The U.S. Census Bureau reported today which municipalities in New Jersey experienced the largest increases in population last year.
The municipality gaining the most people in New Jersey between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, was Jersey City whose population rose by 3,484 over the period. Jersey City was followed by Lakewood (population increase of 1,586), New Brunswick (1,144), Newark (1,111) and Princeton (1,067).
New Jersey also gained 12,302 housing units during the year ending on July 1, 2014.
The population estimates are based on annual population estimates since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2014. Also released today were July 1, 2014, estimates of the number of housing units for the nation, states and counties.
The Census Bureau is telling the economic side of this story via two products. County Business Patterns provides 2013 statistics on the number of business establishments, employment and payroll. Additionally, the Economic Census Geographic Area Series provides data on similar measures, plus revenues, for states, counties and places, including for more than 5,000 communities not available from previous economic censuses. The economic census is conducted every five years and provides a comprehensive and detailed profile of the U.S. economy, covering millions of businesses representing more than 1,000 industries and providing unique portraits of American industries and local communities.