Skip to Main Content
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
South Plainfield is a suburb of New York City with a population of 23,906. 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 above average.
About South Plainfield...
Population
23,906

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$332,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,812
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    17%
  • Own
    83%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for South Plainfield
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

South Plainfield Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    20.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,398.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    99
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in South Plainfield

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$100,782
National
$55,322
Places like South Plainfield
More

South Plainfield Reviews

59 reviews
All Categories
Very peaceful town with friendly, family-oriented population and excellent access to shopping, the highways and restaurants. The culture of the town is very laid-back, relative to other NYC suburbs close to the northeast corridor or Bergen lines. The township has historically been sensibly prudent regarding expenditure and not wasted too much money on just making the public schools glamorous unlike some other nj town.
Start Your Review of South Plainfield
Rate It!
I grew up in South Plainfield and just love it. The people are friendly and the neighborhood is clean. It has beautiful parks that provide a common place for social and chance meetings. People often go to this park for exercise since there is a mile path around it.For a small town there are plenty of places to shop and dine, however , I would like to see some fine dining restaurants come to town in addition to the diner-style and fast food places. The mayor of town is very friendly and works hard at keeping our town up to date and current. He makes sure we have a safe environment with his police staffing especially when schools are concerned. Our town comes together every Labor Day for a spectacular 2 hour parade which ends at the Middle School with vendors, music,and food. The day ends with a spectacular fireworks display. I think these are some reasons why when kids grow up they look to stay in town and start a family of there own!
South Plainfield is a great town for both kids and adults. It has a wide variety of recreational activities for children of all ages, as well as plenty of events for adults to attend for a night out. It takes pride in having a small hometown type of feeling and it's well-known wrestling program. South Plainfield's school district is one that ensures the safety of the students, while instilling a passion for learning. As you can see, South Plainfield has it all!