West New York, New Jersey Population 2022

52,888
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West New York is a city located in Hudson County New Jersey. West New York has a 2020 population of 52,888. West New York is currently growing at a rate of 0.10% annually and its population has increased by 6.11% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,843 in 2010.

The average household income in West New York is $76,384 with a poverty rate of 19.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,296 per month, and the median house value is $326,900. The median age in West New York is 36.2 years, 35.3 years for males, and 37.1 years for females.

West New York Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of West New Yorkwas:

  • White: 61.35%
  • Other race: 26.41%
  • Asian: 5.88%
  • Black or African American: 3.12%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of West New York, New Jersey is 52,888 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 52,888.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 49,843.

West New York, New Jersey Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32,30661.35%
Some Other Race13,90626.41%
Asian3,0995.88%
Black or African American1,6443.12%
Two or More Races1,4802.81%
American Indian and Alaska Native1370.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander900.17%
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West New York Population by Race

West New York Population Pyramid $2022

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West New York Median Age

36.2


Total

35.3


Male

37.1


Female

West New York Adults

There are 41,619 adults, (6,639 of whom are seniors) in West New York.

West New York Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Child Dependency Ratio

West New York Sex Ratio

Female

26,374

50.08%

Male

26,288

49.92%

West New York Population by Age

West New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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West New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male8.9%91.1%
Female14.8%85.2%
All20.5%79.5%
Non Family21%79%
Married25.7%74.3%

20.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

West New York Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,6112.6820.5
Married7,5113.4425.7
Non Family6,8851.4421
Female3,0493.1514.8
Male2,1663.348.9

3.15

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

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West New York Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,81517.98%
9th to 12th Grade3,1948.43%
High School Graduate10,26127.07%
Some College4,68212.35%
Associates Degree1,5214.01%
Bachelors Degree7,43519.62%
Graduate Degree3,99210.53%
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West New York Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

West New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic28,42119,0565,227
Other Race8,9905,7941,233
White5,4834,9903,359
Asian2,6622,5322,041
Black1,4051,332669
2+ Races1,122718414
Native American1379116
Islander511919

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 95.12%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 76.67%.

West New York Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,260$37,189$25,661
Less Than 9th Grade$21,691$27,790$17,668
High School Graduate$25,714$31,553$18,814
Some College$30,192$32,345$25,994
Bachelors Degree$54,428$57,045$49,844
Graduate Degree$85,477$100,224$71,579

$32,260

Average Earnings

$37,189

Average Male

$25,661

Average Female

West New York Earnings by Educational Attainment

West New York Language by Age

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West New York Language

17.21% of West New York residents speak only English, while 82.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 74.24% of the population.

West New York Language

West New York Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic40,4148,88821.99%
Other3,311NaN%
White7,3071,02714.06%
Multiple1,48037625.41%
Asian3,0992909.36%
Black1,64421913.32%
Islander9090100.00%

19.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.44%

Male Poverty Rate

23.41%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in West New York is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West New York is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.29%.

West New York Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.67%
High School17.50%
Some College11.91%
Bachelors or Greater7.53%

West New York Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.29%
Male Unemployed27.77%
Female Employed9.72%
Male Employed7.77%

West New York Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

West New York Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,436$76,384
Families$55,587$75,676
Married Families$67,902$94,264
Non Families$46,928$67,898
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Income by Household Type

West New York Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.6%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

West New York Married by Age and Sex

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West New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West New York Marital Status by Race

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West New York Marital Status

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537

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War154
First Gulf War136
Vietnam127
Korea58
World War II23

West New York Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54146
18 to 34114
75+99
65 to 7492
55 to 6486

West New York Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Hispanic3181.00%
White3151.24%
Other Race1441.38%
2+ Races433.39%
Asian301.09%
Black50.33%

West New York Veterans by Race

West New York Veterans by Education

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6.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

16.39%

Veteran Disability Rate

West New York Veterans by Education

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70.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.3%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

West New York Employment by Age

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West New York Employment by Race

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West New York Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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25.34%

Born in West New York

38.98%

Native Born

61.02%

Foreign Born

35.06%

Non Citizen

25.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

38.98% of West New York residents were born in the United States, with 25.34% having been born in New Jersey. 35.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

West New York Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202252,888550.10%
202152,833550.10%
202052,778550.10%
201952,723550.10%
201852,668-64-0.12%
201752,7321360.26%
201652,596560.11%
201552,5401,0111.96%
201451,5292770.54%
201351,2523990.78%
201250,8533420.68%
201150,5116681.34%
201049,8434,0750.86%
200045,7687,6431.84%
199038,125-1,069-0.28%
198039,194-1,433-0.36%
197040,6275,0801.34%
196035,547-2,136-0.58%
195037,683-1,756-0.45%
194039,4392,3320.61%
193037,1077,1812.17%
192029,92616,3668.24%
191013,5608,2939.92%
19005,2670.00%

West New York Population by Year