A new study by New Jersey Future found that while population growth statewide and in car-oriented communities has slowed, population in transit-oriented neighborhoods has grown in recent years.
- Transit-oriented population growth accounted for 38.3% of the overall population growth in New Jersey
- Between 2000-2008 that Paterson neighborhood that was within a half mile of the downtown train station was losing population at a rate of 473 people per year. Since 2008, however, the area has rebounded and is gaining 220 people per year on average
- In the almost decade before the recession, the area surrounding Radburn Station in Fair Lawn was losing population at a rate of 8.5% per year, whereas post-recession the neighborhood has gained population at a rate of 5.5% a year
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