The 10 New Jersey Cities With The Largest Asian Population For 2022


We used data and science to determine the cities in New Jersey with the largest Asian population.

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Across most of America, the African American and Hispanic communities comprise "most of the minority". We're not totally sure that's a term, but it's an accurate reflection of the state of race in America.

Asians are a "minority of the minority", generally. But not everywhere.

There are now over 17 million people who identify as Asian living in America, making up 5.6% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Asian population in New Jersey is 851,568 - at 9.6% of the total population of New Jersey.

And, unlike African Americans that fall under one group in the Census, Asian Americans have many sub-groups -- Chinese, Filipino, and Indian being the three largest sub-groups.

So, what how does the Asian population stratify across New Jersey? Which cities and towns in New Jersey have seen the greatest increase in their Asian population?

Here are the cities in New Jersey with the largest Asian population in 2022:

  1. Palisades Park
  2. Fort Lee
  3. Edgewater
  4. Leonia
  5. Englewood Cliffs
  6. Closter
  7. Ridgefield
  8. Tenafly
  9. Norwood
  10. Old Tappan

Which city in New Jersey had the largest Asian population? Palisades Park took the number one over all spot for the largest Asian in New Jersey for 2022. 57.09% of Palisades Park identify as Asian.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and how your town ranked.

To see where New Jersey ranked as a state on diversity, we have a ranking of the most diverse states in America.

And if you already knew these places were Asian, check out the best places to live in New Jersey or the most diverse places in New Jersey.

The 10 Most Asian Cities In New Jersey For 2022

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 20,693
% Asian: 57.09%
# Of Asian Residents: 11,813
Percent Change Since 2010: 13.35%
More on Palisades Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Palisades Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 37,843
% Asian: 41.97%
# Of Asian Residents: 15,881
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.98%
More on Fort Lee: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fort Lee, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7.5
/10

Population: 12,890
% Asian: 37.96%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,893
Percent Change Since 2010: 22.17%
More on Edgewater: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Edgewater, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 9,059
% Asian: 37.54%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,401
Percent Change Since 2010: 7.12%
More on Leonia: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Leonia, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,349
% Asian: 34.74%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,858
Percent Change Since 2010: -8.61%
More on Englewood Cliffs: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 8,551
% Asian: 33.87%
# Of Asian Residents: 2,896
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.98%
More on Closter: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Closter, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8.5
/10

Population: 11,209
% Asian: 31.89%
# Of Asian Residents: 3,574
Percent Change Since 2010: 24.14%
More on Ridgefield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ridgefield, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 14,550
% Asian: 31.79%
# Of Asian Residents: 4,626
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.2%
More on Tenafly: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Tenafly, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,789
% Asian: 31.78%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,840
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.25%
More on Norwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Norwood, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,924
% Asian: 31.43%
# Of Asian Residents: 1,862
Percent Change Since 2010: 81.48%
More on Old Tappan: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Old Tappan, NJ

Source: Public domain

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Asian Population For 2022

We still believe in the accuracy of data -- especially from the census. So that's where we went to get the breakdown of race across New Jersey.

That lead us to the Census's most recently available data, the 2016-2020 American Community Survey data from the US Census.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as Asian alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 185 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Asian. The percentages ranked from 57.1% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Asian population with a higher score being more Asian than a lower score. Palisades Park took the distinction of being the most Asian, while Paulsboro was the least Asian city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in New Jersey ranked by population of Asian residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

Summary: Asian Populations Across New Jersey

If you're looking for a breakdown of Asian populations across New Jersey according to the most recent data, this is an accurate list.

