A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$348,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,211
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

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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
    273
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    525
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$81,012
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    43%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    33%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    6%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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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