Population of Cities in New Jersey (2019)

The state of New Jersey has a population of 8.9 million, making it the 11th most populous state in the U.S. The most populous city is Newark, which has an estimated population of 281,944 in 2017. Jersey City doesn’t trail far behind with its population of 264,290 people. Paterson and Elizabeth make up the remaining cities in the state that have populations exceeding 100,000 residents. Trenton, the state’s capital, ranks 6th in terms of population. There are 106 cities with populations of at least 10,000, but that fall below 100,000.

In total, there are 565 municipalities in the state of New Jersey. These are classified in one of five ways: Cities, towns, boroughs, townships and villages. There are 52 different cities in the state. Classification is determined by population. The smallest city in New Jersey is Corbin City in Atlantic County, which has a population of 492 people.

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Over 1 Million
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100,000 to 1 Million
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10,000 to 100,000

New Jersey has 0 cities with more than a million people, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 106 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in New Jersey is Newark, with a population of 283,756 people.

Newark

Newark is the second largest city in the New York metro area.

283,756

Jersey City

This city's role in banking and finance has earned it the nickname of Wall Street West.

265,004

Paterson

The second-largest Muslim population in the nation resides in Paterson.

146,919

Elizabeth

Elizabeth is the only city in New Jersey to ever be named one of the greenest cities in the nation.

129,459

Clifton

Clifton was incorporated as a city in 1917.

85,710

Trenton

New Jersey's state capital originally had the name Trent-town.

83,669

Camden

Over 20 neighborhoods are located throughout this county seat of Camden County.

70,427

Passaic

This New Jersey city is the 10th most densely populated municipality in the nation.

70,326

Union City

Union City hosts the longest-running passion play in the U.S. and also is host to the annual Cuban Day Parade.

70,049

Bayonne

Bayonne was established as a town in 1861 and incorporated as a city eight years later.

66,337

Name 2019 Population Location
Newark283,756Map
Jersey City265,004Map
Paterson146,919Map
Elizabeth129,459Map
Clifton85,710Map
Trenton83,669Map
Camden70,427Map
Passaic70,326Map
Union City70,049Map
Bayonne66,337Map
East Orange64,765Map
Vineland59,640Map
New Brunswick57,636Map
Hoboken56,863Map
West New York53,526Map
Perth Amboy52,874Map
Plainfield49,991Map
Sayreville45,625Map
Hackensack44,873Map
Linden44,347Map
Kearny42,171Map
Fort Lee40,451Map
Atlantic City37,667Map
Princeton33,997Map
Fair Lawn33,462Map
Garfield32,350Map
Long Branch30,532Map
Rahway29,754Map
Westfield29,642Map
Englewood28,458Map
Bergenfield27,722Map
Millville27,507Map
Paramus26,808Map
Ridgewood25,494Map
Cliffside Park25,096Map
Lodi24,802Map
Bridgeton24,658Map
South Plainfield24,386Map
Carteret23,884Map
Summit22,169Map
Secaucus22,066Map
North Plainfield22,013Map
Roselle21,820Map
Glassboro21,659Map
Palisades Park20,987Map
Elmwood Park20,316Map
Morristown20,303Map
Pleasantville19,967Map
Harrison18,955Map
Hawthorne18,830Map
Point Pleasant18,662Map
Rutherford18,617Map
Dover18,069Map
Dumont17,868Map
Tinton Falls17,647Map
Lindenwold17,533Map
New Milford16,762Map
South River16,133Map
Madison16,024Map
North Arlington15,889Map
Asbury Park15,587Map
Ramsey15,137Map
Tenafly14,825Map
Fairview14,436Map
Phillipsburg14,176Map
Hopatcong14,120Map
Metuchen14,099Map
Collingswood14,076Map
Hammonton14,047Map
Highland Park13,994Map
Roselle Park13,767Map
New Providence13,763Map
Middlesex13,695Map
Woodland Park13,215Map
Oakland13,130Map
Ridgefield Park13,059Map
Eatontown12,434Map
Ringwood12,321Map
Edgewater12,155Map
Hasbrouck Heights12,146Map
Somerville12,120Map
Red Bank12,085Map
East Rutherford12,007Map
Glen Rock11,910Map
Wanaque11,810Map
Freehold11,810Map
Wallington11,701Map
River Edge11,677Map
Florham Park11,622Map
Guttenberg11,531Map
Bellmawr11,526Map
Haddonfield11,511Map
Gloucester City11,411Map
Ridgefield11,411Map
Ocean City11,250Map
Westwood11,229Map
Beachwood11,148Map
Pomn Lakes11,073Map
Little Ferry10,901Map
Totowa10,865Map
Franklin Lakes10,816Map
Pine Hill10,584Map
Lincoln Park10,565Map
Hillsdale10,519Map
Manville10,493Map
Bound Brook10,365Map
Somers Point10,257Map
Kinnelon10,129Map
Burlington10,061Map
Waldwick10,023Map
Ventnor City9,948Map
Woodbury9,830Map
Maywood9,806Map
Keansburg9,802Map
Wood-Ridge9,713Map
Hackettstown9,417Map
Leonia9,204Map
Clayton8,956Map
Bogota8,906Map
Park Ridge8,897Map
Chatham8,893Map
Matawan8,788Map
Closter8,777Map
Cresskill8,768Map
Montvale8,767Map
Pitman8,760Map
South Amboy8,757Map
Audubon8,751Map
Brigantine8,679Map
North Haledon8,449Map
Spotswood8,435Map
Runnemede8,418Map
Upper Saddle River8,362Map
Haledon8,353Map
Boonton8,289Map
Oradell8,288Map
Kenilworth8,254Map
Northfield8,185Map
Bloomingdale8,140Map
Caldwell8,096Map
Absecon8,067Map
Raritan7,980Map
Fanwood7,976Map
West Long Branch7,969Map
Bernardsville7,856Map
Newton7,764Map
Butler7,719Map
Glen Ridge7,693Map
Emerson7,693Map
Haddon Heights7,691Map
Berlin7,624Map
Milltown7,507Map
Dunellen7,335Map
Midland Park7,325Map
Palmyra7,115Map
Keyport7,019Map
Allendale7,000Map
Mountainside6,991Map
Stratford6,977Map
Barrington6,780Map
Rumson6,752Map
Linwood6,742Map
North Caldwell6,690Map
Wharton6,523Map
Rockaway6,517Map
Washington6,426Map
Carlstadt6,216Map
Jamesburg6,109Map
Old Tappan6,008Map
Mount Arlington6,007Map
Watchung5,985Map
Margate City5,941Map
Roseland5,906Map
Fair Haven5,901Map
Prospect Park5,883Map
Little Silver5,877Map
Manasquan5,869Map
Woodcliff Lake5,864Map
Paulsboro5,862Map
Norwood5,849Map
Oceanport5,734Map
Somerdale5,680Map
Belmar5,678Map
Morris Plains5,542Map
Union Beach5,521Map
Hightstown5,473Map
Englewood Cliffs5,379Map
Northvale5,221Map
Wildwood5,012Map
Mendham4,952Map
Clementon4,946Map
Demarest4,892Map
Harrington Park4,788Map
Penns Grove4,755Map
Nene City4,755Map
Highlands4,743Map
Franklin4,723Map
Brielle4,691Map
Salem4,665Map
Mount Ephraim4,625Map