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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Plainsboro Center is a town in New Jersey with a population of 2,943. Plainsboro Center is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Plainsboro Center offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Plainsboro Center there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Plainsboro Center and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Plainsboro Center are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$377,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,403
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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Plainsboro Center Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    3%
  • 25-34 years
    22%
  • 35-44 years
    20%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    45%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in Plainsboro Center

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$75,221
National
$55,322
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Plainsboro Center Reviews

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While plainsboro is a nice, safe and quiet town with excellent schools, consider the following comments for someone who lived there for over 3 years.

- diversity is not really diverse here. The town is majority indian and Asian population. Their super bowl is the school orchestra and if your kids plays sports, the progras here are sub par.
- it's close to Princeton but that's it. A 5 star restaurant around the area (on average) is a 3 star in North Jersey. You have hidden gems but won't get much diversity.
- schools are great but be prepared for your kids to stay up late doing repetitive assignments.
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Plainsboro is a quiet but affluent township, outside of Princeton, New Jersey, that is small in nature but significant in the landscape of Middlesex County. Plainsboro has a booming agricultural industry with several farms producing crops in peak season, a wonderful police department to certify resident safety, home to the Plainsboro Preserve, and has great schools.
The weather certainly is no southern california - there's snow, and rain, but there aren't any major disaster problems like hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. The weather is more of an inconvenience than anything