Plainfield Union County, New Jersey

Plainfield: City in Union County, New Jersey, United States of America

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Location of Plainfield on New Jersey map.

About

Plainfield is a city located in the county of Union in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Its population at the 2010 census was 49,808 and a population density of 3,222 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 50,317 inhabitants.

The city was created 174 years ago in 1846.

Geography

Plainfield is located at 40°38'1"N 74°24'27"W (40.6337100, -74.4073700). It has 8 neighbors: Dunellen, Edison, Fanwood, North Plainfield, Piscataway, Scotch Plains, South Plainfield and Watchung.

Plainfield  New Jersey aerial view image
Plainfield New Jersey aerial view
Plainfield  New Jersey aerial view image

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Plainfield Quick Facts

Population : 50,317 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
County : Union County
Postal code : 07060–07063
Phone Area Codes : 908
Area : 15.46 km2
Altitude : 95 feet / 29 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1847 (174 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 00:16:45 (28th July 2021)
Density : 3,255 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 1.01% (2010-2019)

Plainfield has 8 neighbours.

  • Dunellen borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey
  • Edison township in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States
  • Fanwood borough in Union County, New Jersey, United States
  • North Plainfield borough in Somerset County, New Jersey
  • Piscataway township in New Jersey, United States
  • Scotch Plains township in Union County, New Jersey, United States
  • South Plainfield borough in Middlesex County, New Jersey
  • Watchung borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States

Demographics

The population of Plainfield increased by 1.01% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 49,808 - census
2011 49,816 0.02% estimation process
2012 49,972 0.31% estimation process
2013 50,223 0.5% estimation process
2014 50,315 0.18% estimation process
2015 50,464 0.3% estimation process
2016 50,276 -0.37% estimation process
2017 50,367 0.18% estimation process
2018 50,430 0.12% estimation process
2019 50,317 -0.22% estimation process

Plainfield zip code is 07060. County name: Union, County fips: 34039

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People born in Plainfield (172)

People born in Plainfield, including jazz pianist Bill Evans, actress Mary McCormack, athletics competitor Milt Campbell, you can see a list of people who born in Plainfield.

Schools

College & universities near Plainfield

Code Name City ZIP
383279 Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield North Plainfield (NJ) 07060
185679 JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools-School of Nursing Plainfield (NJ) 07061
491613 Yeshiva Gedolah Tiferes Boruch North Plainfield (NJ) 07060-0000
185651 JFK Muhlenberg Harold B. and Dorothy A. Snyder Schools-School of Imaging Plainfield (NJ) 07061
417831 Union County Vocational Technical School Scotch Plains (NJ) 07076

Stations (23)

Amtrak & bus stations near Plainfield

Code Name Address Type
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL
NBK New Brunswick station French and Albany Streets RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL

Other places with the same name (12)

Other cities in Union County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Union County , NJ. (more)

City Name Population Title
Elizabeth 129,216 City in and county seat of Union County, New Jersey, United States
Elizabethport 124,969 City in and county seat of Union County, New Jersey, United States
Union 56,642 Economic and political union of 27 states mostly located in Europe
Linden 42,361 City in Union County, New Jersey, USA
Rahway 29,895 City in Union County, New Jersey
Westfield 29,512 Town in Union County, New Jersey
Scotch Plains 24,274 Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Cranford 24,054 Township of New Jersey
Hillside 21,967 Township of New Jersey
Summit 21,897 City in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Roselle 21,811 Borough in New Jersey, USA
Clark 15,911 Township in southern Union County, New Jersey, United States
Springfield 14,429
New Providence 13,595 Town in New Jersey, United States
Roselle Park 13,588 Borough in Union County, New Jersey
Berkeley Heights 13,363 Township in Union County, New Jersey

Distance to Other Cities

Plainfield distances to largest New Jersey cities

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