10 Largest Cities in New Jersey

The largest city in New Jersey is Newark, with a population of 282,529. Harrison is the fastest growing city in New Jersey over the past 10 years, having grown 82.50% since 2010.

Rank Name 2021 Pop. 2010 Census Change Density (mi²)
1Newark282,529277,1751.93%1,744
2Jersey City258,523248,3244.11%2,613
3Paterson144,511146,391-1.28%2,560
4Elizabeth130,450125,2574.15%1,578
5Toms River89,25488,7910.52%341
6Clifton84,65484,1690.58%1,119
7Trenton82,40185,004-3.06%1,620
8Camden73,23676,805-4.65%1,224
9Passaic69,24569,861-0.88%3,294
10Union City67,69866,4591.86%7,839
11Bayonne65,33763,0503.63%1,673
12East Orange64,58564,1500.68%2,451
13Vineland58,60560,820-3.64%128
14Lakewood56,07253,8054.21%1,180
15New Brunswick55,27254,8860.70%1,574
16West New York52,83349,8436.00%7,919
17Hoboken51,76350,0573.41%6,171
18Perth Amboy50,81650,918-0.20%1,624
19Plainfield50,09149,6670.85%1,253
20Hackensack43,85643,0681.83%1,559
21Sayreville43,77342,7662.35%412
22Linden42,23340,5934.04%589
23Kearny40,75040,7170.08%687
24Fort Lee40,22335,50813.28%2,381
25Atlantic City38,04139,533-3.77%527
26Fair Lawn32,70832,4250.87%949
27Garfield31,93630,5424.56%2,255
28Princeton31,02128,5928.50%258
29Rahway30,08127,3639.93%1,151
30Long Branch29,97530,842-2.81%872
31Westfield28,97630,340-4.50%642
32Englewood28,18227,1403.84%853
33Bergenfield27,21326,8671.29%1,397
34Millville27,01728,492-5.18%96
35Cliffside Park26,85523,61713.71%4,188
36Paramus25,88426,362-1.81%369
37Ridgewood24,84024,977-0.55%645
38Harrison24,74913,56182.50%3,045
39Somerset24,50922,08310.99%577
40Secaucus24,42716,69346.33%625
41Lodi24,18524,1230.26%1,586
42South Plainfield24,10823,3833.10%433
43Bridgeton23,80625,343-6.06%570
44Old Bridge23,54523,753-0.88%493
45Carteret23,17022,8611.35%786
46Summit21,77121,4931.29%541
47Roselle21,74121,0993.04%1,230
48North Plainfield20,94721,794-3.89%1,112
49Glassboro20,87618,57912.36%334
50Palisades Park20,70719,6125.58%2,491
51Madison19,98615,85026.09%691
52Pleasantville19,92920,284-1.75%519
53Elmwood Park19,82219,5131.58%1,118
54Morristown19,58318,3916.48%1,003
55Point Pleasant18,96618,3893.14%810
56Woodbridge18,76819,265-2.58%720
57Hawthorne18,69518,794-0.53%839
58Avenel18,59217,0119.29%796
59Iselin18,17518,695-2.78%850
60Rutherford18,13718,0810.31%972
61Colonia17,80117,7950.03%676
62Ocean Acres17,33316,1427.38%443
63Dover17,33118,171-4.62%965
64Dumont17,32417,412-0.51%1,324
65Tinton Falls17,25718,033-4.30%166
66Lindenwold17,21317,611-2.26%657
67New Milford16,29716,366-0.42%1,064
68North Arlington15,69715,4121.85%942
69South River15,44116,051-3.80%826
70Fords15,25015,1870.41%850
71Asbury Park15,23416,118-5.48%1,589
72Metuchen14,95313,57210.18%782
73Ramsey14,79014,5531.63%401
74Edgewater14,75811,52928.01%2,265
75Williamstown14,64115,567-5.95%294
76Bradley Gardens14,40014,2061.37%478
77Tenafly14,19114,538-2.39%461
