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.

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.

1. Union City

Union City, New Jersey

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

2. Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy, New Jersey

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

3. West New York

West New York, New Jersey

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

4. Passaic

Passaic, New Jersey

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

5. Dover

Dover, New Jersey

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

6. Guttenberg

Guttenberg, New Jersey

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

7. Elizabeth

Elizabeth, New Jersey

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

8. Paterson

Paterson, New Jersey

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

9. Fairview


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

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Population: 56,427
% Hispanic: 55.97%
# Of Hispanic Residents: 31,584
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.23%
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New Brunswick is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. It is the county seat of Middlesex County, and the home of Rutgers University. The city is on the Northeast Corridor rail line, 27 miles southwest of Manhattan, on the southern bank of the Raritan River. At the 2010 United States Census, the population of New Brunswick was 55,181, reflecting an increase of 6,608 from the 48,573 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,862 from the 41,711 counted in the 1990 Census. Due to the concentration of medical facilities in the area, including Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter’s University Hospital, as well as Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick is known as ‘the Hub City.’ The corporate headquarters and production facilities of several global pharmaceutical companies are situated in the city, including Johnson & Johnson and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

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

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

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