Plainfield employment information

IndexPlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$22,541$36,359$28,555
Median household income$53,099$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$85,061$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$30,439$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$22,194$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$20,941$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate9.9%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level23.1%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Plainfield is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Plainfield is 1% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Plainfield is 70% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Plainfield is 48% higher than the national average.

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Plainfield median earnings by income bracket

Plainfield employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.9%0.5%
Manufacturing sector14.7%0.8%
Financial & insurance services3.0%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services12.7%16.9%
Public administration2.6%2.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.3%5.4%
Education, health & social services8.4%28.0%
Other33.2%25.5%

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Plainfield, NJ50,423$53,0991%

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Source: The Plainfield, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.