78Hopatcong14,16415,124-6.35%194
79Phillipsburg14,09614,914-5.48%658
80Fairview14,08513,8621.61%2,488
81Cherry Hill Mall14,06814,171-0.73%575
82Franklin Park13,97713,2955.13%800
83Springdale13,87814,518-4.41%387
84New Providence13,87712,22413.52%561
85Collingswood13,85013,930-0.57%1,128
86Moorestown-Lenola13,80614,217-2.89%293
87Hammonton13,77614,760-6.67%50
88Middlesex13,73513,6290.78%587
89Princeton Meadows13,71713,834-0.85%986
90West Freehold13,68013,6130.49%345
91Roselle Park13,53413,3111.68%1,647
92Highland Park13,51913,980-3.30%1,106
93Short Hills13,42813,1652.00%381
94Oakland12,84612,7700.60%225
95Ridgefield Park12,79312,7370.44%1,118
96Mercerville12,73013,230-3.78%514
97Woodland Park12,52111,8355.80%635
98Ringwood12,14812,267-0.97%71
99Holiday City-Berkeley12,04012,831-6.16%301
100Eatontown12,01312,459-3.58%307
101Hamilton Square11,98912,784-6.22%418
102Echelon11,95710,74311.30%637
103Robertsville11,87411,2975.11%300
104Hasbrouck Heights11,87011,901-0.26%1,161
105Somerville11,86712,107-1.98%756
106Red Bank11,82812,304-3.87%1,010
107Wanaque11,81211,0806.61%218
108Upper Montclair11,58911,5650.21%693
109Martinsville11,58611,980-3.29%142
110Glen Rock11,56711,597-0.26%638
111Freehold11,54412,037-4.10%890
112Beachwood11,40811,0523.22%615
113Wallington11,39911,3460.47%1,709
114Florham Park11,34411,740-3.37%231
115River Edge11,33911,353-0.12%922
116Bellmawr11,33311,612-2.40%566
117Haddonfield11,29711,599-2.60%602
118Franklin Lakes11,26310,5946.31%178
119Greentree11,26211,367-0.92%361
120Gloucester City11,19311,444-2.19%722
121Pennsville11,16411,888-6.09%165
122Ridgefield11,07111,0540.15%649
123Westwood11,01210,9520.55%727
124Browns Mills10,99811,223-2.00%305
125Pomn Lakes10,94011,105-1.49%565
126Guttenberg10,90111,169-2.40%8,417
127Ocean City10,85911,697-7.16%241
128Totowa10,77210,815-0.40%401
129Little Ferry10,66310,6500.12%1,076
130Pine Hill10,39510,2221.69%396
131Boonton10,3718,34824.23%662
132Hillsdale10,23310,1930.39%526
133Somers Point10,06410,790-6.73%374
134Bound Brook10,03010,433-3.86%900
135Waldwick10,0109,5874.41%729
136Manville9,96310,356-3.79%629
137Lincoln Park9,88910,545-6.22%230
138Burlington9,8289,941-1.14%479
139South Amboy9,8108,57514.40%951
140Brookdale9,8019,2396.08%911
141Budd Lake9,7438,9688.64%267
142Ventnor City9,71710,642-8.69%740
143Woodbury9,70810,137-4.23%716
144Marlton9,67210,133-4.55%444
145Kinnelon9,66810,129-4.55%80
146Absecon9,6688,49613.79%263
147Wood-Ridge9,6407,63726.23%1,290
148East Rutherford9,6138,9237.73%386
149White Meadow Lake9,5488,8368.06%370
150Maywood9,5349,552-0.19%1,104
151Keansburg9,48410,091-6.02%1,318
152Kendall Park9,2349,339-1.12%374
153Hackettstown9,1829,722-5.55%379
154Lake Mohawk8,9999,916-9.25%267
155Leonia8,9598,9540.06%877
156Clayton8,8488,1868.09%186
157Villas8,7699,483-7.53%335
158Pitman8,6799,008-3.65%583
159Audubon8,6138,812-2.26%866
160Montvale8,5807,8619.15%318
