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  3. Housing
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  6. Diversity
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South Plainfield is a suburb of New York City with a population of 23,956. South Plainfield is in Middlesex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in South Plainfield offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Plainfield there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in South Plainfield and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in South Plainfield are highly rated.

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About South Plainfield...
Population
23,956

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$340,200
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,702
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    16%
  • Own
    84%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    91.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    0
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    33.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    141
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,422.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.5
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    national  12%

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