West New York, New Jersey Population 2020

53,226

West New York is a city located in New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 53,226, it is the 15th largest city in New Jersey and the 745th largest city in the United States. West New York is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually and its population has increased by 7.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 49,708 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, West New York has a population density of 53,533 people per square mile.

The average household income in West New York is $73,210 with a poverty rate of 20.25%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,287 per month, and the median house value is $315,200. The median age in West New York is 35.4 years, 33.9 years for males, and 37.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.6 males.

West New York Demographics

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

  • White: 60.32%
  • Other race: 26.61%
  • Asian: 6.23%
  • Black or African American: 3.43%
  • Two or more races: 2.97%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.22%
The current population of West New York, New Jersey is 53,226, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 52,990.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 49,708.

West New York, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White31,65560.32%
Some Other Race13,96226.61%
Asian3,2676.23%
Black or African American1,7993.43%
Two or More Races1,5602.97%
American Indian and Alaska Native1210.23%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1130.22%

West New York Population Pyramid 2020

West New York Median Age

35.4


Total

33.9


Male

37.7


Female

West New York Adults

There are 41,604 adults, (6,483 of whom are seniors) in West New York.

West New York Age Dependency

49.4

Age Dependency Ratio

18.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

West New York Sex Ratio

Female

26,291

50.10%

Male

26,186

49.90%

West New York Households and Families

West New York Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

West New York Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married25.7%74.3%
Non Family22.8%77.2%
All21.3%78.7%
Female16.5%83.5%
Male9.3%90.7%

21.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,6462.6721.3
Married7,2533.3725.7
Non Family6,8191.3522.8
Female3,4953.316.5
Male2,0793.529.3

3.16

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

9.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

West New York Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,16816.40%
9th to 12th Grade3,4029.05%
High School Graduate10,43027.74%
Some College5,07913.51%
Associates Degree1,5614.15%
Bachelors Degree7,31319.45%
Graduate Degree3,6479.70%

West New York Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic27,84819,0354,761
Other Race9,1546,3091,152
White5,4114,8483,233
Asian2,8252,6822,124
Black1,5721,470716
Multiple Races1,105656335
Native American1218414
Islander754114

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.94%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.19%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,653$35,852$24,848
Less Than High School$20,917$26,413$17,589
High School Grad$25,816$31,299$17,393
Some College$29,940$32,472$24,566
Bachelors Degree$50,910$53,341$48,735
Graduate Degree$83,914$101,140$68,846

$31,653

Average Earnings

$35,852

Average Male

$24,848

Average Female

West New York Language

West New York Language by Age

West New York Language

17.00% of West New York residents speak only English, while 83.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 73.77% of the population.

West New York Poverty

West New York Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic39,9149,30423.31%
Other13,9623,41524.46%
White7,2856959.54%
Multiple1,56043928.14%
Asian3,26732710.01%
Black1,79925914.40%
Islander1138676.11%

20.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.19%

Male Poverty Rate

23.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in West New York

The race most likely to be in poverty in West New York is Islander, with 76.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in West New York is White, with 9.54% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.16%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.17%
High School17.22%
Some College12.52%
Bachelors or Greater6.88%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.81%
Male Unemployed33.48%
Male Employed8.71%
Female Employed8.41%

West New York Income

West New York Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$54,512$73,210
Families$53,803$73,131
Married Families$65,441-
Non Families$42,405$63,657

West New York Marital Status

West New York Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.9%

Female Marriage Rate

West New York Married by Age and Sex

West New York Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

West New York Marital Status by Race

West New York Veterans

605

Number of Veterans

508

Male Veterans

97

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War152
Vietnam148
First Gulf War121
World War II85
Korea41
Name Veterans % of Total
White4061.63%
Hispanic2680.86%
Other1081.01%
2 or More644.89%
Asian180.62%
Black90.54%

$West New York Veterans by Education

5.12%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.16%

Veteran Disability Rate

West New York Employment Status

69.5%

Labor Force Participation

64.5%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

West New York Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

25.40%

Born in New Jersey

38.86%

Native Born

61.14%

Foreign Born

34.02%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

38.86% of West New York residents were born in the United States, with 25.40% having been born in New Jersey. 34.02% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202053,2261180.22%
201953,1081180.22%
201852,9902570.49%
201752,7331180.22%
201652,615630.12%
201552,5521,0121.96%
201451,5402840.55%
201351,2564040.79%
201250,8523510.70%
201150,5016671.34%
201049,8344,0660.85%
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%