ($83,421), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,170).

Median household income in South Plainfield, NJ is $91,889. Males in South Plainfield, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in South Plainfield, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$91,889

2017 value

± $7,427

-0.0739%

1 Year Growth

± 10.3%

Households in South Plainfield, NJ have a median annual income of $91,889, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $91,957 in 2016, which represents a -0.0739% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for South Plainfield, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9.01

  2. Census Tract 8.01

  3. Census Tract 10.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Plainfield, NJ was Census Tract 9.01 with a value of $112,137, followed by Census Tract 8.01 and Census Tract 10.01, with respective values of $101,818 and $99,250.

The following map shows all of the places in South Plainfield, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

3.62% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Plainfield, NJ (865 out of 23.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ 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

    701 ± 180

  2. Hispanic

    220 ± 151

  3. Other

    71 ± 142

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Plainfield, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

12.5k

2017 Value

± 743

3.08%

1 Year growth

± 7.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Plainfield, NJ grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 12.1k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Plainfield, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,931 people), Management Occupations (1,322 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,070 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Plainfield, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of South Plainfield, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,931 people), Management Occupations (1,322 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,070 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Plainfield, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.48 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.48 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of South Plainfield, NJ, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($105,125), Management Occupations ($84,291), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($83,819).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.5k

2017 Value

± 743

3.08%

1 Year growth

± 7.97%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in South Plainfield, NJ grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 12.1k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Plainfield, NJ, are Manufacturing (1,543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,474 people), and Retail Trade (1,266 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Plainfield, NJ, though some of these residents may live in South Plainfield, 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 South Plainfield, NJ, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,543 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,474 people), and Retail Trade (1,266 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, South Plainfield, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.89 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.8 times), and Information (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in South Plainfield, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($103,333), Public Administration ($83,421), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,170).

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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

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

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

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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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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Health

91.9% of the population of South Plainfield, NJ has health coverage, with 63.8% on employee plans, 6.49% on Medicaid, 11.6% on Medicare, 9.41% on non-group plans, and 0.581% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of South Plainfield, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in South Plainfield, NJ 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

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 neighboring states.

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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 

$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

8.07%

Uninsured

63.8%

Employer Coverage

6.49%

Medicaid

11.6%

Medicare

9.41%

Non-Group

0.581%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Plainfield, NJ declined by 16.2% from 9.63% to 8.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Plainfield, 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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Diversity

South Plainfield, NJ is home to a population of 24.2k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of South Plainfield, NJ residents were born outside of the country (6.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of South Plainfield, NJ is composed of 13k White Alone residents (53.6%), 4.08k Asian Alone residents (16.9%), 3.99k Hispanic or Latino residents (16.5%), 2.62k Black or African American Alone residents (10.8%), 434 Two or More Races residents (1.8%), 86 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.356%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in South Plainfield, NJ are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in South Plainfield, NJ was 41.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in South Plainfield, NJ are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all South Plainfield, NJ residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    6.1k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of South Plainfield, NJ residents (6.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Plainfield, NJ was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

91.6%

2017 Citizenship

91.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.6% of South Plainfield, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in South Plainfield, NJ was 91.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13k ± 701

  2. Asian Alone

    4.08k ± 661

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.99k ± 689

In 2017, there were 3.18 times more White Alone residents (13k people) in South Plainfield, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.08k Asian Alone and 3.99k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in South Plainfield, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of South Plainfield, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in South Plainfield, NJ was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of South Plainfield, NJ are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    391 ± 96

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    134 ± 82

  3. Korea

    114 ± 49

South Plainfield, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in South Plainfield, NJ awarded 627 degrees. The student population of South Plainfield, NJ is skewed towards men, with 456 male students and 434 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Plainfield, NJ are White (208 and 33.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (202 and 32.3%), Black or African American (165 and 26.4%), and Asian (28 and 4.47%).

The largest universities in South Plainfield, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Everest Institute-South Plainfield (258 and 41.1%), Lincoln Technical Institute-South Plainfield (155 and 24.7%), and The Salon Professional Academy-South Plainfield (111 and 17.7%).

The most popular majors in South Plainfield, NJ are Medical Assistant (145 and 23.1%), Medium or Heavy Vehicle & Truck Technology (75 and 12%), and General Cosmetology (62 and 9.89%).

The median tuition costs in South Plainfield, 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. 62 degrees awarded

  2. 56 degrees awarded

  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in South Plainfield, NJ was General Cosmetology with 62 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in South Plainfield, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 258 degrees awarded

  2. 155 degrees awarded

  3. 111 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the South Plainfield, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Everest Institute-South Plainfield with 258 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

268

Degrees Awarded to Men

359

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 268 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Plainfield, NJ, which is 0.747 times less than the 359 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    208 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    202 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    165 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in South Plainfield, NJ were to White students. These 208 degrees mean that there were 1.03 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 202 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Plainfield, NJ was $325,400 in 2017, which is 1.5 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $322,600 to $325,400, a 0.868% increase. The homeownership rate in South Plainfield, NJ is 80.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in South Plainfield, NJ have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in South Plainfield, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$91,889

Median Household Income

± $7,427

7.89k

Number of Households

± 516

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.89k households in South Plainfield, NJ declined from $91,889 from the previous year's value of $91,957.

The following chart displays the households in South Plainfield, 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$325,400

2017 Median

± $6,419

$322,600

2016 Median

± $7,258

In 2017, the median property value in South Plainfield, NJ grew to to $325,400 from the previous year's value of $322,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in South Plainfield, 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 South Plainfield, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

80.1%

2017 Homeownership

81.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 80.1% of the housing units in South Plainfield, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.4%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

30.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Plainfield, NJ have a longer commute time (30.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.6% of the workforce in South Plainfield, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    7.09%

  3. Public Transit

    6.98%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in South Plainfield, NJ was Drove Alone (82.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.09%) and those who Public Transit (6.98%).

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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