Hispanics and Latinos in New Jersey

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New Jersey is home to significant number of persons of Latino Hispanic descent, representing 18.9% of the total population.[1][2][3]

Places and populations[edit]

As of the 2010 USA Census, New Jersey has several municipalities with Hispanic majority populations.[4][5][6]

Places with over 100,000 people[edit]

Places with between 25,000 and 100,000 people[edit]

Places with between 10,000 and 25,000 people[edit]

Places with fewer than 10,000 people[edit]

Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development[edit]

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Center for Hispanic Policy, Research and Development is designed to empower the Hispanic community of New Jersey by administering grant dollars and providing other assistance to Hispanic community-based organizations, creating training and employment opportunities for Hispanic college interns, conducting and supporting research on New Jersey's Hispanic community, and ensuring Hispanic access to services and programs.[7]

Public office[edit]


Public officials of Latino/Hispanic descent include:



Main article: Havana on the Hudson

US and State legislators[edit]

County and local offices[edit]


The percentage of Latinos in Newark, the states largest city grew considerably between 1980 and 2010, from 18.6% to 33.8%; that of blacks has slightly decreased from 58.2% to 52.4%. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 33.83% (93,746) r one-third of the population,[17] of which 13% of the total population was Puerto Rican.[18] While municipal elections have seen black-Latino coalitions, voting tends to remain racially polarized.[19][20][21][22]


See also: Little Lima

Perth Amboy[edit]


South Jersey[edit]

Sports and arts[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/34000.html
  2. ^ http://www.pewhispanic.org/states/state/nj/
  3. ^ http://lwd.dol.state.nj.us/labor/lpa/pub/lmv/LMV_7.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/census_data_shows_hispanics_as.html
  5. ^ Census factinder for 2010 census retrieved 2014-07-13
  6. ^ Census report on Hispanic population based on analysis of 2010 U.S. census
  7. ^ http://www.state.nj.us/dca/chprd/aboutthechprd.shtml
  8. ^ http://www.northjersey.com/news/in-union-city-menendez-supporters-split-over-corruption-charges-1.1302673
  9. ^ "Robert Menendez, a Politician Even at 20" The New York Times, December 10, 2005
  10. ^ Wayne Parry, Associated Press (via the San Francisco Chronicle), Menendez Inspires Pride in Cuban-Americans, December 8, 2005
  11. ^ "Candidates for November 3, 2009 General Election". Hudson County Clerk. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  12. ^ Matthew Amato. "TILO IS GOOD MEDICINE!!!". Hudson Reporter. June 7, 2009.
  13. ^ "María DeCastro Blake Community Service Award 2007 Honoree". The Newark Public Library. 2007. Retrieved April 5, 2010. 
  14. ^ Freeholder District 7, Hudson County, New Jersey. Accessed January 5, 2011.
  15. ^ [1][dead link]
  16. ^ District 7
  17. ^ Suarez, Monica (November 4, 2013). "Luis Quintana sworn in as Newark's first Latino mayor". NBC Latino. Retrieved 2013-11-29. 
  18. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 for Newark city, Essex County, New Jersey". Census 2010. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  19. ^ Perry, Ravi K (editor); Gillepsie, Andra (2013), "Beyond Booker: Assissing the Prospect of Black and Latino Mayoral Candidates in Newark, New Jersey", 21st Century Urban Race Politics: Representing Minorities As Universal Interests, Emerald Group Publishing 
  20. ^ Gillespie, Andra (2012), The New Black Politician: Cory Booker, Newark, and Post-Racial America, New York University Press, ISBN 978-0814732441 
  21. ^ Giambusso, David (September 22, 2013). "With Newark council president vote, Ras Baraka could win Latino support". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  22. ^ Wharton, Jonathon L. (2013). A Post-Racial Change Is Gonna Come Newark, Cory Booker, and the Transformation of Urban America. Palgrave MacMilan. ISBN 978-1-137-27771-8. Retrieved 2013-12-05. 
  23. ^ Llorente, Elizabeth (October 7, 2013). "In One New Jersey Town, Latinos Dominate Council, Bucking National Trend". Fox News Latino. Retrieved 2013-11-11. 
  24. ^ [2] Archived February 18, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  25. ^ Rohan, Virginia. "Former fan now in charge of 'Sesame Street'", The Record (Bergen County), August 13, 2007. Accessed August 13, 2007.
  26. ^ Levine, Daniel Rome. "Triunfador Franck de Las Mercedes", ABC News, August 16, 2007. Accessed August 18, 2008. "Standing in the middle of his one-bedroom loft apartment in an industrial part of Weehawken, N.J., the 34-year-old abstract painter covers a small brown cardboard box in white acrylic paint and then carefully drips red and hot pink paint on it."
  27. ^ Mifflin, Lawrie. "Doing a Star Turn for the Home Team, at Last", The New York Times, August 18, 1996. Accessed January 7, 2008. He now lives in Holmdel, New Jersey with his children Alex (12) and Kristen (10) And he is just a few miles from where he grew up, in Harrison and Kearny, towns that have been soccer hotbeds for generations."

Further reading[edit]

  • Prieto, Yolanda (2009). The Cubans of Union City: Immigrants and Exiles in a New Jersey Community. Temple University Press. ISBN 978-1-59213-300-0.