Hudson County, NJ

According to the census numbers 9 of the top 10 most densely populated places in the Unites States are in New York & New Jersey. For those of us who live and work in the area, this is no surprise, however you may not be expecting the number 1 (Hint, it’s not NYC).

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Rank Location Metro Area State Population Land area
(mi2)
Population
density
(people per mi2)
1 Guttenberg NYC NJ 11,176 0.196 57,116.0
2 Union City NYC NJ 66,455 1.28 51,810.1
3 West New York NYC NJ 49,708 1.007 49,362.4
4 Hoboken NYC NJ 50,005 1.28 39,066.4
5 Kaser NYC NY 4,724 0.17 27,788.2
6 New York City NYC NY 8,175,133 302.6 27,016.3
7 Cliffside Park NYC NJ 23,594 0.96 24,577.1
8 East Newark NYC NJ 2,406 0.10 24,060
9 Maywood LA California 27,395 1.18 23,216.1
10 Passaic NYC NJ 69,781 3.11 22,437.6

 

The top 4 locations in the country are all in Hudson County, NJ.  Number 5 is also interesting as Kaser (Monsey) is the only location to make the list in Rockland County.  Most experts believe that these numbers will still be close to accurate in the 2020 US census.

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