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5 Biggest Cities in New Jersey

By    |   Wednesday, 15 April 2015 03:30 PM

The Garden State of New Jersey packs a large amount of people into a relatively small area. Here is a ranking of the biggest cities in New Jersey, according to Together We Teach:

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1. Newark

New Jersey's biggest metropolis, the city of Newark lies just eight miles from bustling Manhattan and is home to more than 277,000 residents. One of its most desirable aspects is that you are able to get around town by many different means, including the subway, roads, bike paths, waterways and footbridges. Jet-setters can jump on a plane at the Newark Liberty International Airport and travel the world. According to the City of Newark, there are more cherry blossoms than anywhere else in the country, with 4,300 cherry trees growing in Branch Brook Park alone.

2. Jersey City

According to the City of Jersey City website, the most appreciated qualities of the city include its monumental attractions, exciting nightlife and harmonious communities. Lying along the Hudson River, closely located to New York City, Jersey City is developing a rapidly expanding skyline of its own. It contains one of the most diverse populations in the country with residents who come from all over the globe. Italians, Irish, Jewish, Cubans, Filipinos, Indians, Puerto Ricans, and Africans call Jersey City their home. Its population of nearly 248,000 follows closely behind the city of Newark.

3. Paterson

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Home to 147,000 residents, Paterson is a city that is rich in industrial history. The Passaic River Gorge falls located there have been utilized for centuries to generate energy for local manufacturing mills. According to the National Park Service, there was so much silk manufactured in the city, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, that it was named "Silk City". Throughout its history, Paterson has housed cotton textiles, forged steam locomotives, and assembled Colt revolvers and airplane engines.

4. Elizabeth

Established in 1665, the city of Elizabeth was the first capital of New Jersey and the first location of Princeton University. According to the City of Elizabeth, it was the first English-speaking city in the entire state. It also has a diverse population, with more than 50 counties and 37 languages represented there. It is known as a regional transportation hub, due to its close location to the Newark Liberty International Airport, the Garden State Parkway, and Manhattan. The most mentionable aspect about Elizabeth is its 2,000-acre marina, which has become the largest foreign trade area in the United States, as well as the biggest container ship port.

5. Trenton

With a population of approximately 85,000, Trenton is another of New Jersey's largest cities. City-Data.com reports that it has a significant number of sightseeing opportunities which are centered around various locations from the Revolutionary War. One of these is its oldest landmark, the home of Trenton's founder, William Trent. Another popular tourist spot is the Washington Crossing State Park, which is the location where Washington crossed the Delaware River. Trenton's cultural opportunities abound, thanks to the New Jersey State Cultural Center in downtown. Visitors can enjoy the planetarium and museum, where they can view an impressive collection of fossils and Indian artifacts.

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