Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ

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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
64,206
0.757% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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%).

65.8% of the households in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ was $314,100, and the homeownership rate was 26.3%.

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

Population & Diversity

Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 158k people, from which 77.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 43.6% of Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ are Spanish (82,441 households), Bengali (5,562 households), and Arabic (2,651 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
79,793
Women
50.6%
78,056
Men
49.4%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 157,849 inhabitants, with 49.4% men, and 50.6% women.

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Citizenship

77.2%
2022 Citizenship
77.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 77.2% of Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ are hispanic (99.5k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    30,707 ± 3,861 people
  2. Peru
    6,956 ± 2,002 people
  3. Colombia
    5,234 ± 1,747 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 30,707 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Peru with 6,956 and Colombia with 5,234.

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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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ was 43.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    82,441 households (56.7%)
  2. Bengali
    5,562 households (3.82%)
  3. Arabic
    2,651 households (1.82%)

65.8% of the households in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 56.7% of the households in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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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

Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ employs 64.2k people. The largest industries in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ are Restaurants & Food Services (4,548 people), Construction (3,340 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,750 people), and the highest paying industries are Retail bakeries ($158,729), Jewelry, luggage, & leather goods stores ($135,042), and Administration of human resource programs ($113,258).

Males in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.12 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,408. The income inequality in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.395, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
29,371
Women
48.3%
31,461
Men
51.7%

The workforce of Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 60,832 people, with 48.3% woman, and 51.7% men.

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Occupations

64.2k
2022 Value
−0.757%
1 Year decline
± −0.757%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.757%, from 64.7k employees to 64.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ, are Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (3,478 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,857 people), and Retail salespersons (2,337 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

64.2k
2022 Value
−0.757%
1 Year decline
± −0.757%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.757%, from 64.7k employees to 64.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,548 people), Construction (3,340 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,750 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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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Y-Axis
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%.

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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.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

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

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Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 239 degrees awarded.

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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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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

Measure

In 2022, 2.24% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.97% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (49.2k), Secondary Education (23.9k), and Primary Education (23.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ is 26.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ is $52,092. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

Property

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

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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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

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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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ grew to $52,092 from the previous year's value of $48,540.

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Wage Distribution

0.395
2022 Wage GINI in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ
0.388
2021 Wage GINI in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ

In 2022, the income inequality in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ was 0.395 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.93% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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--Paterson PUMA, NJ have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, 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 New Jersey see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1,179 patients).

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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 Passaic County--Paterson PUMA, NJ grew by 1.43% from 19% to 19.3%.

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