If you're curious enough, here are the least Asian places in New Jersey:

  1. Paulsboro
  2. Manasquan
  3. Audubon

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Table: Asian Population By City In New Jersey

Rank City % Asian Population
1 Palisades Park 57.09% 20,693
2 Fort Lee 41.97% 37,843
3 Edgewater 37.96% 12,890
4 Leonia 37.54% 9,059
5 Englewood Cliffs 34.74% 5,349
6 Closter 33.87% 8,551
7 Ridgefield 31.89% 11,209
8 Tenafly 31.79% 14,550
9 Norwood 31.78% 5,789
10 Old Tappan 31.43% 5,924
11 River Edge 29.05% 11,510
12 Cresskill 28.69% 8,701
13 Secaucus 26.95% 20,667
14 Paramus 26.86% 26,403
15 Bergenfield 26.23% 27,375
16 Jersey City 25.79% 262,652
17 Carteret 24.9% 23,501
18 Little Ferry 24.83% 10,761
19 New Milford 20.8% 16,477
20 Harrison 20.5% 18,313
21 Maywood 19.56% 9,626
22 Wood-Ridge 19.17% 9,016
23 East Rutherford 18.67% 9,707
24 Dumont 17.75% 17,598
25 Cliffside Park 16.63% 25,410
26 Sayreville 16.54% 44,243
27 Atlantic City 16.12% 37,793
28 Metuchen 15.97% 14,289
29 New Providence 15.77% 13,382
30 Rutherford 15.69% 18,376
31 Highland Park 15.68% 13,803
32 Ridgewood 15.45% 25,110
33 Watchung 15.45% 6,040
34 Allendale 15.29% 6,757
35 Englewood 14.98% 28,390
36 Raritan 14.46% 7,833
37 Oradell 14.19% 8,126
38 South Plainfield 14.04% 23,961
39 Emerson 13.04% 7,606
40 Montvale 12.75% 8,538
41 Somerville 12.32% 12,139
42 Caldwell 12.18% 7,970
43 Hackensack 12.06% 44,266
44 Upper Saddle River 11.92% 8,214
45 Hoboken 11.71% 53,283
46 Hasbrouck Heights 11.62% 12,026
47 Glen Rock 11.54% 11,747
48 Fair Lawn 11.4% 32,986
49 Roselle Park 11.39% 13,574
50 North Caldwell 10.62% 6,640
51 Chatham 10.55% 8,729
52 Florham Park 10.48% 11,719
53 Bellmawr 10.41% 11,375
54 Boonton 10.33% 8,510
55 Ridgefield Park 9.99% 12,928
56 Bayonne 9.84% 65,112
57 Carlstadt 9.69% 6,158
58 Westwood 9.65% 11,096
59 New Brunswick 9.47% 55,992
60 Ventnor City 9.42% 9,995
61 Clifton 9.34% 85,201
62 Mountainside 9.13% 6,859
63 Elmwood Park 8.96% 20,019
64 Fairview 8.67% 14,218
65 Waldwick 8.26% 10,051
66 Summit 8.26% 21,913
67 Pompton Lakes 7.97% 10,998
68 Eato 7.95% 12,195
69 Butler 7.84% 7,669
70 Hight 7.67% 5,334
71 Northfield 7.59% 8,088
72 Wharton 7.56% 6,458
73 Ramsey 7.38% 14,915
74 Madison 7.24% 16,647
75 Woodland Park 7.11% 12,608
76 Hillsdale 7.09% 10,317
77 Bogota 7.06% 8,375
78 Guttenberg 7.05% 11,284
79 Franklin Lakes 6.84% 11,044
80 Lodi 6.73% 24,389
81 Westfield 6.71% 29,690
82 Kinnelon 6.49% 9,988
83 Middlesex 6.44% 13,606
84 Spotswood 6.4% 8,255
85 Glen Ridge 6.32% 7,583
86 Dunellen 6.28% 7,215
87 Oakland 6.27% 12,953
88 West New York 6.24% 52,778
89 Rahway 6.14% 29,691
90 Fanwood 6.04% 7,686
91 Brigantine 5.96% 8,725
92 Roseland 5.82% 5,841
93 Hackett 5.75% 9,440
