10 Worst Places To Live In New Jersey For 2019


We analyzed every place in New Jersey to determine which are the real pits.

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Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fifth time ranking the worst places to live in New Jersey.

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Everybody in the Northeast (who isn’t from Jersey) thinks of the state as the armpit of the region; a land mainly comprised of highways, landfills, and factory fumes. Also, as the state that raised the cast of Jersey Shore.

But aside from being the region’s favorite running joke, New Jersey has plenty of lovely places to live. Just not the places you’ll be seeing on this list.

We’ve looked at the numbers to finally determine which cities in New Jersey contribute the most to the state’s bad name (which, incidentally, may be the best places to visit if you want to see why so many in the Northeast ride on the NJ hate-train).

The following cities are the bottom of the barrel in New Jersey:

Here are the 10 worst places to live in New Jersey for 2019:

  1. Newark (Photos)
  2. Bridgeton (Photos)
  3. Lindenwold (Photos)
  4. Vineland (Photos)
  5. Millville (Photos)
  6. Plainfield (Photos)
  7. Long Branch (Photos)
  8. Camden (Photos)
  9. East Orange (Photos)
  10. Pine Hill (Photos)

What? Where are these places you wonder? And before you get all riled up and say we’re picking on small town America, that’s not the case.

We understand there’s a lot of good in every place.

However, according to data (which doesn’t measure things like beauty and ‘friendly people’), there are far better options in the state for making a place home. And the worst place to live in New Jersey? That would be Newark.

Read on below to see how we crunched the numbers and see how your city fared in 2019.

If you’re looking for something more national, check out the worst cities in America or the worst states in America.

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

The 10 Worst Places To Live In New Jersey For 2019

Newark, NJ

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4
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Population: 282,803
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $222,800 (31st worst)
Unemployment Rate: 14.8% (4th worst)
More on Newark:  Data | Photos

As the largest city in New Jersey, Newark proves that old adage that bigger isn’t always better (in this case, it’s the 1st worst im New Jersey).

The median household income in Newark is the 4th lowest on this list at $34,826.

Add that to a crime index in the worst 5% of all places in New Jersey and an unemployment rate that’s nearly double the national average, and it’s not a stretch to say Newark truly is part of the armpit of America.

Review Of Newark by HomeSnacks User

I stopped in the city because I was driving to New York. The city is like a tremble, very old and people are not so nice. I went to a convenient store and everyone was looking at me weird because I was probably in the wrong neighborhood. I felt very unwelcome, therefore I decided to drive off and not stay in a hotel there.

There was no good thing about this town. Everything looked destroyed. The stores were so old and most gas stations smelled like pee. The whole neighborhood had shady people. I would not recommend staying at this place.

Bridgeton, NJ

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Overall SnackAbility

3
/10

Population: 24,948
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $103,400 (3rd worst)
Unemployment Rate: 11.5% (10th worst)
More on Bridgeton:  Data | Photos

With the 3rd lowest median income, the 8th worst crime index, AND the 10th worst unemployment rate on this list, it’s not surprising that Bridgeton is the highest on this list.

Being in the top 35% in New Jersey as far as commute times goes helps, but one wonders if commuting further away from the worst place in New Jersey might actually make a Bridgeton resident’s day a bit better.

Lindenwold, NJ

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5
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Population: 17,481
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $121,900 (5th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 9.7% (21st worst)
More on Lindenwold:  Data | Photos

Located on your way to somewhere else you’d want to be, Lindenwold has few options for some sort of entertainment.

The main issues here are economic and education. The unemployment rate is also sky high here (9.7%) and homes are the 5th cheapest in the state ($121,900).

Say what you want about ‘cheap living’, the fact is, homes are priced by demand, and there’s absolutely no demand to live in Lindenwold.

Vineland, NJ

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5
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Population: 60,824
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 2)
Median Home Value: $164,500 (11th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 8.1% (42nd worst)
More on Vineland:  Data | Photos

Vineland, NJ needs a big hug right now. Residents here are underpaid, underemployed and possibly lonely.

