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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 50,011 inhabitants.

The city was created 174 years ago in 1846.

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

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.

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Plainfield Quick Facts

Population : 50,011 (2020)
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 : 00:05:07 (17th October 2021)
Density : 3,235 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.41% (2010-2020)

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 0.41% in 10 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
2020 50,011 -0.61% estimation process

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

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Local Places in Plainfield

1 Plainfield City Hall
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Address: 515 Watchung Ave, Plainfield, NJ 07060 ➦ Show Map

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Plainfield City Hall
2 City of Plainfield

Address: 1300 W 4th St, Plainfield, NJ 07063 ➦ Show Map

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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.

  • Kenneth Ham (American astronaut and Captain in the United States Navy) he was born in 12/12/1964
  • Irving Penn (American photographer and photojournalist) he was born in 16/06/1917
  • Donald Martino (American composer) he was born in 16/05/1931
  • Gresham Sykes (Sociologist and criminologist) he was born in 26/05/1922
  • Jane Rule (Canadian novelist) she was born in 28/03/1931
  • Tim Sullivan (American film director, producer, actor, and screenwriter) he was born in 02/07/1964
  • Theo Colborn (American ecologist) she was born in 28/03/1927
  • Archibald Cox (American prosecutor) he was born in 17/05/1912
  • Van Wyck Brooks (American literary critic, biographer, and historian) he was born in 16/02/1886
  • David S. Ware (jazz musician) he was born in 07/11/1949
  • George H. Utter (American politician (1854-1912)) he was born in 24/07/1854
  • Benjamin Hedges (American high jumper) he was born in 08/06/1907
  • William Nelson Runyon (American politician (1871-1931)) he was born in 05/03/1871
  • James A. Yorke (mathematician) he was born in 03/08/1941
  • David Hand (American animator and filmmaker) he was born in 23/01/1900
  • Carol Bellamy (American politician) she was born in 14/01/1942
  • Charles N. Brower (American judge) he was born in 05/06/1935
  • David Williams (American ice hockey player) he was born in 25/08/1967

Schools in Plainfield

College & universities near Plainfield, NJ

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, NJ

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

Post offices near Plainfield

Post Office Name City ZIP
Netherwood Post Office Plainfield (NJ) 07062
Fanwood Post Office Fanwood (NJ) 07023
Scotch Plain Post Office Scotch Plains (NJ) 07076
North Plainfield Post Office North Plainfield (NJ) 07060
Plainfield Post Office Plainfield (NJ) 07060

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 128,382 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 67,137 Economic and political union of 27 states mostly located in Europe
Linden 42,076 City in Union County, New Jersey, USA
Rahway 29,832 City in Union County, New Jersey
Westfield 29,238 Town in Union County, New Jersey
Scotch Plains 24,138 Township in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Cranford 24,028 Township of New Jersey
Hillside 21,841 Township of New Jersey
Summit 21,812 City in Union County, New Jersey, United States
Roselle 21,689 Borough in New Jersey, USA
Clark 15,837 Township in southern Union County, New Jersey, United States
New Providence 13,994 Town in New Jersey, United States
Roselle Park 13,510 Borough in Union County, New Jersey
Berkeley Heights 13,313 Township in Union County, New Jersey
Kenilworth 8,153 Town in New Jersey

Distance to Other Cities

Plainfield distances to largest New Jersey cities