The 10 New Jersey Cities With The Largest Native American Population For 2021


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 2021. This is our seventh 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 9,813 - 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 2021

  1. Norwood
  2. Ringwood
  3. Caldwell
  4. Bridgeton
  5. Secaucus
  6. Bloomingdale
  7. Keansburg
  8. Spotswood
  9. Pleasantville
  10. East Orange

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

Norwood took the number one over all spot for the largest Native American population in New Jersey for 2021. 1.1% of Norwood 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 2021

Norwood, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 5,812
% Native American: 1.1%
# Of Native American Residents: 64
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Norwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Ringwood, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 12,251
% Native American: 0.83%
# Of Native American Residents: 102
Percent Change Since 2010: -19.05%
More on Ringwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Caldwell, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 7,969
% Native American: 0.65%
# Of Native American Residents: 52
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Caldwell: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bridgeton, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 24,540
% Native American: 0.58%
# Of Native American Residents: 143
Percent Change Since 2010: -15.88%
More on Bridgeton: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Secaucus, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 20,125
% Native American: 0.53%
# Of Native American Residents: 106
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Secaucus: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Bloomingdale, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 8,088
% Native American: 0.47%
# Of Native American Residents: 38
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Bloomingdale: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Keansburg, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 9,735
% Native American: 0.46%
# Of Native American Residents: 45
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Keansburg: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,269
% Native American: 0.42%
# Of Native American Residents: 35
Percent Change Since 2010: inf%
More on Spotswood: Real Estate | Data

Pleasantville, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 20,301
% Native American: 0.4%
# Of Native American Residents: 82
Percent Change Since 2010: 95.24%
More on Pleasantville: Real Estate | Data | Photos

East Orange, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 64,374
% Native American: 0.37%
# Of Native American Residents: 237
Percent Change Since 2010: 132.35%
More on East Orange: Real Estate | Data | Photos

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

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

We then calculated the percent of residents that are American Indian and Alaska Native. The percentages ranked from 1.1% 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. Norwood took the distinction of being the most American Indian and Alaska Native, while Absecon 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.

There You Have It - 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. Absecon
  2. Allendale
  3. Metuchen

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

What Are The Most Native American Places In New Jersey?

Rank City % Native American Population
1 Norwood 1.1% 5,812
2 Ringwood 0.83% 12,251
3 Caldwell 0.65% 7,969
4 Bridgeton 0.58% 24,540
5 Secaucus 0.53% 20,125
6 Bloomingdale 0.47% 8,088
7 Keansburg 0.46% 9,735
8 Spotswood 0.42% 8,269
9 Pleasantville 0.4% 20,301
10 East Orange 0.37% 64,374
11 Millville 0.35% 27,721
12 Atlantic City 0.33% 37,999
13 Bayonne 0.33% 65,091
14 Ridgefield 0.31% 11,227
15 Cliffside Park 0.31% 25,126
16 Pitman 0.31% 8,805
17 Glen Rock 0.29% 11,780
18 Margate City 0.28% 5,997
19 Asbury Park 0.28% 15,597
20 Clayton 0.28% 8,626
21 Harrison 0.26% 17,213
22 Englewood Cliffs 0.24% 5,371
23 Palisades Park 0.24% 20,604
24 Guttenberg 0.23% 11,317
25 Jersey City 0.23% 261,940
26 Hillsdale 0.22% 10,346
27 Linden 0.22% 42,222
28 River Edge 0.22% 11,500
29 Woodbury 0.21% 9,861
30 Passaic 0.21% 70,019
31 Ridgewood 0.2% 25,179
32 Woodland Park 0.2% 12,547
33 Rutherford 0.2% 18,398
34 Bergenfield 0.19% 27,373
35 Newark 0.19% 281,054
36 Gloucester City 0.19% 11,248
37 Maywood 0.19% 9,661
38 Fort Lee 0.18% 37,430
39 Lindenwold 0.18% 17,320
40 Woodcliff Lake 0.17% 5,832
41 Elmwood Park 0.16% 20,059
42 Plainfield 0.16% 50,362
43 North Plainfield 0.15% 21,501
44 Phillipsburg 0.15% 14,344
45 Ventnor City 0.15% 10,095
46 Somerville 0.14% 12,085
47 Fairview 0.14% 14,258
48 Westfield 0.13% 29,877
49 Camden 0.13% 74,002
50 Garfield 0.12% 31,645
51 Somers Point 0.12% 10,321
52 South River 0.11% 16,001
53 Florham Park 0.11% 11,623
54 Long Branch 0.11% 30,516
55 Fair Lawn 0.1% 33,017
56 Paramus 0.1% 26,503
57 Haledon 0.1% 8,325
58 Hackett 0.09% 9,485
59 Vineland 0.09% 60,034
60 Hackensack 0.08% 44,339
61 Lincoln Park 0.08% 10,262
62 Lodi 0.08% 24,430
63 Leonia 0.08% 9,086
64 Brigantine 0.07% 8,832
65 Kearny 0.06% 41,412
66 Northfield 0.06% 8,153
67 Englewood 0.06% 28,353
68 Wood-Ridge 0.06% 8,769
69 Dumont 0.06% 17,624
70 Wallington 0.05% 11,540
71 New Brunswick 0.05% 55,960
72 West New York 0.05% 52,662
73 Hasbrouck Heights 0.05% 12,082
74 Point Pleasant 0.05% 18,598
75 New Milford 0.05% 16,545
76 Westwood 0.04% 11,115
77 Sayreville 0.04% 44,292
78 Clifton 0.04% 85,204
79 Franklin Lakes 0.04% 10,946
80 Beachwood 0.04% 11,226
81 Glassboro 0.04% 19,826
82 Closter 0.04% 8,565
83 Park Ridge 0.03% 8,766
84 Linwood 0.03% 6,742
85 Hammonton 0.03% 14,139
86 Madison 0.02% 16,377
87 Elizabeth 0.02% 128,333
88 Trenton 0.02% 83,412
89 Ocean City 0.02% 11,132
90 Ridgefield Park 0.02% 12,922
91 Oakland 0.02% 12,972
92 Union City 0.01% 68,226
93 Paterson 0.01% 145,710
94 Tinton Falls 0.01% 17,632
95 Tenafly 0.0% 14,632
96 Raritan 0.0% 7,865
97 Watchung 0.0% 6,039
98 Bogota 0.0% 8,360
99 Red Bank 0.0% 12,072
100 Wharton 0.0% 6,474

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