Real Estate Market Update for Plainfield, NJ
Welcome to May's Market Update. Let’s take a look at residential real-estate activity in your area during the month of May. The number of active listings was down 28% from one year earlier, and up 2% from the previous month. This recent increase reflected a larger selection of homes for buyers to choose from. As you can see, the median listing price for the month was just under 200-thousand dollars. Compared to last year, the average number of days units spent on the market before being sold was down 1%. This lower number of days may signal a positive trend in the local inventory-turnover rate. The median sale price was 150-thousand dollars. The number of units sold decreased 30% year-over-year, and decreased 21% month-over-month. Fewer sales could indicate an opportunity for buyers to negotiate better terms. Thanks for watching. We hope you use this information to make smart, informed decisions in your upcoming real-estate transactions. Feel free to contact us for more information or further assistance.
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Map Information for Plainfield, NJ
Area Information for Plainfield, NJ
  • Population: 50,444
  • Median Age: 32.55 yr
  • Median Commute Time: 25.12 mins
  • Educational Climate*: 3
  • Sales Tax: 6.909%
  • Population Density: 8,376/sq mi
  • Population Change Since 2000: 5.49%
  • Closest Airport: Newark Liberty International
  • Closest College: Rutgers Business School-new Brunswick
  • Closest Jr. College: Middlesex County College
  • Median Household Income: $52,797
  • Annual Residential Turnover: 15.58%
  • Median Years in Residence: 2.8 yr
  • Median Home Sales Price: $127,500
  • Closest Major Sports Team: New Jersey Devils
  • Change Avg. Household Income Since 2000: 12%
* Scale from 1-5  ** Index where 100 is the national average
Demographic Data for Plainfield, NJ
Median Age: 32.55 Married: 19% Number of Households: 15,501 Households with Children: 6,558
Community:
    • Occupancy Types
      • 3599 Vacant
      • 8822 Owned
      • 12512 Rented
    • Transportation to Work
      • 43% Drive
      • 47% Public Transportation
      • 8% Walk / Bike / Other
      • 8% Work at Home
    National Index Comparisons:
    (100 National Average)
      • Population By Sex(%)
        • 50% Male
        • 50% Female
      • White/Blue Collar Jobs
        • 50% White Collar
        • 50% Blue Collar
      School Data for Plainfield, NJ

      School Name Distance Type Grades GreatSchools Rating Parent Rating
      Somerset 0.2 mi Public 5-6 1 3
      Yeshiva Tiferes Boruch 0.2 mi Private - 0 0
      Star Bright Christian Learning Center 0.4 mi Private PRESCHOOL-2 0 0
      Barack Obama Green Charter High School 0.4 mi Public 9-12 1 0
      Stony Brook 0.4 mi Public K-4 0 4
      Saint Joseph School 0.5 mi Private - 0 0
      St Joseph Elementary School 0.5 mi Catholic K-8 0 0
      The Ellen G Pressman Charter School 0.5 mi Public 6-7 0 0
      Charles H Stillman Elementary School 0.5 mi Public K-5 0 4
      Union County Teams Charter Schooland Highschool /collage Leadership Academy 0.5 mi Public K-12 2-5 3
      North Plainfield H 0.5 mi Public 7-12 1 3
      Kings Temple School 0.7 mi Private - 0 0
      Washington 0.8 mi Public PRESCHOOL-6 0 3
      East End 0.9 mi Public PRESCHOOL-4 1 3
      Hubbard 0.9 mi Public 6-8 0 3
      Sundance School 1.0 mi Private PRESCHOOL-5 0 5
      Queen City Academy Cs 1.0 mi Public K-8 2 3
      West End Elementary School 1.1 mi Public PRESCHOOL-4 2 4
      Evergreen 1.1 mi Public K-5 1 2
      Plainfield High School 1.1 mi Public 9-12 0 3
      Dewitt D Barlow 1.1 mi Public K-6 1 4
      The Koinonia Academy 1.2 mi Catholic PRESCHOOL-12 0 5
      Cedarbrook 1.3 mi Public K-8 1 3
      Woodland 1.3 mi Public K-5 1 3
      Maxson Middle School 1.4 mi Public 6-8 0 2
      Barack Obama Acad-academic & Civic Development 1.4 mi Public 9-12 0 0
      The Giving Nest Preschool 1.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      The Giving Nest Presh & Kng 1.5 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Clinton K 8 Center 1.5 mi Public K-5 1 0
      I Ams Temple Christian Academy 1.5 mi Private K-8 0 0
      Emerson Elementary 1.6 mi Public K-5 1 4
      Central Jersey Arts Cs 1.8 mi Public K-8 0 2
      Frederic W Cook 1.8 mi Public K-7 1 4
      Paas 2.0 mi Public 7-12 2 3
      Cooling Waters Christian Academy 2.0 mi Private PRESCHOOL-K 0 0
      Jefferson 2.0 mi Public K-5 0 3
      Valley View 2.0 mi Public 5-8 5 5
      Mt St Mary Academy (high School) 2.1 mi Catholic 9-12 0 4
      Bayberry 2.3 mi Public PRESCHOOL-4 5 5
      Proximity to listed schools and their school district(s) does not guarantee enrollment eligibility. Please contact a local real estate professional or the local school district(s) for the most current information relating to schools in the area. Sources: GreatSchools.org and Onboard Informatics © 2015
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        Community information and market data Powered by Onboard Informatics. Copyright ©2015 Onboard Informatics. Information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. * Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 4.75% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.