New Jersey’s
50 Safest Cities

2019

Located on the Eastern seaboard in the mid-Atlantic, New Jersey has a ton to offer aside from its famed turnpike. If you’re looking for cities, there’s Newark and Jersey City, just outside of New York City, Paterson, Elizabeth, Woodbridge, Edison, and don’t forget about its capital, Trenton. Known as the Garden State, New Jersey was the third state admitted to the Union in the year 1787 after Delaware and Pennsylvania. In about 7,500 square miles, this state includes beautiful beaches on the Jersey shore, the fun casinos of Atlantic City, plus a ton of United States history, if you’re into that sort of thing. In fact, over 100 battles have been fought in New Jersey, and I’m not just talking basketball. Did I mention the first professional basketball game took place in Trenton in 1896? Players were paid only $15 each, not adjusting for inflation, of course.

If you’re in Jersey, make sure you check out:

  • The Jersey Shore: Like I said earlier, the Jersey shore is perfect for families, with beaches, boardwalks, amusement parks, fudge shops, and lighthouses galore.
  • Liberty State Park: This park in Jersey City gives you amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
  • Grounds For Sculpture: For the more artistically-minded, visit this 42-acre sculpture park and museum in Hamilton.

The safest city in New Jersey is Mendham Township, located in Morris County 30 miles west of New York City. With a population of just under 6,000, these residents saw absolutely no violent crimes and only 1.02 property crimes per 1,000 residents!  Other top picks include New Hanover Township, River Vale Township, and Washington Township in Bergen County.

2.288

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

1.351
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
15.555

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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1
Mendham Township, New Jersey
Mendham Tow.
Safety Score: 92.29

Mendham Township, NJ

Population 5,883
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 1.02
Property Crime -2.4

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New Hanover Township, New Jersey
New Hanover.
Safety Score: 91.8

New Hanover Township, NJ

Population 8,264
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.24
Property Crimes 0.48
Property Crime -0.01

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River Vale Township, New Jersey
River Vale .
Safety Score: 91.63

River Vale Township, NJ

Population 10,270
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.1
Violent Crime +0.1
Property Crimes 1.46
Property Crime -1.13

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Washington Township, Bergen County, New Jersey
Washington .
Safety Score: 91.43

Washington Township, Bergen County, NJ

Population 9,432
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.32
Violent Crime +0.32
Property Crimes 1.59
Property Crime -0.22

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Old Tappan, New Jersey
Old Tappan
Safety Score: 91.31

Old Tappan, NJ

Population 6,069
Median Income 141,185
Households 2,057
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 2.31
Property Crime -2.16

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Park Ridge, New Jersey
Park Ridge
Safety Score: 91.31

Park Ridge, NJ

Population 8,977
Median Income 106,875
Households 3,336
Violent Crime 0.11
Violent Crime -0.34
Property Crimes 2.01
Property Crime -0.12

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Northvale, New Jersey
Northvale
Safety Score: 91.3

Northvale, NJ

Population 5,003
Median Income 92,650
Households 1,752
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 2.6
Property Crime 1.57

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Plumsted Township, New Jersey
Plumsted To.
Safety Score: 91.27

Plumsted Township, NJ

Population 8,604
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.82
Property Crimes 1.98
Property Crime -1.43

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North Caldwell, New Jersey
North Caldw.
Safety Score: 91.08

North Caldwell, NJ

Population 6,782
Median Income 187,470
Households 2,317
Violent Crime 0.29
Violent Crime +0.29
Property Crimes 2.21
Property Crime -2.1

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
Upper Saddl.
Safety Score: 91.07

Upper Saddle River, NJ

Population 8,385
Median Income 176,674
Households 2,475
Violent Crime 0.24
Violent Crime -0.36
Property Crimes 2.15
Property Crime -1.67

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Demarest, New Jersey
Demarest
Safety Score: 90.95

Demarest, NJ

Population 5,034
Median Income 149,271
Households 1,661
Violent Crime 0.2
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 2.78
Property Crime -1.38

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Washington Township, Morris County, New Jersey
Washington .
Safety Score: 90.91

