Cities in Essex County, New Jersey by Population (2024)

There are 19 cities in Essex County, New Jersey.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Newark1New Jersey300,075310,613-0.87%12,42924.14
Clifton2New Jersey87,36490,054-0.76%7,74811.28
East Orange3New Jersey67,51869,374-0.68%17,1893.93
Short Hills4New Jersey14,34413,700-0.36%2,7295.26
Upper Montclair5New Jersey13,25711,4393.17%5,5702.38
Brookdale6New Jersey10,6689,6041.7%6,6551.60
Caldwell7New Jersey8,7068,988-0.8%7,3901.18
Glen Ridge8New Jersey8,1687,7701.24%6,4061.27
Watsessing9New Jersey8,0507,0942.09%13,0050.62
North Caldwell10New Jersey6,4906,672-0.69%2,1153.07
Roseland11New Jersey6,0776,269-0.78%1,6803.62
Vauxhall12New Jersey5,2435,677-0.83%8,9020.59
Ampere North13New Jersey5,1835,1450.19%18,6440.28
Silver Lake14New Jersey4,8443,9704.74%14,8590.33
Great Notch15New Jersey3,9364,277-1.03%3,9680.99
Pleasantdale16New Jersey2,4582,466-0.08%3,1110.79
Montclair State University17New Jersey2,1431,28511.15%6,0200.36
Essex Fells18New Jersey2,1092,227-1.36%1,4981.41
Llewellyn Park19New Jersey8033818.22%1,1250.71

Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Essex County, New Jersey?

Newark is the largest city in Essex County.

What is the smallest city in Essex County, New Jersey?

Llewellyn Park is the smallest city in Essex County.

How many cities are in Essex County?

There are 19 cities in Essex County, New Jersey.

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