Lakewood Growth Second Highest In New Jersey In New Census


bmgThe 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.

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  1. I can not believe that the growth in Lakewood is only 1,500. The amount of babies born plus the migration of newly married couples and families moving to Lakewood has to be more.

  2. It shows how many liars there are in Lakewood…. Usually census only include what are defined as legal residents. For some reason in Lakewood you don’t have to be legal.

  3. kenayna hora.

    This is simply a guesstimate by the gov. It isn’t based on a census but rather on a survey. The growth is more than they acknowledge.

  4. shvuger12,
    As UJM pointed out, this isn’t official census data. Shame on you for painting Lakewood’s population as “liars”.

  5. Of course it’s not accurate not even close. There are 5000 births in Lakewood per yr. so it’s not even an estimate. It’s total foolishness. Maybe the “guesser” was drunk or something.