2020 U.S. Census Results: The Changing Demographics of Parsippany
PARSIPPANY, NJ – The last 10 years have marked a dramatic change in the demographic composition of the United States, with a marked decrease in the white population and the rapid growth of the Hispanic community.
These changes were reflected in Parsippany, where the white population fell by 17.39%, while the Hispanic population increased by 27.11%. In addition, the Asian population increased by 40.48%.
The township is no longer predominantly white, as it was in 2010, when whites made up 63.4% of the population. According to the last census, the white population represents 44.4% of Parsippany.
Parsippany also showed a 28.26 increase in the number of people who identified as multiracial, although the reasons were complex. Experts say the increase reflects changes in how people identify as well as the number of children born to parents of mixed races or ethnicities, as well as changes in the wording of census forms themselves. same.
The total population has increased by about 5,000 over the past decade, reaching 56,162.
Here are Parsippany’s numbers for 2020, according to the census:
- total population: 56,162
- white, non-Hispanic: 24,960
- Hispanic: 5,631
- Black, non-Hispanic: 1,911
- Asian, non-Hispanic: 21,694
- two plus, non-Hispanic: 1,566
- other, non-Hispanic: 317
- percent change, white, non-Hispanic: -17.39%
- percentage change, Hispanic: 27.11%
- percentage change, Black, non-Hispanic: 9.76%
- percentage change, Asian, non-Hispanic: 40.48%
- percent change, other, non-Hispanic: 204.81%
- percent change, two plus, non-Hispanic: 28.26%
The Hispanic boom accounted for nearly half of overall US population growth, which was the slowest since the Great Depression. By comparison, the non-Hispanic growth rate over the decade was 4.3%. The Hispanic share of the US population has grown to 18.7% of the US population, from 16.3% in 2010.
The share of the white population fell from 63.7% in 2010 to 57.8% in 2020, the lowest on record, due to declining birth rates among white women compared to Hispanic and Asian women. The number of non-Hispanic whites fell from 196 million in 2010 to 191 million.