South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ

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2019 Population
108,786
0.382% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
40.1
0.249% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
6.5%
7.1% 1-year increase
2019 Median Household Income
$100,412
4.38% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$349,600
2.7% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
54,955
0.953% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ had a population of 109k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $100,412. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew from 108,372 to 108,786, a 0.382% increase and its median household income grew from $96,203 to $100,412, a 4.38% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (35.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (30.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.7%), White (Hispanic) (7.5%), and Other (Hispanic) (6.76%). 44.5% of the households in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

86.7% of the residents in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education (375 degrees awarded in 2019), Lincoln Technical Institute-South Plainfield (199 degrees), and Innovate Salon Academy (111 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was $349,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.5%. Most people in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 109k people, from which 86.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 34.9% of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (38k people).

In 2019, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 14.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Spanish (13,469 speakers), Gujarati (5,915 speakers), and Hindi (4,547 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38.9k ± 1.17k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    33.5k ± 1.11k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    14.9k ± 991
17%
Hispanic Population
18.5k people

In 2019, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38.9k people) in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.5k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 14.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

17% of the people in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are hispanic (18.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    13,469 speakers (13.1%)
  2. Gujarati
    5,915 speakers (5.77%)
  3. Hindi
    4,547 speakers (4.43%)

44.5% of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 13.1% of the overall population of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 5.77% speak Gujarati and 4.43% speak Hindi, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

34.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
38k people
35%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
38k people

As of 2019, 34.9% of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents (38k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 35%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.1
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2019, the median age of all people in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents was 40.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    16,199 ± 2,883 people
  2. China
    2,410 ± 1,192 people
  3. Philippines
    1,794 ± 1,031 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was India, the natal country of 16,199 South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents, followed by China with 2,410 and Philippines with 1,794.

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Citizenship

86.7%
2019 Citizenship
86.3%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 86.7% of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 86.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,289 ± 209
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    554 ± 205
  3. Korea
    263 ± 86

South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.33 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ is $100,412. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $167,933, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $155,878 and $150,024.

Males in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $64,391. The income inequality in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.44, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ employs 55k people. The largest industries in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (3,122 people), Computer Systems Design (3,089 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,533 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($161,325), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($160,274), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($153,725).

Wages

Median Household Income

$100,412
2019 value
± $2,317
4.38%
1 Year Growth
± 3.76%

Households in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $100,412, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $96,203 in 2018, which represents a 4.38% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$82,864
Average Male Salary in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ
± $10,201
$64,391
Average Female Salary in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ
± $8,762

In 2019, full-time male employees in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ made 1.29 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ
  1. Asian
    $83,801 ± $13,992
  2. White
    $62,095 ± $8,889
  3. Black
    $54,708 ± $12,701

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.35 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

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Wage Distribution

0.44
2019 Wage GINI in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ
0.443
2018 Wage GINI in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ

In 2019, the income inequality in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 0.44 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.671% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $167,933, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $155,878 and $150,024.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ (7.04k out of 108k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Asian
    2,327 ± 394
  2. White
    2,289 ± 343
  3. Hispanic
    1,853 ± 392

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ is Asian, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

55k
2019 Value
0.953%
1 Year growth
± 0.953%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.953%, from 54.4k employees to 55k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Software developers (1,852 people), Other managers (1,841 people), and Retail salespersons (1,277 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Software developers (1,852 people), Other managers (1,841 people), and Retail salespersons (1,277 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Chemists & materials scientists (8.92 times higher than expected), Medical scientists, & life scientists, all other (5.9 times), and Software quality assurance analysts and testers (4.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Financial managers ($149,451), Chief executives & legislators ($147,246), and Database administrators and architects ($143,983).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

55k
2019 Value
0.953%
1 Year growth
± 0.953%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.953%, from 54.4k employees to 55k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,122 people), Computer Systems Design (3,089 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,533 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,122 people), Computer Systems Design (3,089 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,533 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (10.3 times higher than expected), Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers (5.97 times), and Not specified wholesale trade (5.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Nondepository credit & related activities ($161,325), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($160,274), and Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals ($153,725).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57.4B
  2. $52.6B
  3. $51.9B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57.4B, followed by Electronics ($52.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($51.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$660B
2018 Value in New Jersey
$1.36T
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
105% growth

In 2018, total outbound New Jersey trade was $660B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.36T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $115B
  2. $64.9B
  3. $23.7B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $115B, followed by Pennsylvania with $64.9B and California and $23.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 55.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Jersey
55.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 66.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who had become Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ awarded 685 degrees. The student population of Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ is skewed towards women, with 387 male students and 502 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are White (307 and 44.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (165 and 24.1%), Black or African American (84 and 12.3%), and Asian (76 and 11.1%).

The largest universities in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education (375 and 54.7%), Lincoln Technical Institute-South Plainfield (199 and 29.1%), and Innovate Salon Academy (111 and 16.2%).

The most popular majors in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Phlebotamy Technician (129 and 18.8%), Diesel Mechanics Technology (76 and 11.1%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (52 and 7.59%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 129 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 52 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 51 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Phlebotamy Technician with 129 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 375 degrees awarded
  2. 199 degrees awarded
  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2019, the Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was American Institute of Medical Sciences & Education with 375 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

255
Degrees Awarded to Men
430
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 255 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ, which is 0.593 times less than the 430 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    307 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    165 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    84 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Middlesex County (Northwest)--South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was White students. These 307 degrees mean that there were 1.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 165 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ was $349,600 in 2019, which is 1.45 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $340,400 to $349,600, a 2.7% increase. The homeownership rate in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ is 74.5%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 31.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$349,600
2019 Median
± $3,580
$340,400
2018 Median
± $4,266

In 2019, the median property value in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to to $349,600 from the previous year's value of $340,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$100,412
Median Household Income
± $2,317
37.2k
Number of Households
± 1,192

In 2019, the median household income of the 37.2k households in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to $100,412 from the previous year's value of $96,203.

The following chart displays the households in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

74.5%
2019 Homeownership
73.6%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 74.5% of the housing units in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 7% of the workforce in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (76%)
  2. Carpooled (8.57%)
  3. Public Transit (8.05%)

In 2019, 76% of workers in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.57%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.05%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

94% of the population of South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 61.2% on employee plans, 9.84% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.33% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1179 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Salem County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,179 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,179 patients per year. This represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1,189 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey
$5,081
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,049
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,614
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.95%
Uninsured
61.2%
Employer Coverage
9.84%
Medicaid
11.7%
Medicare
11%
Non-Group
0.33%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ declined by 6.79% from 6.39% to 5.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in South Plainfield & Middlesex Boroughs PUMA, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 13.2% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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