Additionally, crime is 10th worst in the state, which is very high considering Vineland is so far removed from the rest of New Jersey.

If you know anyone in Vineland, dm them on Facebook and tell them you love them. They can probably use it right about now.

Millville, NJ

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5
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Population: 28,235
Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Median Home Value: $156,900 (9th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 11.2% (12th worst)
More on Millville:  Data | Photos

Millville is in a bad place. Again, the household incomes here are really, really low, and the average home value is $156,900. That means it ranks as the 9th lowest in New Jersey.

You can make a case that based on the fact that Millville has no real indoor entertainment, and crime is the 3rd worst in the state, it’s one of the worst places you can live in New Jersey.

Plainfield, NJ

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6
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Population: 51,097
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 4)
Median Home Value: $236,400 (37th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 8.6% (36th worst)
More on Plainfield:  Data | Photos

When you’re looking at the worst places you could live in New Jersey, Plainfield ranks 6th worst. Let’s see why.

Here in Plainfield, crime is the 27th highest in the state, and 1 out of 48.4 residents was robbed here according to the latest FBI numbers.

That’s not the first place you think of making home, is it?

Additionally, you have a 1 in 159 chance of being the victim of a violent crime, which includes rapes, attacks or murders. That’s really high.

When you look at adult education in New Jersey, the folks in Plainfield have the 10th highest drop out rate. And other factors that make Plainfield undesirable are the low median incomes and home prices.

The unemployment rate is the 36th highest in New Jersey, at 8.6%. That’s actually on par with the national average, which means New Jersey has some hard workers.

Review Of Plainfield by HomeSnacks User

I moved to Plainfield when I was two and lived in a big Victorian house w/ my 4 siblings, maternal grandmother, and parents. My parents had marital problems, etc. Lived there until age seven. A hard but happy family life. It was the best, most memorable place I lived in, and I’ve moved a lot. We knew all our neighbors. Plainfield used to be a grand” place to live, including the downtown district. My paternal grandparents lived there a while also. Wonderful memories too numerous to go into…a shame about the deterioration, crime, etc. That’s partly why we had to move ! :-)”

Long Branch, NJ

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Population: 30,751
Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $337,000 (90th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 8.6% (36th worst)
More on Long Branch:  Data | Photos

When you’re looking at science and data, the city of Long Branch is the 7th worst place you can live in the state of New Jersey. Let’s see why.

You may be surprised to hear that the crime here is the 19th-highest in the state per capita, according to the FBI data base.

Residents in Long Branch had a 1 in 36.7 chance of being robbed in 2018. To put things into perspective, since the average person has 300 friends on Facebook, if everyone you friended lived in Long Branch, statistically, 25 of them would have been the victim of a property crime, meaning a home robbery, car break in or a stolen wallet.

Long Branch’s other issues are a very high unemployment rate (8.6%) and income levels of its residents ($54,398).

Camden, NJ

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Overall SnackAbility

5
/10

Population: 75,550
Rank Last Year: 40 (Up 32)
Median Home Value: $82,300 (1st worst)
Unemployment Rate: 14.0% (5th worst)
More on Camden:  Data | Photos

you’re looking to live in New Jersey, Camden might not be the best choice as it places 8th in our ranking of the worst places to live for 2019.

Camden doesn’t have the worst crime in the state, but it’s sure up there. And when you factor in one of the lowest household incomes in the state and a sky high unemployment rate, Camden may not be your first choice for a vacation.

East Orange, NJ

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6
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Population: 65,151
Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Median Home Value: $205,100 (24th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 15.1% (3rd worst)
More on East Orange:  Data | Photos

When you’re looking at things from purely a scientific standpoint, East Orange is the 9th worst place in the state of New Jersey.

