Despite significant population growth, Jersey City remains 2nd largest N.J. city behind Newark


Despite seeing significant population growth in the past decade, Jersey City remains the second largest city in New Jersey behind Newark, U.S. Census data revealed today shows.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka. Photo via

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jersey City’s population jumped from 247,597 to 292,449, an increase of 18.1 percent between the 2010 and 2020s Censuses, data released today shows.

While Newark saw their population see an upward trend of around 12.4 percent since that same time frame, that was enough to see their numbers go from 277,140 to 311,549, Census data reveals.

The only major change in New Jersey’s top five largest municipalities, where Paterson remains third and and Elizabeth remains fourth, is Lakewood coming in at five – surpassing Edison and Woodbridge as they continue to massive population growth over the pass two decades.

Meanwhile, Hudson County as a whole saw their population rise to 724,854, up significantly from their 634,226 figure in 2010, a jump of nearly 14.3 percent – the largest in the state by county since the 2010 Census.

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