North Plainfield, New Jersey Population 2024

22,527

North Plainfield is a city located in Middlesex County, Somerset County, and Union County New Jersey. North Plainfield has a 2024 population of 22,527. North Plainfield is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -0.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,747 in 2020.

The average household income in North Plainfield is $98,250 with a poverty rate of 12.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in North Plainfield is 37.2 years, 36.7 years for males, and 38 years for females.

North Plainfield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of North Plainfield was:

  • White: 34.4%
  • Other race: 24.23%
  • Black or African American: 22.15%
  • Two or more races: 14.47%
  • Asian: 4.7%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
8,024.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.97% (-220)
The current population of North Plainfield, New Jersey is 22,527 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 22,747.

North Plainfield, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,80734.4%
Other race5,49924.23%
Black or African American5,02622.15%
Two or more races3,28514.47%
Asian1,0674.7%
Native American110.05%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

North Plainfield Population by Race

North Plainfield Population Pyramid 2024

North Plainfield Median Age

37.2

Total

36.7

Male

38

Female

North Plainfield Adults

There are 17,733 adults, (2,652 of whom are seniors) in North Plainfield.

North Plainfield Age Dependency

50.5

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

North Plainfield Sex Ratio

Female12,08353.24%
Male10,61246.76%

North Plainfield Population by Age

North Plainfield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,0772.855.544.5
Married3,6823.5467.232.8
Non Family2,4451.1741.458.6
Female1,3363.375545
Male6143.654258

3.43

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

55.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

North Plainfield Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,3859.06%
9th to 12th Grade9866.45%
High School Graduate3,90625.56%
Some College3,42822.43%
Associates Degree1,0897.13%
Bachelors Degree2,98119.5%
Graduate Degree1,5099.87%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

North Plainfield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

North Plainfield Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic6,9265,0681,127
White3,8843,6731,675
Black3,6303,4511,322
Other Race3,1852,045337
2+ Races2,0511,860506
Asian725612395
Native American111111

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

North Plainfield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$44,689$44,850$44,203
Less Than 9th Grade$28,785$34,432$20,303
High School Graduate$45,970$46,786$45,078
Some College$37,127$54,223$31,446
Bachelors Degree$63,786$67,854$63,107
Graduate Degree$85,938$45,227$103,300

$44,689

Average Earnings

$44,850

Average Male

$44,203

Average Female

North Plainfield Earnings by Educational Attainment

North Plainfield Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

North Plainfield Language

45.52% of North Plainfield residents speak only English, while 54.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 44.62% of the population.

North Plainfield Language

North Plainfield Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic10,9191,60414.69%
Other5,4751,24822.79%
White5,14366913.01%
Multiple3,2842176.61%
Asian1,06717716.59%
Black5,0151432.85%

12.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.57%

Male Poverty Rate

13.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in North Plainfield

The race most likely to be in poverty in North Plainfield is Other, with 22.79% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in North Plainfield is Black, with 2.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.1%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.59%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.8%.

North Plainfield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.49%
High School15.54%
Some College8.57%
Bachelors or Greater2.43%

North Plainfield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed22.74%
Male Unemployed11.96%
Female Employed7.7%
Male Employed3.2%

North Plainfield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

North Plainfield Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$81,219$98,250
Families$93,066$113,205
Married Families$103,961$-999,999,999
Non Families$50,537$57,095

mean

median

Income by Household Type

North Plainfield Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

North Plainfield Married by Age and Sex

male

female

North Plainfield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

North Plainfield Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

North Plainfield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

349

Number of Veterans

342

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam143
Second Gulf War105
First Gulf War8
Korea0
World War II0

North Plainfield Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74132
35 to 5492
75+77
18 to 3424
55 to 6424

North Plainfield Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2233.49%
Hispanic991.21%
2+ Races542.37%
Black451.04%
Other Race270.68%

North Plainfield Veterans by Race

North Plainfield Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.27%

Veteran Disability Rate

North Plainfield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

73%

Labor Force Participation

66%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

North Plainfield Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

North Plainfield Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

North Plainfield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

46.35%

Born in North Plainfield

59.52%

Native Born

40.48%

Foreign Born

19.09%

Non Citizen

21.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

59.52% of North Plainfield residents were born in the United States, with 46.35% having been born in New Jersey. 19.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

North Plainfield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,252-55-0.25%
202822,307-55-0.25%
202722,362-55-0.25%
202622,417-55-0.24%
202522,472-55-0.24%
202422,527-55-0.24%
202322,582-55-0.24%
202222,63760.03%
202122,631-116-0.51%
202022,7471,3986.55%
201921,349-139-0.65%
201821,488-48-0.22%
201721,536-72-0.33%
201621,608-46-0.21%
201521,654-96-0.44%
201421,750-57-0.26%
201321,807-34-0.16%
201221,841120.05%
201121,829450.21%
201021,7846813.23%
200021,1032,28312.13%
199018,820-288-1.51%
198019,108-2,688-12.33%
197021,7964,80328.26%
196016,9934,22733.11%
195012,7662,18020.59%
194010,5868268.46%
19309,7602,84441.12%
19206,91679913.06%
19106,1171,10822.12%
19005,00900%
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North Plainfield Population by Year