Paterson, NJ

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2019 Population
145,710
0.0617% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
33.5
0.601% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
26.6%
5.47% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$41,360
5.29% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$244,200
2.82% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
63,352
3.08% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Paterson, NJ had a population of 146k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $41,360. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Paterson, NJ declined from 145,800 to 145,710, a −0.0617% decrease and its median household income grew from $39,282 to $41,360, a 5.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Paterson, NJ are Other (Hispanic) (34.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.8%), White (Hispanic) (21.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (8.46%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.53%). 0% of the households in Paterson, NJ speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

79.2% of the residents in Paterson, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Paterson, NJ are Passaic County Community College (1,411 degrees awarded in 2019) and Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences (146 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Paterson, NJ was $244,200, and the homeownership rate was 26.1%. Most people in Paterson, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Paterson, NJ was 1 car per household.

Diversity

Paterson, NJ is home to a population of 146k people, from which 79.2% are citizens. As of 2019, 40.6% of Paterson, NJ residents were born outside of the country (59.2k people).

In 2019, there were 1.4 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (50.6k people) in Paterson, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 31.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Paterson, NJ
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    50.6k ± 1.91k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    36.2k ± 1.03k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    31.8k ± 2k
60.8%
Hispanic Population
88.6k people

In 2019, there were 1.4 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (50.6k people) in Paterson, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 36.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 31.8k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

60.8% of the people in Paterson, NJ are hispanic (88.6k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

40.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
59.2k people
38.5%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
56.1k people

As of 2019, 40.6% of Paterson, NJ residents (59.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Paterson, NJ was 38.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

25
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Paterson, NJ was 33.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Paterson, NJ are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Paterson, NJ residents was 33.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    256,930 ± 12,263 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    177,723 ± 10,246 people
  3. Mexico
    114,735 ± 8,262 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 256,930 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 177,723 and Mexico with 114,735.

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Citizenship

79.2%
2019 Citizenship
80.4%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 79.2% of Paterson, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Paterson, NJ was 80.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    451 ± 144
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    272 ± 107
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    92 ± 64

Paterson, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Jersey (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Paterson, NJ is $41,360. In 2019, the place with the highest median household income in Paterson, NJ was Census Tract 1801 with a value of $77,098, followed by Census Tract 1806 and Census Tract 1831.01, with respective values of $58,906 and $58,421.

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,705. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Paterson, NJ employs 63.4k people. The largest industries in Paterson, NJ are Manufacturing (10,841 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,018 people), and Retail Trade (8,082 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($54,583), Utilities ($53,348), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,708).

Wages

Median Household Income

$41,360
2019 value
± $1,672
5.29%
1 Year Growth
± 5.86%

Households in Paterson, NJ have a median annual income of $41,360, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $39,282 in 2018, which represents a 5.29% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$90,674
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,740
$65,705
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,243

In 2019, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Jersey by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Jersey
  1. Asian
    $87,067 ± $3,382
  2. White
    $72,672 ± $1,251
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $57,744 ± $41,155

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Jersey.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Paterson, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.493
2019 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.492
2018 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2019, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0623% growth from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1801
  2. Census Tract 1806
  3. Census Tract 1831.01

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paterson, NJ was Census Tract 1801 with a value of $77,098, followed by Census Tract 1806 and Census Tract 1831.01, with respective values of $58,906 and $58,421.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paterson, NJ (38.4k out of 144k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    23,618 ± 1,108
  2. Other
    13,549 ± 876
  3. White
    11,780 ± 808

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

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

63.4k
2019 Value
± 1,915
3.08%
1 Year growth
± 4.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Paterson, NJ grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 61.5k employees to 63.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paterson, NJ, are Material Moving Occupations (7,880 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,246 people), and Production Occupations (7,149 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paterson, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Paterson, NJ, by number of employees, are Material Moving Occupations (7,880 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,246 people), and Production Occupations (7,149 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paterson, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.35 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.21 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.16 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Paterson, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($91,750), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($77,857), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($69,875).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