Washington Township, Morris County, NJ

Population 18,793
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.16
Violent Crime -0.7
Property Crimes 2.23
Property Crime 0.25

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Matawan, New Jersey
Matawan
Safety Score: 90.78

Matawan, NJ

Population 8,838
Median Income 86,149
Households 3,361
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.23
Property Crimes 3.17
Property Crime -0.78

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Warren Township, New Jersey
Warren Town.
Safety Score: 90.74

Warren Township, NJ

Population 16,264
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.18
Violent Crime +0.12
Property Crimes 2.58
Property Crime -0.85

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Bedminster Township, New Jersey
Bedminster .
Safety Score: 90.66

Bedminster Township, NJ

Population 8,285
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.12
Violent Crime +0.12
Property Crimes 2.9
Property Crime -1.11

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Oradell, New Jersey
Oradell
Safety Score: 90.65

Oradell, NJ

Population 8,291
Median Income 137,583
Households 2,696
Violent Crime 0.24
Violent Crime +0.24
Property Crimes 3.14
Property Crime -0.63

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Montvale, New Jersey
Montvale
Safety Score: 90.62

Montvale, NJ

Population 8,653
Median Income 120,060
Households 2,823
Violent Crime 0.12
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 3.35
Property Crime -0.64

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Emerson, New Jersey
Emerson
Safety Score: 90.58

Emerson, NJ

Population 7,747
Median Income 111,536
Households 2,462
Violent Crime 0.26
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 3.23
Property Crime -2.47

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Chesterfield Township, New Jersey
Chesterfiel.
Safety Score: 90.56

Chesterfield Township, NJ

Population 7,451
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.27
Property Crimes 2.82
Property Crime -0.23

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Cresskill, New Jersey
Cresskill
Safety Score: 90.54

Cresskill, NJ

Population 8,848
Median Income 136,250
Households 2,987
Violent Crime 0.34
Violent Crime +0.11
Property Crimes 3.05
Property Crime -0.24

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Tewksbury Township, New Jersey
Tewksbury T.
Safety Score: 90.43

Tewksbury Township, NJ

Population 5,809
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 3.27
Property Crime -1.34

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Mendham, New Jersey
Mendham
Safety Score: 90.4

Mendham, NJ

Population 5,006
Median Income 145,284
Households 1,785
Violent Crime 0.2
Violent Crime -0.2
Property Crimes 3.4
Property Crime -0.01

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
Hillsdale
Safety Score: 90.37

Hillsdale, NJ

Population 10,602
Median Income 124,844
Households 3,570
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.28
Property Crimes 3.3
Property Crime -0.01

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Ringwood, New Jersey
Ringwood
Safety Score: 90.36

Ringwood, NJ

Population 12,470
Median Income 116,198
Households 3,939
Violent Crime 0.24
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 2.97
Property Crime -1.86

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Holland Township, New Jersey
Holland Tow.
Safety Score: 90.34

Holland Township, NJ

Population 5,113
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.59
Violent Crime +0.4
Property Crimes 2.35
Property Crime -1.54

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Riverside Township, New Jersey
Riverside T.
Safety Score: 90.29

Riverside Township, NJ

Population 7,897
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 1.14
Violent Crime -0.24
Property Crimes 2.03
Property Crime 0.65

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Norwood, New Jersey
Norwood
Safety Score: 90.27

Norwood, NJ

Population 5,904
Median Income 125,417
Households 2,111
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.17
Property Crimes 4.07
Property Crime 1.85

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Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
Woodcliff L.
Safety Score: 90.23

Woodcliff Lake, NJ

Population 5,942
Median Income 161,250
Households 2,053
Violent Crime 0.17
Violent Crime -0.34
Property Crimes 4.04
Property Crime 0.5

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Chatham Township, New Jersey
Chatham Tow.
Safety Score: 90.22

Chatham Township, NJ

Population 10,515
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.28
Property Crimes 3.71
Property Crime -0.27

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Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey
Monroe Town.
Safety Score: 90.11

Monroe Township, Middlesex County, NJ

Population 45,722
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.09
Violent Crime -0.02
Property Crimes 3.35
Property Crime -0.26