161White Horse8,5769,494-9.67%410
162Park Ridge8,5728,663-1.05%490
163Cresskill8,5608,5470.15%618
164Matawan8,5468,890-3.87%562
165Brigantine8,5189,446-9.82%195
166Succasunna8,5149,152-6.97%245
167Mystic Island8,4848,493-0.11%183
168Closter8,4398,4250.17%398
169Pine Lake Park8,4278,707-3.22%506
170Chatham8,4178,990-6.37%534
171Ashland8,4058,3021.24%431
172North Haledon8,3518,429-0.93%359
173Runnemede8,2828,463-2.14%602
174Bogota8,2538,1850.83%1,630
175Haledon8,2518,326-0.90%1,012
176Newton8,1758,1200.68%363
177Kenilworth8,1757,9333.05%568
178Crestwood Village8,1557,9073.14%284
179Upper Saddle River8,1438,169-0.32%231
180Spotswood8,1428,253-1.34%526
181Oradell8,0737,9871.08%499
182Bloomingdale8,0457,6664.94%136
183Northfield7,9398,515-6.76%330
184Caldwell7,9197,8890.38%1,002
185West Long Branch7,8418,077-2.92%409
186Madison Park7,8347,1449.66%699
187Strathmore7,8167,2587.69%591
188Fanwood7,7237,3175.55%859
189Butler7,6967,6650.40%564
190Fort Dix7,6687,716-0.62%112
191East Franklin7,6498,669-11.77%1,047
192Raritan7,5976,89210.23%568
193Dayton7,5767,0637.26%536
194Emerson7,5627,3942.27%505
195Glen Ridge7,5567,5060.67%883
196Haddon Heights7,5197,4780.55%715
197Berlin7,5167,638-1.60%312
198Bernardsville7,4407,746-3.95%86
199Smithville7,3657,2421.70%219
200Pomona7,3637,1243.35%391
201Midland Park7,1547,162-0.11%679
202Dunellen7,1347,221-1.20%1,001
203Palmyra7,1147,381-3.62%573
204Carneys Point7,0767,382-4.15%126
205Morris Plains6,9675,53425.89%407
206Stratford6,9417,046-1.49%659
207Mountainside6,9276,6683.88%258
208Milltown6,8976,8940.04%662
209Twin Rivers6,8707,443-7.70%811
210Keyport6,8397,220-5.28%738
211Yardville6,8017,186-5.36%249
212Allendale6,6726,5152.41%321
213North Caldwell6,6476,1777.61%323
214Green Knoll6,6316,2006.95%210
215Rumson6,6167,072-6.45%195
216Linwood6,5747,088-7.25%257
217Barrington6,5686,958-5.61%619
218Laurence Harbor6,5346,536-0.03%330
219Heathcote6,5075,82111.78%372
220Yorketown6,4596,535-1.16%403
221Kingston Estates6,4075,68512.70%824
222Lincroft6,4056,1354.40%171
223Washington6,3986,487-1.37%485
224Ramtown6,3936,2422.42%440
225Wharton6,2236,536-4.79%448
226Rockaway6,1166,443-5.08%439
227Carlstadt6,0666,127-1.00%229
228Finderne5,9195,6005.70%216
229Watchung5,9166,013-1.61%147
230Franklin Center5,8604,46031.39%132
231Old Tappan5,8385,7451.62%262
232Woodcliff Lake5,8315,7241.87%257
233Mount Arlington5,8285,04015.63%406
234Jamesburg5,8255,887-1.05%984
235Roseland5,8215,838-0.29%240
236Prospect Park5,8135,868-0.94%1,862
237Ramblewood5,8125,907-1.61%255
238Paulsboro5,8026,091-4.74%449
239Norwood5,7675,7360.54%309
240Manasquan5,7425,903-2.73%620
241Margate City5,7416,353-9.63%604
242Little Silver5,7325,974-4.05%315
243Oceanport5,6745,848-2.98%267
244Fair Haven5,5806,114-8.73%522
245Somerdale5,4975,1317.13%589
246Belmar5,4735,791-5.49%780
247Englewood Cliffs5,3305,3240.11%374
248Hightstown5,3285,532-3.69%644
