The 2 fastest-growing Cities in New Jersey

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According to the US Census Bureau, New Jersey is the eleventh most populous state in America, with a population of 9.3 million residents.

As a state close to two major cities boasting a gorgeous coastline and mountain ranges to the North, it's no wonder that people like to call the Garden State home.

Lifelong residents of New Jersey may think of cities like Paterson, Newark, and Jersey City as being the most populous but data shows there are some surprising places growing much faster than others.

Keep reading to find out which two cities people have been flocking to in record numbers recently.

1. Harrison

Located right outside of Newark, Harrison has seen a 35% growth increase since 2010 when the population was just 13,569. Today it has skyrocketed to almost 20,000 people. This number is rather large for a city with a land area of just over 1 mile, making Harrison a very densely populated city.

The city has undergone some major gentrification in recent years. The state has invested over $200 million dollars in a PATH train station and has erected numerous luxury buildings in the past few years. These new additions make Harrison a very attractive commuter town for NJ residents who work in NYC.

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HarrisonJim Villanueva/Unsplash

2. Secaucus

A bustling town located just past Hoboken and Jersey City, Secaucus is mere minutes from mid-town Manhattan via train. The population has increased by 29% since 2010 bringing Secaucus' population from 16,008 people to 22,181 people according to 2020 census data.

One of the main draws to Secaucus is its family-friendly landscape. The city contains over 14 parks and playgrounds as well as a handful of playing fields. There are also an ample amount of luxury condominiums like Harmon Cove and the Harper Apartments, another major draw for younger business professionals looking to live close to NYC without the astronomical apartment pricing. Secaucus is also home to many large retail stores like TJ Maxx, Wal-Mart, and Best Buy making it attractive for those looking for the convenience factor.

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What do you think about this data? Will these cities continue to see growth like this in the coming decade or eventually decline? Give your valuable opinion in the comment section, and if you think more people should read this article, share it on social media amongst your friends and family.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational and educational purposes only.

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