Plainfield employment information

IndexPlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$23,594$37,538$29,829
Median household income$55,657$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$87,744$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,828$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$24,123$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$23,489$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate7.1%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level22.1%10.9%15.1%
The Plainfield, NJ employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Plainfield is $23,594, which is 37% lower than than the New Jersey average and 21% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $55,657, which is 24% lower than than the New Jersey average and 1% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Plainfield is 7%, which is 53% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Plainfield is 22% which is 46% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$37,100$55,657$111,314
City
$49,129$73,702$147,404
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Plainfield is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Plainfield is 1% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Plainfield is 53% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Plainfield is 46% higher than the national average.

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Plainfield employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.5%0.6%
Manufacturing sector12.6%0.8%
Financial & insurance services2.2%5.2%
Wholesale & retail services12.3%14.0%
Public administration2.4%3.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.5%4.6%
Education, health & social services7.3%28.0%
Other34.2%29.9%

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Source: The Plainfield, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).