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Bergenfield, New Jersey
Bergenfield
Safety Score: 89.97

Bergenfield, NJ

Population 27,891
Median Income 90,962
Households 8,688
Violent Crime 0.07
Violent Crime -0.22
Property Crimes 3.69
Property Crime 0.11

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
Fair Haven
Safety Score: 89.91

Fair Haven, NJ

Population 5,953
Median Income 158,264
Households 1,889
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.17
Property Crimes 4.2
Property Crime -2.46

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Long Hill Township, New Jersey
Long Hill T.
Safety Score: 89.85

Long Hill Township, NJ

Population 8,784
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.11
Violent Crime +0.11
Property Crimes 4.44
Property Crime -0.02

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Tenafly, New Jersey
Tenafly
Safety Score: 89.83

Tenafly, NJ

Population 14,960
Median Income 153,906
Households 4,683
Violent Crime 0.07
Violent Crime -0.2
Property Crimes 4.34
Property Crime -0.23

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
Kinnelon
Safety Score: 89.8

Kinnelon, NJ

Population 10,275
Median Income 147,267
Households 3,398
Violent Crime 0.49
Violent Crime +0.1
Property Crimes 3.41
Property Crime -0.93

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Sparta Township, New Jersey
Sparta Town.
Safety Score: 89.71

Sparta Township, NJ

Population 18,807
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.48
Violent Crime +0.38
Property Crimes 3.51
Property Crime -0.58

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Branchburg Township, New Jersey
Branchburg .
Safety Score: 89.69

Branchburg Township, NJ

Population 14,822
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.2
Violent Crime -0.35
Property Crimes 3.98
Property Crime -0.45

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Fanwood, New Jersey
Fanwood
Safety Score: 89.65

Fanwood, NJ

Population 7,796
Median Income 132,292
Households 2,531
Violent Crime 0.26
Violent Crime -0.13
Property Crimes 4.23
Property Crime -2.8

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Andover Township, New Jersey
Andover Tow.
Safety Score: 89.64

Andover Township, NJ

Population 5,962
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.17
Violent Crime -0.83
Property Crimes 4.36
Property Crime -1.49

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New Milford, New Jersey
New Milford
Safety Score: 89.61

New Milford, NJ

Population 16,894
Median Income 84,025
Households 5,929
Violent Crime 0.12
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 4.44
Property Crime 2

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Madison, New Jersey
Madison
Safety Score: 89.6

Madison, NJ

Population 16,175
Median Income 127,948
Households 5,360
Violent Crime 0.25
Violent Crime +0.06
Property Crimes 4.08
Property Crime -1.88

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Bernards Township, New Jersey
Bernards To.
Safety Score: 89.53

Bernards Township, NJ

Population 27,219
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.04
Violent Crime +0.04
Property Crimes 4.3
Property Crime 0.82

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North Haledon, New Jersey
North Haled.
Safety Score: 89.53

North Haledon, NJ

Population 8,537
Median Income 96,851
Households 3,170
Violent Crime 0.12
Violent Crime -0.11
Property Crimes 4.57
Property Crime -0.59

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Closter, New Jersey
Closter
Safety Score: 89.51

Closter, NJ

Population 8,788
Median Income 130,670
Households 2,681
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.23
Property Crimes 4.89
Property Crime 0.97

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North Hanover Township, New Jersey
North Hanov.
Safety Score: 89.5

North Hanover Township, NJ

Population 7,562
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.4
Violent Crime +0.4
Property Crimes 3.83
Property Crime -0.38

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Raritan Township, New Jersey
Raritan Tow.
Safety Score: 89.47

Raritan Township, NJ

Population 21,918
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.23
Violent Crime +0.14
Property Crimes 4.15
Property Crime -0.94

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Englewood C.
Safety Score: 89.46

Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Population 5,442
Median Income 134,629
Households 1,833
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.19
Property Crimes 6.25
Property Crime -1.9

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New Providence, New Jersey
New Provide.
Safety Score: 89.43

New Providence, NJ

Population 12,904
Median Income 129,638
Households 4,468
Violent Crime 0
Violent Crime -0.08
Property Crimes 4.49
Property Crime 0

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Morris Township, New Jersey
Morris Town.
Safety Score: 89.42

Morris Township, NJ

Population 22,701
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.13
Violent Crime -0.22
Property Crimes 4.49
Property Crime -1.32

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Jefferson Township, New Jersey
Jefferson T.
Safety Score: 89.35

Jefferson Township, NJ

Population 21,505
Median Income n/a
Households n/a
Violent Crime 0.28
Violent Crime -0.42
Property Crimes 4.32
Property Crime 0.58

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!

