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Plainfield, New Jersey
Welcome to Plainfield ...
When the people of Plainfield refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Plainfielder<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Plainfield has a population of 50,302 people<3> (see below for details).
Plainfield was established in 1847.
The community of Plainfield is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Plainfield lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Plainfield is located in the (908) area code.
The ZIP code for Plainfield: 07060<5>
Websites for Plainfield ...
Official Website: www.plainfield.com/
Junior League: www.jlepnj.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Plainfield had an population of 50,302 people. This is an increase of 0.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.17% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Plainfield had a population of 49,808 people (which is 9.28% of the total population of Union County). This makes Plainfield the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Plainfield represents 0.57% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 49,808 people, the population of Plainfield increased 4.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 47,829 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Plainfield.
Communities Also Named Plainfield ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Plainfield - they are located in Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts (3), Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plainfield.
Communities near Plainfield ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Plainfield.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plainfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Plainfield.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plainfield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Plainfield.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plainfield. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Plainfield.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plainfield ...
Looking for more information about Plainfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Plainfield, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Plainfield.
Adding Plainfield to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Plainfield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Plainfield was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Plainfield on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Plainfield on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Plainfield: www.plainfield.com/
The official website for Union County: www.unioncountynj.org/
The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022