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Demographics and Trends

Group of Mayors, Organizations Sends Letter Urging Gov. Murphy To Renew Focus on State Plan

Friday, February 1st, 2019

A group of 18 mayors and organizations concerned with how New Jersey grows and develops has sent a letter to Gov. Murphy urging him to renew focus on the State Plan.

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.

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.

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.

New Jersey Future Resources Highlighted at National Planners’ Convention

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Resources developed as part of New Jersey Future’s work with several municipalities on Creating Great Places To Age were featured at the American Planning Association’s annual National Planning Conference in April.

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.

Millennials: What Do They Want?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Millennial Town Hall at the Redevelopment Forum looked at some of the key issues keeping Millennials from starting their careers in New Jersey, including access to transportation options besides cars, and to housing they can afford.

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