When you think of New Jersey, you think of people. Lots and lots of people. However, there are towns across the great Garden State that are shockingly small.
What's so great about the "Great Garden State?" Where do I start?
Roadside farm stands, dynamite diners, the finest wineries and craft breweries, cuisine that make other states envious, diversity, four seasons, the beaches and the boardwalks, the list goes on and on.
I think we get stuck in our bubble and forget that there are parts of Jersey that are "off the beaten path," and many most likely like it that way.
For example, I live in Toms River. I love it here, but it's always busy in Toms River.
When I want to escape but not have to go far, I just hang a right on Route 37 and enter a little gem called Island Heights.
Every time I'm in Island Heights, I feel like I'm on vacation. It's a cute little town with lots of charm and amazing views of the Toms River. Not all of these towns you'll see on this list are small in size.
This go around we're focusing on population. There are actually towns in our state that have official populations in the single digits. Many of these towns will be new to you. They were new to me. Others are well known but have very few people living there for good reason.
You'll see why.
FAR HILLS Located in Somerset County, Far Hills is 5 square miles and has a population of 927.
HI-NELLA - With a population of 867, this Camden County town is 0.231 square miles.
ROOSEVELT - Monmouth County's Roosevelt is 1.920 square miles and has a population of 854.
BLOOMSBURY - Just shy of 1 square mile, Bloomsbury sits in beautiful Hunterdon County and has a population of 846.
STONE HARBOR - This popular South Jersey shore town has 822 year round residents.
There are a couple of Washington Townships in New Jersey. This one is in Burlington County. While it's large in size at over 100 square miles, the population is a small 815.
A hidden gem in Monmouth County, this coastal town is 0.3 square miles and boasts a population of 801.
Consisting of lots of farmland, Wrightstown in Burlington County has a population of 785
BRANCHVILLE - Located in far North Jersey, Branchville is home to 783 folks.
This upscale Monmouth County beach town is a popular summer destination for many. However, it only has 783 year round residents.
Made mostly of wetlands and farmlands near the Delaware River, Greenwich Township has a population of 712.
Just over a half a square mile, Somerset County's Rocky Hill is home to 688.
A popular destination for many with Old Barney as an attraction, Barnegat Light only has a population of 587.
ANDOVER BOROUGH - Only 587 people live in this small Sussex County town.
WEST WILDWOOD - We've all heard of Wildwood, but off shoot West Wildwood is home to only 566.
ROCKLEIGH - 1 square mile in Bergen County and a population of 534
Fieldsboro is part of Burlington County - population 531.
Don't confuse this town with the school. This town of 520 is in Hunterdon County.
Even though Atlantic County's Corbin City is 7.7 square miles, it is only home to 500.
Home to many produce farms, Cumberland County's Shiloh has a population of 497.
When one thinks of Monmouth County shore towns, rarely does Allenhurst come to mind. It's probably better than way. Population: 489
Not to be confused with Monmouth County's Millstone, this one is in Somerset County. Population: 420.
In the summertime, the population of Harvey Cedars in in the tens of thousands. Year round it's only 342.
CAPE MAY POINT
Located at the tip of the Cape May Peninsula, and home to the Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May Point has 279 residents.
This upper class Ocean County shore town has a year round population of 257.
Monmouth County's Loch Arbour is a tucked away beach town with a year round population of 183.
When you hear Teterboro, usually one thing comes to mind. Airport. That why this Bergen County town only has a population of 69.
Famous for its controversial golf course, Pine Valley is pretty much all golf course. Only 11 people live there.
It's hard to believe there is a town in New Jersey with a population of 6. Welcome to Sussex's Walpack Township.
How can the tiniest town in New Jersey be 5 square miles? Easy, it's a golf course with 5 people living on it. How this qualifies as a town is beyond us.
Written, Compiled & Edited by
The Bergen Review Media Team