“We are pleased to remain New Jersey’s largest city and top the 300,000 population mark. However, the most important results of the 2020 Census are not if our city is the largest in New Jersey, but that our increasing number of residents – regardless of whether or not they were counted – receive every resource we need to take care of our diverse community and deliver vital services, particularly as we continue to be impacted by COVID-19.
“We could not have done this without our residents and I am grateful for their commitment even in the midst of a pandemic. I also sincerely appreciate Deputy Mayor Jacqueline Quiles for leading our efforts, as the US Census in Newark was a partnership between federal, state, and county agencies, many non-profits, and our municipal team, who went into our neighborhoods and worked with all of our residents to get the most accurate count possible. Thank you, Newark.”