Paterson, New Jersey Population 2018

Paterson, New Jersey's estimated population is 148,678 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Paterson, New Jersey is the 3rd largest city in New Jersey based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 17672.05 people/mi² (6823.18 people/km²), with a household density of 2273.00 people/km² (5887.08 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 33 years, 32.2 years for males, and 33.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.8 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 49,529 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.4%, with a median rent of $1122/month. The median house has 4.4 rooms, and has a value of $236,000.

The median income for households in Paterson, New Jersey is $34,042, while the mean household income is $49,524. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017148,6786470.44%
2016148,0312020.14%
2015147,8292240.15%
2014147,6052920.20%
2013147,3133690.25%
2012146,9449630.66%
2011145,981-518-0.35%
2010146,499-2,723-0.18%
2000149,2228,3310.58%
1990140,8912,9210.21%
1980137,970-6,854-0.48%
1970144,8241,1610.08%
1960143,6634,3270.31%
1950139,336-320-0.02%
1940139,6561,1430.08%
1930138,5132,6380.19%
1920135,87510,2750.79%
1910125,60020,4291.79%
1900105,17126,8242.99%
189078,34727,3164.38%
188051,03117,4524.27%
187033,57913,9935.54%
186019,5868,2525.62%
185011,3343,7384.08%
18407,5960.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White48,471
Black or African American43,140
Some Other Race39,930
Two or More Races9,617
Asian5,505
American Indian and Alaska Native231

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Paterson Nj Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Paterson Nj Median Age

33


Total

32.2


Male

33.9


Female

Paterson Nj Adults

There are 107,673 adults, (15,130 of which are seniors) in Paterson Nj.

Paterson Nj Age Dependency

58.5

Age Dependency Ratio

16.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Paterson Nj Sex Ratio

Female

76,182

51.86%

Male

70,712

48.14%

Paterson Nj Households and Families

Paterson Nj Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Paterson Nj Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married43.4%56.6%
All26.2%73.8%
Male17.9%82.1%
Female17.6%82.4%
Non Family16.7%83.3%

26.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paterson Nj Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All43,7693.326.2
Married15,0824.1343.4
Female13,1734.0117.6
Non Family12,0641.2816.7
Male3,4504.0617.9

3.93

Average Family Size

3.3

Average Household Size

6.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Paterson Nj Households

Paterson Nj Education

Paterson Nj Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade14,17515.51%
9th to 12th Grade11,96213.09%
High School Graduate36,60940.06%
Some College14,99316.41%
Associates Degree4,1324.52%
Bachelors Degree6,7787.42%
Graduate Degree2,7282.99%

Paterson Nj Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic53,93234,8484,200
Black27,25022,0352,789
Other Race23,53914,8141,496
White9,0917,0971,669
Multiple Races4,8063,116433
Asian2,9442,222971
Native American194150

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 80.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 32.98%.

Paterson Nj Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,108$31,079$25,123
Less Than High School$20,875$24,325$17,472
High School Grad$27,432$31,558$22,796
Some College$30,506$34,471$28,303
Bachelors Degree$37,274$37,986$37,072
Graduate Degree$51,329$47,292$53,897

$28,108

Average Earnings

$31,079

Average Male

$25,123

Average Female

Paterson Nj Language

Paterson Nj Language by Age

Paterson Nj Language

38.18% of Paterson Nj residents speak only English, while 61.82% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 53.70% of the population.

Paterson Nj Poverty

Paterson Nj Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic88,09724,31527.60%
Black42,55112,42529.20%
Other39,84911,89129.84%
White12,3064,14333.67%
Multiple9,5232,82729.69%
Asian5,4991,88634.30%
Native23111549.78%

29.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.51%

Male Poverty Rate

31.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paterson Nj

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paterson Nj is Native, with 49.78% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paterson Nj is Hispanic, with 27.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.66%.

Paterson Nj Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.90%
High School23.56%
Some College20.33%
Bachelors or Greater10.89%

Paterson Nj Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed38.26%
Female Unemployed35.68%
Female Employed12.37%
Male Employed9.83%

Paterson Nj Income

Paterson Nj Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,042$49,524
Families$38,006$53,814
Married Families$51,954$68,646
Non Families$17,013$31,231

Paterson Nj Marital Status

Paterson Nj Marital Status

Marriage Rates

33.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.4%

Male Marriage Rate

30.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Paterson Nj Married by Age and Sex

Paterson Nj Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Paterson Nj Marital Status by Race

Paterson Nj Veterans

Paterson Nj Veterans by War

2,061

Number of Veterans

1,888

Male Veterans

173

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam573
Second Gulf War286
First Gulf War281
Korea138
World War II103

Paterson Nj Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
55 to 64527
35 to 54471
75+466
65 to 74362
18 to 34235

Paterson Nj Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9672.57%
Black7912.48%
Hispanic7411.16%
Other1910.67%
2 or More961.63%
Asian100.27%
Indian63.00%

Paterson Nj Veterans by Education

18.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paterson Nj Employment Status

Paterson Nj Employment by Age

57%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Paterson Nj Employment by Race

Paterson Nj Employment by Education

Paterson Nj Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.19%

Born in New Jersey

64.87%

Native Born

35.13%

Foreign Born

17.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

64.87% of Paterson Nj residents were born in the United States, with 47.19% having been born in New Jersey. 17.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.