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The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.

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07060, 07061, 07062, 07063

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The population of Plainfield is approximately 46567 (1990), 49808 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 16063 (1990), 15180 (2010).

The amount of land area in Plainfield is 15.643 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Plainfield is 6.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.003 sq kilometers.
The distance from Plainfield to Washington DC is 185 miles. The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 32 miles. (as the crow flies)
Plainfield is positioned 40.61 degrees north of the equator and 74.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Plainfield elevation is 95 feet above sea level.
Plainfield per capita income is $23,560 (2008).
Plainfield median income is $56,976 (2008).

The Plainfield median home price is $298,238 (2008).

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Plainfield location: in northeastern New Jersey about 5.7 miles from Edison and about 24.5 miles from the Brooklyn area of New York City. Other nearby communities include: North Plainfield, Watchung, South Plainfield, Fanwood, Scotch Plains, Dunellen, Berkeley Heights and Westfield.

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Plainfield history:

The city was first settled in 1684 by Quakers. There are still some vintage buildings of that era in Plainfield, one being the Friends' meetinghouse of 1788. The Nathaniel Drake House (1746) was used as George Washington's headquarters during the Revolutionary War. Initially, Plainfield was a township, created on 5 April 1847 as part of Essex County. When Union County was created on 19 March 1857, it became part of the new county. It was incorporated as a city on 21 April 1869. Both the city and the township were separate until 6 March 1878 when the township was dissolved with portions going to the city of Plainfield and the rest to Fanwood Township.

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Plainfield attractions:

Drake House Museum
602 West Front Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Phone: 908-755-5831

The Plainfield Symphony

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