Passaic, New Jersey Population 2021

69,245
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Passaic is a city located in Passaic County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 69,245, it is the 8th largest city in New Jersey and the 539th largest city in the United States . Passaic is currently declining at a rate of -0.33% annually and its population has decreased by -0.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 69,781 in 2010. Passaic reached it's highest population of 70,240 in 2014. Spanning over 3 miles, Passaic has a population density of 22,102 people per square mile.

The average household income in Passaic is $60,733 with a poverty rate of 28.64%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,183 per month, and the median house value is $332,700. The median age in Passaic is 30.1 years, 29.4 years for males, and 30.9 years for females.

Passaic Demographics

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

  • White: 64.64%
  • Other race: 21.90%
  • Black or African American: 8.11%
  • Asian: 2.80%
  • Two or more races: 1.91%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Passaic, New Jersey is 69,245 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 69,932.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 69,781.

Passaic, New Jersey Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,25864.64%
Some Other Race15,33421.90%
Black or African American5,6778.11%
Asian1,9632.80%
Two or More Races1,3401.91%
American Indian and Alaska Native4380.63%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander90.01%
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Passaic Population by Race

Passaic Population Pyramid $2021

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Passaic Median Age

30.1


Total

29.4


Male

30.9


Female

Passaic Adults

There are 47,480 adults, (6,217 of whom are seniors) in Passaic.

Passaic Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Passaic Sex Ratio

Female

35,003

49.99%

Male

35,016

50.01%

Passaic Population by Age

Passaic Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Passaic Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married33.7%66.3%
All22.3%77.7%
Non Family18.6%81.4%
Male15%85%
Female10.2%89.8%

22.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Passaic Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,8273.5122.3
Married8,0554.4433.7
Non Family5,1061.2218.6
Female5,0734.3110.2
Male1,5933.6615

4.11

Average Family Size

3.51

Average Household Size

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Passaic Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8,19920.41%
9th to 12th Grade5,17712.89%
High School Graduate14,20535.37%
Some College4,71211.73%
Associates Degree1,5763.92%
Bachelors Degree4,22010.51%
Graduate Degree2,0755.17%
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Passaic Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Passaic Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic29,21117,3322,286
Other Race8,3925,158524
White5,8535,2202,900
Black4,0693,350468
Asian1,5661,275727
2+ Races548371118
Native American24616338
Islander99

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 49.55%.

Passaic Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,221$31,068$24,118
Less Than 9th Grade$21,547$24,375$16,798
High School Graduate$26,486$30,926$21,664
Some College$32,014$32,539$31,646
Bachelors Degree$42,500$47,333$33,701
Graduate Degree$54,105$77,331$42,550

$27,221

Average Earnings

$31,068

Average Male

$24,118

Average Female

Passaic Earnings by Educational Attainment

Passaic Language by Age

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Passaic Language

24.48% of Passaic residents speak only English, while 75.52% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 70.36% of the population.

Passaic Language

Passaic Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic52,20217,31133.16%
Other15,3024,65630.43%
White10,6611,33812.55%
Black5,6221,19421.24%
Asian1,96128314.43%
Multiple1,33727220.34%
Native43811025.11%
Islander99100.00%

28.64%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.94%

Male Poverty Rate

31.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Passaic

The race most likely to be in poverty in Passaic is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Passaic is White, with 12.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.57%.

Passaic Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.80%
High School21.55%
Some College12.88%
Bachelors or Greater8.00%

Passaic Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.34%
Male Unemployed23.18%
Female Employed14.55%
Male Employed10.82%

Passaic Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Passaic Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,865$60,733
Families$44,623$66,238
Married Families$60,931-
Non Families$21,450$33,248
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Income by Household Type

Passaic Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.0%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Passaic Married by Age and Sex

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Passaic Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Passaic Marital Status by Race

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Passaic Marital Status

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696

Number of Veterans

683

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam314
First Gulf War110
Second Gulf War105
Korea14
World War II10

Passaic Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74232
35 to 54151
75+148
55 to 6487
18 to 3478

Passaic Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4571.53%
Hispanic2590.74%
Black1523.36%
Other Race460.45%
Asian331.89%
2+ Races80.91%

Passaic Veterans by Race

Passaic Veterans by Education

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8.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.91%

Veteran Disability Rate

Passaic Veterans by Education

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62%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Passaic Employment by Age

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Passaic Employment by Race

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Passaic Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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43.78%

Born in Passaic

61.19%

Native Born

38.81%

Foreign Born

22.85%

Non Citizen

15.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

61.19% of Passaic residents were born in the United States, with 43.78% having been born in New Jersey. 22.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Passaic Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202169,245-229-0.33%
202069,474-229-0.33%
201969,703-229-0.33%
201869,932-191-0.27%
201770,123-7-0.01%
201670,130-107-0.15%
201570,237-3-0.00%
201470,2401590.23%
201370,0811150.16%
201269,966-178-0.25%
201170,1442830.41%
201069,8612,0000.29%
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%

Passaic Population by Year