The 10 New Jersey Cities With The Largest Latino Population For 2021


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in New Jersey that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2021.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our third time ranking the cities in New Jersey with the largest Hispanic/Latino population.

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The Latino and Hispanic community is one of the fastest growing communities in America this decade.

According to the most recent American Community Survey, there are now some 6.3M more Hispanics living in America than in 2010.

That's the largest absolute growth and a 14.9% increase. The percentage growth is the third largest percentage change for any race according to the Census's race and ethnicity definition.

But how has the increase impacted New Jersey? Where cities and towns in New Jersey have seen the greatest increase in it's Hispanic population?

Turns out there's been a 22.2% increase in the Hispanic population in New Jersey.

The 10 Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

  1. Perth Amboy
  2. West New York
  3. Union City
  4. Passaic
  5. Dover
  6. Guttenberg
  7. Elizabeth
  8. Fairview
  9. Paterson
  10. Prospect Park

What's the city in New Jersey with the largest hispanic/latino population? Perth Amboy took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in New Jersey for 2021.

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 Hispanic, check out the best places to live in New Jersey or the safest places in New Jersey.

Perth Amboy, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 51,678
% Hispanic/Latino: 77.98%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,296
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.15%
More on Perth Amboy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West New York, NJ

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7
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Population: 52,662
% Hispanic/Latino: 77.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,716
Percent Change Since 2010: 5.85%
More on West New York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Union City, NJ

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6
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Population: 68,226
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.08%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 51,906
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.59%
More on Union City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Passaic, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 70,019
% Hispanic/Latino: 74.79%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 52,370
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.52%
More on Passaic: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dover, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
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Population: 17,977
% Hispanic/Latino: 68.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,270
Percent Change Since 2010: -0.24%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Guttenberg, NJ

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8
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Population: 11,317
% Hispanic/Latino: 66.02%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,472
Percent Change Since 2010: 6.64%
More on Guttenberg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Elizabeth, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 128,333
% Hispanic/Latino: 65.01%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 83,426
Percent Change Since 2010: 17.85%
More on Elizabeth: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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8
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Population: 14,258
% Hispanic/Latino: 61.54%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,775
Percent Change Since 2010: 28.63%
More on Fairview: Real Estate | Data

Paterson, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 145,710
% Hispanic/Latino: 60.81%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 88,609
Percent Change Since 2010: 10.37%
More on Paterson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
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Population: 5,865
% Hispanic/Latino: 53.06%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 3,112
Percent Change Since 2010: 16.73%
More on Prospect Park: Real Estate | Data

How We Determined The Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2021

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 2015-2019 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 Hispanic or Latino.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 186 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 78.0% to 1.3%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of Hispanic or Latino population with a higher score being more Hispanic or Latino than a lower score. Perth Amboy took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Margate City was the least Hispanic or Latino city. You can download the data here.

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

There You Have It - Hispanic or Latino Populations Across New Jersey

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

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

  1. Margate City
  2. Haddon Heights
  3. Fair Haven

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Jersey

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Perth Amboy 77.98% 51,678
2 West New York 77.32% 52,662
3 Union City 76.08% 68,226
4 Passaic 74.79% 70,019
5 Dover 68.25% 17,977
6 Guttenberg 66.02% 11,317
7 Elizabeth 65.01% 128,333
8 Fairview 61.54% 14,258
9 Paterson 60.81% 145,710
10 Prospect Park 53.06% 5,865
11 Kearny 52.61% 41,412
12 Bound Brook 52.26% 10,288
13 Haledon 51.83% 8,325
14 Wharton 51.41% 6,474
15 Camden 51.01% 74,002
16 North Plainfield 49.43% 21,501
17 Bridgeton 49.42% 24,540
18 Freehold 48.62% 11,797
19 Harrison 47.99% 17,213
20 Pleasantville 47.25% 20,301
21 New Brunswick 46.77% 55,960
22 Plainfield 46.15% 50,362
23 Ridgefield Park 43.99% 12,922
24 Bogota 43.96% 8,360
25 Vineland 40.87% 60,034
26 Carteret 39.8% 23,589
27 Hackensack 39.69% 44,339
28 Garfield 39.03% 31,645
29 Clifton 38.2% 85,204
30 Trenton 38.1% 83,412
31 Lodi 37.9% 24,430
32 Newark 36.3% 281,054
33 Bayonne 33.47% 65,091
34 Red Bank 33.1% 12,072
35 Dunellen 32.39% 7,252
36 Linden 32.27% 42,222
37 Rahway 31.6% 29,543
38 Roselle 31.56% 21,637
39 Roselle Park 31.4% 13,581
40 Cliffside Park 31.23% 25,126
41 Atlantic City 31.07% 37,999
42 North Arlington 30.89% 15,677
43 Long Branch 30.26% 30,516
44 Hight 29.23% 5,375
45 Bergenfield 29.19% 27,373
46 Morristown 28.87% 18,909
47 Englewood 28.79% 28,353
48 Middlesex 28.7% 13,662
49 Ridgefield 28.58% 11,227
50 Jersey City 28.53% 261,940
51 Kenilworth 27.96% 8,161
52 Elmwood Park 27.85% 20,059
53 Little Ferry 27.46% 10,782
54 South River 25.31% 16,001
55 Carlstadt 24.39% 6,178
56 Lindenwold 24.02% 17,320
57 Hawthorne 23.75% 18,784
58 Woodland Park 23.57% 12,547
59 Asbury Park 23.4% 15,597
60 Bloomingdale 23.16% 8,088
61 Somerville 22.85% 12,085
62 Manville 22.57% 10,230
63 South Amboy 22.54% 8,772
64 Hammonton 22.46% 14,139
65 Jamesburg 22.26% 5,921
66 Maywood 21.84% 9,661
67 East Rutherford 21.74% 9,584
68 Secaucus 21.74% 20,125
69 Palisades Park 21.61% 20,604
70 Hackett 21.27% 9,485
71 Pompton Lakes 19.59% 11,029
72 Rutherford 19.56% 18,398
73 Dumont 19.1% 17,624
74 New Milford 18.94% 16,545
75 Leonia 18.88% 9,086
76 South Plainfield 18.83% 23,956
77 Rockaway 18.66% 6,384
78 Westwood 18.54% 11,115
79 Butler 18.47% 7,679
80 Millville 18.27% 27,721
81 Hasbrouck Heights 17.97% 12,082
82 Wildwood 17.89% 5,042
83 Totowa 17.82% 10,828
84 Sayreville 17.45% 44,292
85 Raritan 17.43% 7,865
86 Hopatcong 16.92% 14,281
87 Ventnor City 16.87% 10,095
88 Mil 16.43% 6,998
89 Park Ridge 16.07% 8,766
90 Hoboken 15.98% 53,193
91 Keyport 15.17% 7,034
92 Wallington 15.02% 11,540
93 Highland Park 14.74% 13,883
94 Wood-Ridge 14.73% 8,769
95 Woodbury 14.72% 9,861
96 Eato 14.66% 12,214
97 Phillipsburg 14.49% 14,344
98 Fair Lawn 14.22% 33,017
99 Newton 14.05% 7,910
100 Belmar 14.01% 5,624

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