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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 31.1% increase in the Hispanic population in New Jersey.
The 10 Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023
What's the city in New Jersey with the largest hispanic/latino population? Union City took the number one over all spot for the largest Hispanic population in New Jersey for 2023.
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.
% Hispanic/Latino: 79.94%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 54,284
Percent Change Since 2010: 3.96%
More on Union City: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Hispanic/Latino: 77.71%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 42,776
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.62%
More on Perth Amboy: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.6%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,203
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.51%
More on West New York: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Hispanic/Latino: 73.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 51,624
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.93%
More on Passaic: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Hispanic/Latino: 68.44%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,605
Percent Change Since 2010: 2.48%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Hispanic/Latino: 65.25%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 88,598
Percent Change Since 2010: 25.15%
More on Elizabeth: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Hispanic/Latino: 64.32%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,611
Percent Change Since 2010: 8.62%
More on Guttenberg: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Hispanic/Latino: 62.64%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 98,927
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.23%
More on Paterson: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.85%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 5,080
Percent Change Since 2010: 23.21%
More on Haledon: Real Estate | Data | Photos
% Hispanic/Latino: 55.28%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 23,101
Percent Change Since 2010: 38.13%
More on Kearny: Real Estate | Data | Photos
Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2023
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 2017-2021 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*
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 188 cities.
We then calculated the percent of residents that are Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 79.9% to 1.0%.
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. Union City took the distinction of being the most Hispanic or Latino, while Allendale 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.
Summary: 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:
- Fair Haven
- Margate City
For more New Jersey reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Jersey
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