Passaic County, NJ

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Population

512,607

0.918% growth

Median Age

36.9


Median Household Income

$64,233

3.57% growth

Poverty Rate

17%


Number of Employees

246,419

0.486% growth

Median Property Value

$334,100

1.71% decline

About

In 2017, Passaic County, NJ had a population of 513k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $64,233. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Passaic County, NJ grew from 507,945 to 512,607, a 0.918% increase and its median household income grew from $62,016 to $64,233, a 3.57% increase.

The population of Passaic County, NJ is 41.9% Hispanic or Latino, 40.7% White Alone, and 10.5% Black or African American Alone. 48.5% of the people in Passaic County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 84.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Passaic County, NJ are William Paterson University of New Jersey (2,557 degrees awarded in 2016), Passaic County Community College (1,266 degrees), and Berkeley College-Woodland Park (1,242 degrees).

The median property value in Passaic County, NJ is $334,100, and the homeownership rate is 51.9%. Most people in Passaic County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Passaic County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Passaic County, NJ employs 246k people. The largest industries in Passaic County, NJ are Manufacturing (35,519 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (34,377 people), and Retail Trade (28,368 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,040), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,350), and Finance & Insurance ($64,499).

Median household income in Passaic County, NJ is $64,233. Males in Passaic County, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,638. The income inequality in Passaic County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,233

2017 value

± $3,610

3.57%

1 Year Growth

± 6.71%

Households in Passaic County, NJ have a median annual income of $64,233, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,016 in 2016, which represents a 3.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$86,424

Average Male Salary

± $1,628

$62,638

Average Female Salary

± $1,187

In 2017, full-time male employees in Passaic County, NJ made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $82,096 ± $2,933

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $70,592 ± $66,407

  3. White

    $69,144 ± $1,183

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Passaic County, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.16 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Passaic County, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.49

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.562% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 2460.02

  2. Census Tract 2462.02

  3. Census Tract 2461.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Passaic County, NJ was Census Tract 2460.02 with a value of $150,804, followed by Census Tract 2462.02 and Census Tract 2461.03, with respective values of $139,597 and $128,009.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Passaic County, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Passaic County, NJ (85.6k out of 503k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    52,443 ± 1,550

  2. White

    39,417 ± 1,480

  3. Other

    23,623 ± 1,150

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Passaic County, NJ is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

246k

2017 Value

± 8,812

0.486%

1 Year growth

± 5.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Passaic County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.486%, from 245k employees to 246k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Passaic County, NJ, are Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (16,287 people), Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (14,125 people), and Other Production Occupations (11,056 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Passaic County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Passaic County, NJ, by number of employees, are Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (16,287 people), Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (14,125 people), and Other Production Occupations (11,056 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Passaic County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Laborers & Material Movers, Hand (3.21 times higher than expected), Other Production Occupations (2.43 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping & Janitorial Workers (2.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Passaic County, NJ, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($106,531), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($86,521), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,192).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

246k

2017 Value

± 8,812

0.486%

1 Year growth

± 5.04%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Passaic County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.486%, from 245k employees to 246k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Passaic County, NJ, are Manufacturing (35,519 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (34,377 people), and Retail Trade (28,368 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Passaic County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Passaic County, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Passaic County, NJ, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (35,519 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (34,377 people), and Retail Trade (28,368 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Passaic County, NJ has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.5 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.49 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Passaic County, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,040), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,350), and Finance & Insurance ($64,499).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.9% of the population of Passaic County, NJ has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 7.7% on non-group plans, and 0.323% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Passaic County, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Passaic County, NJ see 1686 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.59% decrease from the previous year (1696 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1355 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 958 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,686 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Passaic County, NJ see an average of 1,686 patients per year. This represents a 0.59% decrease from the previous year (1,696 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Passaic County, NJ in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.1%