The U.S. defines the poverty line at $24,600 a year for a family of four. East Orange is right on the verge of that when you look at what the average citizen there earns a year. And the home values are eye-opening low. On average, the home value in East Orange are the 24th lowest in the entire state.

And when you factor in high crime and a high tax rate, it really can’t get much worse in New Jersey.

Pine Hill, NJ

Overall SnackAbility

8
/10

Population: 10,517
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Median Home Value: $138,300 (7th worst)
Unemployment Rate: 9.5% (22nd worst)
More on Pine Hill:  Data | Photos

You can sure expect that Pine Hill is going to be a pretty rough place to live, it comes in 10th in our analysis. It is. In fact, Pine Hill has the 30th-highest crime rate in the state. Probably no surprises there.

There were 32 violent crimes here in 2019, and residents have a 1 in 42.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime. That means, most likely, if you live in Pine Hill, either you or someone on your block had their home or car broken into last year.

You can also imagine that the economy here is in the pits — the unemployment rate sits at 9.5% which is the 22nd worst in New Jersey.

How we determined the worst places to live in New Jersey for 2019

To figure out how bad a place is to live in, we only needed to know what kinds of things people like and then decide what cities have the least amount of those things.

We don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that people like the following things:

  • Good education
  • Lots of jobs
  • Low crime
  • Low poverty
  • Nice homes
  • High incomes
  • High population density (Lots of things to do)
  • Short work commutes
  • Health insurance

The data comes from the Census’s most recent American Community Survey and from the FBI Uniform Crime Report.

We broke crime down into violent crime and property crime to give violent crime a larger weight — if you did a simple calculation of all crimes per capita, property crimes are normally 7x more common and really bias that ranking.

Furthermore, only cities with at least 5,000 people were considered — leaving 175 cities.

We then ranked each city from 1 to 175 for all the criteria with a #1 ranking being the worst for the particular criteria.

Next, we averaged the rankings into one “Worst Place To Live Score”.

Finally, we ranked every city on the “Worst Place To Live Score” with the lowest score being the worst city in New Jersey — Newark. Read on for a detailed look at the 10 worst cities in New Jersey.

This list is a scientific analysis based on real data and is completely unbiased.

Wrapping Up The Worst In New Jersey

If you’re looking at areas in New Jersey with the worst economic situations, where there’s higher than average crime, and not a lot to do, this is an accurate list.

And in the end, Newark ranks as the worst city to live in New Jersey for 2019.

If you’re curious enough, here are the best cities to live in New Jersey:

  1. Fair Haven (Pop. 6,015)
  2. North Caldwell (Pop. 6,637)
  3. Woodcliff Lake (Pop. 5,868)

For more New Jersey reading, check out:

Where Are The Worst Places To Live In New Jersey?

Rank City Population Unemployment Rate Home Value
1 Newark 282,803 14.8% $222,800
2 Bridgeton 24,948 11.5% $103,400
3 Lindenwold 17,481 9.7% $121,900
4 Vineland 60,824 8.1% $164,500
5 Millville 28,235 11.2% $156,900
6 Plainfield 51,097 8.6% $236,400
7 Long Branch 30,751 8.6% $337,000
8 Camden 75,550 14.0% $82,300
9 East Orange 65,151 15.1% $205,100
10 Pine Hill 10,517 9.5% $138,300

57 thoughts on “10 Worst Places To Live In New Jersey For 2019

  1. I might throw Union city under the bus but Wny and guttenberg are pretty decent places especially considering how dense they are, have you been to Irvington? Vineland? Camden? Bayonne?

  2. Having lived in West New York for thirty years and having worked in Union City for many of those, I certainly can’t argue with this assessment. Overpopulation is one of many problems plaguing the area. There is also so much corruption. I left many years ago and was so happy to do so.

  3. Itotally adisagree with your statement regarding Union City. It’s completely the opposite!!! Come to the city and you will see. God bless Union City!!

