Passaic County, NJ

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2020 Population
502,763
0.174% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
37.3
0.269% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.8%
5.47% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$73,562
5.56% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$352,000
2.74% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
244,212
0.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Passaic County, NJ had a population of 503k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $73,562. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Passaic County, NJ declined from 503,637 to 502,763, a −0.174% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,688 to $73,562, a 5.56% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Passaic County, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.7%), White (Hispanic) (19.9%), Other (Hispanic) (15.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.69%).

None of the households in Passaic County, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

85.7% of the residents in Passaic County, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Passaic County, NJ are Montclair State University (5,288 degrees awarded in 2020), William Paterson University of New Jersey (2,393 degrees), and Berkeley College-Woodland Park (1,228 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Passaic County, NJ was $352,000, and the homeownership rate was 52.3%.

Most people in Passaic County, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Passaic County, NJ was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Passaic County, NJ is home to a population of 503k people, from which 85.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 32.1% of Passaic County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (161k people).

In 2020, there were 2.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Passaic County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 99.8k White (Hispanic) and 76.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

85.7%
2020 Citizenship
86.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 85.7% of Passaic County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Passaic County, NJ was 86.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Passaic County, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    205k ± 742
  2. White (Hispanic)
    99.8k ± 3.05k
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    76.7k ± 3.42k
41.9%
Hispanic Population
210k people

In 2020, there were 2.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (205k people) in Passaic County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 99.8k White (Hispanic) and 76.7k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

41.9% of the people in Passaic County, NJ are hispanic (210k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Passaic County, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for New Jersey.
Most Common Origin
  1. India
    263,388 ± 12,412 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    182,812 ± 10,389 people
  3. Mexico
    106,394 ± 7,960 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 263,388 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 182,812 and Mexico with 106,394.

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Foreign-Born Population

32.1%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
161k people
30.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
154k people

As of 2020, 32.1% of Passaic County, NJ residents (161k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Passaic County, NJ was 30.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,623 ± 613
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,914 ± 455
  3. Korea
    1,284 ± 220

Passaic County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.42 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Passaic County, NJ employs 244k people. The largest industries in Passaic County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,407 people), Manufacturing (32,300 people), and Retail Trade (27,719 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,063), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,098), and Finance & Insurance ($76,205).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,739. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.49, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

244k
2020 Value
± 4,137
0.36%
1 Year growth
± 2.28%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Passaic County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.36%, from 243k employees to 244k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Passaic County, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (28,262 people), Sales & Related Occupations (24,759 people), and Management Occupations (22,708 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Passaic County, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

244k
2020 Value
± 4,137
0.36%
1 Year growth
± 2.28%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Passaic County, NJ grew at a rate of 0.36%, from 243k employees to 244k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Passaic County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (33,407 people), Manufacturing (32,300 people), and Retail Trade (27,719 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,836
Median earning men ± $1,370
$34,059
Median earning women ± $1,209

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($91,288), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,167), and Information ($67,261).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($56,726), Public Administration ($55,603), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,106).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,626
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,823
    Manufacturing
  3. 2,781
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $4.29M
    Manufacturing
  2. $3.13M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $1.5M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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. $70.5B
  2. $58.9B
  3. $50.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Electronics with $70.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($58.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($50.4B).

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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$649B
2020 Value in New Jersey
$1.35T
Projected 2050 Value in New Jersey
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $649B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.35T by 2050.

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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. $116B
  2. $61.4B
  3. $24.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $116B, followed by Pennsylvania with $61.4B and California and $24.4B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Passaic County, NJ went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.1%), followed by Other (0.67%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Passaic County, NJ awarded 10,725 degrees. The student population of Passaic County, NJ in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 14,642 male students and 26,082 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Passaic County, NJ are White (4,096 and 38.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,439 and 32.7%), Black or African American (1,361 and 12.9%), and Unknown (772 and 7.33%).

The largest universities in Passaic County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Montclair State University (5,288 and 49.3%), William Paterson University of New Jersey (2,393 and 22.3%), and Berkeley College-Woodland Park (1,228 and 11.4%).

The most popular majors in Passaic County, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (1,301 and 12.1%), General Psychology (641 and 5.98%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (338 and 3.15%).

The median tuition cost in Passaic County, NJ for a public four year colleges is $12,860 for in-state students and $21,123 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Passaic County, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 81.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 40,724 (36% men and 64% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 40,724 students enrolled in Passaic County, NJ, 36% men and 64% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 14,452 records, of which 66.9% were women and 33.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 781 degree-majors awarded
  2. 630 degree-majors awarded
  3. 272 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Passaic County, NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 781 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 5,288 degrees awarded
  2. 2,393 degrees awarded
  3. 1,228 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montclair State University with 5,288 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 3,773 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Passaic County, NJ, which is 0.543 times less than the 6,952 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 4,096 degrees mean that there were 1.19 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3,439 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($24,605) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.943% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.978% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.89M), Bachelors Degree (1.64M), and Some college (1.28M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Passaic County, NJ was $352,000 in 2020, which is 1.53 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $342,600 to $352,000, a 2.74% increase. The homeownership rate in Passaic County, NJ is 52.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Passaic County, NJ have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Passaic County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Passaic County, NJ is $73,562. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Passaic County, NJ was Census Tract 2461.03 with a value of $165,078, followed by Census Tract 2460.02 and Census Tract 2462.01, with respective values of $156,855 and $151,440.

In 2021, 30.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Passaic County, NJ. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.53%.

Property

$352,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,321
$88,299
Median Property Taxes
±$1,864

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Passaic County, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52.3%
Homeownership
2020
59.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 52.3% of the housing units in Passaic County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2461.03
  2. Census Tract 2460.02
  3. Census Tract 2462.01

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Passaic County, NJ was Census Tract 2461.03 with a value of $165,078, followed by Census Tract 2460.02 and Census Tract 2462.01, with respective values of $156,855 and $151,440.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$73,562
Median Household Income
± $1,609
169k
Number of Households
± 3,166

In 2020, the median household income of the 169k households in Passaic County, NJ grew to $73,562 from the previous year's value of $69,688.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Passaic County, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.49
2020 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.493
2019 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2020, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.49 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.5% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (70.9%)
  2. Carpooled (11.2%)
  3. Public Transit (7.85%)

In 2020, 70.9% of workers in Passaic County, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.2%) and those who used public transit to get to work (7.85%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Passaic County, NJ have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.41% of the workforce in Passaic County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 30.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Passaic County, NJ. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.53%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Passaic County, NJ (73.5k out of 495k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 20.4% of the children was living in poverty in Passaic County, NJ. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 382 in Passaic County, NJ. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 107 per 100,000 population.

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87.4% of the population of Passaic County, NJ has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 23.4% on Medicaid, 11% on Medicare, 7.61% on non-group plans, and 0.243% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey 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 1791 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.65% increase from the previous year (1762 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1328 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 784 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,791 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Passaic County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Passaic County, NJ see an average of 1,791 patients per year. This represents a 1.65% increase from the previous year (1,762 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Jersey across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.6%
Uninsured
45.2%
Employer Coverage
23.4%
Medicaid
11%
Medicare
7.61%
Non-Group
0.243%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Passaic County, NJ grew by 0.727% from 12.5% to 12.6%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 35.3 in Passaic County, NJ.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 26.6% in Passaic County, NJ.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.5% in Passaic County, NJ.

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