Paterson, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
157,864
0.0399% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
33.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
23.7%
5.38% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,092
7.32% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$314,100
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
67,470
0.567% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Paterson, NJ had a population of 158k people with a median age of 33.1 and a median household income of $52,092. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Paterson, NJ declined from 157,927 to 157,864, a −0.0399% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,540 to $52,092, a 7.32% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Paterson, NJ are Other (Hispanic) (35.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (15.8%), White (Hispanic) (10.4%), and White (Non-Hispanic) (7.71%).

None of the households in Paterson, 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.

77.2% of the residents in Paterson, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Paterson, NJ are Passaic County Community College (839 degrees awarded in 2022) and Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences (230 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Paterson, NJ was $314,100, and the homeownership rate was 26.3%.

Most people in Paterson, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Paterson, NJ was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Paterson, NJ is home to a population of 158k people, from which 77.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 43.6% of Paterson, NJ residents were born outside of the country (68.8k people).

In 2022, there were 1.52 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (56.2k people) in Paterson, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 25k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

77.2%
2022 Citizenship
77.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 77.2% of Paterson, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Paterson, NJ was 77.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Paterson, NJ
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    56.2k ± 3.22k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    37.1k ± 1.41k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    25k ± 2.76k
63.1%
Hispanic Population
99.5k people

In 2022, there were 1.52 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (56.2k people) in Paterson, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 37.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 25k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

63.1% of the people in Paterson, NJ are hispanic (99.5k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

43.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
68.8k people
43.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
68.7k people

As of 2022, 43.6% of Paterson, NJ residents (68.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Paterson, NJ was 43.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    550 ± 312
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    338 ± 160
  3. World War II
    75 ± 56

Paterson, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Paterson, NJ employs 67.5k people. The largest industries in Paterson, NJ are Manufacturing (11,106 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,033 people), and Retail Trade (8,546 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,344), Public Administration ($63,750), and Information ($61,413).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

67.5k
2022 Value
± 2,165
−0.567%
1 Year decline
± 4.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Paterson, NJ declined at a rate of −0.567%, from 67.9k employees to 67.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Paterson, NJ, are Production Occupations (8,881 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,642 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (6,725 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Paterson, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

67.5k
2022 Value
± 2,165
−0.567%
1 Year decline
± 4.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Paterson, NJ declined at a rate of −0.567%, from 67.9k employees to 67.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Paterson, NJ, are Manufacturing (11,106 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,033 people), and Retail Trade (8,546 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,100
Median earning men ± $1,795
$30,604
Median earning women ± $1,309

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($82,120), Information ($62,120), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($44,683).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($66,071), Public Administration ($58,542), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,197).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Paterson, NJ awarded 1,069 degrees. The student population of Paterson, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,989 male students and 3,212 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Paterson, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (594 and 55.6%), followed by White (238 and 22.3%), Black or African American (110 and 10.3%), and Asian (61 and 5.71%).

The largest universities in Paterson, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Passaic County Community College (839 and 78.5%) and Hohokus School of Trade and Technical Sciences (230 and 21.5%).

The most popular majors in Paterson, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (239 and 22.4%), Electrician (88 and 8.23%), and General Business (77 and 7.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,201 students enrolled in Paterson, NJ, 38.2% men and 61.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 3,231 records, of which 63.3% were women and 36.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 239 degrees awarded
  2. 77 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Paterson, NJ was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 239 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 839 degrees awarded
  2. 230 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Passaic County Community College with 839 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 487 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Paterson, NJ, which is 0.837 times less than the 582 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 594 degrees mean that there were 2.5 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 238 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($7,260) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($90) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Paterson, NJ was $314,100 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $269,200 to $314,100, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Paterson, NJ is 26.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Paterson, NJ have an average commute time of 23.4 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.

Median household income in Paterson, NJ is $52,092. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Paterson, NJ was Census Tract 1826 with a value of $88,036, followed by Census Tract 1831.02 and Census Tract 1819, with respective values of $87,687 and $79,583.

Property

$314,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,350
$13,064
Median Property Taxes
±$861

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

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Rent vs Own

26.3%
Homeownership
2022
59.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 26.3% of the housing units in Paterson, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 26.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1826
  2. Census Tract 1831.02
  3. Census Tract 1819

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Paterson, NJ was Census Tract 1826 with a value of $88,036, followed by Census Tract 1831.02 and Census Tract 1819, with respective values of $87,687 and $79,583.

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

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Household Income

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$52,092
Median Household Income
± $2,772
49.7k
Number of Households
± 1,844

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.7k households in Paterson, NJ grew to $52,092 from the previous year's value of $48,540.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Paterson, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.2%)
  2. Carpooled (17.5%)
  3. Public Transit (8.49%)

In 2022, 64.2% of workers in Paterson, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.5%) and those who used public transit to get to work (8.49%).

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Paterson, NJ have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Paterson, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Paterson, NJ (37.1k out of 157k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

80.7% of the population of Paterson, NJ has health coverage, with 26.8% on employee plans, 40.8% on Medicaid, 7.34% on Medicare, 5.64% on non-group plans, and 0.152% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Passaic County, NJ see 1724 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.74% decrease from the previous year (1791 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1375 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 701 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,724 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Passaic County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Passaic County, NJ see an average of 1,724 patients per year. This represents a 3.74% decrease from the previous year (1,791 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 29% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 11.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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Uninsured People

19.3%
Uninsured
26.8%
Employer Coverage
40.8%
Medicaid
7.34%
Medicare
5.64%
Non-Group
0.152%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Paterson, NJ grew by 1.43% from 19% to 19.3%.

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