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South Plainfield Municipal Court
The Police Department consists of 49 sworn Officers, 9 full-time 9-1-1 Telecommunication Operators, and 5 civilian support staff members.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 457 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 19.5 and a violent rate of 1.9. There were no rapes. The reports included 1 murder, 20 robberies, 24 assaults, 59 burglaries, 171 incidents of domestic violence, 3 bias crimes, and 65 cases of police force.
Independent data, which does not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 323 thefts, 30 motor vehicle thefts, and 2 arsons.
South Plainfield Borough
South Plainfield Borough was incorporated in 1926 from portions of Piscataway Township. The Census Bureau registers its total area at 8.4 square miles. This is occupied, as of the 2010 census, by 23,385 residents.
At the time of the 2000 census, a fourth of the population was under the age of 18. The largest age group was represented by individuals from 25 to 64 years (53.6%). People 65 years old and over accounted for 14.1%. The median age was 38 years.
Of the 7,151 households recounted in the 2000 census, more than a third had children under the age of 18 living with them. Married couples living together represented 66.8% of all households. There were more non-family households than those headed by a female with no husband present (18.1% versus 10.9%). Households composed of individuals accounted for 15.3%.
The most common ancestries cited are Italian (25.0%), Irish (16.5%), German (15.7%), Polish (11.4%), English (5.6%), and Hungarian (2.8%). The racial and ethnical composition as of the 2000 census was 77.74% White, 8.66% Hispanic or Latino, 8.56% African American, and 7.57% Asian. The percentage of foreign-born residents was lower than the state average (14.8% versus 17.5%).
In January 2011, the cost of living index was 23.6% higher than the national average. The median house or condo value had risen from $166,600 in 2000 to $339,461 in 2009, according to unofficial estimates.
Data from the 2000 census show that 3.4% of the population lived below the poverty line. The median household income was $67,466 and the median family income $72,745. These figures had risen, according to 2007 estimates from the Census Bureau, to $88,425 and $92,817, respectively. Males had a median income 38% higher than females $47,465 versus $34,329. The per capita income in 2000 was $25,270. An unofficial 2009 estimate placed it at $32,427.
The Municipal Court is located at 2480 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield. Phone: (908) 226-7651. Judge: Hon. Spencer B. Robbins. Prosecutors: Thomas J. Lanza, Esq. and Paul R. Garelick, Esq. Court is held Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. No 7:00 p.m. court session is held on the 1st Wednesday of the month and no court sessions are held on the 5th Wednesday.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentage with a graduate degree was below state levels (7.55% and 19.06% versus 12.05%). Those with a bachelor’s degree were 19.19% versus 20.65% statewide. Less than 13% had not completed high school versus 36.37% who had. Those with some college or associate degree represented 24.58%.
From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in manufacturing (14%), retail trade (11%) and construction (10%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (19%), retail trade (15%) and educational services (13%).