Hudson County of northeastern New Jersey continues to boost the small but noteworthy population increment of the state. This was as per the new prediction from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The municipal population numbers introduced by census executives last week display a continuance of the latest trend of people (particularly millennials) settling in the more urban regions of the state. This fuels population growth and housing in towns & cities in the north part of NJ, particularly those near to New York City. Simultaneously, a handful of baby boomers are dumping the farthest suburbs to which they had traveled when beginning their families. This dumping is drawn by open space and cheap housing, leaving nations such as Salem and Sussex with lesser residents compared to 2010.
“The more urban counties of the state are normally faring much better in comparison to the exurban ones, similar to the occasion that took place during the Great Recession of 2008,” claimed Peter Kasabach, New Jersey Future Executive Director, to the media in an interview while talking about the population trends by county. “This is additional proof of a move to more dense walkable areas with vibrant downtowns and current infrastructure. These areas are reaping the advantages of speedy economic development, and counties that are assisting to support this trend are advantaging as well.”
On a similar note, the 3 biggest losers are the areas that encountered a huge damage due to the superstorm Sandy in 2012. These arrears are Mantoloking in Ocean, Maurice River Township in Cumberland County, and Union Beach in Monmouth. All of them witnessed double-digit drops in population.
Except for a handful of other suburban areas, the communities amongst the 30 that lost a huge amount of population were all in either Salem or Sussex counties. For example, the number of people residing in both Stanhope in Sussex and Salem City dropped by over 7% from 2010 to 2017.