JC to Newark: Move over?

July 05, 2007 12:00AM

While some Jersey City officials say their development-heavy city is in line to overtake Newark as the state’s largest, population estimates released last week by the U.S. Census Bureau would seem to indicate otherwise. Newark’s population checks in at 281,402, an 8,000-person gain from the population recorded in the 2000 Census. Jersey City’s population estimate is 241,789, a modest 1,000-person gain from the last official Census. Both numbers are estimated populations as of July 1, 2006. Despite the modest gain Jersey City recorded in comparison to Newark, the former is indisputably in the midst of a larger-scale building boom than its neighbor to the west. more By John Celock

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