Interactive map: Census data shows population growth in N.J. cities, small declines in suburbs

The latest estimates from the Census Bureau for 2011 show population growth in nearly 400 of New Jersey’s 566 towns, mainly in the east and central portions of central Jersey.

According to NJ Spotlight, the largest increases were in Fairfield in Cumberland County and Ewing in Mercer County, which grew by 2 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively.

Statewide, the data shows New Jersey added nearly 30,000 residents, or an increase of about .3 percent, continuing the low rate of growth of the last decade.

You can view the interactive map and read the rest of the story by Colleen O’Dea on the NJ Spotlight website.

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