10 Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Asian Population For 2018


We used data and science to determine the cities in New Jersey with the largest Asian population.

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Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise “most of the minority”. We’re not totally sure that’s a term, but it’s an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a “minority of the minority”, generally.

But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in New Jersey is 813,826 – at 9.1% of the total population of New Jersey.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups — Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

So, what how does the Asian population stratify across New Jersey? Which cities and towns in New Jersey have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in New Jersey with the largest Asian population in 2018:

  1. Palisades Park (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Englewood Cliffs (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Fort Lee (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Leonia (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Closter (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Edgewater (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Ridgefield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Little Ferry (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Bergenfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Norwood (Photos | Homes For Sale)

Which city in New Jersey had the largest Asian population?

Palisades Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in New Jersey for 2018. 57.13% of Palisades Park identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where New Jersey ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Asian, check out the best places to live in New Jersey or the most diverse places in New Jersey.

How We Determined The Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Asian Population For 2018

We still believe in the accuracy of data — especially from the census. So that’s where we went to get the breakdown of race across New Jersey.

That lead us to the Census’s most recently available data, the 2012-2016 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 187 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 57.1% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Palisades Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Paulsboro was the least Asian city.

Read on for more information on how the cities in New Jersey ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Palisades Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 20,499
% Asian: 57.13%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,712
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.38%
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Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,405
% Asian: 42.52%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,298
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.03%
More on Englewood Cliffs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Lee, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 36,607
% Asian: 41.48%
# Of Asian Residents: 15,185
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.59%
More on Fort Lee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Lee is a borough at the eastern border of Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, in the New York City Metropolitan Area, situated atop the Hudson Palisades. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 35,345, reflecting a decline of 116 from the 35,461 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,464 from the 31,997 counted in the 1990 Census. The borough is the western terminus of the George Washington Bridge and is located across the Hudson River from the Manhattan borough of New York City. Named for the site of an early American Revolutionary War military encampment, it later became the birthplace of the American film industry.

Leonia, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 9,137
% Asian: 40.45%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,696
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.41%
More on Leonia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leonia is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 8,937, reflecting an increase of 23 from the 8,914 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 549 from the 8,365 counted in the 1990 Census. It is a suburb of New York City located near the western approach to the George Washington Bridge.

Closter, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,650
% Asian: 39.57%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,423
Percent Change Since 2010: 37.08%
More on Closter: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Closter is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 8,373, reflecting a decline of 10 from the 8,383 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 289 from the 8,094 counted in the 1990 Census.

Edgewater, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 11,998
% Asian: 34.22%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,106
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.52%
More on Edgewater: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Edgewater is a borough located along the Hudson River in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a population of 11,513, reflecting an increase of 3,836 from the 7,677 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,676 from the 5,001 counted in the 1990 Census.

Ridgefield, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 11,294
% Asian: 32.01%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,615
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.56%
More on Ridgefield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ridgefield is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 11,032, reflecting an increase of 202 from the 10,830 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 834 from the 9,996 counted in the 1990 Census.

Little Ferry, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 10,868
% Asian: 29.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,256
Percent Change Since 2010: 39.74%
More on Little Ferry: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Little Ferry is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 10,626, reflecting a decline of 174 from the 10,800 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 811 from the 9,989 counted in the 1990 Census.

Bergenfield, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 27,513
% Asian: 28.57%
# Of Asian Residents: 7,861
Percent Change Since 2010: 19.02%
More on Bergenfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Norwood, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,828
% Asian: 27.92%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,627
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.7%
More on Norwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Norwood is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 5,711, reflecting a decline of 40 from the 5,751 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 893 from the 4,858 counted in the 1990 Census.

