North Plainfield, New Jersey

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North Plainfield is a Borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 21,103.



North Plainfield is located at 40°37′22″N 74°26′09″W / 40.622735°N 74.435784°W / 40.622735; -74.435784 (40.622735, -74.435784).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km2), all of it land.

The town is bordered by Watchung to the north, Green Brook to the southwest, and Plainfield to the south. North Plainfield is in Raritan Valley( a line of cities in central NJ). North Plainfield is in the northern division of Raritan Valley along with Green Brook.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 21,103 people, 7,202 households, and 5,084 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,565.0 people per square mile (2,920.4/km2). There were 7,393 housing units at an average density of 2,650.2/sq mi (1,023.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 63.06% White, 13.38% African American, 0.28% Native American, 5.04% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 13.68% from other races, and 4.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 32.77% of the population.

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