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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Plainsboro Township is located in New Jersey with a population of 23,487. Plainsboro Township is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Plainsboro Township offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Plainsboro Township there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Plainsboro Township and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Plainsboro Township are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$468,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,467
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    33.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    72.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    441.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    21.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    4%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    39%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    10%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Plainsboro Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$101,993
National
$55,322
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Plainsboro Township Reviews

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I have been living in Plainsboro since 2004 and I love the diversity of the community. It is a small family-oriented town with all the amenities available for its residents to enjoy. It has a beautiful library, a shopping complex with a grocery store, several restaurants, and beautiful parks and a preserve to enjoy! Plainsboro is known for its blue ribbon schools and offers safety and security to its residents as the crime rate is negligible. It is listed as one of the four Middlesex towns as New Jersey's top fifty safest communities! It also offers a great community garden in the summer and lots of greenery, open, beautiful, and clean space to enjoy for all ages. Plainsboro has an easy access to major highways and public transportation. I love the overall warm feeling of this town. No wonder I have made it my home for last thirteen years!
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It a small town but there are so many apartments and houses with enough living space. Every store you need is here with the best-looking library which provides the best resources. Although it’s a small town with high taxes it has one of the best schools in New Jersey. WWP high school North and WWP High school South. Plainsboro is a very diverse town with a very big preserve for plants and animals, it’s a beautiful town. Something I would change is I would add more swimming pools so athletes like me can use them often during the summer.
Plainsboro is a very exciting place to live in. People here are known to have a helping nature, and the resources for all types of people are simply amazing. Even though some things such as restaurants and houses are on the pricier side, the overall experience of living here is very rewarding, especially if you work your hardest with the privileges you have.