Paterson, New Jersey Population 2022

162,438
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Paterson is a city located in Passaic County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 162,438, it is the 3rd largest city in New Jersey and the 169th largest city in the United States. Paterson is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 1.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 159,732 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Paterson has a population density of 19,308 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paterson is $56,398 with a poverty rate of 25.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Paterson is 33.5 years, 32.6 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.

Paterson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Patersonwas:

  • Other race: 34.58%
  • White: 27.17%
  • Black or African American: 25.71%
  • Two or more races: 7.86%
  • Asian: 4.48%
  • Native American: 0.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Paterson, New Jersey is 162,438 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 159,732.

Paterson, New Jersey Population 2022

Population by Race

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Paterson Population by Race

Paterson Population Pyramid 2022

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Paterson Median Age

33.4


Total

32.2


Male

34.8


Female

Paterson Adults

There are 106,159 adults, (17,023 of whom are seniors) in Paterson.

Paterson Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Paterson Sex Ratio

Female

74,471

51.19%

Male

71,013

48.81%

Paterson Population by Age

Paterson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paterson Household Types

26.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paterson Households and Families

3.65

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

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Paterson Households by Type

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Paterson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paterson Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 87.02%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 27.52%.

Paterson Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,755

Average Earnings

$35,697

Average Male

$27,088

Average Female

Paterson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paterson Language by Age

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Paterson Language

34.88% of Paterson residents speak only English, while 65.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 56.12% of the population.

Paterson Language

Paterson Poverty by Race

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25.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.56%

Male Poverty Rate

26.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paterson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paterson is Native, with 59.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paterson is Hispanic, with 25.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 39.94%.

Paterson Poverty

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Paterson Poverty Rate by Education

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Paterson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paterson Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Paterson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

31.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Paterson Married by Age and Sex

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Paterson 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 35-44.

Paterson Marital Status by Race

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Paterson Marital Status

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1,682

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Paterson Veterans by War

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Paterson Veterans by Age

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Paterson Veterans by Race

Paterson Veterans by Education

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9.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paterson Veterans by Education

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61.9%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Paterson Employment by Age

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Paterson Employment by Race

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Paterson 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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44.49%

Born in Paterson

57.50%

Native Born

42.50%

Foreign Born

21.67%

Non Citizen

20.83%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.50% of Paterson residents were born in the United States, with 44.49% having been born in New Jersey. 21.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Paterson Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Paterson Population by Year