Plainfield, NJ Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 16,180 housing units in Plainfield. This represents a 0.7% growth from 16,063 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 16,180 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Plainfield is about 50.1%. Plainfield's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 6.4%. Average household size is 3.1 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Plainfield were built after 1949.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type4.20%
One Bedroom19.10%
Two Bedrooms24.90%
Three Bedrooms30%
Four Bedrooms15%
Five Bedrooms or more6.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.19
Median year structure was built1946
Median Value of occupied units$137,500
Median Price asked for vacant units$146,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.01
Median year structure was built1952
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$658

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan1%
Second Mortgage9.60%
Home Equity Loan9.80%
Simple Mortgage59.60%
Debt Free20.10%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs24%