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    grade D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade C
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade C minus
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Plainfield is a suburb of New York City with a population of 50,362. Plainfield is in Union County. Living in Plainfield offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Plainfield there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families live in Plainfield and residents tend to be liberal.

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About Plainfield...
Population
50,362

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$257,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,212
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    191.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.9
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    178
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    276.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,200.2
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    national  12%

Working in Plainfield

Jobs
grade C minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,339
National
$62,843

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