"Redistricting data” from Census 2010 was released for New Jersey in February 2011. County-by-County data are shown on the interactive map below. Also below are some key facts for the NJTPA region and links to news articles on the Census.
The New Jersey State Data Center provides and analyzes the latest data from the 2010 census.
Some key facts for the NJTPA region are as follows:
- NJTPA's "official" Census 2010 population is 6,579,907, 75% of NJ's total population.
- Between 2000 and 2010, the region grew by nearly 270,000 people, or 4.3% over the ten-year period, which equates to an average annual growth rate of 0.4% per year. NJTPA's 4.3% growth over the decade was just slightly under the statewide average growth of 4.5% (and substantially lower than the national average of 9.7%).
- Ocean County grew from 2000 to 2010 by the biggest amount (nearly 66,000 people) and percentage in the NJTPA region (12.8%)--also the state's highest overall county population growth and second-highest percentage growth (Gloucester County had 13.2% growth).
- The only county in the NJTPA region that lost population was Essex County, which lost a little under 10,000 people, or 1.2% of their 2000 population.The major contributors to Essex County's loss were Irvington (which fell by 6,800 people, or 11%) and East Orange (which fell by 5,500, or 8%).
- Newark grew by about 3,500 people (1.3%). Jersey City grew by 7,500 people (3.1%).
Summary articles in the media are here:
NY Times article pertaining to the population data that was released, including changing ethnic makeup of the state. Accompanying multimedia maps show New Jersey’s population changes by municipality.
Star Ledger article about the statewide Census results, and other related articles: Newark’s population , Hispanic population and redistricting .