Whitest Cities In New Jersey For 2020


We used science and data to determine which cities in New Jersey are whiter than wonder bread.

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Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2020. This is our sixth time ranking the whitest cities in New Jersey.

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You’re at your local Whole Foods shopping for kale chips and asparagus water, trying to work out if you’ll have time to stop at the Pottery Barn before you head to your yoga class taught by a girl named Sage. It hits you: you’re leading the whitest life imaginable.

But does that mean the city you live in is one of the whitest places in New Jersey?

Don’t worry, we’ve figured it out for you. Using actual census data combined with our favorite white people stereotypes (as confirmed by the internet), we can determine which cities are the whitest of the white in Garden State.

After analyzing cities with populations greater than 5,000, we came up with this list as the whitest cities in New Jersey for 2020.

Here are the 10 whites places in New Jersey for 2020:

  1. Little Silver (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  2. Audubon (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  3. Haddon Heights (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  4. Fair Haven (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  5. Point Pleasant (Homes For Sale)
  6. Haddonfield (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  7. Margate City (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  8. Rumson (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  9. Pitman (Photos | Homes For Sale)
  10. Barrington (Photos | Homes For Sale)

If you’re wondering, East Orange is the least white city of all those we measured.

Read on below to see where your hometown ranked and why. Or check out the whitest states in America and the most diverse states in America.

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

The 10 Whitest Cities In New Jersey For 2020

Little Silver, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,864
% White: 93.52%
More on Little Silver: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Little Silver is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 5,950, a drop of 220 from the 6,170 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 449 from the 5,721 counted in the 1990 Census.

Audubon, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 8,660
% White: 93.49%
More on Audubon: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Haddon Heights, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 7,491
% White: 93.38%
More on Haddon Heights: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Haddon Heights is a borough in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 7,473, reflecting a decline of 74 from the 7,547 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 313 from the 7,860 counted in the 1990 Census.

Fair Haven, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 5,943
% White: 93.12%
More on Fair Haven: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Fair Haven is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, along the Navesink River and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. Fair Haven is located on the Rumson peninsula and is bordered by Red Bank and Little Silver to the west. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 6,121, reflecting an increase of 184 from the 5,937 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 667 from the 5,270 counted in the 1990 Census.

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 18,523
% White: 92.87%
More on Point Pleasant: Real Estate | Data

Point Pleasant is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 18,392, reflecting a decline of 914 from the 19,306 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 1,129 from the 18,177 counted in the 1990 Census.

Haddonfield, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 11,369
% White: 91.74%
More on Haddonfield: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Haddonfield is a borough located in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough had a total population of 11,593, reflecting a decline of 66 from the 11,659 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 31 from the 11,628 counted in the 1990 Census.

Margate City, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 6,076
% White: 91.69%
More on Margate City: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rumson, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

10
/10

Population: 6,805
% White: 91.55%
More on Rumson: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Rumson is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States and is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the borough’s population was 7,122, reflecting a decline of 15 from 7,137 in 2000, which had in turn increased by 436 from 6,701 in 1990.

Pitman, NJ

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

9
/10

Population: 8,830
% White: 90.53%
More on Pitman: Real Estate | Data | Photos

Pitman is a borough in Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 9,011, reflecting a decline of 320 from the 9,331 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 34 from the 9,365 counted in the 1990 Census. The borough was named for Rev. Charles Pitman, a Methodist minister.

Barrington, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

6
/10

Population: 6,741
% White: 89.68%
More on Barrington: Real Estate | Data | Photos

How we determined the whitest places in New Jersey for 2020

In order to rank the whitest places in New Jersey, we had to determine what measurable criteria defines whiteness.

Obviously we had to count how many white people living there, specifically the percentage of white people living in each city in New Jersey.

Specifically, we looked at table B03002: Hispanic OR LATINO ORIGIN BY RACE. Here are the category names as defined by the Census:

  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White alone*
  • Black or African American alone*
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone*
  • Asian alone*
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone*
  • Some other race alone*
  • Two or more races*
* Not Hispanic or latino

Our particular column of interest here was the number of people who identified as White alone.

We limited our analysis to non-CDPs with a population greater than 5,000 people. That left us with 186 cities.

We then calculated the percent of residents that are White. The percentages ranked from 93.5% to 2.1%.

Finally, we ranked each city based on the percent of White population with a higher score being more White than a lower score. Little Silver took the distinction of being the most White, while East Orange was the least White city. You can download the data here.

Read on for more information on how the cities in New Jersey ranked by population of White residents or, for a more general take on diversity in America, head over to our ranking of the most diverse cities in America.

