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.