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Overview

Introduction to South Plainfield, New Jersey

South Plainfield, New Jersey, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles N of Edison, New Jersey and 16 miles SW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Middlesex - Somerset - Hunterdon area. There are 21,810 residents in South Plainfield.

South Plainfield History

South Plainfield’s landscape was, to a large extent, shaped by a glacier thousands of years ago. Because of the landscape, the area had been a fertile hunting ground until the time of the Lenape Indians. South Plainfield was incorporated as a township in March, 1926. The Great Depression of the 1930s had an adverse impact on the growth of this town. However, with the establishment of the Cornell-Dublier manufacturing unit, the town began to prosper once again.

South Plainfield and nearby Attractions

  • South Plainfield Station
  • Spring Lake
  • Holy Redeemer Cemetery
  • Cotton Street Park
  • Oak Tree Sports Center

Things To Do In South Plainfield

The town of South Plainfield offers easy access to the Drake House Museum, the Hungarian Heritage Museum and the Mason Gross School of the Arts Gallery. The town itself has some very popular tourist attractions like the Feigley's School of Gymnastics and the Oak Tree Sports Center. Spring Lake is another beautiful place to spend the day with family and friends. Amusement parks like the Spring Lake County Park, the Walnut Park and the Cotton Street Park provide entertainment facilities to be enjoyed by adults as well as children.

South Plainfield Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is nearby.

South Plainfield Higher Education

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is the local college. However, residents can also attend nearby Union County College or Middlesex County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,963
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+11,965
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married55.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.1%
Median Earnings25+$50,918
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,670

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,365
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation7.1%

Housing

People Living Alone19.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,557
Median House Value$322,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)38.7%
Italian19.7%
Irish12.7%
Polish7.1%
English3.5%
Guyanese2.1%
Hungarian1.6%
Russian1.6%
Arab1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Greek1.3%
African1.1%
Kenyan0.9%
Afghan)0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Albanian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
German0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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South Plainfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes7080
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.57
Approximate Longitude-74.41

South Plainfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPLAINFIELD
Distance1.6 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNEW BRUNSWICK 3 SE
Distance7.9 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dunellen7,355$87,599
Edison101,868$106,811
Green Brook7,141$141,127
Metuchen13,791$132,344
North Plainfield22,106$86,149
Plainfield50,578$56,153

South Plainfield Public Libraries

South Plainfield Free Public Library
2484 PLAINFIELD AVENUE
South Plainfield, New Jersey
(908) 754-7885

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South Plainfield Public Schools

Franklin Elementary School
1000 Franklin Ave
ZIP: 7080
(908) 754-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Grant Elementary School
305 Cromwell Place
ZIP: 7080
(908) 754-4620
Middle
Total Enrollment 546
John E Riley Elementary School
100 Morris Avenue
ZIP: 7080
(908) 754-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
John F Kennedy Elementary School
2900 Norwood Avenue
ZIP: 7080
(908) 754-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
Roosevelt Elementary School
135 Jackson Avenue
ZIP: 7080
(908) 754-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Roosevelt/administration
125 Jackson Street
ZIP: 7080
(908) 754-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 129
South Plainfield High School
200 Lake Street
ZIP: 7080
(908) 754-4620
High
Total Enrollment 1107
South Plainfield Middle School
2201 Plainfield Avenue
ZIP: 7080
(908) 754-4620
Middle
Total Enrollment 509

South Plainfield Private Schools

Alminhaal Academy
1764a New Durham Rd
ZIP: 7080
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 285
Creative Kids Academy
1615 Clinton Ave
ZIP: 7080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Lil Big Ones
134 Durham Ave
ZIP: 7080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Stepping Stones Learning Center
4001 Hadley Road Suite F
ZIP: 7080
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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