Paterson City PUMA, NJ

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Population

147,890

0.678% growth

Median Age

33.1


Median Household Income

$36,106

6.06% growth

Poverty Rate

29%


Number of Employees

59,669

4.16% growth

Median Property Value

$235,500

0.212% decline

About

In 2017, Paterson City PUMA, NJ had a population of 148k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $36,106. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Paterson City PUMA, NJ grew from 146,894 to 147,890, a 0.678% increase and its median household income grew from $34,042 to $36,106, a 6.06% increase.

The population of Paterson City PUMA, NJ is 60.7% Hispanic or Latino, 25.7% Black or African American Alone, and 8.49% White Alone. 61.7% of the people in Paterson City PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 81% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Paterson City PUMA, NJ are Passaic County Community College (1,266 degrees awarded in 2016) and Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences (169 degrees).

The median property value in Paterson City PUMA, NJ is $235,500, and the homeownership rate is 26.9%. Most people in Paterson City PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Paterson City PUMA, NJ is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Paterson City PUMA, NJ employs 59.7k people. The largest industries in Paterson City PUMA, NJ are Restaurants & Food Services (3,776 people), Not specified manufacturing industries (3,013 people), and Construction (2,835 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($136,597), Not specified retail trade ($79,287), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($77,767).

Median household income in Paterson City PUMA, NJ is $36,106. Males in Paterson City PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,049. The income inequality in Paterson City PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.405, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,106

2017 value

± $1,135

6.06%

1 Year Growth

± 5.18%

Households in Paterson City PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $36,106, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $34,042 in 2016, which represents a 6.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$44,091

Average Male Salary

± $7,528

$36,049

Average Female Salary

± $6,048

In 2017, full-time male employees in Paterson City PUMA, NJ made 1.22 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $44,738 ± $29,170

  2. White

    $37,741 ± $9,109

  3. Black

    $36,513 ± $6,173

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Paterson City PUMA, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.405

2017 Wage GINI

0.406

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Paterson City PUMA, NJ was 0.405 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.152% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Paterson City PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Paterson City PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paterson City PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $146,691, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Morristown Town, Madison & Florham Park Boroughs PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $141,315 and $139,109.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paterson City PUMA, NJ (42.5k out of 146k 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 Females 45 - 54.

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

    25,462 ± 1,134

  2. White

    12,416 ± 818

  3. Black

    11,398 ± 756

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Paterson City PUMA, NJ is Hispanic, followed by White and Black.

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

59.7k

2017 Value

4.16%

1 Year growth

± 4.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paterson City PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 4.16%, from 57.3k employees to 59.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paterson City PUMA, NJ, are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (7,178 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,286 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (2,237 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paterson City PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Paterson City PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (7,178 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,286 people), and Janitors & building cleaners (2,237 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Paterson City PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Helpersproduction workers (10.2 times higher than expected), Packaging & filling machine operators & tenders (9.23 times), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (7.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Paterson City PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Medical & health services managers ($151,469), Paralegals & legal assistants ($90,860), and Cleaners of vehicles & equipment ($82,901).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

59.7k

2017 Value

4.16%

1 Year growth

± 4.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Paterson City PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 4.16%, from 57.3k employees to 59.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paterson City PUMA, NJ, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,776 people), Not specified manufacturing industries (3,013 people), and Construction (2,835 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paterson City PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Paterson City PUMA, 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 Paterson City PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Restaurants & Food Services (3,776 people), Not specified manufacturing industries (3,013 people), and Construction (2,835 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Paterson City PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Not specified manufacturing industries (16.2 times higher than expected), Other consumer goods rental (7.27 times), and Pulp, paper, & paperboard mills (5.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Paterson City PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Nondepository credit & related activities ($136,597), Not specified retail trade ($79,287), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($77,767).

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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.

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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

N/A% of the population of Paterson City PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with N/A% on employee plans, N/A% on Medicaid, N/A% on Medicare, N/A% on non-group plans, and N/A% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Paterson City PUMA, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 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

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1184 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients).

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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

N/A%

Uninsured

N/A%

Employer Coverage

N/A%

Medicaid

N/A%

Medicare

N/A%

Non-Group

N/A%

Military or VA

Between N/A and N/A, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paterson City PUMA, NJ N/A by N/A from N/A% to N/A%.

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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%.

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Diversity

Paterson City PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 148k people, from which 81% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Paterson City PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Paterson City PUMA, NJ is composed of 89.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (60.7%), 38k Black or African American Alone residents (25.7%), 12.6k White Alone residents (8.49%), 5.73k Asian Alone residents (3.87%), 1.33k Two or More Races residents (0.901%), 348 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.235%), 68 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.046%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Paterson City PUMA, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (72,307 speakers), Arabic (3,525 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (3,496 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Paterson City PUMA, NJ was 33.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Paterson City PUMA, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Paterson City PUMA, NJ residents was 33.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

N/A%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

35.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, N/A% of Paterson City PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Paterson City PUMA, NJ was 35.1%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    23,102 ± 3,428 people

  2. Peru

    4,949 ± 1,698 people

  3. Colombia

    4,211 ± 1,570 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Paterson City PUMA, NJ was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 23,102 Paterson City PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Peru with 4,949 and Colombia with 4,211.

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Citizenship

81%

2017 Citizenship

82.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81% of Paterson City PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Paterson City PUMA, NJ was 82.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    89.8k ± 3.42k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    38k ± 1.22k

  3. White Alone

    12.6k ± 890

In 2017, there were 2.36 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (89.8k people) in Paterson City PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38k Black or African American Alone and 12.6k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    72,307 speakers (53.5%)

  2. Arabic

    3,525 speakers (2.61%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    3,496 speakers (2.59%)

61.7% of Paterson City PUMA, 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 Paterson City PUMA, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 53.5% of the overall population of Paterson City PUMA, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 2.61% speak Arabic and 2.59% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    545 ± 126

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    304 ± 108

  3. Korea

    136 ± 64

Paterson City PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.79 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Paterson City PUMA, NJ awarded 1,435 degrees. The student population of Paterson City PUMA, NJ is skewed towards women, with 3,386 male students and 4,912 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paterson City PUMA, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (710 and 49.6%), followed by White (342 and 23.9%), Black or African American (206 and 14.4%), and Unknown (107 and 7.48%).

The largest universities in Paterson City PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Passaic County Community College (1,266 and 88.2%) and Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences (169 and 11.8%).

The most popular majors in Paterson City PUMA, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (355 and 24.7%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (218 and 15.2%), and Social Work (113 and 7.87%).

The median tuition costs in Paterson City PUMA, NJ are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 349 degrees awarded

  2. 102 degrees awarded

  3. 55 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Paterson City PUMA, NJ was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 349 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Paterson City PUMA, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,266 degrees awarded

  2. 169 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Paterson City PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Passaic County Community College with 1,266 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

642

Degrees Awarded to Men

793

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 642 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Paterson City PUMA, NJ, which is 0.81 times less than the 793 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

    710 degrees awarded

  2. White

    342 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    206 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Paterson City PUMA, NJ were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 710 degrees mean that there were 2.08 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 342 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Paterson City PUMA, NJ was $235,500 in 2017, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $236,000 to $235,500, a 0.212% decrease. The homeownership rate in Paterson City PUMA, NJ is 26.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Paterson City PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Paterson City PUMA, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$36,106

Median Household Income

± $1,135

43.8k

Number of Households

± 1,406

In 2017, the median household income of the 43.8k households in Paterson City PUMA, NJ grew to $36,106 from the previous year's value of $34,042.

The following chart displays the households in Paterson City PUMA, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$235,500

2017 Median

± $5,829

$236,000

2016 Median

± $6,213

In 2017, the median property value in Paterson City PUMA, NJ declined from to $235,500 from the previous year's value of $236,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Paterson City PUMA, 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 Paterson City PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

26.9%

2017 Homeownership

26.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 26.9% of the housing units in Paterson City PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 26.2%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paterson City PUMA, NJ have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.97% of the workforce in Paterson City PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    63.1%

  2. Carpooled

    17.8%

  3. Public Transit

    10.7%

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

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