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South Plainfield is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 24,221 people and six constituent neighborhoods, South Plainfield is the 82nd largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in South Plainfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don’t compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey. South Plainfield Homes

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, South Plainfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, South Plainfield is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Plainfield who work in office and administrative support (14.71%), management occupations (11.12%), and sales jobs (9.80%). South Plainfield Homes

Also of interest is that South Plainfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US. South Plainfield Homes

South Plainfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, South Plainfield’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country. South Plainfield Homes

One downside of living in South Plainfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In South Plainfield, the average commute to work is 31.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. South Plainfield Homes

Although the majority of commuting trips in the borough are by private automobile, South Plainfield is somewhat unusual for a borough of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the South Plainfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution. South Plainfield Homes

The citizens of South Plainfield are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.06% of adults in South Plainfield have a bachelor’s degree or even advanced degree. South Plainfield Homes

The per capita income in South Plainfield in 2010 was $36,062, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,248 for a family of four. However, South Plainfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. South Plainfield Homes

South Plainfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call South Plainfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Plainfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. South Plainfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.07% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in South Plainfield include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

South Plainfield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.02%.

The most common language spoken in South Plainfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.

A borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey, South Plainfield consists of two, high points created where a glacier started and then melted with Spring Lake on a flat basin in the middle. Home of Monument Park, this family-friendly community has a population of approximately 23,385 and offers numerous recreational facilities, events, educational opportunities, and more. You’ll also find Tumi, Inc., PTC Therapeutics, Jem Records and The Plainfield Curling Club here.

Fun Fact: WGA Award and Emmy Award-winning American writer and producer, Michael Price, best known for his work on The Simpsons, was born here. And so was Greg Garbowsky, the bassist for the “Jonas Brothers.”

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