Plainsboro is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 22,884 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Plainsboro is the 84th largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Plainsboro are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Plainsboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plainsboro is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainsboro who work in computer science and math (21.73%), management occupations (19.30%), and business and financial occupations (8.97%).
Also of interest is that Plainsboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Plainsboro telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Plainsboro is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Plainsboro, the average commute to work is 34.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Plainsboro use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Plainsboro‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Plainsboro. 79.05% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Plainsboro in 2018 was $58,159, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $232,636 for a family of four.
Plainsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Plainsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainsboro residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Plainsboro include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.
Plainsboro also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 53.28%.
The most common language spoken in Plainsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.