Safety RankCityPopulationMedian IncomeViolent CrimeProperty CrimeLaw OfficerSafety Score
51Hasbrouck Heights, NJ12,28687,8000.16 4.97 2.4489.34
52Montgomery Township, NJ23,706n/a0.25 4.34 1.4389.32
53Leonia, NJ9,27389,7440.32 4.53 1.9489.3
54Randolph Township, NJ25,950n/a0.15 4.51 1.3589.25
55Westwood, NJ11,32895,6850.79 4.33 2.389.16
56Chatham, NJ9,011163,0260.22 5.1 2.2289.14
57Chester Township, NJ7,961n/a0 5.65 2.7689.14
58Dumont, NJ18,01894,6170.22 4.88 1.7289.09
59Union Beach, NJ5,47977,3240.73 4.75 2.7489.06
60Denville Township, NJ16,811n/a0.06 5.18 1.9689.03
61Hackettstown, NJ9,52063,9400.32 4.94 1.8989.01
62Winslow Township, NJ39,406n/a0.81 4.34 1.8888.93
63Lebanon Township, NJ6,053n/a0.17 4.96 1.4988.92
64Readington Township, NJ15,834n/a0.13 4.99 1.4588.89
65Bloomingdale, NJ8,29580,5160.24 5.3 2.0588.88
66Little Silver, NJ5,881144,2500 5.95 2.7288.88
67Woolwich Township, NJ12,798n/a0.31 5.16 1.8888.88
68Independence Township, NJ5,482n/a0.55 4.74 1.6488.87
69Bernardsville, NJ7,876150,6350.13 5.84 2.5488.85
70Rumson, NJ6,783158,2290 5.9 2.5188.84
71River Edge, NJ11,744123,5900.17 5.36 1.8788.8
72Colts Neck Township, NJ9,936n/a0.6 5.03 2.2188.8
73Berkeley Heights Township, NJ13,654n/a0.22 5.35 1.988.8
74Manchester Township, NJ43,916n/a0.25 5.1 1.5588.73
75Mahwah Township, NJ26,753n/a0.34 5.46 1.9888.69
76Robbinsville Township, NJ14,446n/a0.07 5.75 1.8788.65
77Clinton Township, NJ12,748n/a0.08 -5.57 1.7388.64
78Verona, NJ13,584113,4230.29 5.59 2.2188.63
79Hopewell Township, NJ18,633n/a0.38 5.31 1.6188.57
80Plainsboro Township, NJ23,569n/a0.34 5.35 1.5388.56
81Bogota, NJ8,59579,3560.12 -5.93 1.8688.49
82Hopatcong, NJ14,26379,6130.77 4.98 1.6888.49
83Pequannock Township, NJ15,472n/a0.06 6.2 2.288.46
84Mount Olive Township, NJ29,410n/a0.31 5.64 1.7788.45
85Oceanport, NJ5,705107,5710.7 5.61 2.4588.41
86Ridgefield, NJ11,45766,6900.17 6.37 2.5388.41
87Marlboro Township, NJ40,370n/a0.17 6.04 1.9388.32
88Ocean Township, Ocean County, NJ9,187n/a0.22 6.2 1.9688.24
89Franklin Lakes, NJ10,939155,4580.09 6.49 2.188.24
90Byram Township, NJ7,944n/a0.76 5.41 1.7688.21
91East Greenwich Township, NJ10,573n/a0.66 5.58 1.5188.13
92West Caldwell Township, NJ11,013n/a0.73 5.99 2.2788.08
93Blairstown Township, NJ5,767n/a0 6.07 1.0488.06
94Waldwick, NJ10,137115,5910.3 6.31 1.8788.04
95Barnegat Township, NJ22,652n/a0.35 6.31 2.0388.03
96Oakland, NJ13,243112,9440.6 5.97 1.8187.99
97Medford Township, NJ23,503n/a0.68 5.7 1.4587.93
98Mountainside, NJ6,943129,4050.14 7.35 3.1787.92
99Montville Township, NJ21,818n/a0.14 6.69 1.787.88
100Wyckoff Township, NJ17,373n/a0.46 6.16 1.587.85
