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Hudson grows by 57k

Jersey City population up by 23k

By David Wildstein, September 24 2018 2:39 pm

Based on New Jersey population estimates for 2017 from the U.S. Census Bureau, the ideal size of legislative districts will grow by 5,344 people — from 219,797 to 225,141.   The state’s population has increased by 213,750 since the 2010 census.

New Jersey will redraw 40 legislative districts during the winter of 2021, following the 2020 census, in time for the June 2021 primary elections.

Hudson County has the biggest population gain in the state – up 57,377 since the last census.  Hudson now had three legislative districts and the increase – which means some Hudson voters could wind up in a district that is not Hudson-based after new districts are drawn.

Each of the twelve Hudson towns have grown in population, with Jersey City up by 23,156.  (Newark is still the largest New Jersey city – up 8,014 – with 14,401 more residents than Jersey City.)

Jersey City (est. pop. 270,753) may not be split into more than two legislative districts.  This affects a complicated puzzle of drawing districts 31, 32 and 33.

Bergen County has gained 43,290 new residents, followed by Middlesex (32,940), Union (27,393), Essex (24,316) and Ocean (21,376).

Sussex County has lost an estimated 7,583 people, while Atlantic, Cumberland and Monmouth counties have had population decreases of more than 4,000 people.

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