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


We scoured the internet to determine the towns and cities in New Jersey that have the largest Hispanic/Latino population in 2022.

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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 23.6% increase in the Hispanic population in New Jersey.

The 10 Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Hispanic Population For 2022

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

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 2022.

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.

Overall SnackAbility

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Population: 51,589
% Hispanic/Latino: 77.8%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,136
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.73%
More on Perth Amboy: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Perth Amboy, NJ

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Population: 68,073
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.71%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 52,217
Percent Change Since 2010: 0.0%
More on Union City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Union City, NJ

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7
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Population: 52,778
% Hispanic/Latino: 76.06%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 40,143
Percent Change Since 2010: 4.36%
More on West New York: Real Estate | Data | Photos

West New York, NJ

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5
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Population: 69,789
% Hispanic/Latino: 73.82%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 51,519
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.71%
More on Passaic: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Passaic, NJ

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Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 11,284
% Hispanic/Latino: 68.1%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 7,684
Percent Change Since 2010: 9.66%
More on Guttenberg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Guttenberg, NJ

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7
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Population: 17,866
% Hispanic/Latino: 67.49%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 12,058
Percent Change Since 2010: -1.97%
More on Dover: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Dover, NJ

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Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 128,484
% Hispanic/Latino: 63.71%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 81,856
Percent Change Since 2010: 15.63%
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Elizabeth, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

5
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Population: 145,484
% Hispanic/Latino: 61.43%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 89,373
Percent Change Since 2010: 11.33%
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Paterson, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8
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Population: 14,218
% Hispanic/Latino: 56.77%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 8,072
Percent Change Since 2010: 18.32%
More on Fairview: Real Estate | Data

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8
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Population: 41,190
% Hispanic/Latino: 54.52%
# Of Hispanic/Latino Residents: 22,457
Percent Change Since 2010: 34.28%
More on Kearny: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Kearny, NJ

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Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Hispanic 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 Hispanic or Latino.

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 Hispanic or Latino. The percentages ranked from 77.8% to 1.6%.

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 Fair Haven 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:

  1. Fair Haven
  2. Allendale
  3. Haddon Heights

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Most Hispanic Cities In New Jersey

Rank City % Hispanic Population
1 Perth Amboy 77.8% 51,589
2 Union City 76.71% 68,073
3 West New York 76.06% 52,778
4 Passaic 73.82% 69,789
5 Guttenberg 68.1% 11,284
6 Dover 67.49% 17,866
7 Elizabeth 63.71% 128,484
8 Paterson 61.43% 145,484
9 Fairview 56.77% 14,218
10 Kearny 54.52% 41,190
11 Haledon 54.13% 8,298
12 Prospect Park 52.43% 5,853
13 Wharton 52.42% 6,458
14 Bound Brook 50.59% 10,254
15 Camden 50.5% 73,742
16 Pleasantville 50.29% 20,226
17 Plainfield 50.1% 50,252
18 Harrison 50.06% 18,313
19 Bridgeton 49.56% 24,264
20 North Plainfield 48.49% 21,445
21 Freehold 47.42% 11,755
22 Ridgefield Park 46.94% 12,928
23 Bogota 46.6% 8,375
24 New Brunswick 45.72% 55,992
25 Vineland 41.57% 59,405
26 Garfield 41.12% 31,722
27 Lodi 40.62% 24,389
28 Clifton 38.86% 85,201
29 Dunellen 37.38% 7,215
30 Carteret 37.27% 23,501
31 Trenton 37.17% 83,387
32 Newark 36.73% 281,917
33 Hackensack 36.34% 44,266
34 Bayonne 34.54% 65,112
35 Roselle Park 34.37% 13,574
36 Kenilworth 34.07% 8,182
37 Roselle 33.22% 21,699
38 North Arlington 33.15% 15,681
39 Atlantic City 32.76% 37,793
40 Little Ferry 32.47% 10,761
41 Cliffside Park 31.9% 25,410
42 Linden 31.67% 42,332
43 Ridgefield 30.23% 11,209
44 Middlesex 29.86% 13,606
45 Rahway 29.29% 29,691
46 Hight 28.44% 5,334
47 Hawthorne 28.44% 18,762
48 Elmwood Park 27.78% 20,019
49 Long Branch 27.68% 30,424
50 Jamesburg 27.38% 5,876
51 Bergenfield 27.01% 27,375
52 Jersey City 26.86% 262,652
53 Red Bank 26.77% 12,039
54 Morristown 25.61% 19,065
55 Englewood 25.41% 28,390
56 Lindenwold 25.29% 17,288
57 Woodland Park 24.52% 12,608
58 South Amboy 22.79% 8,868
59 Rutherford 22.73% 18,376
60 Totowa 22.68% 10,810
61 South River 22.62% 15,874
62 Hammonton 22.52% 14,046
63 Raritan 22.44% 7,833
64 Leonia 22.44% 9,059
65 Somerville 21.96% 12,139
66 Dumont 21.93% 17,598
67 Palisades Park 21.62% 20,693
68 Westwood 21.39% 11,096
69 Hackett 21.07% 9,440
70 Butler 20.62% 7,669
71 Hasbrouck Heights 20.36% 12,026
72 Secaucus 19.47% 20,667
73 Maywood 19.25% 9,626
74 Hopatcong 19.04% 14,228
75 Sayreville 19.03% 44,243
76 Bloomingdale 18.84% 8,080
77 New Milford 18.13% 16,477
78 Millville 17.8% 27,485
79 North Haledon 17.59% 8,425
80 Belmar 17.55% 5,613
81 Manville 17.17% 10,193
82 Asbury Park 17.12% 15,536
83 South Plainfield 16.91% 23,961
84 Boonton 16.84% 8,510
85 Absecon 16.82% 8,471
86 Woodbury 16.23% 9,839
87 East Rutherford 15.95% 9,707
88 Fair Lawn 15.67% 32,986
89 Pompton Lakes 15.65% 10,998
90 Keyport 15.63% 7,005
91 Hoboken 15.34% 53,283
92 Northfield 15.22% 8,088
93 Wallington 14.85% 11,553
94 Ventnor City 14.84% 9,995
95 Rockaway 14.77% 6,345
96 Edgewater 14.49% 12,890
97 Phillipsburg 14.36% 14,303
98 Waldwick 14.15% 10,051
99 Runnemede 13.93% 8,307
100 Burlington 13.63% 9,845

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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 Hispanic/Latino population.

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