New Census Bureau Population Estimates Pinpoint Fastest-Growing Counties in New Jersey

The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in New Jersey was concentrated last year.

The fastest-growing county in New Jersey between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, was Hudson County, whose population rose 0.8 percent over the period. Hudson County was followed by Bergen County  (0.6 percent), and Union County (0.5 percent).

With respect to numerical growth, Bergen County added 5,670  people over the period, more than any other county in the state. It was followed by Hudson County, which grew by 5,334 people, and Middlesex County, which grew by 3,561 people.

Bergen County is the most populous county in New Jersey, with 938,506 residents, followed by Middlesex County and Essex County.

This information is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties, county equivalents, metropolitan statistical areas, and micropolitan statistical areas since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2015. Internet tables are available showing rankings and components of population change (births, deaths, migration).