Passaic, New Jersey Population 2020

69,816

Passaic is a city located in New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 69,816, it is the 8th largest city in New Jersey and the 533rd largest city in the United States. Passaic is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually but its population has increased by 0.05% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 69,781 in 2010. Passaic reached it's highest population of 70,267 in 2014. Spanning over 3 miles, Passaic has a population density of 22,285 people per square mile.

The average household income in Passaic is $56,383 with a poverty rate of 31.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,177 per month, and the median house value is $325,800. The median age in Passaic is 30.5 years, 29.3 years for males, and 31.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 105.1 males.

Passaic Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Passaic was:

  • White: 57.82%
  • Other race: 27.97%
  • Black or African American: 8.18%
  • Asian: 2.92%
  • Two or more races: 2.16%
  • Native American: 0.93%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Passaic, New Jersey is 69,816, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 69,948.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 69,781.

Passaic, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White40,55057.82%
Some Other Race19,61827.97%
Black or African American5,7358.18%
Asian2,0492.92%
Two or More Races1,5162.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native6500.93%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.02%

Passaic Population Pyramid 2020

Passaic Median Age

30.5


Total

29.3


Male

31.7


Female

Passaic Adults

There are 47,732 adults, (6,496 of whom are seniors) in Passaic.

Passaic Age Dependency

70.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Passaic Sex Ratio

Female

34,201

48.77%

Male

35,930

51.23%

Passaic Households and Families

Passaic Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Passaic Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married32.6%67.4%
All22.8%77.2%
Non Family21.1%78.9%
Male15.9%84.1%
Female10%90%

22.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,6463.5522.8
Married8,1844.4132.6
Non Family5,1231.221.1
Female4,6764.5310
Male1,6633.815.9

4.18

Average Family Size

3.55

Average Household Size

8.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Passaic Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,73221.46%
9th to 12th Grade5,07012.46%
High School Graduate13,80333.93%
Some College5,06012.44%
Associates Degree1,5703.86%
Bachelors Degree4,23310.40%
Graduate Degree2,2185.45%

Passaic Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic29,18517,0062,260
Other Race10,9196,309698
White6,3035,6633,063
Black4,0463,206375
Asian1,6601,356758
Multiple Races67941973
Native American367200115

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.85%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 48.60%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,861$30,464$22,802
Less Than High School$20,838$23,018$16,330
High School Grad$26,060$28,958$21,323
Some College$31,762$34,307$27,997
Bachelors Degree$40,405$47,119$29,819
Graduate Degree$60,197$75,933$38,417

$26,861

Average Earnings

$30,464

Average Male

$22,802

Average Female

Passaic Language

Passaic Language by Age

Passaic Language

24.05% of Passaic residents speak only English, while 75.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 70.32% of the population.

Passaic Poverty

Passaic Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic51,55519,41937.67%
Other19,5797,65939.12%
White11,2141,51313.49%
Black5,6701,34623.74%
Multiple1,51540226.53%
Native65031949.08%
Asian2,04825512.45%

31.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.85%

Male Poverty Rate

35.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Passaic

The race most likely to be in poverty in Passaic is Native, with 49.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Passaic is Asian, with 12.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 46.50%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.22%
High School24.07%
Some College15.00%
Bachelors or Greater6.56%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed38.99%
Male Unemployed24.82%
Female Employed16.31%
Male Employed11.50%

Passaic Income

Passaic Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$36,226$56,383
Families$40,146$61,567
Married Families$53,233-
Non Families$19,745$31,361

Passaic Marital Status

Passaic Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

36.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Passaic Married by Age and Sex

Passaic Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Passaic Marital Status by Race

Passaic Veterans

799

Number of Veterans

785

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam373
First Gulf War132
Second Gulf War127
World War II35
Korea23
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74263
35 to 54160
75+158
55 to 64115
18 to 34103
Name Veterans % of Total
White4641.73%
Hispanic2790.81%
Black2004.39%
Other700.54%
Asian321.74%
2 or More201.94%
Hawaiian13100.00%

$Passaic Veterans by Education

8.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Passaic Employment Status

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Passaic 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

43.37%

Born in New Jersey

61.49%

Native Born

38.51%

Foreign Born

20.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

61.49% of Passaic residents were born in the United States, with 43.37% having been born in New Jersey. 20.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202069,816-66-0.09%
201969,882-66-0.09%
201869,948-72-0.10%
201770,020-66-0.09%
201670,086-142-0.20%
201570,228-39-0.06%
201470,2671690.24%
201370,0981210.17%
201269,977-168-0.24%
201170,1452810.40%
201069,8642,0030.29%
200067,8619,8201.58%
199058,0415,5781.02%
198052,463-2,661-0.49%
197055,1241,1610.21%
196053,963-3,739-0.67%
195057,702-3,692-0.62%
194061,394-1,565-0.25%
193062,959-882-0.14%
192063,8419,0681.54%
191054,77326,9967.03%
190027,77714,7497.87%
189013,0286,4967.15%
18806,5320.00%