Plainsboro Drug Possession & Criminal Defense
Plainsboro and Cranbury share a common municipal court, but have two separate police departments. Both departments actively patrol their jurisdictions to detect DWI and CDS/marijuana possession in Plainsboro and Cranbury. If you are facing criminal charges in either town, your best bet is to consult with an experienced defense attorney right away.
Plainsboro – New Jersey
Plainsboro Township was incorporated in 1919. It is the center for major corporate office and research facilities, including Merrill Lynch, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton University Plasma Research Physics Lab, and GE Communications.
The township has a total area of 12.2 square miles. The population in 2000 was 20,215. The median house or condo value in 2000 was $229,600. By 2008, it was estimated at $498,159. Almost half (48%) the housing units were occupied by renters versus 34% statewide. The contract rent for apartments ranged from $1,062 to $1,397 in 2008.
In the 2000 census, 16.97% of the residents identified themselves as Indian American. Individuals identifying themselves as of Chinese ancestry were 8.55%. Other most common ancestries reported were Italian (9.0%), Irish (7.8%), German (7.1%) and Polish (4.4%). The ethnic makeup in 2000 was 58.20% White, 30.51% Asian, 7.58% African American and 4.64% Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Presently, there are 6,791 foreign-born persons, 30% of whom naturalized citizens. This represents twice the state percentage (34.5% versus 17.5%). The most usual places of birth for foreign-born are India (37%), China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%), Taiwan (5%), and Philippines, Korea and Russia (4% each).
Most of the population (45.2%) was between 25 and 44 years old. Individuals under the age of 18 and those from 45 to 64 represented 24.6% and 19.4%, respectively. This results in a median age of 33 years.
About a third (33.4%) of the 8,742 households had children younger than 18 living with them. Half the households (50.4%) were made up of married couples living together. The remainder (41.4%) was composed of non-families and female householders with no husband present (6.4%).
The median household income in 2000 was $72,097, increasing to an estimated $92,011 in 2008. The median income for the approximately 5,100 families was $88,783 in 2000. As of a 2007 estimate it had risen to $102,586. Male median income was $62,327 versus $44,671 for females. The per capita income was $38,982. About 3.0% of the population was below the poverty line.
Plainsboro Criminal Defense, Education & Employment Data
The Police Department employs one Police Chief and 33 Sworn Police Officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 182 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 8.6 and a violent rate of 0.5. There were no murders. The 2009 reports included 1 rape, 2 robberies, 8 assaults, 17 burglaries, 82 cases of domestic violence, 1 bias crime, and 46 cases of police force.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 11.99% did not complete high school versus 28.89% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 22.25%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 22.81% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 14.07% (versus 12.05% statewide).
The most common industries for males are Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (22%), construction (20%) and wood products (9%). Females work in health care (29%), accommodation and food services (13%) and food and beverage stores (9%).