Paterson, New Jersey Population 2022

162,438
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Paterson is a city located in Passaic County New Jersey. Paterson has a 2020 population of 162,438. 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 2010.

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 $1,213 per month, and the median house value is $257,700. 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

Race Population Percentage
White39,52427.17%
Black or African American37,40325.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native2610.18%
Asian6,5114.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander350.02%
Some Other Race50,31134.58%
Two or More Races11,4397.86%
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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

Type Owner Renter
Married39.5%60.5%
Male30.7%69.3%
All26%74%
Non Family17.6%82.4%
Female16.1%83.9%

26.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paterson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,6273.1426
Married16,2234.0239.5
Male3,8143.2830.7
Female13,6313.716.1
Non Family11,9591.2717.6

3.65

Average Family Size

3.14

Average Household Size

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Paterson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,44313.60%
9th to 12th Grade9,45410.33%
High School Graduate39,97843.68%
Some College15,65817.11%
Associates Degree3,4743.80%
Bachelors Degree8,4369.22%
Graduate Degree2,0822.27%
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Paterson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paterson Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian3,8232,8531,052
White8,2996,6471,582
2+ Races6,4854,778827
Black24,98621,7422,662
Hispanic54,59238,4455,238
Other Race30,03520,7062,120
Native American2001289
Islander13

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,755$35,697$27,088
Less Than 9th Grade$24,357$29,818$19,178
High School Graduate$28,491$33,166$24,068
Some College$37,512$40,908$35,264
Bachelors Degree$41,487$44,039$39,313
Graduate Degree$48,457$41,585$55,724

$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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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native26115659.77%
Multiple11,3513,51530.97%
White11,8733,56930.06%
Asian6,4701,66525.73%
Black36,8878,42922.85%
Other11,843NaN%
Hispanic88,84822,46225.28%

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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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.40%
High School21.46%
Some College13.71%
Bachelors or Greater12.16%

Paterson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.35%
Male Unemployed31.02%
Female Employed12.69%
Female Unemployed32.17%

Paterson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paterson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,141$60,885
Families$49,352$65,708
Married Families$67,692$79,993
Non Families$24,255$36,912
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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

War Veterans
Second Gulf War316
First Gulf War196
Vietnam544
Korea65
World War II58

Paterson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34115
35 to 54321
55 to 64355
65 to 74508
75+383

Paterson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5421.83%
Black7192.53%
Native American166.13%
Asian310.70%
Other Race1590.44%
2+ Races2152.81%
Hispanic5270.82%

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
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18407,5960.00%
185011,3343,7384.08%
186019,5868,2525.62%
187033,57913,9935.54%
188051,03117,4524.27%
189078,34727,3164.38%
1900105,17126,8242.99%
1910125,60020,4291.79%
1920135,87510,2750.79%
1930138,5132,6380.19%
1940139,6561,1430.08%
1950139,336-320-0.02%
1960143,6634,3270.31%
1970144,8241,1610.08%
1980137,970-6,854-0.48%
1990140,8912,9210.21%
2000149,2228,3310.58%
2010146,199-3,023-0.20%
2011147,5521,3530.93%
2012148,9051,3530.92%
2013150,2581,3530.91%
2014151,6111,3530.90%
2015152,9641,3530.89%
2016154,3171,3530.88%
2017155,6701,3530.88%
2018157,0231,3530.87%
2019158,3761,3530.86%
2020159,7321,3560.86%
2021161,0851,3530.85%
2022162,4381,3530.84%

Paterson Population by Year