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Do you want a house with a backyard, a grill area, that offers you privacy and enough space for your family? RentCafe offers you the possibility to look for a house for rent near you, to find the one that best suits your family. Browsing through our listings, you can filter by size, price, pet policy, check out the location, to find the best house in your area. Whether you are looking to move to a particular neighborhood, or a specific ZIP code, may it be for its safety, beautiful buildings, or quiet atmosphere, you can find the rental house that your whole family will enjoy.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the advantages of renting a house in Plainfield, NJ?

Renting a house in Plainfield, NJ comes with more space, both indoor and outdoor.

What are the downsides of renting a house apartment in Plainfield, NJ?

Houses for rent in Plainfield, NJ are usually located in non-central areas. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Plainfield, NJ.

Plainfield, NJ Demographics

  • Total Population50,252
  • Female 25,893
    Male 24,359
  • Median Age34.2

Plainfield, NJ has a population of 50,252 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 24,359 of Plainfield’s residents are women and 25,893 are men. The median age of those who live in Plainfield, NJ is 34.2.

Average Rent in Plainfield, NJ

  • Plainfield, NJ Average Rental Price, June 2022 $1,609 /mo

The average monthly rent of apartments in Plainfield, NJ is $1,609.

Plainfield, NJ Apartment Rent Ranges

Plainfield, NJ Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Jun / 2022
Plainfield, NJ $1,281 $1,338 $1,343 $1,362 $1,363 $1,352 $1,391 $1,447 $1,589 $1,609
National $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

Compared to the national average rent of $1,628, the average rent in Plainfield, NJ is $1,609.

Plainfield, NJ Households

  • Total Number of Households15,626
  • Family 11,113
    Non-family 4,513
  • Children 6,521
    No Children 9,105
  • Average People Per Household3.13
  • Median Household Income$58,400
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,461

According to U.S. Census data, there are 15,626 households in Plainfield, NJ. 11,113 are family households and 4,513 are non-family households. There are 6,521 households with children in Plainfield and 9,105 households without children. On average, about 3.13 people live in a household in Plainfield, NJ. The median income of a Plainfield household living in Plainfield is $58,400 per year. The median housing costs per month are $1,461.

Plainfield, NJ Education Statistics

The level of education of the population of Plainfield, NJ is as follows: 13% have no high school education, 45% completed some high school, 18% partially completed college, 5% have an Associate Degree, 12% have a Bachelor Degree, and 7% have a Graduate Degree.

Renting a house in Plainfield, NJ

Some people just don’t buy into the American dream of owning your own house and sacrificing flexibility. Also, a 30-year mortgage is not the most pleasant thought to wake up with every morning. We understand. But what if you need some extra storage space? What if you like a backyard where you could throw BBQ parties and the kids could play in a safe environment? Luckily, you can forget the dreaded mortgage. Renting a house is the answer. There are 10 homes for rent in Plainfield, NJ. And it won’t necessarily cost an arm and a leg to rent the perfect home for your family. You can look into duplexes for rent too. Prices in Plainfield, NJ for rental homes start at $1,365.

A rental house offers flexibility

Your family situation will change throughout your life. Renting makes it possible to match the size of your home to your lifestyle and financial situation. Maybe it’s just you and your significant other at the moment sharing a charming downtown apartment. But there’s a chance that at some point in time, a third family member will show-up and suddenly that 1 bedroom apartment you were so happy with will become too small. You will realize that you’d much rather prefer the comfort of your own backyard, than all the excitement your current neighborhood provides, that you no longer have time to enjoy anyway. If you want to continue living comfortably, you may want to rent a 2 bedroom house. Or maybe your oldest son turned into a young man who’s going off to college soon. You’ll find yourself in a 4 bedroom house that is suddenly too big. You could downsize and rent a 3 bedroom home with a pool, in a much nicer area. The flexibility of renting makes it possible.

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