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Population Growth in Older Centers (but not all of them) Continues To Outstrip the Rest of the State

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

The Census Bureau’s municipal population estimates for 2018 show that redevelopment of older centers continues to be the way New Jersey is growing. However, not all areas are seeing this growth.

Job Growth Finally Following Population to Compact Centers

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

Even as population growth has moved back to compact, walkable places since 2008, job growth initially continued to occur in low-density suburban locations. The latest numbers from the state Department of Labor show that, starting in 2014, that trend has reversed.

New County Population Estimates: More of the Same Changes

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

New census county population estimates show older urban areas are continuing to revitalize. Some growth is even returning to New Jersey’s exurban areas.

Are Millennials Leaving New Jersey Because Housing Costs Too Much?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

A look at the places with the characteristics that typically attract Millennials, but that aren’t attracting New Jersey Millennial out-migrants, suggests that housing costs could be a key factor in where these out-migrants decide to live.

New Jersey’s Approval Rate Sinking With Young Adults

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

The latest Monmouth Poll Garden State Quality of Life Index shows continuing and growing dissatisfaction among young adults. Census data offer some insights into why.

What Kinds of Places Are Attracting New Jersey’s Out-migrating Millennials?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2019

Analysis of county-to-county migration data shows New Jersey’s out-migrating Millennials are drawn to walkable, mixed-use, transit-accessible population centers. Out-migrants of older generations, by contrast, are more drawn to the outlying parts of metropolitan areas.

Report Gives New Jersey High Marks for Designating Opportunity Zones in Smart-Growth Locations

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

A new national report ranks New Jersey’s Opportunity zones high on smart-growth location potential, but also high on an index that predicts residents’ vulnerability to displacement.

New Population Estimates: New Jersey’s Still Growing, But Slowly

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

New annual state population estimates show New Jersey continues to grow, albeit slowly, and still retains the title of most densely populated state in the country. It also ranks fourth among states for out-migration, relying heavily on international immigration to keep its population change in the black.

Where Do New Jersey’s Out-Migrating Millennials Go?

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

The second in a series of articles examining where New Jersey’s out-migrants are going, this looks specifically at the type of places Millennials are seeking versus the places toward which older out-migrants gravitate.

Where Do New Jersey’s Out-Migrants Go?

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

The first in a series of articles using census data to understand where people who leave New Jersey are moving to, this article looks at overall out-migration patterns and lists the top 30 destination counties.

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