101Manalapan Township, NJ40,177n/a0.32 6.2 1.1487.83
102Hillsborough Township, NJ40,369n/a0.22 6.32 1.2687.82
103Palisades Park, NJ21,03064,5890.71 5.99 1.6687.8
104Florham Park, NJ11,818123,2660.51 6.85 2.7187.8
105Ridgewood, NJ25,729162,0110.23 6.8 1.7587.73
106Cranford Township, NJ24,442n/a0.12 7.16 2.1387.73
107Wanaque, NJ11,92583,0100.5 6.71 2.187.68
108Allendale, NJ6,938151,8750 7.35 2.1687.67
109Roseland, NJ5,916110,2080.51 8.11 4.3987.66
110Lincoln Park, NJ10,46691,2850.38 6.88 2.187.63
111Spotswood, NJ8,49275,2260.12 7.54 2.5987.62
112Waterford Township, NJ10,817n/a0.28 -7.3 2.0387.46
113Cedar Grove Township, NJ12,674n/a0.32 7.42 2.3787.46
114Hardyston Township, NJ7,884n/a0.13 7.86 2.4187.38
115Point Pleasant, NJ18,69693,2760.86 6.53 1.7787.36
116Princeton, NJ31,845125,5060.22 7.19 1.787.35
117Wood-Ridge, NJ8,808102,2830.34 7.61 2.3887.32
118Caldwell, NJ8,07385,1620.99 6.94 2.687.3
119Glen Rock, NJ12,051162,4430.17 7.72 1.9187.25
120Pitman, NJ8,88673,5380.23 -7.54 1.887.23
121Butler, NJ7,82996,4740.38 7.66 2.0487.09
122Maywood, NJ9,86286,1000.41 7.81 2.2387.02
123Hightstown, NJ5,52272,9730.91 7.24 2.3587.02
124Midland Park, NJ7,378105,3130.54 7.73 2.1786.96
125Florence Township, NJ12,755n/a1.49 6.43 1.9686.95
126Fort Lee, NJ38,09576,5780.68 7.82 2.5586.92
127Springfield Township, Union County, NJ17,805n/a0.62 -7.98 -2.4786.85
128Stafford Township, NJ27,433n/a0.91 7.33 1.986.83
129Cliffside Park, NJ25,16667,7990.91 7.15 1.7586.83
130Westfield, NJ30,301159,9230.1 8.45 1.9586.83
131Nutley Township, NJ28,833n/a0.76 7.77 2.3986.8
132Parsippany-Troy Hills Township, NJ53,478n/a0.67 7.72 1.9186.76
133Harrison Township, NJ13,128n/a0.46 7.77 1.5286.73
134Middletown Township, NJ65,303n/a0.74 7.61 1.7286.67
135Boonton, NJ8,42191,0550.36 8.79 2.7386.67
136Mount Arlington, NJ5,55190,6250.18 8.83 2.5286.66
137Washington Township, Warren County, NJ6,429n/a0.78 9.02 4.0486.62
138Wharton, NJ6,61068,2650.61 8.62 2.8786.58
139Scotch Plains Township, NJ24,375n/a0.41 8.33 1.9386.56
140Howell Township, NJ52,432n/a0.67 7.76 1.6686.55
141West Milford Township, NJ26,769n/a0.93 7.58 1.6486.48
142Summit, NJ22,195132,4430.36 8.65 2.0786.46
143South River, NJ16,39962,3321.1 7.56 1.9586.45
144Bridgewater Township, NJ45,417n/a0.42 8.52 1.7486.33
145Mansfield Township, Burlington County, NJ8,593n/a0.58 -8.38 1.6386.31
146Haddon Heights, NJ7,58690,3870.4 8.83 1.9886.25
147Morris Plains, NJ5,626125,2290.71 8.89 2.8486.24
148Jackson Township, NJ57,400n/a0.42 8.41 1.5386.23
149South Amboy, NJ8,83965,0740.11 9.5 2.4986.22
150Northfield, NJ8,37673,5860 9.67 2.5186.18
151Aberdeen Township, NJ18,403n/a0.82 8.42 2.0186.18
