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Scotch Plains Township
  • Suburb in New Jersey

Report Card

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

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Scotch Plains Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 24,740. Scotch Plains Township is in Union County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Scotch Plains Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Scotch Plains Township there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Scotch Plains Township and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Scotch Plains Township are highly rated.

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About Scotch Plains Township...
Population
24,740

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$663,000
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,790
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    36.7
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    12.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    12.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    89.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    510.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    212.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    29%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    38%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    16%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    national  11%

Working in Scotch Plains Township

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$179,241
National
$75,149

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