These Are The 10 New Jersey Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2019


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in New Jersey that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2019

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our second time ranking the cities in New Jersey with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That’s the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census’s race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted New Jersey? Where cities and towns in New Jersey have seen the greatest increase in it’s Hispanic population?

Turns out there’s been a 17.1% increase in the Hispanic population in New Jersey.

We broke down the most recent census data to determine the cities in New Jersey with the largest Hispanic population in 2019:

  1. Perth Amboy (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Union City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. West New York (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Passaic (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Dover (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  6. Guttenberg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Elizabeth (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Paterson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Fairview (Homes For Sale)
  10. Prospect Park (Homes For Sale)

Perth Amboy took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in New Jersey for 2019.

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 Hispanic, 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 Hispanic Population For 2019

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 2013-2017 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 Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 186 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 82.2% to 1.6%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Perth Amboy took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Woodcliff Lake was the least Hispanic or Latino city.

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

Perth Amboy, NJ

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Population: 52,563
% Hispanic/Latino: 82.21%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 43,214
Percent Change Since 2010: 12.76%
More on Perth Amboy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Perth Amboy is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. The City of Perth Amboy is part of the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 50,814, reflecting an increase of 3,511 from the 47,303 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 5,336 from the 41,967 counted in the 1990 Census. Perth Amboy is known as the “City by the Bay,” referring to Raritan Bay.

Union City, NJ

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Population: 69,815
% Hispanic/Latino: 79.59%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 55,564
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.41%
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Union City is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. According to the 2010 United States Census the city had a total population of 66,455, reflecting a decline of 633 from the 67,088 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,076 from the 58,012 counted in the 1990 Census. As of the 2010 Census it was the most densely populated city in the United States,a with a density of 51,810.1 per square mile.

West New York, NJ

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Population: 53,345
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.95%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 41,048
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.71%
More on West New York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West New York is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, situated upon the New Jersey Palisades. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town’s population was 49,708, reflecting an increase of 3,940 from the 45,768 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 7,643 from the 38,125 counted in the 1990 Census.

Passaic, NJ

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Population: 71,057
% Hispanic/Latino: 73.19%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 52,009
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.75%
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Passaic is a city in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 69,781, maintaining its status as the 15th largest municipality in New Jersey with an increase of 1,920 residents from the 2000 Census population of 67,861, which had in turn increased by 9,820 from the 58,041 counted in the 1990 Census. Passaic is the tenth most densely populated municipality in the entire United States with 22,000+ people per square mile.

Dover, NJ

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Population: 18,307
% Hispanic/Latino: 69.65%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,751
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.67%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dover is a town in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Located on the Rockaway River, Dover is about 31 miles west of New York City and about 23 miles west of Newark, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town’s population was 18,157, reflecting a decline of 31 from the 18,188 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,073 from the 15,115 counted in the 1990 Census. Dover has become a majority minority community, with nearly 70% of the population as of the 2010 Census identifying themselves as Hispanic, up from 25% in 1980.

Guttenberg, NJ

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Population: 11,733
% Hispanic/Latino: 65.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,726
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.26%
More on Guttenberg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Guttenberg is a town in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the town’s population was 11,176. Only four blocks wide, Guttenberg is the ninth-smallest municipality in the state and the most densely populated incorporated municipality in the United States, as well as one of the most densely populated municipalities worldwide, with 57,116 people per square mile of land area.

Elizabeth, NJ

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Population: 129,363
% Hispanic/Latino: 64.11%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 82,938
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.16%
More on Elizabeth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elizabeth is both the largest city and the county seat of Union County, in New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city had a total population of 124,969, retaining its ranking as New Jersey’s fourth largest city. The population increased by 4,401 from the 120,568 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 10,566 from the 110,002 counted in the 1990 Census. For 2015, the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 129,007, an increase of 3.2% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 210th largest in the nation.

Paterson, NJ

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Population: 147,890
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.73%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 89,815
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.88%
More on Paterson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Paterson is the largest city in and the county seat of Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 146,199, rendering it New Jersey’s third-most-populous city. Paterson has the second-highest density of any U.S. city with over 100,000 people, behind only New York City. For 2015, the Census Bureau’s Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 147,754, an increase of 1.1% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 177th-largest in the nation.