Uninsured

43.9%

Employer Coverage

23.9%

Medicaid

11%

Medicare

7.7%

Non-Group

0.323%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Passaic County, NJ grew by 1.98% from 12.8% to 13.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Passaic County, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Passaic County, NJ is home to a population of 513k people, from which 84.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 29% of Passaic County, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Passaic County, NJ is composed of 215k Hispanic or Latino residents (41.9%), 209k White Alone residents (40.7%), 53.7k Black or African American Alone residents (10.5%), 27.3k Asian Alone residents (5.32%), 5.64k Two or More Races residents (1.1%), 2.02k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.394%), 640 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.125%), and 64 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0125%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Passaic County, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (164,554 speakers), Arabic (11,213 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (8,704 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

31

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Passaic County, NJ was 36.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 31, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Passaic County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Passaic County, NJ residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

28.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 29% of Passaic County, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Passaic County, NJ was 28.4%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    283,401 ± 12,863 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    186,056 ± 10,480 people

  3. Mexico

    122,971 ± 8,550 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Passaic County, NJ was India, the natal country of 283,401 Passaic County, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 186,056 and Mexico with 122,971.

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Citizenship

84.1%

2017 Citizenship

85.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 84.1% of Passaic County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Passaic County, NJ was 85.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    215k ± 9.92k

  2. White Alone

    209k ± 1.26k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    53.7k ± 1.08k

In 2017, there were 1.03 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (215k people) in Passaic County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 209k White Alone and 53.7k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Passaic County, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    164,554 speakers (34.6%)

  2. Arabic

    11,213 speakers (2.36%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    8,704 speakers (1.83%)

48.5% of Passaic County, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Passaic County, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 34.6% of the overall population of Passaic County, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.36% speak Arabic and 1.83% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,856 ± 976

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,912 ± 892

  3. Korea

    1,031 ± 443

Passaic County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Passaic County, NJ awarded 6,227 degrees. The student population of Passaic County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 9,341 male students and 14,744 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Passaic County, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (2,247 and 36.4%), followed by White (2,036 and 33%), Black or African American (901 and 14.6%), and Unknown (670 and 10.8%).

The largest universities in Passaic County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are William Paterson University of New Jersey (2,557 and 41.1%), Passaic County Community College (1,266 and 20.3%), and Berkeley College-Woodland Park (1,242 and 19.9%).

The most popular majors in Passaic County, NJ are Medical Assistant (598 and 9.6%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (403 and 6.47%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (270 and 4.34%).

The median tuition costs in Passaic County, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,976 and $17,868 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 185 degrees awarded

  2. 234 degrees awarded

  3. 230 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Passaic County, NJ was Accounting with 185 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Passaic County, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,557 degrees awarded

  2. 1,266 degrees awarded

  3. 1,242 degrees awarded

$9,976

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Passaic County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was William Paterson University of New Jersey with 2,557 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,170

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,057

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,170 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Passaic County, NJ, which is 0.535 times less than the 4,057 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,247 degrees awarded

  2. White

    2,036 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    901 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Passaic County, NJ were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 2,247 degrees mean that there were 1.1 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 2,036 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Passaic County, NJ was $334,100 in 2017, which is 1.54 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $339,900 to $334,100, a 1.71% decrease. The homeownership rate in Passaic County, NJ is 51.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Passaic County, NJ have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Passaic County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$64,233

Median Household Income

± $3,610

168k

Number of Households

± 6,667

In 2017, the median household income of the 168k households in Passaic County, NJ grew to $64,233 from the previous year's value of $62,016.

The following chart displays the households in Passaic County, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$334,100

2017 Median

± $7,173

$339,900

2016 Median

± $6,947

In 2017, the median property value in Passaic County, NJ declined from to $334,100 from the previous year's value of $339,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Passaic County, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Passaic County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Passaic County, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Passaic County, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

51.9%

2017 Homeownership

51.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 51.9% of the housing units in Passaic County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Passaic County, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Passaic County, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Passaic County, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Passaic County, NJ have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.32% of the workforce in Passaic County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Public Transit

    7.31%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Passaic County, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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