There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:
- African American
But those are only the major races, there’s a whole bunch of other races people are interested in knowing about.
And today, we are going to look at the percent of the population in New Jersey that are Native American.
Native Americans are not a major portion of the current American Population, but they are still very important.
There are now over 2 million people who identify as Native American living in America, making up .65% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Native American population in New Jersey is 9,282 – at 0.1% of the total population of New Jersey.
So, what how does the Native American population stratify across New Jersey? Which cities and towns in New Jersey have seen the greatest increase in their Native American population?
Which city in New Jersey had the largest Native American population?
Ringwood took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in New Jersey for 2019. 1.66% of Ringwood identify as Native American.
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.
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How We Determined The Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Native American 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*
Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as American Indian and Alaska Native alone.
We limited our analysis to places with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 186 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.66% to 0.0%.
Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of American Indian and Alaska Native population with a higher score being more American Indian and Alaska Native than a lower score. Ringwood took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Wood-Ridge was the least Native American city.
Read on for more information on how the cities in New Jersey ranked by population of American Indian and Alaska Native residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.
Ringwood is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 12,228, reflecting a decrease of 168 from the 12,396 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 227 from the 12,623 counted in the 1990 Census.
Bridgeton is a city in Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States, in the southern part of the state, on the Cohansey River, near Delaware Bay. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 25,349, reflecting an increase of 2,578 from the 22,771 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 3,829 from the 18,942 counted in the 1990 Census. It is the county seat of Cumberland County. Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland are the three principal cities of the Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses those cities and all of Cumberland County for statistical purposes and which constitutes a part of the Delaware Valley.
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.
Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States, located on the Jersey Shore and part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 16,116, reflecting a decline of 814 from the 16,930 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 131 from the 16,799 counted in the 1990 Census.
There are so many things to do in Asbury Park, and you will never be bored! From restaurants, to venues, to bars and so much more, you will find something you’ll love.
My favorite places in Asbury Park are The Beach Bar and Biergarten. Both are different, but so much fun. I also love the beach!
Bloomingdale is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 7,656, reflecting an increase of 46 from the 7,610 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 80 from the 7,530 counted in the 1990 Census.
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.
Keansburg is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 10,105, which represented a decline of 627 from the 10,732 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 337 from the 11,069 counted in the 1990 Census.
There You Have It – Native American Populations Across New Jersey
If you’re looking for a breakdown of Native American populations across New Jersey according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.
If you’re curious enough, here are the least Native American places in New Jersey:
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What Are The Most Native American Places In New Jersey?
|Rank||City||% Native American|
|65||West New York||0.07%|
|92||West Long Branch||0.0%|