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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataNew Jersey

Economic Statistics

Plainfield, New Jersey,

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over36,015100.0
In labor force24,97269.3
Civilian labor force
24,96669.3
Employed
22,99763.9
Unemployed
1,9695.5
Percent of civilian labor force
7.9(X)
Armed Forces
60.0
Not in labor force11,04330.7
Females 16 years and over18,780100.0
In labor force12,20965.0
Civilian labor force
12,20365.0
Employed
11,14559.3
Own children under 6 years3,819100.0
All parents in family in labor force2,68870.4
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over22,405100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone13,81461.7
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled4,76221.3
Public transportation (including taxicab)1,9618.8
Walked8753.9
Other means7003.1
Worked at home2931.3
Mean travel time to work (minutes)29.7(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over22,997100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations5,51824.0
Service occupations4,05917.7
Sales and office occupations6,27227.3
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations330.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations1,9358.4
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations5,18022.5
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining60.0
Construction1,1134.8
Manufacturing4,07817.7
Wholesale trade1,0084.4
Retail trade2,42010.5
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities1,7447.6
Information1,1485.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing1,6157.0
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services2,46910.7
Educational, health and social services4,10917.9
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services1,3706.0
Other services (except public administration)1,1435.0
Public administration7743.4
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers19,16883.4
Government workers3,17213.8
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business6392.8
Unpaid family workers180.1
INCOME IN 1999
Households15,149100.0
Less than $10,0001,3629.0
$10,000 to $14,9998995.9
$15,000 to $24,9991,75811.6
$25,000 to $34,9991,58610.5
$35,000 to $49,9992,46116.2
$50,000 to $74,9992,86018.9
$75,000 to $99,9991,85112.2
$100,000 to $149,9991,65210.9
$150,000 to $199,9994673.1
$200,000 or more2531.7
Median household income (dollars)46,683(X)
With earnings12,75884.2
Mean earnings (dollars)
60,195(X)
With Social Security income3,57323.6
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,559(X)
With Supplemental Security Income8305.5
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,262(X)
With public assistance income8925.9
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,823(X)
With retirement income2,59017.1
Mean retirement income (dollars)
17,505(X)
Families11,002100.0
Less than $10,0007436.8
$10,000 to $14,9995364.9
$15,000 to $24,9991,21211.0
$25,000 to $34,9991,20210.9
$35,000 to $49,9991,72115.6
$50,000 to $74,9992,22120.2
$75,000 to $99,9991,49313.6
$100,000 to $149,9991,31111.9
$150,000 to $199,9993633.3
$200,000 or more2001.8
Median family income (dollars)50,774(X)
Per capita income (dollars)19,052(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers33,460(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers30,408(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families1,344(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.2
With related children under 18 years1,152(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)17.2
With related children under 5 years
542(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)19.3
Families with female householder, no husband present772(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.1
With related children under 18 years703(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)27.5
With related children under 5 years
280(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)27.6
Individuals7,476(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.9
18 years and over4,690(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)13.8
65 years and over
513(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)12.6
Related children under 18 years2,715(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.3
Related children 5 to 17 years
1,953(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.2
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over2,290(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)26.9
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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