There You Have It – White Populations Across New Jersey

Measuring the locations with the highest percentage of white people, this list provides accurate information on the whitest places in New Jersey according to the most recent data.

If you’re curious enough, here are the least White places in New Jersey:

  1. East Orange
  2. Camden
  3. Plainfield

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Detailed List Of The Whitest Cities In New Jersey

Rank City % White Population
1 Little Silver 93.52% 5,864
2 Audubon 93.49% 8,660
3 Haddon Heights 93.38% 7,491
4 Fair Haven 93.12% 5,943
5 Point Pleasant 92.87% 18,523
6 Haddonfield 91.74% 11,369
7 Margate City 91.69% 6,076
8 Rumson 91.55% 6,805
9 Pitman 90.53% 8,830
10 Barrington 89.68% 6,741
11 Manasquan 89.22% 5,800
12 Oceanport 89.01% 5,724
13 Woodcliff Lake 88.19% 5,816
14 North Caldwell 88.17% 6,621
15 Linwood 86.98% 6,826
16 Brigantine 86.75% 8,966
17 West Long Branch 86.59% 7,917
18 Beachwood 85.83% 11,210
19 Oakland 85.49% 13,009
20 Ocean City 85.37% 11,202
21 Ramsey 85.2% 14,963
22 North Haledon 85.01% 8,446
23 Morris Plains 84.92% 5,625
24 Berlin 84.82% 7,547
25 Roseland 84.12% 5,849
26 Allendale 83.94% 6,762
27 Ringwood 83.9% 12,276
28 Northfield 82.45% 8,344
29 Bernardsville 82.41% 7,698
30 Midland Park 82.2% 7,263
31 Spotswood 81.71% 8,293
32 Lincoln Park 80.88% 10,339
33 Kinnelon 80.63% 10,132
34 Mountainside 80.54% 6,820
35 Chatham 80.33% 8,881
36 Westfield 80.28% 30,086
37 Fanwood 80.27% 7,602
38 Mil 80.19% 6,993
39 Belmar 80.17% 5,647
40 Hillsdale 79.87% 10,395
41 Waldwick 79.67% 9,948
42 Caldwell 79.54% 7,971
43 Franklin Lakes 78.95% 10,883
44 Hopatcong 78.87% 14,362
45 Union Beach 78.7% 5,549
46 Park Ridge 78.42% 8,804
47 Collingswood 78.37% 13,912
48 Glen Rock 77.91% 11,826
49 Madison 77.58% 16,042
50 Stratford 77.39% 6,967
51 Gloucester City 77.32% 11,246
52 Wanaque 76.64% 11,689
53 Florham Park 76.31% 11,672
54 Runnemede 76.26% 8,328
55 Absecon 76.26% 8,289
56 Newton 75.87% 7,895
57 Oradell 75.87% 8,134
58 Washington 75.52% 6,478
59 Wallington 75.41% 11,580
60 Bloomingdale 74.99% 8,105
61 Tinton Falls 74.76% 17,731
62 Wildwood 74.45% 5,073
63 Hammonton 74.06% 14,284
64 Glen Ridge 73.71% 7,573
65 Hackett 73.58% 9,501
66 New Providence 73.56% 12,808
67 Butler 73.51% 7,701
68 Clayton 73.31% 8,545
69 Keansburg 73.23% 9,788
70 South Amboy 73.13% 8,694
71 Ridgewood 72.97% 25,269
72 Bellmawr 72.87% 11,415
73 Matawan 72.64% 8,826
74 Totowa 72.21% 10,828
75 Fair Lawn 71.48% 33,081
76 Summit 70.98% 21,921
77 Hoboken 70.79% 53,211
78 Pompton Lakes 70.5% 11,049
79 Somers Point 70.42% 10,460
80 Watchung 70.37% 6,034
81 Hawthorne 70.13% 18,802
82 Montvale 70.03% 8,438
83 Old Tappan 69.9% 5,923
84 Manville 69.41% 10,283
85 Emerson 69.26% 7,611
86 Phillipsburg 68.93% 14,415
87 Keyport 68.88% 7,070
88 Wood-Ridge 68.56% 8,511
89 Metuchen 68.41% 13,858
90 Palmyra 68.24% 7,223
91 Rockaway 68.1% 6,404
92 Upper Saddle River 67.47% 8,242
93 Kenilworth 67.08% 8,160
94 Boonton 66.96% 8,302
95 Paulsboro 66.53% 5,937
96 Glassboro 66.03% 19,580
97 Westwood 65.96% 11,145
98 Carlstadt 65.19% 6,191
99 Norwood 64.99% 5,819
100 Hasbrouck Heights 64.08% 12,091

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