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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexPlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$25,647$37,538$29,829
Median household income$58,400$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$97,351$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,542$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$32,351$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$25,685$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate5.8%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level18.1%10.9%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Plainfield is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Plainfield is 6% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Plainfield is 24% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Plainfield is 20% higher than the national average

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      $38,929 $58,400 $116,800
      $49,129 $73,702 $147,404
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Plainfield median earnings by income bracket

      Plainfield employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.3%17.3%
      Manufacturing sector11.6%11.6%
      Financial & insurance services2.5%2.5%
      Wholesale & retail services13.4%13.4%
      Public administration2.1%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.6%15.6%
      Education, health & social services8.2%8.2%

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      Plainfield, NJ50,252$58,4005.6%

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