  4. I am not even sure where to begin with this list …. Clearly you haven’t been to the towns you’ve list and haven’t done any actual research but simply going off someone else “statistics”… If anything you sound like someone who calls himself a Chef, voicing his amazing culinary skill but has never tasted his own food… In other words …Ridiculous and an unreliable source…. Hopefully in the near future you can take the time to do some actual investigation work on the topic your writing about ….

  5. This article is satire and the person who wrote the article has no idea what the hell he is talking about. The fact that he used “stuff to do” as a static, plus the fact that Camden is not on the list AT ALL proves my point. Unbiased my ass.

  6. I have to strongly disagree with your list. No way WNY, Guttenberg and UC are worse places to live in than JC, Paterson, Camden, Atlantic City, and many other cities in NJ. Their educational districts are much better than whatever stats you came up with. You have many foreigners taking tests, and the tests are not reflective of the successful integration of so many nationalities.

    1. Union city , gutternberg and west New York way better than jersey city ,Paterson ….
      Educational districts , low crime

  7. This is no report. It’s totally ludicrous, rediculous and ambiguous. Look at that beautiful picture of WNY. And the meltingpot of all kinds of people that actually say, “Good morning”, “Thank you”, etc.
    How condescending to compare a tv show to the Real People of New Jersey who never to a NY minute to rush to the aide of the many victims of 9/11, Sandy or anything else coming their way!
    How dare you! You should be ashamed of yourself!
    And that’s all I have to say about that!

  8. Who’s wrote this stupid article. FYI college educated, work in the city and I live in Orange for 5 years.This is a bias article foh!

  9. I do not believe that about Madison park . It is a devopment not a town and the picture is Sayreville. Maybe who ever wrote this should know what they are talking about. All facts wrong, the writer that wrote this is sadly mistaken and a letter of apology should be posted on facebook

    1. My thoughts exactly. Madison Park is a great place. It is a housing development (neighborhood) in Old Bridge Township. I have lived there for over 50 years and have never experienced any problems.

  10. When I read your article it bothered me so much. I grew up in WNY and I could tell you we had everything you wanted and needed to prepare you for the world. Not to many places you can go and have New York City as your backdrop as you played basketball in the park or I can never remember not having a friend to hang out with, still today many of my friends are my childhood friends. We had everything we needed nearby, from movie theaters, Bergenline Ave with over 100 blocks of stores, we also had every sport you can imagine, plus the Meadowlands and we did not only watch them, we played them as well and of course we had the greatest city in the world in our door step, we did not only stay in WNY we were near everything. By the way all of New Jersey weather is crappy, so that puts the entire state on the list and as far as income we had again New York City to tap into if we wanted. No town is perfect, but WNY made me who I am today a father of 4 kids, Married 27 years to my WNY High School sweatheart, graduate from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a successful entrepreneur. I will always carry WNY in my heart !

  11. I would drive into and walk around parts of Newark. I wouldn’t set foot in Patterson without a strong guy with me. The cops wait am hour to go to a crime scene to make sure the idiots are done shooting. They send a three cop cars..1 to respond, 2 for backup, 3 to watch the cop cars so they aren’t stolen. Camden as well. I won’t go without my body guard. I am not being racist. . it’s just a mess and unsafe.

  12. Jersey City is in the middle of Iraq including BAYONNE. If i had the money to buy these 2 cities including newark i will sell them to iraq.they’re really bad to raised kid’s really not safe for anyone.

  13. I agree being a Jersey girl, Jersey city, East Orange not Orange, Camden and some parts of Trenton are pretty rough. Cause he didn’t go by crime rate.

