Plainfield 58 Below average
Plainfield Livability #515 ranked city in New Jersey#24,033 ranked city in the USARanks better than 17% of areas

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      Living in Plainfield, NJ

      Plainfield, New Jersey is a moderately-sized city with a population of 50,578 people. Plainfield has a population density of 8,487 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Plainfield identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 45% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Plainfield is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 48%, of the population (over fifteen) is classified as married.

      Living in Plainfield can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the town. Having said that, in the state of New Jersey, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, weather, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Plainfield and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Plainfield to New Jersey and the national average.

      Using data and statistics Plainfield has received a livability score of 55/100. This score is ranked in the 6th percentile when compared to all other cities. This is a lower than the United States average livability score as Plainfield does not rank well for most categories. In fact, Plainfield actually ranks among the lowest 10 percentile of cities across the nation. There are seven total categories that form the livability score. Plainfield ranks well for amenities (A+). On a less positive note, Plainfield does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F), cost of living (F), education (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Plainfield, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Plainfield is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Plainfield come in at $235,800, which is 25.5% lower than the New Jersey average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Plainfield, the home price to income ratio is 4.2, which is 2.3% lower than the New Jersey average.

      Plainfield transportation information

      Statistic Plainfield New Jersey National
      Average one way commute31min31min26min
      Workers who drive to work56.9%71.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool7.8%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit8.4%11.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.0%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home1.6%4.1%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Plainfield, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).