The 10 Snowiest Cities In New Jersey For 2021


We looked at the data to see which cities in New Jersey have the most snow every year.

Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2021. This is our first time ranking the snowiest cities in New Jersey.

Sure, a Saturday morning right after a foot of fluffy snow is the best thing ever. But that same amount of snow on Tuesday in New Jersey can make a commute last forever. So just imagine it's the dead of winter, and the time of year when the ground is frozen, the air is bone chilling, and there are piles of dirty, nasty ice encrusted snow all over the place.

This is about the time of year when you're just about ready for spring -- especially in Newton, the snowiest place in New Jersey.

So, put on your parkas, snow boots and your gloves and let's go outside to see which New Jersey cities get dumped on the most every year. After analyzing all the cities in New Jersey with a decent amount of people in them, we came up with this list as the 10 snowiest cities in Garden State.

What's the snowiest place in New Jersey with more than 5,000 people? That would be Newton with an average annual snowfall of 38.8 inches.

Read on below to see where your town ranked, you snow angels.

And if you already knew these places were snowy, check out the best places to live in New Jersey or the cheapest places in New Jersey.

The 10 Snowiest Cities In New Jersey For 2021

Newton, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,036
Average Annual Snowfall: 38.8 inches
More on Newton: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,635
Average Annual Snowfall: 37.6 inches
More on Lake Mohawk: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living

Hopatcong, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 14,802
Average Annual Snowfall: 36.1 inches
More on Hopatcong: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Mount Arlington, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

9.5
/10

Population: 5,187
Average Annual Snowfall: 34.7 inches
More on Mount Arlington: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Source: Public Domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 9,579
Average Annual Snowfall: 33.6 inches
More on Hackett: Real Estate

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,607
Average Annual Snowfall: 31.1 inches
More on Wharton: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Dover, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

7
/10

Population: 18,324
Average Annual Snowfall: 30.8 inches
More on Dover: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Phillipsburg, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 14,608
Average Annual Snowfall: 30.0 inches
More on Phillipsburg: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Mendham, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,016
Average Annual Snowfall: 29.7 inches
More on Mendham: Real Estate | Crime Report

Morristown, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 18,563
Average Annual Snowfall: 28.6 inches
More on Morristown: Real Estate |  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

How We Determined The Cities In New Jersey With The Most Snow

In order to rank the snowiest cities in New Jersey, we only had to scrape the database of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to see which cities in the Garden State get the most annual snowfall.

Before we get too far, here are the annual snowfall rates for major cities:

  • Newark -- 26.2 inches
  • Jersey City -- 26.1 inches
  • Paterson -- 24.9 inches

There's a complete chart at the bottom.

If you're curious, here are the places that get the least amount of snow in New Jersey with at least snow snowfall:

  1. Palmyra -- 9.7 inches
  2. Haddonfield -- 10.3 inches
  3. Stratford -- 11.1 inches

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Detailed List Of The Snowiest Places In New Jersey

Rank City Snow (Inches) Population
1 Newton 38.8 8,036
2 Lake Mohawk 37.6 9,635
3 Hopatcong 36.1 14,802
4 Mount Arlington 34.7 5,187
5 Hackett 33.6 9,579
6 Wharton 31.1 6,607
7 Dover 30.8 18,324
8 Phillipsburg 30.0 14,608
9 Mendham 29.7 5,016
10 Morristown 28.6 18,563
11 Chatham 28.6 9,011
12 White Meadow Lake 28.6 8,943
13 Succasunna 28.6 8,859
14 Budd Lake 28.6 8,403
15 Butler 28.6 7,659
16 Rockaway 28.6 6,490
17 Morris Plains 28.6 5,598
18 Boonton 28.2 8,422
19 Kinnelon 27.5 10,372
20 Norwood 27.5 5,823
21 Demarest 27.5 5,004
22 Closter 27.4 8,582
23 Cresskill 27.3 8,729
24 Tenafly 27.2 14,788
25 Keyport 27.0 7,195
26 Bloomingdale 26.9 7,933
27 Westwood 26.8 11,140
28 Elizabeth 26.7 127,759
29 Mil 26.7 6,989
30 Washington 26.7 6,466
31 Montvale 26.6 8,199
32 Bayonne 26.5 65,378
33 New Brunswick 26.5 56,338
34 Park Ridge 26.5 8,820
35 Emerson 26.5 7,616
36 Hillsdale 26.4 10,452
37 Lincroft 26.3 6,431
38 Woodcliff Lake 26.3 5,818
39 Newark 26.2 279,793
40 East Orange 26.2 64,578
41 Eato 26.2 12,298
42 Glen Ridge 26.2 7,607
43 Jersey City 26.1 259,651
44 Fort Lee 26.1 36,251
45 Englewood 26.1 27,992
46 Red Bank 26.1 12,238
47 Englewood Cliffs 26.1 5,369
48 West New York 26.0 51,860
49 Cliffside Park 26.0 24,493
50 Palisades Park 26.0 20,364
51 North Arlington 26.0 15,734
52 Highland Park 26.0 14,263
53 Fairview 26.0 14,233
54 Ridgefield Park 26.0 12,969
55 Edgewater 26.0 11,935
56 Ridgefield 26.0 11,256
57 Leonia 26.0 9,129
58 Woodland Park 25.9 12,267
59 Guttenberg 25.9 11,595
60 Haledon 25.9 8,412
61 Prospect Park 25.9 5,924
62 Singac 25.9 5,108
63 Short Hills 25.8 12,831
64 Upper Montclair 25.8 11,753
65 Brookdale 25.8 9,813
66 Spotswood 25.8 8,413
67 Caldwell 25.8 7,902
68 North Caldwell 25.8 6,415
69 Old Tappan 25.8 5,922
70 Kearny 25.7 41,866
71 Linden 25.7 41,322
72 Hasbrouck Heights 25.7 12,100
73 Wood-Ridge 25.7 7,938
74 Union City 25.6 68,656
75 Hoboken 25.6 52,452
76 Sayreville 25.6 44,051
77 Hackensack 25.6 44,035
78 Lodi 25.6 24,590
79 Roselle 25.6 21,466
80 Rutherford 25.6 18,434
81 Secaucus 25.6 18,170
82 Ringwood 25.6 12,387
83 Little Ferry 25.6 10,856
84 Maywood 25.6 9,694
85 East Rutherford 25.6 9,076
86 Bogota 25.6 8,329
87 Carlstadt 25.6 6,225
88 Clifton 25.5 85,552
89 Garfield 25.5 31,265
90 Bergenfield 25.5 27,339
91 Dumont 25.5 17,820
92 New Milford 25.5 16,640
93 Roselle Park 25.5 13,555
94 Wallington 25.5 11,584
95 River Edge 25.5 11,566
96 Oradell 25.5 8,146
97 Passaic 25.4 70,618
98 Paramus 25.4 26,760
99 Carteret 25.4 23,965
100 Elmwood Park 25.4 19,959

About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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