  14. This is opinionated not factual. Yes cities like Newark, Irvington, and Orange are high crime areas! Why! When the necessities needed for basic survival are denied, chaos happens. I lived in two of these cities and know first hand the difficulty of finding employment there. The majority of jobs are doled out to outsiders, inside and outside the state solely because the residents there aren’t provided with services and resources that would provide productivity. There are plenty here qualified to perform the same tasks as the outsiders but are denied solely because they are residents of the cities in question, deemed the same as the rest. It doesn’t matter the skin color, just saying you are from these places raises brows and cast a shadow
    of doubt not just for employment but residency, visitation and everything-else. Most places has their problem sector but these mentioned as the worst for high crime (on and off the list) are prejudged. Many may say no to this but those saying no aren’t from there. Given the chance to improve surely would give us the opportunity to seek better but this too is not wanted by most. Nay sayers may be disagreeing with this list but many don’t and won’t let them out no matter their qualifications, standards and desire for
    change.

  15. I agree that our towns were sht sometimes sht holes, but the claim that they are ranked by a criteria shows that you know nothing about New Jersey. Union City, West New York and Newark have great commuting. Newark has a Pen Station for goodness sake. They put the Red Bulls and Devils in Newark because of the ease of transportation. Union City and West New York have pretty good education systems considering the dense population. And if we are ranking by crime, poverty, and high unemployment, where the hell is Camden, Atlantic City, and Trenton?

  16. As a Jersey girl, I must say that only 2 of the people of the TV show “Jersey Shore” are from NJ. Most of them are from
    Staten Island! 😀

  17. Madison Park is not a town, it is a subset of north/northwest Old Bridge Township…and the picture shown for it is approximately 1 mile north into the next town (sayreville).

  18. Seriously dude how can you leave out Camden this list is a joke I’m guessing you don’t even live in new jersey

  19. This list is absolutely right on.. My parents bought a house in WNY in 1982 .. I graduated from memorial in ’85 it was an incredibly lovely town where everyone knew each other shopping and restaurants were amazing . There was a sense of safety . After 33 years I’m sad to say it’s definitely time to go .. There isn’t a restaurant worth going to ,every store is a .99 cent , if u get home past 7:30 good luck finding a parking . When u actually see the decline of what was once a beautiful suburban town its a damn shame and I don’t appreciate people trying to paint it any better than the dispicable overpopulated mess it is now

    1. Sorry, you’re wrong. The town turned to absolute shit in the mid-60’s. I couldn’t wait to get out of there.

  20. Where’s Jersey City? Bayonne? Camden? Paterson? The author of this article is obviously not from New Jersey if he thinks these are the worst places.

  21. This list is ridiculous. West New York, Union City and Guttenberg made the list but not Jersey City, Camden, Patterson, or Atlantic City?!?!? AND you said the cast of the Jersey shore came from New Jersey when most of them were born in New York? I know internet articles generally have low standards but this is horrific.

    You’re obviously not from Jersey and you obviously don’t know how to research very well Mr. Zane.

    1. You were obviously driving through there too fast to not notice the horses, clean living, awesome schools, and high property taxes. Were Rumson, Monmouth Beach, and Elberon equally reprehensible?

  22. Madison Park is a development not a city. The picture shown isn’t Madison Park. Madison Park is a part of Old Bridge. I’ve lived here mist of my life. I don’t hear about all this crime. Again check your info. Madison Park isn’t a city.

  23. I live in West New York, and I have to say this list is pretty damn accurate.

    There are a lot of variables that Matt has taken into account so do yourself a favor and check the lengthy data he compiled. If he had added a “corruption” metric, West New York would be #1.

    But we can’t be first in anything, alas, save maybe illegal immigrants.

  24. Bridgeton is the county seat of the poorest county in the state,it is taking it’s neighbors Millville and Vineland down with it.Unemployment is up and Social Services are overwhelmed.

    1. it is funny i am moving to bridgeton to retire near the water parts of the county are stunnunnning and others are the pits

  25. Camden(also known as Condemned)is a victim of the de-industrialization of the nation.It looks and acts disgusting.Its suburbs are old, worn out and not very attractive anymore.

