Don’t To Court Alone
If Plainfield Police have charged you with drug – CDS possession, the best move is to speak with an experienced defense attorney right away. Marijuana and paraphernalia possession charges in Plainfield are heard in the Plainfield Municipal Court. However, juvenile drug possession arrests in Plainfield and referred to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
Plainfield – New Jersey
Plainfield was settled by Quakers in 1864. It was initially formed as a township in 1847 from portions of Westfield Township, while still part of Essex County. It was incorporated as a city in 1869 from portions of Plainfield Township.
It has a total area at 6.04 square miles, all of it land. The population density is high. As of the 2010 Census, the population increased to a record high of 49,808 from 47,829 in 2000.
The median house or condo value was $137,500. This increased to an estimated $297,266 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 16.6% higher than the national average.
The age breakdown of the population in 2000 was 27.5% under 18, 32.6% from 25 to 44, and 20.5% from 45 to 64. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 adult females, there were 92.2 adult males.
The most common ancestries are West Indian (5.2%), Italian (2.5%), Irish (2.3%), German (2.2%), American (2.1%), and English (1.8%). There are 11,327 foreign-born residents (21.5% Latin America). This represents 23.7% of the city’s population versus 17.5% statewide.
The racial and ethnic composition of the population has changed from 2000 to 2010: White 23.5% versus 21.45, African American 50.2% versus 61.78 and Hispanic or Latino of any race 40.4% versus 25.16%.
In 2000, more than a third (35.5%) of the 15,137 households had minor children living with them. Households composed of married couples living together represented 39.3%. Female householders with no husband present were 24.5%. Households made up of non-families and individuals accounted for 28.0% and 21.1%, respectively.
The median household income was $46,683 in 2000, up from an estimated $49,210 in 2009. The per capita income also rose from $19,052 in 2000 to an estimated $24,685 in 2009. The median family income was $50,774 in 2000. Male median income was $33,460 versus $30,408 for females. About 15.9% of the population was below the poverty line.
Plainfield Criminal, Education & Employment Data
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 178 full-time law enforcement employees, including 148 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 1,396 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 38.9 and a violent rate of 9.8. The 2010 reports included 8, murders, 13 rapes, 237 robberies, 231 assaults, 387 burglaries, 710 cases of domestic violence, 2 bias crimes and 178 cases of police force.
Additionally, independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 929 thefts, 9 arsons and 130 motor vehicle thefts.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 26.36% did not complete high school versus 30.21% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 24.56%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 13.96% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 6.19% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, most males were engaged in manufacturing (17%), construction (16%), and retail trade (9%). Females were employed in health care and social assistance (22%), manufacturing (12%) and educational services (11%).