10 Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Native American Population For 2019


We used data and science to determine the cities in New Jersey with the largest Native American population.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our first time ranking the cities in New Jersey with the largest Native American population.

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There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:

  1. White
  2. Hispanic
  3. 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?

Here are the 10 cities in New Jersey with the largest Native American population in 2019:

  1. Ringwood (Photos)
  2. Bridgeton (Photos)
  3. Norwood (Photos)
  4. Woodland Park (Photos)
  5. Asbury Park (Photos)
  6. Bloomingdale (Photos)
  7. Palisades Park (Photos)
  8. Ridgefield (Photos)
  9. River Edge (Photos)
  10. Keansburg (Photos)

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.

And if you already knew these places were Native American, check out the best places to live in New Jersey or the most diverse places in New Jersey.

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

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*
* Not Hispanic or latino

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, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 12,451
% Native American: 1.66%
# Of Native American Residents: 207
Percent Change Since 2010: 64.29%
More on Ringwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 24,948
% Native American: 0.85%
# Of Native American Residents: 211
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.12%
More on Bridgeton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,864
% Native American: 0.78%
# Of Native American Residents: 46
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Norwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Woodland Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,542
% Native American: 0.62%
# Of Native American Residents: 78
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.27%
More on Woodland Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Asbury Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

4
/10

Population: 15,830
% Native American: 0.59%
# Of Native American Residents: 93
Percent Change Since 2010: 564.29%
More on Asbury Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Review Of New Jersey by HomeSnacks User

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, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,139
% Native American: 0.48%
# Of Native American Residents: 39
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Bloomingdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

Palisades Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 20,716
% Native American: 0.45%
# Of Native American Residents: 93
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Palisades Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ridgefield, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 11,369
% Native American: 0.43%
# Of Native American Residents: 49
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Ridgefield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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.

River Edge, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,648
% Native American: 0.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 46
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on River Edge: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Keansburg, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 9,868
% Native American: 0.39%
# Of Native American Residents: 38
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Keansburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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:

  1. Wood-Ridge
  2. Hight
  3. Hillsdale

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In New Jersey?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Ringwood 1.66% 12,451
2 Bridgeton 0.85% 24,948
3 Norwood 0.78% 5,864
4 Woodland Park 0.62% 12,542
5 Asbury Park 0.59% 15,830
6 Bloomingdale 0.48% 8,139
7 Palisades Park 0.45% 20,716
8 Ridgefield 0.43% 11,369
9 River Edge 0.39% 11,648
10 Keansburg 0.39% 9,868
11 Englewood Cliffs 0.37% 5,435
12 Barrington 0.35% 6,811
13 New Brunswick 0.33% 56,792
14 Newark 0.33% 282,803
15 Atlantic City 0.3% 39,075
16 Fort Lee 0.29% 37,058
17 Margate City 0.29% 6,200
18 Bellmawr 0.29% 11,482
19 Secaucus 0.29% 19,279
20 Glen Rock 0.27% 11,962
21 Harrison 0.22% 15,898
22 Hackensack 0.21% 44,673
23 Butler 0.21% 7,780
24 Pleasantville 0.2% 20,568
25 Millville 0.2% 28,235
26 New Providence 0.2% 12,716
27 Passaic 0.19% 71,057
28 Ridgefield Park 0.19% 13,070
29 Kearny 0.19% 42,487
30 Jersey City 0.19% 265,932
31 Clayton 0.19% 8,475
32 East Orange 0.18% 65,151
33 Spotswood 0.18% 8,443
34 Wallington 0.17% 11,701
35 Guttenberg 0.17% 11,733
36 Englewood 0.15% 28,509
37 Elmwood Park 0.15% 20,293
38 Garfield 0.15% 31,808
39 Linden 0.13% 42,230
40 Runnemede 0.13% 8,391
41 Pitman 0.12% 8,886
42 Camden 0.12% 75,550
43 Kenilworth 0.12% 8,235
44 New Milford 0.12% 16,760
45 Long Branch 0.12% 30,751
46 Park Ridge 0.11% 8,905
47 Plainfield 0.11% 51,097
48 Gloucester City 0.11% 11,333
49 South River 0.1% 16,345
50 Florham Park 0.1% 11,792
51 Clifton 0.1% 86,207
52 Lodi 0.1% 24,805
53 Haledon 0.09% 8,440
54 Ridgewood 0.09% 25,554
55 Paramus 0.09% 26,919
56 Hackett 0.08% 9,569
57 Somerville 0.08% 12,234
58 North Plainfield 0.08% 22,092
59 Ocean City 0.08% 11,328
60 Fair Lawn 0.08% 33,447
61 Cliffside Park 0.08% 24,861
62 Rutherford 0.08% 18,622
63 Somers Point 0.08% 10,644
64 Bayonne 0.07% 66,719
65 West New York 0.07% 53,345
66 Maywood 0.07% 9,789
67 Montvale 0.07% 8,440
68 Leonia 0.07% 9,191
69 Vineland 0.05% 60,824
70 Edgewater 0.05% 12,165
71 Point Pleasant 0.05% 18,519
72 Paterson 0.05% 147,890
73 Franklin Lakes 0.05% 10,953
74 Elizabeth 0.04% 129,363
75 Brigantine 0.04% 9,164
76 Linwood 0.04% 6,959
77 Northfield 0.04% 8,480
78 Madison 0.03% 16,080
79 Beachwood 0.03% 11,193
80 Trenton 0.02% 84,867
81 Union City 0.02% 69,815
82 Sayreville 0.02% 44,744
83 Hammonton 0.01% 14,557
84 Tinton Falls 0.01% 17,902
85 Hoboken 0.01% 54,117
86 Woodcliff Lake 0.0% 5,868
87 Phillipsburg 0.0% 14,540
88 Pine Hill 0.0% 10,517
89 Perth Amboy 0.0% 52,563
90 Paulsboro 0.0% 5,970
91 Westwood 0.0% 11,246
92 West Long Branch 0.0% 7,944
93 Wharton 0.0% 6,591
94 Woodbury 0.0% 9,980
95 Wildwood 0.0% 5,136
96 Westfield 0.0% 30,591
97 Watchung 0.0% 5,961
98 Washington 0.0% 6,517
99 Wanaque 0.0% 11,782
100 Somerdale 0.0% 5,417

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

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