63.4k
2019 Value
± 1,915
3.08%
1 Year growth
± 4.1%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Paterson, NJ grew at a rate of 3.08%, from 61.5k employees to 63.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paterson, NJ, are Manufacturing (10,841 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,018 people), and Retail Trade (8,082 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Paterson, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Paterson, 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, NJ, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,841 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,018 people), and Retail Trade (8,082 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Paterson, NJ has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.15 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.71 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Paterson, NJ, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($54,583), Utilities ($53,348), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,708).

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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. $57.4B
  2. $52.6B
  3. $51.9B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $57.4B, followed by Electronics ($52.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($51.9B).

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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$660B
2018 Value in New Jersey
$1.36T
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
105% growth

In 2018, total outbound New Jersey trade was $660B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.36T 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. $115B
  2. $64.9B
  3. $23.7B

In 2018, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $115B, followed by Pennsylvania with $64.9B and California and $23.7B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Passaic County, NJ went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 59.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (37.4%), followed by Other (2.64%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Passaic County, NJ
59.9% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 66.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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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 had become 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Education

In 2019, universities in Paterson, NJ awarded 1,557 degrees. The student population of Paterson, NJ is skewed towards women, with 2,668 male students and 4,006 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paterson, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (800 and 51.8%), followed by White (366 and 23.7%), Black or African American (193 and 12.5%), and Unknown (99 and 6.41%).

The largest universities in Paterson, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Passaic County Community College (1,411 and 90.6%) and Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences (146 and 9.38%).

The most popular majors in Paterson, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (317 and 20.4%), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (173 and 11.1%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (126 and 8.09%).

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 315 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 105 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 64 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Paterson, NJ was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 315 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,411 degrees awarded
  2. 146 degrees awarded

In 2019, the Paterson, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Passaic County Community College with 1,411 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

621
Degrees Awarded to Men
936
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 621 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Paterson, NJ, which is 0.663 times less than the 936 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Paterson, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    800 degrees awarded
  2. White
    366 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    193 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Paterson, NJ was Hispanic or Latino students. These 800 degrees mean that there were 2.19 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 366 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Paterson, NJ was $244,200 in 2019, which is 1.02 times larger than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $237,500 to $244,200, a 2.82% increase. The homeownership rate in Paterson, NJ is 26.1%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Paterson, NJ have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Paterson, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$244,200
2019 Median
± $6,589
$237,500
2018 Median
± $5,388

In 2019, the median property value in Paterson, NJ grew to to $244,200 from the previous year's value of $237,500.

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

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Household Income

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$41,360
Median Household Income
± $1,672
45k
Number of Households
± 1,462

In 2019, the median household income of the 45k households in Paterson, NJ grew to $41,360 from the previous year's value of $39,282.

The following chart displays the households in Paterson, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

26.1%
2019 Homeownership
26.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 26.1% of the housing units in Paterson, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 26.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Paterson, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paterson, NJ have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.26% of the workforce in Paterson, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (64.7%)
  2. Carpooled (17.9%)
  3. Public Transit (9.77%)

In 2019, 64.7% of workers in Paterson, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.9%) and those who used public transit to get to work (9.77%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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

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Health

82.1% of the population of Paterson, NJ has health coverage, with 28.8% on employee plans, 40.7% on Medicaid, 8.34% on Medicare, 4.19% on non-group plans, and 0.185% 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.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Salem County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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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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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey
$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

17.9%
Uninsured
28.8%
Employer Coverage
40.7%
Medicaid
8.34%
Medicare
4.19%
Non-Group
0.185%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paterson, NJ grew by 1.01% from 17.7% to 17.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Paterson, 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. 15.6% prevalence
  2. 13.4% prevalence
  3. 13.2% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 15.6%.

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

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