The 10 New Jersey Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2022


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

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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 Native American population.

There are three major races in America that come to most of our minds right away:

  1. White
  2. Hispanic
  3. African American

But those are only the major races, there's a whole bunch of other races people are interested in knowing about.

And today, we are going to look at the percent of the population in New Jersey that are Native American.

Native Americans are not a major portion of the current American Population, but they are still very important.

There are now over 2 million people who identify as Native American living in America, making up .65% of the total population. According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Native American population in New Jersey is 10,290 - at 0.1% of the total population of New Jersey.

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

The 10 Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

  1. Caldwell
  2. Ringwood
  3. Bridgeton
  4. Bloomingdale
  5. Bergenfield
  6. Asbury Park
  7. Prospect Park
  8. Pleasantville
  9. Woodcliff Lake
  10. Secaucus

Which city in New Jersey had the largest Native American population?

Caldwell took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in New Jersey for 2022. 0.98% of Caldwell identify as Native American.

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 Native American, check out the best places to live in New Jersey or the most diverse places in New Jersey.

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Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Native American Population For 2022

Caldwell, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,970
% Native American: 0.98%
# Of Native American Residents: 78
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Caldwell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ringwood, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,229
% Native American: 0.65%
# Of Native American Residents: 80
Percent Change Since 2010: -36.51%
More on Ringwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bridgeton, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 24,264
% Native American: 0.65%
# Of Native American Residents: 158
Percent Change Since 2010: -7.06%
More on Bridgeton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bloomingdale, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,080
% Native American: 0.57%
# Of Native American Residents: 46
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Bloomingdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bergenfield, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 27,375
% Native American: 0.49%
# Of Native American Residents: 135
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Bergenfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Asbury Park, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 15,536
% Native American: 0.46%
# Of Native American Residents: 72
Percent Change Since 2010: 414.29%
More on Asbury Park: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 5,853
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 26
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Prospect Park: Real Estate | Data

Pleasantville, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,226
% Native American: 0.44%
# Of Native American Residents: 88
Percent Change Since 2010: 109.52%
More on Pleasantville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,836
% Native American: 0.43%
# Of Native American Residents: 25
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Woodcliff Lake: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Secaucus, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 20,667
% Native American: 0.42%
# Of Native American Residents: 86
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Secaucus: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Methodology: How We Determined The Cities In New Jersey With The Largest Native American 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 American Indian and Alaska Native alone.

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

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 0.98% to 0.0%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of American Indian and Alaska Native population with a higher score being more American Indian and Alaska Native than a lower score. Caldwell took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Matawan was the least Native American city.

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

Summary: Native American Populations Across New Jersey

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

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

  1. Matawan
  2. Highland Park
  3. Hight

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In New Jersey?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Caldwell 0.98% 7,970
2 Ringwood 0.65% 12,229
3 Bridgeton 0.65% 24,264
4 Bloomingdale 0.57% 8,080
5 Bergenfield 0.49% 27,375
6 Asbury Park 0.46% 15,536
7 Prospect Park 0.44% 5,853
8 Pleasantville 0.44% 20,226
9 Woodcliff Lake 0.43% 5,836
10 Secaucus 0.42% 20,667
11 Wanaque 0.39% 11,719
12 Ridgefield 0.37% 11,209
13 New Milford 0.33% 16,477
14 Lindenwold 0.32% 17,288
15 East Orange 0.32% 64,650
16 Fort Lee 0.3% 37,843
17 Woodbury 0.29% 9,839
18 Fairview 0.29% 14,218
19 Atlantic City 0.26% 37,793
20 Norwood 0.26% 5,789
21 Jersey City 0.25% 262,652
22 Glen Rock 0.25% 11,747
23 Cliffside Park 0.24% 25,410
24 Spotswood 0.24% 8,255
25 Newark 0.24% 281,917
26 Pitman 0.24% 8,785
27 Englewood Cliffs 0.22% 5,349
28 Plainfield 0.22% 50,252
29 Phillipsburg 0.22% 14,303
30 Hillsdale 0.21% 10,317
31 Palisades Park 0.21% 20,693
32 Ridgewood 0.21% 25,110
33 Margate City 0.2% 5,921
34 Harrison 0.2% 18,313
35 Paramus 0.19% 26,403
36 Passaic 0.19% 69,789
37 Millville 0.18% 27,485
38 Woodland Park 0.17% 12,608
39 River Edge 0.17% 11,510
40 Rutherford 0.17% 18,376
41 Maywood 0.17% 9,626
42 Somerville 0.16% 12,139
43 Bayonne 0.16% 65,112
44 Ventnor City 0.14% 9,995
45 Camden 0.14% 73,742
46 West New York 0.14% 52,778
47 Hackett 0.13% 9,440
48 Haledon 0.12% 8,298
49 Raritan 0.11% 7,833
50 Brigantine 0.11% 8,725
51 North Plainfield 0.11% 21,445
52 Linden 0.11% 42,332
53 Westfield 0.11% 29,690
54 Westwood 0.1% 11,096
55 Somers Point 0.1% 10,250
56 Lodi 0.09% 24,389
57 Park Ridge 0.08% 8,721
58 Lincoln Park 0.08% 10,220
59 Leonia 0.08% 9,059
60 Englewood 0.07% 28,390
61 Hackensack 0.07% 44,266
62 Wood-Ridge 0.07% 9,016
63 Closter 0.06% 8,551
64 Glassboro 0.05% 20,069
65 Beachwood 0.05% 11,274
66 Northfield 0.05% 8,088
67 New Brunswick 0.05% 55,992
68 Dumont 0.05% 17,598
69 Ocean City 0.05% 11,065
70 Clifton 0.04% 85,201
71 Hasbrouck Heights 0.04% 12,026
72 Eato 0.04% 12,195
73 Wallington 0.03% 11,553
74 Fair Lawn 0.03% 32,986
75 Sayreville 0.03% 44,243
76 Elmwood Park 0.02% 20,019
77 Ridgefield Park 0.02% 12,928
78 Metuchen 0.02% 14,289
79 Trenton 0.02% 83,387
80 South Plainfield 0.02% 23,961
81 Elizabeth 0.02% 128,484
82 Union City 0.02% 68,073
83 Oakland 0.02% 12,953
84 Hammonton 0.01% 14,046
85 Paterson 0.01% 145,484
86 Vineland 0.01% 59,405
87 Red Bank 0.0% 12,039
88 Paulsboro 0.0% 5,881
89 Tenafly 0.0% 14,550
90 Summit 0.0% 21,913
91 Totowa 0.0% 10,810
92 Stratford 0.0% 6,968
93 South River 0.0% 15,874
94 Palmyra 0.0% 7,162
95 South Amboy 0.0% 8,868
96 Union Beach 0.0% 5,362
97 Somerdale 0.0% 5,479
98 Wharton 0.0% 6,458
99 Oradell 0.0% 8,126
100 Upper Saddle River 0.0% 8,214

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