249Union Beach5,2076,266-16.90%436
250McGuire AFB5,1133,71037.82%141
251Highland Lakes5,098176
252Morganville5,0885,0400.95%140
253Northvale4,9774,6347.40%586
254Clementon4,9774,9750.04%392
255Beckett4,9474,8472.06%421
256Blackwood4,9294,5458.45%602
257East Freehold4,8804,894-0.29%244
258Wildwood4,8625,320-8.61%470
259Glendora4,8514,7502.13%695
260Demarest4,8344,930-1.95%348
261Forked River4,7615,244-9.21%267
262Mendham4,7454,995-5.01%119
263Harrington Park4,7024,6730.62%380
264Penns Grove4,6955,092-7.80%784
265Franklin4,6835,065-7.54%160
266Highlands4,6445,015-7.40%935
267Wanamassa4,6304,5322.16%620
268Brielle4,6264,757-2.75%393
269Cape May Court House4,6175,338-13.51%79
270Salem4,5945,128-10.41%292
271Mount Ephraim4,5774,670-1.99%772
272Beattystown4,5754,5540.46%225
273Point Pleasant Beach4,5734,685-2.39%479
274Leisure Village4,5474,4003.34%520
275Flemington4,5414,581-0.87%628
276Nene City4,5064,809-6.30%749
277Holiday City South4,4643,68921.01%354
278Spring Lake Heights4,4634,692-4.88%514
279Florence4,455532
280South Bound Brook4,4504,536-1.90%1,029
281Atlantic Highlands4,4294,3781.16%522
282Garwood4,3484,2392.57%996
283Magnolia4,2654,352-2.00%650
284Ellisburg4,2544,413-3.60%701
285Barclay4,2484,428-4.07%382
286Singac4,2153,61816.50%1,367
287Buena4,2024,606-8.77%83
288Silver Lake4,1974,243-1.08%1,917
289Golden Triangle4,1854,1450.97%221
290Mountain Lakes4,1374,172-0.84%233
291Westville4,1084,287-4.18%598
292Bradley Beach4,1064,303-4.58%1,002
293Riverdale4,0453,58412.86%298
294Egg Harbor City4,0104,248-5.60%55
295Ho-Ho-Kus4,0034,086-2.03%343
296Shrewsbury3,9973,8055.05%276
297Lawrenceville3,9493,8871.60%565
298Oaklyn3,9474,035-2.18%938
299Richwood3,9253,45913.47%66
300Roebling3,9093,7155.22%579
301Port Reading3,8643,7283.65%256
302Medford Lakes3,8584,154-7.13%504
303Panther Valley3,8153,32714.67%190
304Oakhurst3,8043,995-4.78%352
305Bordentown3,7843,921-3.49%604
306Lambertville3,7793,923-3.67%519
307Gibbstown3,7783,7391.04%343
308Country Lake Estates3,7663,943-4.49%512
309Fairview3,7423,806-1.68%436
310Turnersville3,7313,742-0.29%374
311South Toms River3,7113,5853.51%478
312North Wildwood3,7084,034-8.08%320
313Merchantville3,6923,777-2.25%927
314Leisure Village East3,6874,217-12.57%354
315Beach Haven West3,6823,896-5.49%338
316Mullica Hill3,6623,982-8.04%153
317Society Hill3,6403,829-4.94%393
318Tuckerton3,4503,3602.68%153
319Leisure Village West3,412420
320Concordia3,4013,0929.99%490
321Woodstown3,4003,504-2.97%322
322Cape May3,3743,613-6.62%203
323Port Monmouth3,3603,818-12.00%385
324Haworth3,3513,378-0.80%258
325Oak Valley3,3453,483-3.96%715
326Laurel Lake3,3252,98911.24%285
327High Bridge3,3143,643-9.03%207
328Shark River Hills3,2993,697-10.77%574
329Stanhope3,2823,599-8.81%266
330Monmouth Beach3,2673,277-0.31%467
331Leisuretowne3,2623,582-8.93%253
332North Middletown3,1793,295-3.52%1,093
333Saddle River3,1573,162-0.16%96
