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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.

The Transportation-Emissions Reduction Strategy No One’s Talking About

Monday, October 8th, 2018

We can reduce transportation-related greenhouse-gas emissions by switching our vehicles to cleaner fuels. But unless we also reduce the miles they travel, we’re only addressing half the problem.

Yes, Millennials Really Are Fleeing the State. The Data Say So.

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

Nationally, Millennials are a much larger generation than the one that came before them. But not in New Jersey. This is a problem for the future economic health of the state, and deserves to be addressed.

Are the Suburbs Back? Depends On How You Define ‘Suburb’

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Are recent reports highlighting a resurgence in population growth in the suburbs accurate? It depends on how you define “suburb.” But maybe we should focus more on characteristics than location.

The March Toward Walkable Urbanism Continues

Friday, May 25th, 2018

New Census municipal population estimates confirm a continuation of the trend toward places with mixed-use centers and a dense local street grid, and in particular toward towns with access to rail transit.

Opportunity Zones Take Another Step Forward

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

New Jersey’s proposal to designate 169 Census tracts as Opportunity Zones has been approved. Analysis shows they represent the kinds of places where the state would like to direct growth, and where targeted investment can catalyze economic revitalization.

County Population Estimates: Return to the Urban Core Continues

Monday, March 26th, 2018

New estimates from the Census Bureau confirm the state’s population shift back to older, more built-out places. Nine counties lost population, and one hit a growth milestone.

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