These Are The 10 Best Places In New Jersey To Catch Pokemon


These are the cities and towns in New Jersey where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in New Jersey who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in New Jersey, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Garden State:

  1. Somerdale
  2. Englewood Cliffs (Photos)
  3. Norwood (Photos)
  4. Roseland
  5. Paulsboro (Photos)
  6. Carlstadt
  7. Old Tappan (Photos)
  8. Mendham (Photos)
  9. Barrington (Photos)
  10. Stratford

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in New Jersey. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in New Jersey in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in New Jersey in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in New Jersey have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in New Jersey.

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1. Somerdale


Population: 5,246
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.44
Museums Per 1,000 People: 11.44
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.44
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 11.44

2. Englewood Cliffs

Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,346
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.22
Museums Per 1,000 People: 11.22
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.22
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 11.22

3. Norwood

Norwood, New Jersey

Population: 5,769
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.4
Museums Per 1,000 People: 6.41
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.4
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.4

4. Roseland


Population: 5,835
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.28
Museums Per 1,000 People: 6.34
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.28
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 10.28

5. Paulsboro

Paulsboro, New Jersey

Population: 6,041
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.93
Museums Per 1,000 People: 9.44
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.93
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.93

6. Carlstadt


Population: 6,189
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.69
Museums Per 1,000 People: 9.69
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.69
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.69

7. Old Tappan

Old Tappan, New Jersey

Source: Public domain

Population: 5,835
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.28
Museums Per 1,000 People: 5.31
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.28
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 9.6

8. Mendham

Mendham, New Jersey

Population: 5,008
Parks Per 1,000 People: 11.98
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.59
Churches Per 1,000 People: 11.98
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 6.39

9. Barrington

Barrington, New Jersey

Population: 6,904
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.69
Museums Per 1,000 People: 8.69
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.69
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 8.69

10. Stratford


Population: 6,997
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.58
Museums Per 1,000 People: 7.57
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.58
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 7.86

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in New Jersey where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in New Jersey with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Bayonne (Photos)
  2. Passaic (Photos)
  3. Camden (Photos)
  4. Trenton (Photos)
  5. Paterson (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In New Jersey To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Somerdale 5,246
2 Englewood Cliffs 5,346
3 Norwood 5,769
4 Roseland 5,835
5 Paulsboro 6,041
6 Carlstadt 6,189
7 Old Tappan 5,835
8 Mendham 5,008
9 Barrington 6,904
10 Stratford 6,997
11 Morris Plains 5,635
12 Palmyra 7,372
13 Woodcliff Lake 5,785
14 Haddon Heights 7,425
15 North Caldwell 6,407
16 Watchung 5,855
17 Mount Arlington 5,140
18 Wood-Ridge 8,249
19 Emerson 7,538
20 Bogota 8,277
21 Oradell 8,080
22 Runnemede 8,435
23 Penns Grove 5,082
24 Kenilworth 8,045
25 Mountainside 6,765
26 Closter 8,519
27 Allendale 6,666
28 Midland Park 7,229
29 Rockaway 6,480
30 Audubon 8,763
31 Belmar 5,760
32 Leonia 9,051
33 East Rutherford 9,298
34 Union Beach 6,040
35 Montvale 8,000
36 Fanwood 7,475
37 Maywood 9,651
38 Prospect Park 5,915
39 Caldwell 7,864
40 Woodbury 10,098
41 Wharton 6,586
42 Dunellen 7,317
43 Manasquan 5,841
44 Cresskill 8,669
45 Little Silver 5,920
46 Oceanport 5,834
47 Park Ridge 8,763
48 Little Ferry 10,773
49 North Haledon 8,478
50 Fair Haven 6,093
51 Keyport 7,213
52 Hillsdale 10,381
53 Ridgefield 11,191
54 Guttenberg 11,397
55 Wildwood 5,255
56 Lincoln Park 10,515
57 Wallington 11,487
58 South Amboy 8,749
59 Upper Saddle River 8,304
60 Westwood 11,056
61 Haddonfield 11,521
62 Bellmawr 11,538
63 Waldwick 9,808
64 Edgewater 11,969
65 Burlington 9,865
66 Hasbrouck Heights 11,989
67 Boonton 8,424
68 Berlin 7,587
69 Spotswood 8,359
70 Chatham 9,000
71 Jamesburg 5,963
72 Haledon 8,397
73 Bernardsville 7,766
74 Ridgefield Park 12,875
75 Franklin Lakes 10,726
76 Linwood 7,071
77 Raritan 7,318
78 West Long Branch 8,391
79 Pine Hill 10,383
80 Bloomingdale 7,808
81 River Edge 11,483
82 Collingswood 13,929
83 Rumson 7,045
84 Matawan 8,759
85 Pompton Lakes 11,162
86 Fairview 14,126
87 Glen Rock 11,784
88 Salem 5,045
89 Bound Brook 10,607
90 Absecon 8,400
91 Totowa 10,872
92 North Arlington 15,587
93 Keansburg 10,011
94 Florham Park 11,820
95 Northfield 8,616
96 Butler 7,636
97 Wanaque 11,243
98 Tenafly 14,672
99 Secaucus 17,614
100 New Providence 12,314

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