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Biggest Cities in New Jersey

Can you name the 20 most populous cities and townships in New Jersey?
Sources: 2018 Census Estimates (cities), 2017 Census Estimates (townships)
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Last updated: June 4, 2019
First submittedNovember 10, 2011
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Population
City
282,090
Newark
265,549
Jersey City
145,627
Paterson
128,885
Elizabeth
85,273
Clifton
83,974
Trenton
73,973
Camden
69,948
Passaic
68,520
Union City
64,457
East Orange
Population
Township
102,450
Edison
101,965
Woodbridge Township
102,682
Lakewood Township
93,017
Toms River
89,078
Hamilton Township
75,516
Brick Township
71,479
Cherry Hill
67,032
Old Bridge Township
66,734
Franklin Township
65,603
Middletown Township
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level ∞
Nov 7, 2011
Updated with newer data, and to include townships. Thanks to @leobold1 for pointing out the errors in the old quiz.
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level 61
Nov 10, 2011
I only got 4, and Passaic was one of them, go figure.
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level 33
Nov 10, 2011
100% with 1:01 left. What can I say. Jersey Girl born and raised, although I was shocked that Bayonne didn't make this list.
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level 55
Nov 10, 2011
only knew Trenton, Jersey City and Passaic(cause I looked at the comments to get Passaic)
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level 77
Jul 29, 2014
New Jersey's so small I thought for sure that Princeton would be on there and I would at least get 3.
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level 84
Jul 29, 2014
Small in area, but the most densely populated state in the USA. Basically about 2/3 of the state is a suburb to either NYC or Philly. It's unlike anywhere else - you can only tell that you've passed out of one town and into another if you happen to drive through the town centers.
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level 59
Oct 31, 2016
Nah, it may be famous for its university, but it doesn't break 50,000
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level 38
Aug 23, 2019
Princeton's pretty tiny
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level 57
Jul 29, 2014
Some of the most beautiful cities in America...
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level 74
Jun 5, 2019
Haha nice.
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level 38
Aug 23, 2019
Please tell me you're kidding
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level 71
Oct 29, 2019
Paterson looks nice, at least in the film of the same name.
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level 62
Oct 29, 2019
Jersey has many beautiful suburbs, but the cities are all pretty regrettable.
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level 46
Sep 18, 2015
I was going through all of the turnpike exits in my head...
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level 59
Oct 31, 2016
Lived in NJ all my life, got 11, should have known Toms River, Bayonne and Union City.
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level 65
Nov 7, 2016
Got nine, live in one of these, and somehow missed Trenton.
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level 71
Oct 27, 2017
Moved here 19 years ago. From Florida, even. Expected to hate it. Still love it. Amazingly beautiful state, except where it isn't. It's like a really nice house - but you have to enter through the utility room. At least the 'what's that smell' along the NJ Turnpike has (mostly) gone away. And no more medical waste washes up on the beaches 'down the shore'. But, Camden is still a murder capital and AC is collapsing with the closing casinos. And property taxes are at nosebleed levels and rising (I'm lucky - only $10,000 / year - I know many who pay much, much more)
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level 38
Aug 23, 2019
I think the problem is that people almost always come in through Newark and North Jersey which is dumpy beyond words so they pre-judge the state quickly. Throwing Camden in there for people from Philly also doesn't help
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level 71
Sep 23, 2019
Yes. I used to tell people, "It is like a nice house that you have to enter through the garage or the utility room." Which pretty much sums it up. All the old, dilapidated factories or run-down cities whose peak years were a century ago are basically at the entrance points to the state from Philly, NYC, or via air/rail. Many have had a rebirth - Hoboken - and some are still on the way - Jersey City - while others are unlikely to get there any time soon - Camden.
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level 67
May 9, 2018
Most of the places you've heard of because they're close to NYC aren't here because they're too small individually, places like Secaucus, Bayonne, Tererboro, and Hackensack
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level ∞
Jun 4, 2019
A lot of New Jersey cities are tiny in area. For example, Union City has a population over 68,000 in an area of just 1.28 square miles. This is why the four most densely population cities in the U.S. are all in New Jersey.
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level 62
Oct 29, 2019
Springsteen helped a lot less than I thought he would.
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level 76
Oct 30, 2019
If the quiz had been, "Famous Singers and their Countries of Birth" he would have been a big help.