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Overview

Introduction to Plainsboro, New Jersey

Plainsboro, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 11 miles NE of Trenton, New Jersey and 35 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. Plainsboro is part of the surrounding Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon metro area.

Plainsboro History

The Unami Native Americans were among the first inhabitants of this region. The Dutch came here in the 1600s, and developed it as an agricultural community. The town of Plainsboro was originally formed from portions of South Brunswick and Cranbury townships, and was officially incorporated on May 6, 1919. Even though great development has taken place over the years, this township of Plainsboro continues to hold on to its rural traditions.

Plainsboro and nearby Attractions

  • Historical Society of Princeton
  • American Organ Archives
  • Morven Museum and Gardens
  • Springdale Golf Club
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Plainsboro

Visitors to Plainsboro should make a trip to the pristine Morven Museum and Gardens which showcases the cultural heritage of the region. The Historical Society of Princeton is another interesting place where one can learn intriguing facts about the area. The American Organ Archives consists of both archives and a library with books, periodicals, dissertations, and even sound recordings. Travelers can also spend a day at the Springdale Golf Club or visit the nearby Zoological Park in Bergen County.

Plainsboro Transportation

Newark International Airport is the local airport.

Plainsboro Higher Education

Residents of Plainsboro have higher education opportunities at the College of New Jersey, Princeton University, Rider University, Rutgers University - New Brunswick and at the Thomas Edison State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,398
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens9%
Employed Population 16+11,935
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married61%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher73.6%
Median Earnings25+$69,551
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$38,327
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,357

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,588
% Above Poverty Level95.8%
% Below Poverty Level4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation10.3%

Housing

People Living Alone27.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,424
Median House Value$454,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.9%
Irish6.2%
Italian4.5%
English3.4%
Polish3.2%
Russian3.1%
Ukrainian1%
Hungarian1%
West Indian0.9%
African0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Scottish0.7%
Arab0.7%
Nigerian0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Greek0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Plainsboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes8536
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.33
Approximate Longitude-74.58

Plainsboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationLAMBERTVILLE
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cranbury3,803$174,286
Hightstown5,532$69,614
Princeton30,168$181,455
Rocky Hill618$115,625
South Brunswick45,097$124,029
West Windsor27,988$189,443

Plainsboro Public Libraries

Plainsboro Free Public Library
9 VAN DOREN DRIVE
Plainsboro, New Jersey
(609) 275-2897

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Plainsboro Hospitals

Univ Medical Center Of Princeton At Plainsboro
(Proprietary)
One Plainsboro Road
(866) 460-4776

Plainsboro Public Schools

Community Middle School
95 Grovers Mill Road
ZIP: 8536
(609) 716-5300
Middle
Total Enrollment 1136
J.v.b. Wicoff Elementary School
510 Plainsboro Road
ZIP: 8536
(609) 716-5450
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Millstone River School
75 Grovers Mill Road
ZIP: 8536
(609) 716-5500
Middle
Total Enrollment 875
Town Center Elementary School At Plainsboro
700 Wyndhurst Drive
ZIP: 8536
(609) 716-8330
Primary
Total Enrollment 732
West Windsor-plainsboro High School North
90 Grovers Mill Road
ZIP: 8536
(609) 716-5100
High
Total Enrollment 1497

Plainsboro Private Schools

Child Development Center At Bristol-myers Squibb
777 Scudders Mill Rd
ZIP: 8536
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Montessori Corner At Princeton
666 Plainsboro Rd 2100
ZIP: 8536
Elementary
Total Enrollment 55
Montessori Country Day School
72 Grovers Mill Rd
ZIP: 8536
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
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