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Plainfield, NJ

Plainfield, a town in New Jersey, has a population of slightly less than 51,000. With an average age of just over 35, the city's residents skew decidedly younger than most cities in New Jersey. A narrow majority of residents rent their homes (54%) as opposed to owning (46%) in Plainfield. At $1,175 a month, the average rent is a bit below the state average.

There are plenty of industries from which to choose in Plainfield. The five most common are retail, manufacturing, entertainment, healthcare, and support. Combined, these industries account for 29% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. Plainfield workers bring in an average annual income of just under $70K, about $16,000 less than the average New Jersey resident. The city's average income, however, is roughly on par with the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, Plainfield has a relatively high number of residents older than 25 who have a high school degree or GED (22%). Furthermore, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have a Master's or Doctoral degree.

Plainfield has an average commute time of about 34 minutes. Driving is the typical way to get to work, selected by 33% of commuters, while public transit is used by only 4% of the city. Not many commuters (2%) walk to work, though the number surpasses the national average.

Average Rent in Plainfield

Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
Apr 19$750$1,842$2,550$1,550
Oct 191,8422,5501,700
Sep 191,8222,5121,635
Aug 191,2301,4801,635
Jul 191,2301,480
Jun 191,2301,480
May 191,2301,480
Apr 191,2301,480
Mar 191,1951,445
Feb 191,0001,275
*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

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