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Demographics and Trends

Population Trends at the Jersey Shore, Part 1: Long-Term

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Population loss at the Jersey Shore did not start with Hurricane Sandy. A look at the Census data shows some more specific long-term trends. Part 1 of 2.

NJ Spotlight on Cities Looks Toward an Urban Agenda for New Jersey

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

The second annual NJ Spotlight on Cities conference explores a variety of topics relevant to developing an integrated urban agenda for New Jersey.

Explainer: How to Think About New Jersey’s Population (and Income) Growth

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

When we examine population and income migration into and out of New Jersey, it’s important to include all the factors that comprise it. The good news: Both are growing.

Built-Out Places Account for Majority of State’s Population Growth Since 2008

Friday, May 20th, 2016

New Census municipal data show that redevelopment continues to accelerate as a way to accommodate New Jersey’s population growth, and population losses continue to spread in the state’s exurban and rural areas.

Demand for Transit Neighborhoods on the Rise

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Since the Great Recession, the growth rate in New Jersey’s transit-oriented areas has outstripped the growth rate in exurban areas and in the state overall, according to an analysis of new Census data.

New Jersey’s Population Is Still Growing

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Despite what you may have heard, New Jersey is still growing. A New Jersey Future analysis of growth since 2000 ​takes a look ​​at the different sectors that are contributing to New Jersey’s continuing population growth.​

Happy Birthday, New Jersey State Plan!

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The New Jersey State Redevelopment and Development Plan just turned 15. It’s working, but it needs to work better.

Overcoming Developer Obstacles to Redevelopment

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

As redevelopment becomes the norm for accommodating growth in New Jersey, a new report identifies the drivers of redevelopment cost and risk, and highlights strategies to reduce them.

Can New Jersey’s Older Residents Afford Their Housing?

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

A new report analyzes the question of housing affordability for New Jersey’s older residents, and finds barriers in two types of communities.

Post-Recession, Housing Growth and Value in Distressed Municipalities Keep Pace With Non-Distressed

Monday, October 5th, 2015

An analysis of growth in residential certificates of occupancy and changes in home values suggests that distressed municipalities have fared at least as well as their non-distressed counterparts since the Great Recession.

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