152Ramsey, NJ15,273137,7680.33 9.1 2.186.18
153Vernon Township, NJ22,193n/a0.36 8.61 1.4486.17
154Sayreville, NJ45,46079,6200.64 8.62 1.886.13
155Little Falls Township, NJ14,479n/a1.31 7.94 1.9386.08
156North Bergen Township, NJ63,490n/a1.51 7.64 1.886.07
157Holmdel Township, NJ16,576n/a0.72 9.05 2.4185.98
158East Windsor Township, NJ27,571n/a0.8 8.52 1.5685.94
159Old Bridge Township, NJ67,162n/a0.66 8.65 1.3485.89
160Roselle Park, NJ13,74767,3000.22 10.04 2.4785.76
161Middlesex Borough, NJ13,897n/a0.58 9.5 2.2385.62
162Lyndhurst Township, NJ22,621n/a0.4 9.95 2.2185.62
163North Arlington, NJ16,00974,4811 8.93 1.6985.59
164South Brunswick Township, NJ46,280n/a0.54 9.44 1.7785.58
165Wall Township, NJ25,956n/a0.73 9.79 2.6685.53
166Roxbury Township, NJ23,472n/a0.21 10.1 1.7985.44
167Lopatcong Township, NJ8,298n/a0.36 10.12 1.8185.32
168Pompton Lakes, NJ11,17692,9521.16 9.22 1.8885.28
169Lakewood Township, NJ102,759n/a0.92 9.06 1.2985.26
170Piscataway Township, NJ58,109n/a0.93 9.33 1.585.23
171Bordentown Township, NJ12,216n/a0.98 9.74 2.0585.19
172Teaneck Township, NJ41,377n/a1.33 9.43 2.2785.07
173Fairview, NJ14,57356,0571.44 9.33 2.2685.06
174Green Brook Township, NJ7,273n/a0.27 11.41 3.1685.05
175Rahway, NJ29,93069,8131.27 9.86 2.4484.96
176Raritan, NJ8,273120,6440.48 -10.88 2.384.87
177Jamesburg, NJ6,08883,0951.31 9.69 2.384.84
178Livingston Township, NJ29,987n/a0.3 11.3 2.3784.78
179Rutherford, NJ18,80493,7870.58 10.96 2.1384.7
180Somerville, NJ12,26372,7310.82 11.01 2.5384.63
181Fair Lawn, NJ33,759109,7470.68 10.55 1.7884.61
182Edgewater, NJ12,183103,5050.82 10.92 2.3884.58
183Brigantine, NJ8,97665,7240.22 12.25 3.7984.58
184West Windsor Township, NJ28,495n/a0.74 10.56 1.6884.58
185Guttenberg, NJ11,73654,4711.87 9.46 1.9684.44
186Berkeley Township, NJ42,036n/a0.57 10.9 1.6784.44
187Hazlet Township, NJ19,938n/a0.65 11.18 2.1684.39
188Rockaway, NJ6,51283,7140.15 12.13 2.384.26
189Newton, NJ7,87463,6611.27 11.05 2.7984.22
190Hawthorne, NJ19,04193,6750.11 11.92 1.6384.19
191West New York, NJ54,15650,4771.99 9.69 1.9884.18
192Lacey Township, NJ28,915n/a0.93 10.79 1.4984.17
193Dover, NJ18,33965,5381.58 10.36 1.5883.99
194Wallington, NJ11,79462,6480.51 11.96 1.9583.97
195Little Ferry, NJ11,01761,3411 11.53 2.3683.94
196Beachwood, NJ11,29672,8150.53 11.86 1.5983.79
197Franklin Township, Somerset County, NJ67,463n/a0.71 11.55 1.5683.79
198Eastampton Township, NJ5,962n/a0.5 12.92 3.0283.67
199Edison Township, NJ102,699n/a1.09 11.78 1.7683.48
200Ridgefield Park, NJ13,16672,1910.61 12.61 2.3583.47
201Clark Township, NJ16,084n/a0.31 13.24 2.3683.44
202Freehold Borough, NJ11,865n/a2.11 10.87 2.5383.44
