N.J. is increasing diversity.

July 28, 2022

New Jersey is one of the most diverse states in the nation, and year after year it has only gotten more so.

“The suburbs are far more diverse today than they were 25 years ago,” said James Hughes, a professor and a former dean of Rutgers’ Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, though he noted that many remain whiter than the state as a whole.

“They certainly aren’t as diverse as Jersey City,” Hughes said.

The state’s second largest municipality, Jersey City tops New Jersey in diversity, with a population that is 28% Asian, 25% Hispanic, 24% white and 19% Black, according to the 2020 Census.

NJ.com, July 28, 2022

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