334Hamburg3,1213,323-6.08%406
335North Cape May3,1073,226-3.69%332
336Netcong3,0633,233-5.26%548
337Ocean Grove3,0473,342-8.83%1,221
338Kenvil3,0133,0090.13%336
339Wildwood Crest3,0023,268-8.14%345
340Barnegat2,9882,8176.07%165
341Woodbury Heights2,9463,062-3.79%352
342Seaside Heights2,9302,8861.52%707
343National Park2,9193,037-3.89%432
344Woodlynne2,9092,974-2.19%1,993
345Monmouth Junction2,9062,8870.66%290
346Six Mile Run2,8983,184-8.98%58
347Cliffwood Beach2,8923,194-9.46%476
348Pemberton Heights2,8782,42318.78%458
349Spring Lake2,8682,993-4.18%321
350Lawnside2,8642,948-2.85%298
351Whitesboro2,837117
352Robbinsville2,8363,041-6.74%661
353Rio Grande2,8342,6706.14%169
354Clearbrook Park2,8132,6675.47%480
355Plainsboro Center2,7712,7122.18%544
356Greenwich2,7312,755-0.87%449
357Lakehurst2,7262,6542.71%454
358Pennington2,6882,5595.04%417
359Clinton2,6832,717-1.25%297
360Riverton2,6812,771-3.25%604
361Moonachie2,6782,693-0.56%231
362Middlebush2,6472,32613.80%198
363Rossmoor2,6432,666-0.86%438
364Whittingham2,6312,4766.26%395
365Sewaren2,6272,756-4.68%413
366Peapack and Gladstone2,6212,5692.02%68
367Leonardo2,5682,757-6.86%644
368Brownville2,5542,3837.18%378
369Swedesboro2,5462,594-1.85%519
370Belvidere2,5392,680-5.26%261
371Leisure Knoll2,5372,4901.89%426
372East Newark2,5302,4493.31%3,678
373Mays Landing2,5242,13518.22%221
374White House Station2,5082,08920.06%286
375Beverly2,4752,547-2.83%681
376New Egypt2,4602,512-2.07%92
377Woodbine2,3742,462-3.57%44
378Princeton Junction2,3362,465-5.23%191
379West Belmar2,3252,493-6.74%739
380Pine Ridge at Crestwood2,2932,369-3.21%216
381Vista Center2,2412,0956.97%99
382Ogdensburg2,2352,427-7.91%151
383Alpha2,2312,363-5.59%198
384Pine Beach2,2042,1402.99%516
385Gibbsboro2,2022,274-3.17%152
386Long Valley2,2011,87917.14%72
387Wenonah2,1922,278-3.78%328
388Helmetta2,1332,171-1.75%384
389Belford2,1291,76820.42%252
390North Beach Haven2,1282,235-4.79%175
391Manahawkin2,0942,303-9.08%171
392Essex Fells2,0862,116-1.42%221
393Ocean Gate2,0612,0003.05%683
394Seabrook Farms2,0331,48436.99%140
395Sea Isle City2,0032,120-5.52%135
396Sussex1,9652,129-7.70%494
397Waretown1,9641,56925.18%325
398Groveville1,9612,945-33.41%137
399Cranbury1,9192,181-12.01%236
400Hopewell1,9041,933-1.50%392
401Holiday Heights1,9032,099-9.34%56
402Victory Lakes1,8992,111-10.04%118
403Glen Gardner1,8991,976-3.90%183
404Lavallette1,8961,8780.96%346
405Brooklawn1,8941,937-2.22%578
406Englishtown1,8901,8343.05%494
407Erma1,8762,134-12.09%87
408Laurel Springs1,8621,904-2.21%615
409Brass Castle1,8341,55517.94%93
410Upper Pohatcong1,8301,7812.75%422
411Presidential Lakes Estates1,8302,365-22.62%256
412Alpine1,8281,8200.44%43
413Avon-by-the-Sea1,7931,899-5.58%628
414Weston1,7831,23544.37%191
415Folsom1,7631,885-6.47%32
416Sea Girt1,7571,833-4.15%247
417Estell Manor1,7571,7490.46%5
418Dover Beaches North1,7561,23941.73%285
