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Population: 50,636
Size: 6.033 miles
Distance from NYC: 44 min 29.3 miles

Plainfield is a city in Union County, New Jersey, United States, known by its nickname as “The Queen City”. The area of present-day Plainfield was originally formed as Plainfield Township, a township that was created on April 5, 1847, from portions of Westfield Township, while the area was still part of Essex County. On March 19, 1857, Plainfield Township became part of the newly created Union County.

NJ Transit provides bus service on the 113 and 114 to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 59, 65 and 66 (Limited) to Newark; and local service on the 819 and 822 routes. Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away.



  • D. Barlow Elementary School(K-5)
  • Elementary School (K-8)
  • Clinton Elementary School (K-8)
  • Frederic W. Cook Elementary School (K-7)
  • Emerson Community School (K-5)
  • Evergreen Elementary School (K-5)
  • Jefferson Elementary School (K-5)
  • Charles H. Stillman Elementary School (K-5)
  • Washington Community School (PreK-5)
  • Woodland Elementary School

Middle School

  • Hubbard Middle School (6-8)
  • Maxson Middle School (6-8)

High School

  • Barack Obama Academy for Academic & Civic Development
  • Plainfield High School
  • Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies