The municipalities with the highest percentages of 22-34 year olds also tend to be those that score well on measures of smart growth. Conversely, Millennials are underrepresented in spread-out, car-dependent places, those that do not score well on any of the metrics. (NJFuture.org Graphic) The municipalities with the highest percentages of 22-34 year olds also tend to be those that score well on measures of smart growth. Conversely, Millennials are underrepresented in spread-out, car-dependent places, those that do not score well on any of the metrics. (NJFuture.org Graphic)

TRENTON, NJ—Millennials are gravitating to walkable, more urbanized locations with jobs, housing, entertainment and amenities all within easy reach, as Generation X did before them, but unlike the rest of the country, the Millennial population is shrinking in New Jersey.