  26. There are few things that will convince me that the area of West New York, Union City, and Guttenberg aren’t a giant lump of excrement that I’d never live in again. Seriously, it’s all one area, really. Bad driving, high crime, cockroaches, and just a terrible place. the area gets better when you start going through North Bergen and is gone by the time you get to Cliffside Park. We can also agree that Newark and Irvington are a cesspool of corruption, crime, and drugs. Those are the obvious choices and the author is not wrong in bringing these aboard to his article.

    HOWEVER, he missed a whole bunch that are truly horrific cities. Has the writer ever been to Wildwood, Atlantic City, Seaside, Lakewood, Neptune, or Fairview? Those are terrible places, too. Or how about Camden? It’s like a war zone. Drive through Lakewood on your way down to LBI on Route 9 and you’ll find a city that is dying of neglect. Lakewood is growing, but if you put cancer in a healthy body, it will grow, too.

    No, there are bad places to live in New Jersey. The author found some of the more obvious ones and neglected some of the worst. After all Camden has been on the book of lists as one of the worst places to live in the country since they started writing them.

  27. Bergen County is a bad place to live and so is Camden County not just Camden. A so-called famous woman who said whe was abused in Camden when she was 10 moved with her family to nearby Cherry Hill said it was “like being abducted by aliens and taken to a penal colony” and I’d agree. Bergen County is about as bad and a lot of the local and County governments there are even worse. Lots of ‘worst in the world’ things there from no buying on Sunday to crime and corruption to being treated as poorly and dangerous as Camden County and if you say anything they’ll get mean and may try to hurt you and your kids. Fbi even talked to high school kids in Bergen County because ISIS was sending video messages to the children there – what a terrible place. Lookup “FBI forums focus on ISIS recruitment threat in N.J. ” in May 2016 and “FBI Speaks To Bergen County High School Students About ISIS Recruitment Threat”. Bergen County government is so bad and a lot of people there so mean and harmful to their own children ISIS targets their kids! Lots of racism and even disgraceful eugenics from all races to the the others there and it is supported and encouraged by the criminal justice system and police, not the way to handle a diverse and crowded population. Gets my vote for worst place to live and place to be most avoided in the US.

  28. This list is so inaccurate…Guttenberg & WNY are densely populated & not the best choice of a place to live…but I know many people who love it there. So many great restaurants in the area, easy & close access to the city & I never experienced any danger or crime of any kind.
    There are parks, dog runs & so much to do. What about the tons of desolate, depressing, awful towns in South Jersey… There’s plenty he could’ve added to the list. I don’t think this person really knows anything about New Jersey because he left out so many worse towns…Camden, Paterson, East Orange, etc…

  29. The author of this article is out of touch with reality. Union City is a great area!!! The mayor has taken great strides to beautify the neighborhood and that has given a new sense of pride for the people that live here. People say hello to you on the street. Everything is at your finger tips as far as shopping, restaurants, etc. Let’s also not forget that the commute to Manhattan is only 15 minutes. We have lived here for a year now and stand by the fact that it was a great investment. People are rapidly buying into this area because they see the upward trend of the area. YES it’s Jersey, but get over it! LOVE Union City!!!

  30. SOME of the worst streets are in Paterson, comparable to Camden & Newark (1990s). Those 2 towns are greatly improving, Trenton & (even) Irvington are worse than Newark overall, though, Irvington may not be rated as high as Newark on a crime list. Jersey City is barely better than Newark but may be getting worse again crime-wise. This, basically, applies to what means the ‘worst’ towns given various factors for N.J. cities.

  31. Hello

    Matt

    I would like to invite to visit Paulsboro, NJ. I do not agree with your data, since i also serve on the governing body of the borough of Paulsboro.

    I would like to do a conference call with our administrative team to review your data. Paulsboro is a safe and clean town, a classic American blue collar town with a rich tradition going back to the early days of our country.

    Looking forward to talk with you soon.

