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Where to Start Your Practice in New Jersey

If you’re looking for a new location to open up a medical practice in the Garden state, you’re in the right place. Zocdoc analyzed six months of 2022 patient search data to determine where there’s demand for doctors across all specialties — from dermatologists to dentists — in New Jersey. Below, find the top 25 zip codes to open a practice in right now.

While Jersey City and Hoboken are two hot spots for anyone interested in opening a practice, demand stretches into areas of Bergen and Essex counties. Patients are also seeking out doctors in Jackson, NJ — located further out in Ocean County. See all of the insights below.

RANK ZIP CODE CITY COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD
1 07302 Jersey City Hudson County Grove Street|Historic Downtown|Downtown
2 07030 Hoboken Hudson County Hoboken
3 07310 Jersey City Hudson County Newport|Pavonia|The Waterfront|Downtown
4 07304 Jersey City Hudson County The Junction|The Hill|Claremont|West Bergen|Bergen/Lafayette
5 07601 Hackensack Bergen County Hackensack
6 07306 Jersey City Hudson County Journal Square|West Side
7 07093 West New York Hudson County West New York
8 07307 Jersey City Hudson County West Slope|Jersey City Heights
9 08527 Jackson Ocean County Jackson
10 07024 Fort Lee Bergen County Fort Lee
11 07086 Weehawken Hudson County Weehawken
12 07042 Montclair Essex County Montclair
13 07002 Bayonne Hudson County Bayonne
14 07102 Newark Essex County Central Business District
15 07311 Jersey City Hudson County Wall Street West|The Waterfront|Downtown
16 07305 Jersey City Hudson County Jersey City
17 07104 Newark Essex County North Broadway
18 08817 Edison Middlesex County Edison
19 07003 Bloomfield Essex County Bloomfield
20 07666 Teaneck Bergen County Teaneck
21 07087 Union City Hudson County Union City
22 08901 New Brunswick Middlesex County New Brunswick
23 07029 Harrison Hudson County Harrison
24 07047 North Bergen Hudson County North Bergen
25 07070 Rutherford Bergen County Rutherford

Primary Care

Primary care doctors should look to the more densely-populated cities of the New York City metropolitan area for patient demand. See all of the insights below.

RANK ZIP CODE CITY COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD
1 07302 Jersey City Hudson County Grove Street|Historic Downtown|Downtown
2 07030 Hoboken Hudson County Hoboken
3 07310 Jersey City Hudson County Newport|Pavonia|The Waterfront|Downtown
4 07306 Jersey City Hudson County Journal Square|West Side
5 07304 Jersey City Hudson County The Junction|The Hill|Claremont|West Bergen|Bergen/Lafayette
6 07601 Hackensack Bergen County Hackensack
7 07307 Jersey City Hudson County West Slope|Jersey City Heights
8 07093 West New York Hudson County West New York
9 07024 Fort Lee Bergen County Fort Lee
10 07102 Newark Essex County Central Business District
11 07305 Jersey City Hudson County Jersey City
12 07002 Bayonne Hudson County Bayonne
13 07311 Jersey City Hudson County Wall Street West|The Waterfront|Downtown
14 07042 Montclair Essex County Montclair
15 07086 Weehawken Hudson County Weehawken
16 07666 Teaneck Bergen County Teaneck
17 08527 Jackson Ocean County Jackson
18 08817 Edison Middlesex County Edison
19 07104 Newark Essex County North Broadway
20 07087 Union City Hudson County Union City
21 07003 Bloomfield Essex County Bloomfield
22 08901 New Brunswick Middlesex County New Brunswick
23 07111 Irvington Essex County Irvington
24 07029 Harrison Hudson County Harrison
25 07103 Newark Essex County West Side

Ob-gyn

More so than other specialties, there’s a higher demand for ob-gyns in Newark and other big New Jersey cities.

RANK ZIP CODE CITY COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD
1 07302 Jersey City Hudson County Grove Street|Historic Downtown|Downtown
2 07030 Hoboken Hudson County Hoboken
3 07310 Jersey City Hudson County Newport|Pavonia|The Waterfront|Downtown
4 07601 Hackensack Bergen County Hackensack
5 07304 Jersey City Hudson County The Junction|The Hill|Claremont|West Bergen|Bergen/Lafayette
6 07102 Newark Essex County Central Business District
7 07104 Newark Essex County North Broadway
8 07306 Jersey City Hudson County Journal Square|West Side
9 07093 West New York Hudson County West New York
10 07042 Montclair Essex County Montclair
11 07002 Bayonne Hudson County Bayonne
12 07305 Jersey City Hudson County Jersey City
13 07086 Weehawken Hudson County Weehawken
14 07003 Bloomfield Essex County Bloomfield
15 07103 Newark Essex County West Side
16 07311 Jersey City Hudson County Wall Street West|The Waterfront|Downtown
17 07029 Harrison Hudson County Harrison
18 08527 Jackson Ocean County Jackson
19 07012 Clifton Passaic County Clifton
20 07070 Rutherford Bergen County Rutherford
21 07024 Fort Lee Bergen County Fort Lee
22 07307 Jersey City Hudson County West Slope|Jersey City Heights
23 07666 Teaneck Bergen County Teaneck
24 08901 New Brunswick Middlesex County New Brunswick
25 08817 Edison Middlesex County Edison

Dentist

Jersey City, and surrounding high-populated areas, offer high demand for dental practices.

RANK ZIP CODE CITY COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD
1 07302 Jersey City Hudson County Grove Street|Historic Downtown|Downtown
2 07030 Hoboken Hudson County Hoboken
3 07310 Jersey City Hudson County Newport|Pavonia|The Waterfront|Downtown
4 07304 Jersey City Hudson County The Junction|The Hill|Claremont|West Bergen|Bergen/Lafayette
5 07306 Jersey City Hudson County Journal Square|West Side
6 07086 Weehawken Hudson County Weehawken
7 07093 West New York Hudson County West New York
8 07305 Jersey City Hudson County Jersey City
9 07024 Fort Lee Bergen County Fort Lee
10 07307 Jersey City Hudson County West Slope|Jersey City Heights
11 07311 Jersey City Hudson County Wall Street West|The Waterfront|Downtown
12 07102 Newark Essex County Central Business District
13 07601 Hackensack Bergen County Hackensack
14 07042 Montclair Essex County Montclair
15 07002 Bayonne Hudson County Bayonne
16 07087 Union City Hudson County Union City
17 07003 Bloomfield Essex County Bloomfield
18 07104 Newark Essex County North Broadway
19 07029 Harrison Hudson County Harrison
20 07047 North Bergen Hudson County North Bergen
21 08901 New Brunswick Middlesex County New Brunswick
22 08817 Edison Middlesex County Edison
23 07111 Irvington Essex County Irvington
24 07020 Edgewater Bergen County Edgewater
25 07083 Union Union County Union

Dermatology

There’s more of a wide-spread demand for dermatologists across New Jersey than most other specialties. 

RANK ZIP CODE CITY COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD
1 07302 Jersey City Hudson County Grove Street|Historic Downtown|Downtown
2 07030 Hoboken Hudson County Hoboken
3 07310 Jersey City Hudson County Newport|Pavonia|The Waterfront|Downtown
4 07601 Hackensack Bergen County Hackensack
5 07093 West New York Hudson County West New York
6 07304 Jersey City Hudson County The Junction|The Hill|Claremont|West Bergen|Bergen/Lafayette
7 07306 Jersey City Hudson County Journal Square|West Side
8 07307 Jersey City Hudson County West Slope|Jersey City Heights
9 07042 Montclair Essex County Montclair
10 07086 Weehawken Hudson County Weehawken
11 07728 Freehold Monmouth County Freehold
12 07311 Jersey City Hudson County Wall Street West|The Waterfront|Downtown
13 07410 Fair Lawn Bergen County Fair Lawn
14 07070 Rutherford Bergen County Rutherford
15 08527 Jackson Ocean County Jackson
16 07002 Bayonne Hudson County Bayonne
17 07024 Fort Lee Bergen County Fort Lee
18 07666 Teaneck Bergen County Teaneck
19 08817 Edison Middlesex County Edison
20 07047 North Bergen Hudson County North Bergen
21 07305 Jersey City Hudson County Jersey City
22 07104 Newark Essex County North Broadway
23 07039 Livingston Essex County Livingston
24 07652 Paramus Bergen County Paramus
25 07450 Ridgewood Bergen County Ridgewood

Ophthalmologist and optometrist

Compared to other specialties, there’s more widespread demand for eye doctors across New Jersey — reaching as far out as Ocean County. 

RANK ZIP CODE CITY COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD
1 07302 Jersey City Hudson County Grove Street|Historic Downtown|Downtown
2 07030 Hoboken Hudson County Hoboken
3 08527 Jackson Ocean County Jackson
4 07310 Jersey City Hudson County Newport|Pavonia|The Waterfront|Downtown
5 07601 Hackensack Bergen County Hackensack
6 07304 Jersey City Hudson County The Junction|The Hill|Claremont|West Bergen|Bergen/Lafayette
7 08817 Edison Middlesex County Edison
8 07093 West New York Hudson County West New York
9 07306 Jersey City Hudson County Journal Square|West Side
10 07102 Newark Essex County Central Business District
11 07024 Fort Lee Bergen County Fort Lee
12 07002 Bayonne Hudson County Bayonne
13 07307 Jersey City Hudson County West Slope|Jersey City Heights
14 07104 Newark Essex County North Broadway
15 08854 Piscataway Middlesex County Piscataway
16 07042 Montclair Essex County Montclair
07086 Weehawken Hudson County Weehawken
18 07410 Fair Lawn Bergen County Fair Lawn
19 07305 Jersey City Hudson County Jersey City
20 07087 Union City Hudson County Union City
21 07666 Teaneck Bergen County Teaneck
22 07202 Elizabeth Union County Bayway
23 07652 Paramus Bergen County Paramus
24 07083 Union Union County Union
25 07003 Bloomfield Essex County Bloomfield

Psychiatrist, psychologist and therapist

The demand for mental health practitioners across New Jersey is especially widespread; People are searching for providers in zip codes that don’t even rank for other specialties. 

RANK ZIP CODE CITY COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD
1 07302 Jersey City Hudson County Grove Street|Historic Downtown|Downtown
2 07030 Hoboken Hudson County Hoboken
3 08527 Jackson Ocean County Jackson
4 07310 Jersey City Hudson County Newport|Pavonia|The Waterfront|Downtown
5 07601 Hackensack Bergen County Hackensack
6 07304 Jersey City Hudson County The Junction|The Hill|Claremont|West Bergen|Bergen/Lafayette
7 08817 Edison Middlesex County Edison
8 07093 West New York Hudson County West New York
9 07306 Jersey City Hudson County Journal Square|West Side
10 07102 Newark Essex County Central Business District
11 07024 Fort Lee Bergen County Fort Lee
12 07002 Bayonne Hudson County Bayonne
13 07307 Jersey City Hudson County West Slope|Jersey City Heights
14 07104 Newark Essex County North Broadway
15 08854 Piscataway Middlesex County Piscataway
16 07042 Montclair Essex County Montclair
07086 Weehawken Hudson County Weehawken
18 07410 Fair Lawn Bergen County Fair Lawn
19 07305 Jersey City Hudson County Jersey City
20 07087 Union City Hudson County Union City
21 07666 Teaneck Bergen County Teaneck
22 07202 Elizabeth Union County Bayway
23 07652 Paramus Bergen County Paramus
24 07083 Union Union County Union
25 07003 Bloomfield Essex County Bloomfield

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