Biggest Cities in New Jersey

Can you name the 15 most populous cities in New Jersey?
Sources: 2021 Census estimates
Does NOT include townships such as Edison or Cherry Hill
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Last updated: May 28, 2022
First submittedNovember 10, 2011
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Population
City
307,220
Newark
283,927
Jersey City
157,794
Paterson
135,407
Elizabeth
90,457
Trenton
89,367
Clifton
71,773
Camden
69,633
Passaic
Population
City
69,211
Bayonne
68,903
East Orange
65,638
Union City
61,156
Vineland
58,690
Hoboken
55,708
New Brunswick
55,291
Perth Amboy
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Level 65
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 60
Jul 1, 2022
I grew up in Bayonne and was actually surprised it's on here now. Mostly because I was under the impression that the population has gone down in the last 20+ years since I lived there.
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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 83
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 88
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 51
Dec 28, 2020
Only Warren Cumberland, Cape May, and Atlantic counties aren't in one. And they aren't exactly populous counties
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Level 69
Oct 31, 2016
Nah, it may be famous for its university, but it doesn't break 50,000
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Level 65
Mar 23, 2020
And that's even after the borough and township merged back together. Pretty community, helped out by the fact that it's not crowded.
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Level 51
Apr 12, 2021
If I recall it has ~30,000
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Level 44
Aug 23, 2019
Princeton's pretty tiny
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Level 58
Jul 29, 2014
Some of the most beautiful cities in America...
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Level 87
Jun 5, 2019
Haha nice.
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Level 44
Aug 23, 2019
Please tell me you're kidding
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Level 76
Oct 29, 2019
Paterson looks nice, at least in the film of the same name.
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Level 67
Oct 29, 2019
Jersey has many beautiful suburbs, but the cities are all pretty regrettable.
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Level 60
Sep 18, 2015
I was going through all of the turnpike exits in my head...
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Level 69
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 74
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 44
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 74
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 60
Jul 1, 2022
Whenever I go back to visit, when I can smell Newark I know I'm getting close to my exit.
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Level 71
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 65
Mar 23, 2020
I actually thought Hoboken was more densely populated than Union City. (I worked there for 27 years before moving to Florida a year ago.) I knew it wasn't quite in the top 10 cities, but it's simply growing (up). Nice job going with both cities and townships for the quiz.
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Level 67
Oct 29, 2019
Springsteen helped a lot less than I thought he would.
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Level 77
Oct 30, 2019
If the quiz had been, "Famous Singers and their Countries of Birth" he would have been a big help.
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Level 58
Jun 25, 2020
8/20 Im from NY
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Level 83
Jun 1, 2022
One of the nicest things about New Jersey is that here, driving is considered a contact sport.

BTW, how can you tell if the person you're speaking with is from New Jers...ANSWER ME!!!

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Level 46
Jun 2, 2022
This quiz needs to be fixed. Edison, Cherry Hill, North Bergen, etc. are not unincorporated as the instructions suggest. They ARE incorporated. Townships in New Jersey are full-fledged municipalities on par to cities, towns, boroughs, etc. such as Newark or Jersey City.

Do not confuse NJ townships with unincorporated areas.

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Level ∞
Jun 2, 2022
I'll take your word for it. Removed the word "unincorporated".

I'm not going to add townships back to the quiz though. We used to include them. The stats made it clear that almost nobody knows them.

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Level 65
Jun 30, 2022
>South Orange

>West Orange

>North Orange

Okay fine, no Orange. Give up.

>East Orange

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Level 35
Jul 1, 2022
got 100% im from nebraska