94 Mil 5.72% 6,973
95 Somers Point 5.62% 10,250
96 Wanaque 5.52% 11,719
97 Stratford 5.47% 6,968
98 Rockaway 5.39% 6,345
99 Morristown 5.3% 19,065
100 Tinton Falls 5.19% 17,584
101 Bernardsville 5.09% 7,641
102 Absecon 5.03% 8,471
103 Bloomingdale 4.96% 8,080
104 Wallington 4.93% 11,553
105 Morris Plains 4.91% 5,888
106 Woodcliff Lake 4.81% 5,836
107 North Arlington 4.78% 15,681
108 Jamesburg 4.56% 5,876
109 Gloucester City 4.52% 11,229
110 Paterson 4.42% 145,484
111 Matawan 4.24% 8,696
112 North Plainfield 4.23% 21,445
113 Runnemede 4.17% 8,307
114 Park Ridge 4.14% 8,721
115 Kearny 4.14% 41,190
116 Totowa 4.1% 10,810
117 Hopatcong 4.08% 14,228
118 Glassboro 4.02% 20,069
119 Oceanport 3.87% 5,715
120 Linwood 3.85% 6,719
121 Keyport 3.81% 7,005
122 South River 3.8% 15,874
123 Union Beach 3.75% 5,362
124 Union City 3.46% 68,073
125 Linden 3.32% 42,332
126 Haledon 3.31% 8,298
127 Bound Brook 3.24% 10,254
128 Passaic 3.17% 69,789
129 Keansburg 3.13% 9,697
130 Lincoln Park 3.11% 10,220
131 Manville 3.04% 10,193
132 Lindenwold 2.86% 17,288
133 Washington 2.86% 6,475
134 South Amboy 2.75% 8,868
135 Rumson 2.68% 6,757
136 Newton 2.67% 7,935
137 Pine Hill 2.67% 10,418
138 Garfield 2.46% 31,722
139 Ringwood 2.36% 12,229
140 Kenilworth 2.35% 8,182
141 Dover 2.29% 17,866
142 Somerdale 2.24% 5,479
143 Barrington 2.04% 6,678
144 Asbury Park 2.0% 15,536
145 Freehold 1.97% 11,755
146 Midland Park 1.95% 7,230
147 Camden 1.91% 73,742
148 Phillipsburg 1.83% 14,303
149 Long Branch 1.82% 30,424
150 Prospect Park 1.81% 5,853
151 Pleasantville 1.77% 20,226
152 Newark 1.75% 281,917
153 Millville 1.73% 27,485
154 Burlington 1.7% 9,845
155 Elizabeth 1.66% 128,484
156 Red Bank 1.64% 12,039
157 Collingswood 1.64% 13,882
158 East Orange 1.63% 64,650
159 Woodbury 1.62% 9,839
160 North Haledon 1.59% 8,425
161 Haddon Heights 1.42% 7,520
162 Roselle 1.28% 21,699
163 Haddonfield 1.24% 11,342
164 Palmyra 1.24% 7,162
165 Berlin 1.22% 7,543
166 Perth Amboy 1.13% 51,589
167 Vineland 1.11% 59,405
168 Margate City 1.05% 5,921
169 Fair Haven 1.05% 5,833
170 Trenton 1.0% 83,387
171 Ocean City 0.99% 11,065
172 Plainfield 0.99% 50,252
173 Little Silver 0.89% 5,817
174 Hawthorne 0.85% 18,762
175 Hammonton 0.83% 14,046
176 West Long Branch 0.59% 7,911
177 Bridgeton 0.57% 24,264
178 Pitman 0.55% 8,785
179 Belmar 0.45% 5,613
180 Beachwood 0.37% 11,274
181 Clayton 0.25% 8,688
182 Point Pleasant 0.14% 18,686
183 Audubon 0.13% 8,656
184 Manasquan 0.12% 5,837
185 Paulsboro 0.0% 5,881

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Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our ninth time ranking the cities in New Jersey with the largest Asian population.

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