These Are The 10 New Jersey Cities With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2018


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in New Jersey that have the largest Hispanic population in 2018.

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The 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 2018:

  1. Union City (Photos)
  2. Perth Amboy (Photos)
  3. West New York (Photos)
  4. Passaic (Photos)
  5. Dover (Photos)
  6. Guttenberg (Photos)
  7. Elizabeth (Photos)
  8. Paterson (Photos)
  9. Fairview
  10. New Brunswick (Photos)

Union City took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in New Jersey for 2018.

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.

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How We Determined The Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Hispanic 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 Hispanic or Latino.

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 Hispanic. The percentages ranked from 81.8% to 1.1%.

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

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

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1. Union City

Union City, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 68,965
% Hispanic: 81.82%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 56,427
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.07%

2. Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 52,265
% Hispanic: 81.74%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 42,720
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.47%

3. West New York

West New York, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 52,407
% Hispanic: 77.99%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 40,872
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.25%

4. Passaic

Passaic, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 70,536
% Hispanic: 72.11%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 50,864
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.32%

5. Dover

Dover, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,317
% Hispanic: 70.6%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 12,931
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.13%

6. Guttenberg

Guttenberg, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 11,628
% Hispanic: 68.66%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 7,984
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.94%

7. Elizabeth

Elizabeth, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 128,042
% Hispanic: 63.12%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 80,822
Percent Change Since 2010: 14.17%

8. Paterson

Paterson, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 146,894
% Hispanic: 60.34%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 88,632
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.4%

9. Fairview


Population: 14,314
% Hispanic: 58.87%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 8,426
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.51%

10. New Brunswick

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 56,427
% Hispanic: 55.97%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 31,584
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.23%

There You Have It – Hispanic Populations Across New Jersey

If you’re looking for a breakdown of Hispanic 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 places in New Jersey:

  1. Woodcliff Lake
  2. Mountainside
  3. Pitman

For more New Jersey reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Jersey

City Rank Population % Hispanic
Union City 1 68,965 81.82%
Perth Amboy 2 52,265 81.74%
West New York 3 52,407 77.99%
Passaic 4 70,536 72.11%
Dover 5 18,317 70.6%
Guttenberg 6 11,628 68.66%
Elizabeth 7 128,042 63.12%
Paterson 8 146,894 60.34%
Fairview 9 14,314 58.87%
New Brunswick 10 56,427 55.97%
Prospect Park 11 5,919 54.98%
Bridgeton 12 25,209 50.36%
Bound Brook 13 10,512 48.46%
Camden 14 76,005 48.1%
Kearny 15 42,029 46.03%
North Plainfield 16 22,106 45.41%
Harrison 17 15,007 45.31%
Wharton 18 6,586 44.28%
Haledon 19 8,399 43.34%
Freehold 20 11,944 42.96%
Bogota 21 8,348 42.06%
Hight 22 5,532 41.68%
Plainfield 23 50,578 41.21%
Pleasantville 24 20,532 40.17%
Ridgefield Park 25 12,976 40.14%
Vineland 26 60,876 37.96%
Red Bank 27 12,218 37.49%
Lodi 28 24,654 36.75%
Hackensack 29 44,271 36.48%
Newark 30 280,139 36.04%
Garfield 31 31,456 35.94%
Clifton 32 85,578 35.6%
Trenton 33 84,559 35.47%
Morri 34 18,677 34.41%
Dunellen 35 7,355 32.41%
Carteret 36 23,966 32.03%
Rahway 37 28,884 31.7%
Long Branch 38 30,705 31.11%
Linden 39 41,595 30.69%
Cliffside Park 40 24,661 30.01%
Elmwood Park 41 20,135 29.73%
Asbury Park 42 15,850 29.63%
Jersey City 43 261,666 28.08%
Roselle Park 44 13,560 27.79%
Roselle 45 21,507 27.68%
Atlantic City 46 39,306 27.62%
Ridgefield 47 11,294 27.32%
Woodland Park 48 12,358 26.77%
North Arlington 49 15,788 26.56%
Bergenfield 50 27,513 26.55%
Bayonne 51 65,772 25.98%
Little Ferry 52 10,868 25.79%
Lindenwold 53 17,482 25.54%
Carlstadt 54 6,238 25.07%
South River 55 16,305 24.57%
Manville 56 10,448 24.38%
East Rutherford 57 9,236 24.16%
Englewood 58 28,184 23.41%
Ventnor City 59 10,505 22.3%
Jamesburg 60 6,001 22.03%
Somerville 61 12,207 21.86%
Wildwood 62 5,192 21.76%
Palisades Park 63 20,499 20.61%
Kenilworth 64 8,129 20.49%
Secaucus 65 18,737 20.42%
Hawthorne 66 18,950 20.42%
Middlesex 67 13,811 20.41%
Maywood 68 9,726 20.31%
Rockaway 69 6,472 20.19%
Hackett 70 9,585 20.09%
Hammonton 71 14,630 19.2%
Keyport 72 7,136 19.1%
New Milford 73 16,682 18.99%
Raritan 74 7,539 18.82%
Pompton Lakes 75 11,163 18.68%
Bloomingdale 76 7,995 18.24%
Keansburg 77 9,904 17.92%
Dumont 78 17,788 17.67%
Millville 79 28,399 17.33%
Rutherford 80 18,480 16.97%
Leonia 81 9,137 16.89%
Westwood 82 11,170 16.58%
Butler 83 7,773 16.29%
Park Ridge 84 8,854 16.28%
South Plainfield 85 23,963 16.07%
Eato 86 12,233 15.94%
Newton 87 7,982 15.56%
Hoboken 88 53,136 15.33%
Wallington 89 11,618 15.19%
Summit 90 21,895 15.06%
Fair Lawn 91 33,205 15.01%
Bernardsville 92 7,776 14.72%
Totowa 93 10,900 14.71%
Belmar 94 5,715 14.37%
Boonton 95 8,405 14.31%
Highland Park 96 14,245 14.12%
Washington 97 6,489 13.31%
Edgewater 98 11,998 13.0%
Phillipsburg 99 14,570 12.75%
Somers Point 100 10,686 12.61%

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