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North Plainfield is a borough in Somerset County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of North Plainfield is 40.63N. The longitude is -74.427W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 115 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,091.


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Median household income
Local
$55,322
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our North Plainfield demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Blue Hills
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 65. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • North Plainfield Street Fair - June 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check North Plainfield web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Green Brook Park
Historic sites and museums: Fleetwood Museum of Art
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National index: 100
Local index: 140

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Sections below provide additional information and links about North Plainfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Somerset County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07062 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of North Plainfield residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the North Plainfield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in North Plainfield was $22,791, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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27% of North Plainfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in North Plainfield include Washington Park Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in North Plainfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $759.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,561.


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Libraries in North Plainfield include North Plainfield Branch Library ... View libraries

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Somerset County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our North Plainfield political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for North Plainfield workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in North Plainfield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in North Plainfield include Howard Johnson.

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