This is a list of the 566 municipalities in the U.S. state of New Jersey, ordered by population. There are five types of municipality in the state—boroughs (250), cities (52), towns (15), townships (246), and villages (3). New Jersey, the fourth smallest state, is 8,722 square miles, meaning the average land size of a municipality in the state is only 15 square miles.

Pop.
rank
Municipality County Population
in 2000
Municipal
type
1 Newark Essex 273,546 City
2 Jersey City Hudson 240,055 City
3 Paterson Passaic 149,222 City
4 Elizabeth Union 120,568 City
5 Edison Middlesex 97,687 Township
6 Woodbridge Middlesex 97,203 Township
7 Toms River Ocean 89,706 Township
8 Hamilton Mercer 87,109 Township
9 Trenton Mercer 85,403 City
10 Camden Camden 79,904 City
11 Clifton Passaic 78,672 City
12 Brick Ocean 76,119 Township
13 Cherry Hill Camden 69,965 Township
14 East Orange Essex 69,824 City
15 Passaic Passaic 67,861 City
16 Union City Hudson 67,088 City
17 Middletown Monmouth 66,327 Township
18 Gloucester Camden 64,350 Township
19 Bayonne Hudson 61,842 City
20 Irvington Essex 60,695 Township