North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ

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2020 Population
113,969
0.329% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.9
2.31% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.19%
9.58% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$95,837
5.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$352,300
0.0568% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
60,157
0.762% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ had a population of 114k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $95,837. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ declined from 114,345 to 113,969, a −0.329% decrease and its median household income grew from $90,830 to $95,837, a 5.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (50.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (14.1%), White (Hispanic) (14.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.28%), and Other (Hispanic) (7.01%).

38.1% of the households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

87.7% of the residents in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield (83 degrees awarded in 2020) and Yeshiva Gedolah Tiferes Boruch (0 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was $352,300, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%. Most people in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 114k people, from which 87.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 29.2% of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (33.2k people).

In 2020, there were 3.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.9k people) in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 16.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Spanish (21,743 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,375 households), and Gujarati (1,344 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    57.9k ± 1.45k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 1.02k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    16.1k ± 1.43k
24.8%
Hispanic Population
28.2k people

In 2020, there were 3.59 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (57.9k people) in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 16.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

24.8% of the people in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are hispanic (28.2k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    21,743 households (20.2%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,375 households (3.13%)
  3. Gujarati
    1,344 households (1.25%)

38.1% of the households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 20.2% of the households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
33.2k people
27.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
31.2k people

As of 2020, 29.2% of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents (33.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 27.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2020, the median age of all people in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 39.9. 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 North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents was 39.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. India
    6,249 ± 1,887 people
  2. Colombia
    2,907 ± 1,307 people
  3. China
    2,274 ± 1,159 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was India, the natal country of 6,249 North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Colombia with 2,907 and China with 2,274.

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Citizenship

87.7%
2020 Citizenship
88.3%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 87.7% of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 88.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,220 ± 276
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    447 ± 180
  3. Korea
    339 ± 120

North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

Median household income in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is $95,837. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

Males in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.29 times higher than the average income of females, which is $68,353. The income inequality in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ employs 60.2k people. The largest industries in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (3,627 people), Construction (3,589 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,559 people), and the highest paying industries are Administration of human resource programs ($248,074), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($179,479), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($169,369).

Wages

Median Household Income

$95,837
2020 value
± $3,738
5.51%
1 Year Growth
± 4.69%

Households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $95,837, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $90,830 in 2019, which represents a 5.51% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$88,377
Average Male Salary in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
± $12,557
$68,353
Average Female Salary in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
± $10,023

In 2020, full-time male employees in North Plainfield & Somerville 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 North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
  1. Asian
    $96,156 ± $21,945
  2. White
    $69,132 ± $8,877
  3. Black
    $54,798 ± $18,207

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.39 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

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Wage Distribution

0.472
2020 Wage GINI in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ
0.462
2019 Wage GINI in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ

In 2020, the income inequality in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.06% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 75+
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ (6.98k out of 113k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 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. White
    3,672 ± 565
  2. Hispanic
    2,629 ± 451
  3. Other
    1,221 ± 328

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

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

60.2k
2020 Value
0.762%
1 Year growth
± 0.762%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.762%, from 59.7k employees to 60.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Other managers (2,059 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,720 people), and Cashiers (1,481 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Other managers (2,059 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,720 people), and Cashiers (1,481 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Chemists & materials scientists (7.47 times higher than expected), Correspondence clerks & order clerks (4.43 times), and Chemical engineers (4.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Physicians ($224,926), Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders ($202,066), and Sales managers ($180,560).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

60.2k
2020 Value
0.762%
1 Year growth
± 0.762%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 0.762%, from 59.7k employees to 60.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,627 people), Construction (3,589 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,559 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in North Plainfield & Somerville 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 North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,627 people), Construction (3,589 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (3,559 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing (9.32 times higher than expected), Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing (6.66 times), and Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers (5.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Administration of human resource programs ($248,074), Electronic component & product manufacturing, n.e.c. ($179,479), and Nondepository credit & related activities ($169,369).

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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. $70.5B
  2. $58.9B
  3. $50.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Electronics with $70.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($58.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($50.4B).

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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$649B
2020 Value in New Jersey
$1.35T
Projected 2050 Value in New Jersey
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $649B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.35T by 2050.

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. $116B
  2. $61.4B
  3. $24.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $116B, followed by Pennsylvania with $61.4B and California and $24.4B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for New Jersey
57.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.3% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  2. 72.6% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)
  3. 69.4% for Joseph R Biden Jr. (Democratic Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.3% of the vote going to Joseph R Biden Jr. 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 was elected 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 2020, universities in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ awarded 83 degrees. The student population of Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is skewed towards men, with 107 male students and 86 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are White (28 and 34.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (26 and 31.7%), Black or African American (18 and 22%), and Asian (5 and 6.1%).

The largest universities in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield (83 and 100%) and Yeshiva Gedolah Tiferes Boruch (0 and 0%).

The most popular majors in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ are General Cosmetology (32 and 38.6%), Barbering (21 and 25.3%), and Nail Specialist & Manicurist (17 and 20.5%).

The median tuition cost in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ for private four year colleges is $9,550.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 32 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 21 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was General Cosmetology with 32 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 83 degrees awarded
  2. 0 degrees awarded
$9,550
Median Private

In 2020, the Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Robert Fiance Beauty Schools-North Plainfield with 83 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

25
Degrees Awarded to Men
58
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 25 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ, which is 0.431 times less than the 58 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    28 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    26 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    18 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Somerset County (Central)--North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was White students. These 28 degrees mean that there were 1.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 26 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ was $352,300 in 2020, which is 1.53 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $352,100 to $352,300, a 0.0568% increase. The homeownership rate in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$352,300
2020 Median
± $7,024
$352,100
2019 Median
± $5,974

In 2020, the median property value in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to to $352,300 from the previous year's value of $352,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in North Plainfield & Somerville 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 North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$95,837
Median Household Income
± $3,738
40.7k
Number of Households
± 1,490

In 2020, the median household income of the 40.7k households in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew to $95,837 from the previous year's value of $90,830.

The following chart displays the households in North Plainfield & Somerville 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
2020 Homeownership
65.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 66.6% of the housing units in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.73% of the workforce in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Carpooled (8.92%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.49%)

In 2020, 77% of workers in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.92%) and those who worked at home (6.49%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in North Plainfield & Somerville 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 North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

91.7% of the population of North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 60.5% on employee plans, 9.4% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.287% 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

8.3%
Uninsured
60.5%
Employer Coverage
9.4%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
10%
Non-Group
0.287%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in North Plainfield & Somerville Boroughs PUMA, NJ grew by 5.83% from 7.84% to 8.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in North Plainfield & Somerville 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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