New Jersey Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2020


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

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our third 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 20.4% increase in the Hispanic population in new jersey.

Here are the cities in new jersey with the largest Hispanic population in 2020:

  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. Elizabeth (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Guttenberg (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Fairview (Homes For Sale)
  9. Paterson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Bound Brook (Photos | Homes For Sale)

What's the city in new jersey with the largest hispanic/latino population? Perth Amboy took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in new jersey for 2020.

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 safest places in new jersey.

Perth Amboy, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 51,832
% Hispanic/Latino: 80.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 41,687
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.78%
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

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 68,362
% Hispanic/Latino: 77.26%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 52,816
Percent Change Since 2010: 1.15%
More on Union City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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: 52,477
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.4%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,094
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.23%
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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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 70,131
% Hispanic/Latino: 73.72%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 51,704
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.1%
More on Passaic: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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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Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 18,091
% Hispanic/Latino: 67.63%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,235
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.53%
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.

Elizabeth, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 128,153
% Hispanic/Latino: 64.47%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 82,619
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.71%
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.

Guttenberg, NJ

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8
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Population: 11,436
% Hispanic/Latino: 62.92%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,195
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.68%
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.

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Population: 14,269
% Hispanic/Latino: 61.57%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,785
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.77%
More on Fairview: Real Estate | Data

Paterson, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 145,800
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.87%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 88,750
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.55%
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.

Bound Brook, NJ

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Overall SnackAbility

8.5
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Population: 10,328
% Hispanic/Latino: 54.36%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,614
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.29%
More on Bound Brook: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bound Brook is a borough in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States, located along the Raritan River. At the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 10,402, reflecting an increase of 247 from the 10,155 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 668 from the 9,487 counted in the 1990 Census.

How We Determined The Cities In new jersey With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2020

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 2014-2018 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 80.4% to 0.8%.

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. You can download the data here.

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.

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. Audubon
  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 80.43% 51,832
2 Union City 77.26% 68,362
3 West New York 76.4% 52,477
4 Passaic 73.72% 70,131
5 Dover 67.63% 18,091
6 Elizabeth 64.47% 128,153
7 Guttenberg 62.92% 11,436
8 Fairview 61.57% 14,269
9 Paterson 60.87% 145,800
10 Bound Brook 54.36% 10,328
11 Prospect Park 52.5% 5,861
12 Wharton 52.25% 6,521
13 Bridgeton 51.01% 24,841
14 Camden 50.26% 74,608
15 Kearny 50.18% 41,567
16 New Brunswick 50.1% 56,084
17 Freehold 46.22% 11,855
18 Harrison 45.78% 16,180
19 North Plainfield 45.1% 21,640
20 Haledon 44.76% 8,338
21 Plainfield 44.55% 50,508
22 Pleasantville 43.49% 20,374
23 Ridgefield Park 43.44% 12,934
24 Bogota 42.1% 8,362
25 Vineland 40.29% 60,357
26 Hackensack 38.1% 44,381
27 Clifton 37.75% 85,169
28 Garfield 36.53% 31,578
29 Newark 36.37% 280,463
30 Trenton 36.35% 83,734
31 Lodi 36.29% 24,498
32 Red Bank 35.46% 12,120
33 Carteret 35.42% 23,682
34 Rahway 32.43% 29,370
35 Cliffside Park 31.82% 24,883
36 Bayonne 31.45% 65,300
37 Hight 30.98% 5,413
38 Atlantic City 30.95% 38,372
39 Long Branch 30.43% 30,611
40 Linden 30.34% 42,033
41 Ridgefield 30.0% 11,248
42 Little Ferry 29.71% 10,827
43 Dunellen 29.59% 7,284
44 Morristown 29.55% 18,769
45 Roselle 29.23% 21,582
46 Jersey City 29.08% 261,746
47 Bergenfield 28.73% 27,372
48 North Arlington 28.29% 15,724
49 Roselle Park 28.12% 13,568
50 Woodland Park 27.58% 12,489
51 Englewood 27.38% 28,332
52 Asbury Park 27.36% 15,674
53 Elmwood Park 26.48% 20,112
54 Jamesburg 24.89% 5,947
55 South River 24.6% 16,091
56 Lindenwold 24.26% 17,354
57 Hawthorne 24.19% 18,802
58 Carlstadt 24.07% 6,191
59 Middlesex 23.75% 13,659
60 East Rutherford 23.42% 9,466
61 Ventnor City 23.14% 10,232
62 Kenilworth 23.03% 8,160
63 Maywood 22.99% 9,654
64 Manville 22.71% 10,283
65 Secaucus 21.84% 19,390
66 Somerville 21.46% 12,121
67 Hammonton 21.4% 14,284
68 Butler 20.92% 7,701
69 Westwood 20.66% 11,145
70 Palisades Park 20.15% 20,554
71 Rockaway 19.96% 6,404
72 Emerson 18.91% 7,611
73 Pompton Lakes 18.75% 11,049
74 Dumont 18.67% 17,694
75 Raritan 18.38% 7,797
76 South Plainfield 18.19% 23,906
77 New Milford 18.17% 16,578
78 Keyport 17.77% 7,070
79 Hackett 17.71% 9,501
80 South Amboy 17.61% 8,694
81 Leonia 17.55% 9,111
82 Rutherford 17.43% 18,427
83 Millville 16.96% 27,950
84 Highland Park 16.32% 13,992
85 Newton 16.04% 7,895
86 Totowa 15.8% 10,828
87 Hoboken 15.77% 53,211
88 Bloomingdale 15.57% 8,105
89 Park Ridge 15.44% 8,804
90 Belmar 15.03% 5,647
91 Boonton 14.95% 8,302
92 Summit 14.63% 21,921
93 Fort Lee 14.34% 36,990
94 Eato 14.25% 12,237
95 Phillipsburg 14.25% 14,415
96 Watchung 14.05% 6,034
97 Hopatcong 13.97% 14,362
98 Hasbrouck Heights 13.94% 12,091
99 Edgewater 13.84% 12,184
100 Fair Lawn 13.79% 33,081

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