Plainfield, NY Jersey
Plain Field (English) Plainfield) is a city in Union County, New Jersey, the United States. It belongs to the New York Metropolitan Area. In the 2010 Census, the population was 49,808, the highest ever, ranking 35th in New Jersey. From 47,829 in 2000, it increased by 1,979 and 4.1%, and from 46,567 in 1990, it increased by 3,241 and 7.0%. Plainfield City is nicknamed "The Queen's City."
|City of Plainfield|
Plainfield aerial photograph
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the location of Union County (upper right) and Plainfield City (light green) in New Jersey
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|corporatization||April 21, 1869|
|- Type||special charter|
|- Mayor||Sharon Robinson-Briggs|
|· Total||6.034mi2 (15.626 km2)|
|· Land||6.023mi2 (15.599 km2)|
|- Water surface||0.011mi2 (0.027 km2) 0.18%|
|area order|| 256th of the 566 municipalities in the state|
8th of 21 municipalities in the county
| - Estimate|
|· Rank|| 35th of 566 municipalities in the state|
the third of the 21 municipalities in the county
|· Density||8,270.1/mi2 (3,193.1/km2)|
|· Density order|| 45th of the 566 municipalities in the state|
the fourth of the twenty-first municipalities in a county
|equal time||UTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)|
|· Daylight saving time||UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)|
|Postal code|| |
|GNIS feature ID||0885355|
On April 5, 1847, Plainfield was formed as a Township from a part of the Westfield Partnership. He belonged to Essex County at that time. On March 19, 1857, it became a part of the newly established Union County.
On April 21, 1869, the city of Plainfield was incorporated from a part of the Plainfield Partnership under the law of the New Jersey State Council. This was based on the results of the referendum held on the same day. The city and the Town Ship co-existed until March 6, 1878, when the Plainfield Partnership was dismantled on this day, and the part was absorbed by Plainfield City, and the rest became Funwood Township (currently Scotch Plains).
The Plainfield was established by Quakers in 1684 and incorporated as a city in 1869. It was originally a bedroom suburb of the New York Metropolitan Area, and it is now the center of cooperation with ten neighboring municipalities which have various industries such as printing, chemistry, sewing, electronic equipment and manufacturing automotive parts. The 18th-century structure still remains, including the Quaker Rally built in 1788, the Martin Residence built in 1717, and the Nathaniel Drake Residence built in 1746, and Drake became the headquarters of George Washington's operations in the Battle of Short Hills that occurred in June 1777. The nearby Washington Rock is also a prominent spot in the Wachang Mountains, where it is said that Washington monitored the British forces.
In the history of music, it is known as the place where P Funk was born. George Clinton set up the Parlment while working at a barber in the city. Parliament Van Kaderick entered the Rock Hall of Fame in 1997.
In the history of sports, it is a place where a number of past sportspeople, such as professional and amateur, were born. Among them was Milton Campbell, the gold medalist in the 1956 Olympic Cross Course, who became the first African american to win a gold medal in this event. Joe Black became the first African american pitcher to win a baseball World Series.
There are many places such as houses, parks and areas designated as National Register of Historic Places of the United States. The Plainfield Arms Depot was not a historical register but was a landmark completed in 1932 and was sold as excess assets by the state in 2013.
Former Governor James McGreby lives in Plainfield.
In July 1967, a Plainfield riot occurred in the city. The unrest followed a great riot in Newark. A Plainfield cop was killed, about 50 injured and hundreds of thousands of dollars were damaged in looting and arson attacks. After three days of the riot, the New Jersey army regained order. After the riots, white people were transferred from the city to the city, and the ratio of black population increased from 40% in 1970 to 60% in 10 years.
geography and climate
Plainfield was 40 degrees 36 minutes 56 seconds north latitude and 74 degrees 24 minutes 57 seconds west longitude and 40.61544 seconds north latitude and 74.415775 degrees west longitude/ 40.615444 degrees west longitude;(40.615444,-74.415775). According to the National Census Bureau, the total area of the city is 6.034 square miles (15.626 km2), of which land area is 6.023 square miles (15.599 km2), water area is 0.011 square miles (0.027 km2) and water area is 0.18%.