    Thanks
    John Giovannitti

  32. You may state that this is based on numbers and not other things that make a city. But most people are not going to read that they just look at you list and take it at face value. You do know Bridgeton is the largest historic area in the state, that it has a free public zoo, lush parks, and lakes. Why don’t you check out the Bridgeton Main Street Association Website. In fact instead of looking at numbers I would suggest you attend our Cinco De Mayo celebration, as far as I know in 2017 no arrests or crime at the event, or the Crab Fest in September. How bout the Holiday House Tour, that one you all should really see in person before making list like this and publishing them on the internet. I really think you should tour a place before you go and throw even more negative light on a community that has good people in it trying to bring it back to the glory it was before all the industry left. Also very interesting how most of the cities on the list are in South Jersey and have been dying slowly because of the high taxes in the state that are a result of the Northern population and heavily leaning Democratic voting.

  33. I’ve lived in Union City most of my life and yes, the area has deteriorated somewhat due to lower incomes and the economic downfall of NJ but I still love it here. It has a low crime rate, NYC is around the corner, Hoboken is down the street, everything you need is close. The Meadowlands, theatres, malls and it’s a hard working community for those who can find jobs. There are much, much worse cities you wouldn’t set foot in not mentioned here. So, yes, more research needs to be ✔.

  34. Bergen County with Hackensack, Englewood, Tenafly, Cresskill, Bergenfield, Teaneck and many others is the worst place to live in the US with corruption stealing children, torturing kids in schools (Also Camden County), attacking anyone complaining about the Apartheid schools hurting children, they literally come to your home, attack wife and children while away, break in and steal kids and make them sick with horrible drugs and if you fight they use the Political Abuse of Psychiatry to destroy the best people in town – Look it up. Nowhere is the world-leading corruption, terror and torture worse than in Bergen County New Jersey and now that corruption moved from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office as the most corrupt and dangerous and killer in the world to running the State of New Jersey Attorney General’s Office the only way to make the worst most hated corrupt state in the country and world even worse. Working with federal complaints to stop the domestic terror and horrific child trafficking terror of the State of New Jersey – Join the Fight! No child or person or family is safe in Bergen County New Jersey and it isn’t the only one.

  35. Hey I’ve lived in N.J. my whole life and I work in law enforcement (federal) with that said N.J. is an interesting state with a lot of variables that dertermine “bad” or “worst.” If you live or your moving to Essex county from out of state, east orange, newark, Orange, and Irvington ARE NOT friendly and will be considered dangerous. The public transit in these places are A1. Places like Bloomfield, belleview, maple wood, west orange, are nicer/ not so nice/ less affordable/ but slightly expensive alternatives. Places like Millburn, Caldwell, west Caldwell, Verona, glen ridge, Montclair, are more ideal/most expensive/ better schools and recommendable places to live, leave your doors open and have a great N.J. experience however the homes are 350k+ and the taxes on those homes are over 10k a year. You will pay for the comforts these towns provide. Hudson county is the same. places like Jersey City are not friendly places to live but the transit is A1, it’s dirty, the crime rate is high but Jersey City is special because there are pockets within the city that are safe for the local residents if they exude common sense (ex: exchange place, the heights) union city is over populated, Guttenberg is the same.. but there is no MAJOR crime in these areas that compares to Jersey City. Union county has Elizabeth and Plainfield but the crime in Plainfield does not compare to the crime in Elizabeth or Newark. The residents may feel other wise but these same ppl would NeVER live on Bergen and Clinton Ave in Newark. There are still nice & quiet areas in Plainfield that any person would love to live in. You will pay to live in these communities such as sleepy hollow. All that said, I wouldn’t recommend that you move to Plainfield if you’re new to the State. The transit there sucks! The taxes are high. The school system sucks! The same is true for Bergen county and Paterson. Paterson is the worst city in that county by a landslide. It has as many problems as Newark and they are on a roll with corruption, crime, drugs, etc. So please remember N.J. is a melting pot. The worst places are definitely Newark, Camden, Trenton, east Orange, Irvington, Orange, Bridgeton, Paterson, Jersey City, Elizabeth, Passaic, Atlantic City.

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