419Allentown1,7531,823-3.84%438
420Voorhees1,70897675.00%355
421Island Heights1,6911,6422.98%414
422Lake Como1,6661,765-5.61%986
423Annandale1,6461,695-2.89%169
424Lebanon1,6201,36518.68%268
425Chesilhurst1,6101,629-1.17%140
426Chester1,5921,650-3.52%149
427Seaside Park1,5511,577-1.65%353
428Cedar Glen Lakes1,5491,4219.01%332
429Collings Lakes1,5391,706-9.79%357
430Newfield1,5311,589-3.65%131
431Navesink1,4702,020-27.23%248
432Vernon Valley1,4481,626-10.95%81
433Victory Gardens1,4361,517-5.34%1,475
434Ten Mile Run1,4231,959-27.36%84
435Farmingdale1,4221,3257.32%407
436Olivet1,3941,408-0.99%83
437Vernon Center1,3711,713-19.96%69
438Rosenhayn1,3511,09823.04%76
439Alloway1,3421,402-4.28%29
440Frenchtown1,3411,393-3.73%177
441Pemberton1,3161,405-6.33%333
442Sea Bright1,3141,463-10.18%272
443Hampton1,3061,374-4.95%129
444Cedar Glen West1,3001,2672.60%183
445Elmer1,2841,396-8.02%214
446Crandon Lakes1,2521,1786.28%73
447Dover Beaches South1,2431,2092.81%328
448Beach Haven1,2231,1773.91%186
449Avalon1,2161,335-8.91%42
450Surf City1,2131,1802.80%243
451Lake Telemark1,1971,255-4.62%81
452Kingston1,1841,493-20.70%79
453Oxford1,1821,0908.44%255
454Vienna1,17498119.67%60
455Milford1,1711,231-4.87%148
456Ship Bottom1,1671,1481.66%244
457Cedarville1,10177641.88%73
458Port Republic1,0441,118-6.62%21
459Elwood1,0411,437-27.56%49
460Port Norris1,0371,377-24.69%24
461Califon1,0341,062-2.64%161
462Audubon Park1,0001,022-2.15%991
463West Cape May9971,011-1.38%127
464Bay Head9859711.44%251
465Fairton9801,264-22.47%51
466Silver Ridge9481,133-16.33%304
467Far Hills889922-3.58%27
468Allenwood883925-4.54%75
469Hi-Nella856869-1.50%573
470Longport847894-5.26%319
471Bloomsbury833874-4.69%133
472Roosevelt826866-4.62%63
473Brookfield82267521.78%566
474Stone Harbor810867-6.57%85
475Interlaken785819-4.15%353
476Branchville773836-7.54%195
477Wrightstown772804-3.98%62
478Lopatcong Overlook7637343.95%313
479Deal713753-5.31%90
480Blackwells Mills684803-14.82%83
481Rocky Hill659683-3.51%161
482Griggstown611819-25.40%37
483Barnegat Light5875860.17%105
484Fieldsboro5805436.81%310
485Andover557604-7.78%62
486Belleplain555597-7.04%11
487Pleasant Plains540922-41.43%25
488West Wildwood536602-10.96%279
489Burleigh534725-26.34%52
490Rockleigh523531-1.51%78
491Quinton514588-12.59%87
492Stockton508537-5.40%139
493Corbin City485498-2.61%9
494Allenhurst481495-2.83%286
495Shiloh479516-7.17%59
496Mountain Lake471575-18.09%62
497East Millstone471579-18.65%31
498Harmony4534412.72%60
499Stewartsville43934925.79%509
500New Village4394214.28%69

Top 500 Cities in New Jersey by Population

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.

Map of Cities in New Jersey

New Jersey Cities by First Letter

  1. US Census Annual Estimates - 2020 Estimates Calculated via Linear Projection of Previous Estimates

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