Located in the southwest end of Union County, Central Jersey, it borders nine municipalities. The Scotch Plains on the north and east, Fanwood on the northeast, and South Plainfield and Pistachaway on the south. Danelen is in the southwest and Edison in the southeast. They are all in Middle Sex County. Three towns in Somerset County are Greenbrook and Watchingu in the northwest and North Plainfield in the north. It's located on the east side of the Rallitan Valley, a line of cities in central New Jersey.
Planfield has a humid continental climate, characterized by cold winter and hot, humid summer. The lowest temperature in the past was -17°F (-27°C) recorded on February 9, 1934, and the highest temperature was 106°F (41°C) recorded on July 10, 1936 and August 11, 1949. In the Keppen climate division, "Cfa" (warm wet climate) is used.
|the climate of Planfield (1981-2010 average)|
|Mean maximum temperature°F (°C)||39.3 |
|Mean Minimum Temperature°F (°C)||23.3 |
|Precipitation inch (mm)||3.70 |
|Snowfall inch (cm)||6.8 |
|Average Number of Days of Precipitation ( ≥0.01 in)||9.7||8.3||9.5||10.9||10.3||10.0||9.4||8.8||8.3||8.3||9.1||9.7||112.3|
|Average number of days of snowfall ( ≥0.1 in)||2.9||2.0||1.4||.2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.2||1.4||8.1|
|Population sources: 1870-1920|
1860-1870 1870 1880-1890
1930-1990 2000 2010
The following is demographic data from the 2010 census.
Households and family (number of households)
Income and household finances (American Community Survey Statistics from 2006 to 2010)
The following is demographic data from the 2000 census.
Households and family (number of households)
income and family
government and politics
The city of Playfield, under a special charter approved by the New Jersey State Council, is ruled by a city council of seven mayors and seven commissioners, each with a four-year term. There are four single-seat constituencies in which the members are to be elected, and one candidate is to be elected every year. One of the other three wards is selected from one and four wards, one from two and three wards, and the last one from all wards. These three candidates are re-elected simultaneously with the mayor.
federal, state, and county government
Plainfield belongs to the 12th district of New Jersey, the United States House of Representatives. It is in the 22nd district of the state assembly.
Union County is governed by a county-government committee of nine members (called "Board of Chosen Freeholders" in New Jersey). The whole county is elected by a party election. His term of office is three years. Three people are re-elected every year. At a committee meeting held at the beginning of January every year, the chairman and vice chairman of the committee are elected from among themselves. A county manager is designated and manages the day-to-day operations.
As of March 23, 2011, there were 20,722 registered voters in the city, of which 12,078 (58.3%) were Democratic Party, 947 (4.6%) were Republican and 7,693 (37.1%) were non-partisan. There were only four people registered in other political parties. According to 2010 statistics, 41.6% of the citizens were registered as voters, and 56.1% of the people aged 18 or over.
In the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama of the Democratic Party won 14,640 of the 15,683 votes, 93.3% of the total, while Mitt Romney of the Republican Party was 909, 5.8%, and 46 and 0.3% of the other candidates. Voter turnout was 22,555 and 69.5%.
In the 2008 U.S. presidential election, Barack Obama of the Democratic Party won 15,280 of the 16,548 votes, 92.3% of the total, while John McCain of the Republican Party was 1,110, 6.7%, and 56 and 0.3% of the other candidates. Voter turnout was 22,516 and 73.5%.
In 2004, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) John Kerry won 11,508 votes and 85.4% of the votes, surpassing Republican George W. Bush's 1,773 votes and 13.2%. The other voters were 88, 0.7%, 20,445 registered voters, 13,840 votes and 65.9%.