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Population: 14,422
% Hispanic/Latino: 58.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,443
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.76%
More on Fairview: Real Estate | Data

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Population: 5,955
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,356
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.88%
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There You Have It – Hispanic or Latino Populations Across New Jersey

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

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

  1. Woodcliff Lake
  2. Margate City
  3. Allendale

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Jersey

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Perth Amboy 82.21% 52,563
2 Union City 79.59% 69,815
3 West New York 76.95% 53,345
4 Passaic 73.19% 71,057
5 Dover 69.65% 18,307
6 Guttenberg 65.85% 11,733
7 Elizabeth 64.11% 129,363
8 Paterson 60.73% 147,890
9 Fairview 58.54% 14,422
10 Prospect Park 56.36% 5,955
11 New Brunswick 52.99% 56,792
12 Bound Brook 52.19% 10,510
13 Bridgeton 51.31% 24,948
14 Wharton 50.48% 6,591
15 Freehold 49.36% 11,938
16 Camden 48.48% 75,550
17 Haledon 48.21% 8,440
18 North Plainfield 47.09% 22,092
19 Kearny 47.07% 42,487
20 Pleasantville 45.56% 20,568
21 Bogota 44.51% 8,437
22 Plainfield 43.61% 51,097
23 Harrison 43.54% 15,898
24 Ridgefield Park 42.66% 13,070
25 Vineland 39.06% 60,824
26 Hackensack 38.15% 44,673
27 Clifton 37.01% 86,207
28 Red Bank 36.66% 12,220
29 Newark 36.38% 282,803
30 Hight 36.11% 5,527
31 Lodi 36.05% 24,805
32 Trenton 35.96% 84,867
33 Garfield 35.84% 31,808
34 Carteret 34.35% 24,040
35 Morristown 32.7% 18,833
36 Rahway 32.52% 29,443
37 Long Branch 31.46% 30,751
38 Roselle 30.86% 21,746
39 Linden 30.22% 42,230
40 Asbury Park 30.16% 15,830
41 Cliffside Park 30.06% 24,861
42 Bayonne 29.6% 66,719
43 Atlantic City 29.27% 39,075
44 Dunellen 29.13% 7,392
45 Jersey City 28.82% 265,932
46 Ridgefield 28.65% 11,369
47 North Arlington 27.65% 15,877
48 Lindenwold 27.59% 17,481
49 Little Ferry 27.34% 10,942
50 Kenilworth 27.33% 8,235
51 Roselle Park 27.22% 13,709
52 Elmwood Park 27.11% 20,293
53 Woodland Park 27.05% 12,542
54 Carlstadt 26.66% 6,268
55 Bergenfield 26.27% 27,694
56 Middlesex 24.61% 13,875
57 Englewood 24.52% 28,509
58 South River 24.19% 16,345
59 Manville 23.39% 10,436
60 Wildwood 23.23% 5,136
61 Ventnor City 23.02% 10,429
62 Somerville 21.78% 12,234
63 Palisades Park 21.07% 20,716
64 Maywood 20.82% 9,789
65 Hackett 20.82% 9,569
66 East Rutherford 20.65% 9,433
67 Hammonton 20.64% 14,557
68 Hawthorne 20.58% 19,065
69 Jamesburg 19.2% 6,038
70 Raritan 18.6% 7,758
71 Keyport 18.11% 7,138
72 Dumont 18.03% 17,882
73 Bloomingdale 18.0% 8,139
74 New Milford 17.55% 16,760
75 Park Ridge 17.5% 8,905
76 Millville 17.22% 28,235
77 Rockaway 17.13% 6,473
78 Newton 17.02% 7,937
79 Leonia 16.94% 9,191
80 Pompton Lakes 16.94% 11,205
81 Secaucus 16.88% 19,279
82 Rutherford 16.8% 18,622
83 Westwood 16.57% 11,246
84 South Plainfield 16.51% 24,154
85 Totowa 16.41% 10,829
86 Hoboken 16.22% 54,117
87 Summit 15.6% 22,155
88 Butler 15.39% 7,780
89 Highland Park 15.28% 14,250
90 Keansburg 15.22% 9,868
91 Belmar 14.62% 5,719
92 Hasbrouck Heights 14.6% 12,205
93 Wallington 14.49% 11,701
94 Gloucester City 14.38% 11,333
95 Boonton 14.33% 8,390
96 South Amboy 13.74% 8,811
97 Wood-Ridge 13.74% 8,350
98 Washington 13.7% 6,517
99 Fair Lawn 13.68% 33,447
100 Eato 13.57% 12,258

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