203Hanover Township, NJ14,904n/a0.47 12.75 2.0183.42
204Evesham Township, NJ45,314n/a0.62 12.4 1.783.38
205Highland Park, NJ14,28775,9130.35 13.02 1.8983.33
206Woodland Park, NJ12,83673,8701.32 11.84 1.9583.32
207Metuchen, NJ13,981116,6320.86 12.52 2.0783.29
208Rockaway Township, NJ24,719n/a0.45 13.19 2.0683.18
209Hammonton, NJ14,37068,6551.18 12.32 2.0983.11
210Stratford, NJ7,02472,9550.85 12.81 2.1483.04
211East Rutherford, NJ10,06477,4001.29 13.41 3.2882.97
212Englewood, NJ28,79580,6702.6 11.29 2.8582.9
213Moorestown Township, NJ20,534n/a0.49 13.34 1.6182.86
214Franklin Township, Gloucester County, NJ16,599n/a0.84 12.95 1.8782.76
215Bayonne, NJ67,04156,7012.09 12.08 2.6482.72
216Linwood, NJ6,85991,8610.15 14.58 2.6282.6
217East Brunswick Township, NJ49,019n/a0.49 13.73 1.6982.57
218Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ21,076n/a0.57 13.57 2.0482.51
219Mansfield Township, Warren County, NJ7,435n/a0.54 13.85 1.6182.46
220Mount Laurel Township, NJ41,712n/a0.91 13.67 1.6182.22
221Tinton Falls, NJ17,76179,2060.17 15.2 2.3182.12
222Carteret, NJ24,28373,8921.81 13.43 2.4781.92
223Burlington Township, NJ22,772n/a1.49 13.53 1.881.87
224Rochelle Park Township, NJ5,714n/a0.35 16.1 3.581.74
225Kearny, NJ42,52763,2711.2 14.86 2.5681.65
226Brick Township, NJ75,566n/a1.42 13.91 1.8381.63
227West Long Branch, NJ7,944100,0000.88 15.23 2.6481.63
228Manasquan, NJ5,804106,2980.86 15.33 2.9381.59
229Haddonfield, NJ11,445138,9200.44 15.38 1.8381.42
230Clayton, NJ8,72265,5951.38 14.22 1.8381.42
231Keyport, NJ7,06256,9352.27 13.88 2.4181.2
232Roselle, NJ21,79652,4801.47 15 2.6681.18
233Monroe Township, Gloucester County, NJ37,174n/a1.18 14.74 1.7881.17
234Red Bank, NJ12,13575,1141.98 14.83 3.2181.16
235Delran Township, NJ16,609n/a0.66 15.83 1.8181.03
236Lower Township, NJ21,870n/a1.46 14.91 2.1581.03
237Kenilworth, NJ8,271108,2810.97 16.44 3.1481.02
238Voorhees Township, NJ29,532n/a2.07 13.88 1.8381.01
239Lodi, NJ24,98157,1881.72 14.73 1.880.87
240Bloomfield, NJ48,92874,9611.16 16 2.6480.87
241Woodbridge Township, NJ102,129n/a1.02 -15.74 1.9480.82
242Morristown, NJ19,19992,2962.08 15 2.9780.8
243Hackensack, NJ45,22659,2772.08 14.86 2.5280.73
244West Deptford Township, NJ21,386n/a0.56 16.32 2.0180.72
245Mullica Township, NJ6,024n/a0.5 16.27 2.1680.71
246East Hanover Township, NJ11,284n/a0.35 17.37 3.0180.71
247North Brunswick Township, NJ42,780n/a1.15 16.08 1.9680.53
248Manville, NJ10,51967,0801.14 16.07 2.1980.53
249Bound Brook, NJ10,53765,1991.61 15.66 2.2880.5
250Milltown, NJ7,20199,7040.97 16.53 2.0880.4
251Washington Township, Gloucester County, NJ48,088n/a1.21 15.89 1.7580.39
