Have you ever lived in a small town?

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When I was living in Central Pennsylvania, the town I worked in had a population of about eight hundred people, on a busy day.

Even the town I grew up in, North Wales, was pretty small in comparison to the rest of the county.

Small towns are great!

They have a lot of charm, there are so many cool little Mom and Pop shops that are always worth a look, and of course, generally speaking, they're filled with friendly people.

Photo by Meghan Schiereck on Unsplash
Photo by Meghan Schiereck on Unsplash

Now, there is a difference between a small town, like Allentown New Jersey, and a barely populated town.

By barley populated too, I mean a population of less than say twenty people.

MSN.com has released their 2022 list of the smallest towns in America, and one of the smallest can be found right here in New Jersey.

Before we get to New Jersey's smallest town, let's take a look at a few of the other smallest towns across America.

In some cases, the population of these 'towns' is smaller than your average nuclear family.

For example, Lotsee Oklahoma was home to just two residents in the 2010 Census.

Now, Lotsee has turned into a bustling town of 6 since the 2020 Census.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Hillsview South Dakota also made the list, with a whopping three residents.

And if you're looking for a big welcoming committee in Bonanza Utah, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Photo by Simon Hurry on Unsplash
Photo by Simon Hurry on Unsplash

According to the MSN.com article, Bonanza Utah is home to just one full-time resident.

So What is the Smallest Town in all of New Jersey?

It's no surprise that one of the smallest towns in the country can be found right here in the Garden State.

Between the Pine Barrens, large stretches of forest, and lots of small backroads winding through the middle of nowhere New Jersey has a lot of space for a tiny town.

Allow me to introduce you to Tavistock, New Jersey.

With a population of just 5 residents, this little town takes the big prize of being the smallest town in New Jersey.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

Located in Camden County, this town is just over a quarter square mile according to the town's Wikipedia page and is comprised mainly of a country club and golf course.

The town was actually founded so that Country Club members could golf on Sundays.

Now, just because it's the smallest town in New Jersey, doesn't mean it's in the middle of nowhere.

Tavistock is located near major highways and it sits in between Haddonfield, and Vorhees New Jersey.

If you want to check out this tiny town, it looks like you'll have to use exit 31 on 295, but don't blink when you get off the exit, you just might miss the welcome sign!

want to plan a small town road trip in new jersey? here's a list of the smallest towns in New Jersey based off population

New Jersey's least populated municipalities, according to the 2020 Census. This list excludes Pine Valley, which would have been the third-smallest with 21 residents but voted to merge into Pine Hill at the start of 2022.

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