South Plainfield, NJ Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 7,307 housing units in South Plainfield. This represents a 7.1% growth from 6,823 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 7,307 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in South Plainfield is about 88.9%. South Plainfield's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 2.1%. Average household size is 3.01 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in South Plainfield were built after 1958.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type0.40%
One Bedroom3%
Two Bedrooms15.80%
Three Bedrooms51.20%
Four Bedrooms25.70%
Five Bedrooms or more3.90%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size3.06
Median year structure was built1958
Median Value of occupied units$165,800
Median Price asked for vacant units$142,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.59
Median year structure was built1957
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$1,015

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.40%
Second Mortgage7.30%
Home Equity Loan15.10%
Simple Mortgage49.90%
Debt Free27.30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs22.3%