In the 2009 New Jersey Governor's election, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) John Corzein won 7,140 votes, 81.3%, and the Republican Chris Christie won 1,057 and 12.0%. Independent Chris Dugget was 355, 4.0%, and other candidates H 84 and 1.0%. Voter turnout was 21,738, 8,786 votes and 40.4%.
The municipal schools in the city are run by the Plainfield Public Education School District, which teaches students from kindergarten through junior high school students. It is one of the 31 Abbott areas in the state. The district is based on the demand by the state to cover all the costs of building and renovating schools in New Jersey's Educational Development Board under the supervision of the New Jersey Board.
In the educational year from 2010 to 2011, there are 15 schools in the area, with 8,105 students studying at school, 501 teachers in charge of classes and 16.18:1 student ratio. There are ten elementary schools, two junior high schools, one high school, Barack Obama Academy for academic and citizen development, and Playfield Academy for Arts and Advanced Research.
Plainfield High School was the 280th of the 328 schools in the state for the first issue of the September 2012 issue of the New Jersey Monthly magazine. In 2010, it ranked 307th out of 322 schools. In 2009, the list was not listed because it was still in danger.
The city also has Barack Obama Green Charter, the first high school focusing on sustainability.
higher education institution
Union County College is a community college in the nearby Cranford and also has a campus in the central city of Plaintefield.
A part of the city is included in the urban area. In addition to other measures aimed at boosting employment in the region, consumption tax for some commercial transactions is controlled to 3.5% of the normal amount.
There are two stations in the city, the Lalitan Valley Line of the New Jersey Transit. This line was a former main line of the New Jersey Central Railway. Plainfield Station is located in the central town, and Neserwood Station is located to the east of the central town in the Neserwood area. New Brunswick station is about 15 minutes away.
The New Jersey Transit Railway also operates bus routes 113 and 114, reciprocating at the Midtown Manhattan Port Station bus terminal. The Newark has Route Numbers 59, 65 and 66 (express). The routes in the city are routes 819 and 822.
Newark Liberty International Airport is about 30 minutes away.
Meulenberg Regional Medical Center
A non-profit company, Solaris Health System, which owns the Municipal Meulenberg Regional Medical Center, has asked for permission to close the hospital. This was opposed by the Newark-based organization, the organization for the progress of the masses. The closure is due to patients who do not have insurance to come to the hospital in large numbers.
Story of Plainfield Teacher College
The Plainfield Teachers College was a legendary institution established in 1941 by two university football fans. A football team that was not as good as this fake college was featured in major newspapers such as the New York Times before the story was discovered.
art and popular culture
- The Plainfield Symphony Orchestra is giving a concert at the Presbyterian Church of Crescent Avenue. founded in 1919 and one of the oldest symphony orchestra in Japan
- In October 2010, Playfield's former music teacher Anwar Robinson and singer Yolanda Adams gathered local residents to hold the world's largest gospel chorus and registered in the Guinness Book of Records
- John McClane, the main character in the movie "Die Hard/Last Day," says "007 in Plainfield, New Jersey," revealing his birthplace in the story
well known native
- Milton Campbell (1933-2012), Athletics Jugonists, the 1952 Helsinki Olympics (silver), and the 1956 Melbourne Olympics (gold) medalists
- George Clinton (1941-), founder of P Funk, spent his childhood in Prefield
- Archibald Cox (1912-2004), special prosecutor of the Watergate Incident
- Bill Evans (1929-1980), jazz pianist
- Eddie Hazel (1950-1992), guitarist P. Funk founding member
- Dudley Moore (1935-2002), actor, who lived in Playfield when he died
- Corder Morson (1952-2013), Vocal, Bassist, and P Funk members
- Billy Nelson (1951-), basist, member of the founding member of P-Funk
- Irving Pen (1917-2009), photographer
- Jay Williams (1981-), a former basketball player, the Chicago Bulls.
- Bernie Warrell (1944-), a keyboard player, a founding member of P-Funk, and a childhood in Prefield
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