Census shows Weehawken, UC populations drop, WNY’s rises

HUDSON COUNTY — The 2010 Census results are out, and Hudson County has grown notably larger. However, some cities, like Weehawken and Union City, reflected a decline in population.
Weehawken and Union City were among the only three Hudson County municipalities to reflect a loss in population, with a 7 percent and 1 percent drop, respectively.
The Weehawken population dropped from 13,501 residents in 2000 to 12,554 in 2010, and the Union City population dropped from 67,088 to 66,455.
The other Hudson County municipality to register a loss was Harrison.
West New York was shown to have the second biggest increase, after Hoboken’s 30 percent jump, at 9 percent.
The number of residents increased from 45,768 residents in 2000 to 49,708 in 2010.
Overall, the county acquired 21,675 new residents since the 2000 Census. The county’s total population is now 634,266, making it the fourth largest county in the state.

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