Scotch Plains, NJ Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 8,479 housing units in Scotch Plains. This represents a 8.8% growth from 7,792 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 8,479 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Scotch Plains is about 78.7%. Scotch Plains's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 1.5%. Average household size is 2.71 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Scotch Plains were built after 1959.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.60%
One Bedroom13.90%
Two Bedrooms13.50%
Three Bedrooms35.50%
Four Bedrooms29.50%
Five Bedrooms or more6.90%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.95
Median year structure was built1957
Median Value of occupied units$258,800
Median Price asked for vacant units$225,000

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.81
Median year structure was built1972
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,125

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage7%
Home Equity Loan13.50%
Simple Mortgage51.40%
Debt Free28%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs21.6%