Scotch Plains

Overview for Scotch Plains, NJ

24,798 people live in Scotch Plains, where the median age is 42.5 and the average individual income is $72,194. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,798

Total Population

42.5 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$72,194

Average individual Income

Around Scotch Plains, NJ

There's plenty to do around Scotch Plains, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

34
Car-Dependent
Walking Score
32
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Alonso's Cafe, Marie's Sweet Designs, and Delicious Delivered Desserts.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.91 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.23 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $$ 4.31 miles 19 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.49 miles 15 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.25 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.99 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Scotch Plains, NJ

Scotch Plains has 8,935 households, with an average household size of 2.76. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Scotch Plains do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,798 people call Scotch Plains home. The population density is 2,748.87 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

24,798

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

42.5

Median Age

49.81 / 50.19%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
8,935

Total Households

2.76

Average Household Size

$72,194

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Scotch Plains, NJ

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Primary Schools ()
Middle Schools ()
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Mixed Schools ()
The following schools are within or nearby Scotch Plains. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Howard B. Brunner Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
5/5
Union County Magnet High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Academy For Information Technology
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
Jcc Of Central New Jersey
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Union Catholic Regional High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
5th - 8th
4/5
J. Ackerman Coles Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Evergreen Elementary School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
4/5
Academy For Allied Health Sciences
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Scotch Plains Baptist Christian Day School
PRIVATE
PreK - K
No rating available
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
4/5
William J. McGinn Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 4th
4/5
Academy For Performing Arts
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
5/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Union County Career & Technical Institute
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
PRIVATE
1st - 8th
No rating available
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