There You Have It – Asian Populations Across New Jersey

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across New Jersey according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least Asian places in New Jersey:

  1. Paulsboro
  2. Audubon
  3. Bridgeton

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Asian Cities In New Jersey

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Palisades Park 57.13% 20,499
2 Englewood Cliffs 42.52% 5,405
3 Fort Lee 41.48% 36,607
4 Leonia 40.45% 9,137
5 Closter 39.57% 8,650
6 Edgewater 34.22% 11,998
7 Ridgefield 32.01% 11,294
8 Little Ferry 29.96% 10,868
9 Bergenfield 28.57% 27,513
10 Norwood 27.92% 5,828
11 Secaucus 27.04% 18,737
12 Paramus 26.41% 26,795
13 Jersey City 24.91% 261,666
14 Tenafly 24.9% 14,821
15 Cresskill 24.59% 8,745
16 River Edge 22.09% 11,586
17 Carteret 20.45% 23,966
18 Harrison 19.92% 15,007
19 Old Tappan 19.13% 5,942
20 Metuchen 17.37% 13,791
21 New Milford 17.37% 16,682
22 Rutherford 16.61% 18,480
23 East Rutherford 16.51% 9,236
24 Atlantic City 16.44% 39,306
25 South Plainfield 16.36% 23,963
26 Raritan 16.02% 7,539
27 Dumont 15.56% 17,788
28 Highland Park 15.13% 14,245
29 Ridgewood 14.86% 25,430
30 Sayreville 14.85% 44,260
31 Rockaway 14.49% 6,472
32 Upper Saddle River 14.19% 8,301
33 Ridgefield Park 13.91% 12,976
34 Watchung 13.59% 5,944
35 Cliffside Park 13.45% 24,661
36 Wood-Ridge 13.37% 8,109
37 Oradell 12.98% 8,160
38 Montvale 12.95% 8,285
39 Hasbrouck Heights 12.85% 12,124
40 Maywood 12.75% 9,726
41 Englewood 12.27% 28,184
42 Fair Lawn 12.23% 33,205
43 New Providence 12.18% 12,434
44 Somerville 12.12% 12,207
45 Allendale 11.22% 6,767
46 Ventnor City 10.8% 10,505
47 Lodi 10.29% 24,654
48 Florham Park 10.27% 11,787
49 Glen Rock 10.2% 11,887
50 Hackensack 9.86% 44,271
51 Bayonne 9.67% 65,772
52 North Arlington 9.55% 15,788
53 Clifton 9.23% 85,578
54 Ramsey 9.21% 15,000
55 Bellmawr 8.9% 11,503
56 Chatham 8.83% 9,030
57 New Brunswick 8.78% 56,427
58 Bogota 8.74% 8,348
59 Hoboken 8.67% 53,136
60 Eato 8.64% 12,233
61 Matawan 8.64% 8,894
62 Roseland 8.53% 5,875
63 Summit 8.32% 21,895
64 Middlesex 8.17% 13,811
65 Elmwood Park 7.8% 20,135
66 Boonton 7.65% 8,405
67 Emerson 7.47% 7,621
68 Fanwood 7.44% 7,530
69 Hillsdale 7.42% 10,454
70 Roselle Park 7.34% 13,560
71 Woodland Park 7.15% 12,358
72 Franklin Lakes 7.14% 10,810
73 Carlstadt 7.12% 6,238
74 Westwood 7.0% 11,170
75 Guttenberg 6.9% 11,628
76 Woodcliff Lake 6.83% 5,844
77 Wharton 6.51% 6,586
78 Gloucester City 6.45% 11,357
79 Dunellen 6.42% 7,355
80 Westfield 6.4% 30,438
81 Totowa 6.38% 10,900
82 Northfield 6.36% 8,537
83 Waldwick 6.18% 9,922
84 Mountainside 6.12% 6,835
85 West New York 5.99% 52,407
86 Wanaque 5.86% 11,636
87 Absecon 5.84% 8,438
88 Madison 5.79% 16,090
89 Mil 5.73% 7,016
90 Lincoln Park 5.69% 10,488
91 Pompton Lakes 5.54% 11,163
92 Haledon 5.5% 8,399
93 South River 5.47% 16,305
94 North Caldwell 5.34% 6,519
95 Manasquan 5.26% 5,812
96 Wallington 5.24% 11,618
97 Fairview 5.16% 14,314
98 Stratford 5.04% 7,021
99 Kinnelon 4.95% 10,239
100 Keyport 4.83% 7,136

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