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South Plainfield is a borough in Middlesex County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of South Plainfield is 40.579N. The longitude is -74.411W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,965.


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Median household income
Local
$67,466
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our South Plainfield demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· New Brooklyn
Site of the first transatlantic mail flight, in 1925
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 47. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

13% of South Plainfield residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the South Plainfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in South Plainfield was $25,270, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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24% of South Plainfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in South Plainfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $878.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,508.


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Libraries in South Plainfield include South Plainfield Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Middlesex County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our South Plainfield political report.

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The average commute time for South Plainfield workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in South Plainfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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Hotels in South Plainfield include Best Western, Holiday Inn Hotels, Ramada Limited South Plainfield.

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