Defense Attorney for North Plainfield Juvenile Charges
If your son or daughter have been arrested for drug or marijuana possession or delinquency in North Plainfield, speak with an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. I defend clients in both the North Plainfield and Somerset County Superior Court. Give my office a call for a consultation on your case.
North Plainfield Municipal Court
The North Plainfield Municipal Court is located at 263 Somerset St., North Plainfield. Phone 908-769-2265. Judge: Hon. Raymond P. DeMarco. Prosecutor: Eric M. Winston, Esq. Sessions: Every Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
North Plainfield’s Police Department is Somerset County’s first Accredited Agency. In 2010, it had 52 full-time law enforcement employees, including 46 police officers.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 509 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 23.2 and a violent rate of 2.8. There were no murders. The reports included 2 rapes, 35 robberies, 24 assaults, 69 burglaries, 232 incidents of domestic violence, 4 bias crimes (highest in the county), and 52 cases of police force.
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 346 thefts, 32 auto thefts, and 2 arsons.
North Plainfield Borough
North Plainfield Borough was settled by Dutch families before the American Revolution. It was originally a cluster of farms and was called “Blue Fields”. It was incorporated in 1872 from portions of Warren Township. It became an independent municipality in 1885.
It territory of almost 3 square miles is inhabited by 21,396 people as of the 2010 census, up from 21,103 in 2000. As per the 2000 census, there were ore than 5,000 families and about 7,300 housing units. An unofficial 2009 figure estimated the median house or condo value at $285,294. The January 2011 cost of living index was 22.5% higher than the national average.
As of the 2000 census, the median family income was $62,875. Males had a median income 28% higher than females ($39,662 versus $30,816). The median household income was $55,322, and the per capita income $22,791. According to unofficial 2009 estimates, these had risen to $60,228 and $24,949, respectively. About 6.4% of the population lived below the poverty level.
The major ancestries are Italian (13.9%), Irish (10.2%), German (10.1%), English (4.9%), and Polish (4.6%). As of the 2000 census, the racial and ethnic composition was 63.06% White, 13.38%, African American, 5.04% Asian, and 32.77% Hispanic or Latino. Ecuadorian descendants represented 5.39%.
This was the fourth highest of any community in the state and the eighth highest anywhere in the country that has 1,000 or more people identifying their ancestry. The percentage of foreign-born residents (a fourth from Latin America) is above the state level (33.1% versus 17.5%).
Of the 7,202 households registered in the 2000 census, 37.0% had minors living with them. More than half were married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 29.4% and 23.2%, respectively.
At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 34 years. The age breakdown was 25.8% under 18, 36.5% from 25 to 44, and19.6% from 45 to 64.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher were below state levels (19.31% and 10.50% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). More than 30.00% had completed high school. Those with some college or associate degree were 24.30%.
The major industries for males from 2005 to 2009 were Manufacturing (17%), Construction (15%), and Retail trade (14%). Females worked in Health care and social assistance (19%), Manufacturing (14%), and Retail trade (12%).