2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 40A - MUNICIPALITIES AND COUNTIES
Section 40A:6-1 - Classification of counties for legislative purposes

Universal Citation: NJ Rev Stat § 40A:6-1 (2017)

40A:6-1. Classification of counties for legislative purposes

40A:6-1. For legislative purposes, counties are classified as follows based upon their population as ascertained by the most recent federal decennial census:

a. First class--counties having a population of more than 550,000 and a population density of more than 3,000 persons per square mile;

b. Second class-- all other counties having a population of more than 200,000 except such counties bordering on the Atlantic ocean;

c. Third class--counties having a population of not less than 50,000 but not more than 200,000 except such counties bordering on the Atlantic ocean;

d. Fourth class--counties having a population of less than 50,000 except such counties bordering on the Atlantic ocean;

e. Fifth class--counties bordering on the Atlantic ocean having a population of more than 125,000;

f. Sixth class--counties bordering on the Atlantic ocean having a population of not more than 125,000.

L.1979, c.181, s.1; amended 1981, c.462, s.44; 2001,c.336.

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