252Toms River Township, NJ92,543n/a0.68 16.69 1.7380.29
253Union Township, NJ59,051n/a1.2 16.65 2.2980.26
254Edgewater Park Township, NJ8,726n/a1.49 15.81 1.4980.24
255Saddle Brook Township, NJ14,190n/a0.63 17.41 2.3380.22
256Freehold Township, NJ35,531n/a1.27 16.46 1.8980.12
257Maplewood Township, NJ24,863n/a1.41 16.65 2.4580.11
258Elmwood Park, NJ20,51576,9070.97 16.96 2.0580.04
259Pennsville Township, NJ12,564n/a1.11 16.56 1.7580.02
260Wayne Township, NJ54,903n/a0.53 17.83 2.1379.89
261Montclair, NJ39,029113,2931.54 16.65 2.6979.88
262Clifton, NJ86,47274,9632.13 16.03 1.7179.56
263Mantua Township, NJ15,123n/a0.86 17.59 1.7279.52
264South Orange Village, NJ16,407121,6371.77 -17.19 -2.7479.52
265Prospect Park, NJ5,94450,9380.5 19.01 2.8679.39
266Weehawken Township, NJ15,683n/a0.96 19.13 3.3879.13
267Perth Amboy, NJ52,97850,8833.23 15.91 2.5379.01
268Gloucester Township, NJ64,094n/a1.58 17.63 2.0178.96
269South Plainfield, NJ24,45891,8891.14 18.56 2.2578.88
270Belleville, NJ36,40967,2922.22 17.77 2.9778.88
271Berlin, NJ7,61990,3541.31 18.24 2.2378.86
272Garfield, NJ32,23354,0631.83 17.47 1.8678.82
273West Orange, NJ47,61593,9541.95 17.62 2.0478.72
274Union City, NJ70,05343,4242.34 17.63 2.3678.57
275Egg Harbor Township, NJ43,515n/a1.26 18.66 1.9178.43
276Barrington, NJ6,79272,6020.44 20.02 2.2178.42
277Dunellen, NJ7,42878,4471.35 18.71 2.1578.24
278Glassboro, NJ20,13469,0000.84 19.62 2.1978.21
279Galloway Township, NJ36,672n/a1.99 18.13 1.5578.05
280Cinnaminson Township, NJ16,696n/a0.48 20.12 1.6278.03
281Glen Ridge, NJ7,694196,8210.91 20.41 2.9978
282Lumberton Township, NJ12,286n/a1.87 18.56 1.6377.97
283Margate City, NJ6,10769,8960.65 21.78 4.7577.89
284Bellmawr, NJ11,50549,7130.87 20.08 1.9177.88
285Haledon, NJ8,43965,0332.13 18.72 2.1377.83
286Keansburg, NJ9,78246,2503.17 17.99 3.3777.82
287Willingboro Township, NJ31,726n/a2.9 17.4 2.0577.8
288Millburn Township, NJ20,421n/a0.34 -21.45 2.677.72
289Westampton Township, NJ8,775n/a2.96 18.23 2.7477.67
290Lawrence Township, Mercer County, NJ32,929n/a0.58 21.05 1.7677.41
291Hoboken, NJ55,348127,5232.37 19.22 2.4477.38
292Palmyra, NJ7,21768,3072.08 19.81 2.4977.23
293Pleasantville, NJ20,53039,9245.65 15.2 2.4877.15
294Carlstadt, NJ6,29589,4191.75 22.4 4.4576.79
295Passaic, NJ71,05334,9205.49 16.37 2.276.58
296Ewing Township, NJ36,161n/a2.1 20.55 2.376.56
297Secaucus, NJ20,48199,8831.61 22.17 3.2776.43
298Haddon Township, NJ14,731n/a1.02 21.79 1.7676.42
299Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ88,723n/a1.42 21.66 1.976.29
300Carney's Point Township, NJ7,729n/a2.72 -19.8 -2.3376.08

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