Paterson, New Jersey Population 2021

144,511
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Paterson Demographics

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

  • Other race: 35.11%
  • White: 30.29%
  • Black or African American: 26.06%
  • Asian: 4.60%
  • Two or more races: 3.82%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Paterson, New Jersey is 144,511based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 145,594.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 146,199.

Paterson, New Jersey Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Some Other Race51,15435.11%
White44,13430.29%
Black or African American37,97526.06%
Asian6,7074.60%
Two or More Races5,5673.82%
American Indian and Alaska Native1450.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.02%
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Paterson Population By Race

Paterson Population Pyramid 2021

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Paterson Median Age

33.5


Total

32.6


Male

34.6


Female

Paterson Adults

There are 105,984 adults, (16,473 of whom are seniors) in Paterson.

Paterson Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Paterson Sex Ratio

Mujer

74,894

51.40%

Masculino

70,816

48.60%

Paterson Population by Age

Paterson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paterson Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married40.6%59.4%
All26.1%73.9%
Masculino25.9%74.1%
Non Family17.7%82.3%
Mujer16.3%83.7%

26.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paterson Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All45,0463.1926.1
Married16,0374.0840.6
Mujer12,9803.8316.3
Non Family12,3381.2317.7
Masculino3,6913.5825.9

3.78

Average Family Size

3.19

Average Household Size

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Paterson Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,94214.10%
9th to 12th Grade10,18211.09%
High School Graduate39,79243.35%
Some College15,57016.96%
Associates Degree3,1023.38%
Bachelors Degree8,3069.05%
Graduate Degree1,8912.06%
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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
Hispanic54,02937,2205,042
Other Race30,37420,2681,968
Black25,00821,5022,652
White8,9686,9551,540
Asian3,9033,0481,021
2+ Races2,7152,020311
Native American125839
Islander13

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 85.98%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 26.16%.

Paterson Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$31,261$34,671$26,990
Less Than 9th Grade$22,554$26,403$19,032
High School Graduate$28,837$32,333$23,711
Some College$37,154$40,801$35,134
Bachelors Degree$41,783$46,778$37,961
Graduate Degree$55,278$49,250$61,607

$31,261

Average Earnings

$34,671

Average Male

$26,990

Average Female

Paterson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paterson Language by Age

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Paterson Language

36.24% of Paterson residents speak only English, while 63.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 55.00% of the population.

Paterson Language

Paterson Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic88,15023,61826.79%
Other50,95613,54926.59%
Black37,4299,73726.01%
White12,0993,37827.92%
Asian6,6751,67925.15%
Multiple5,5621,62229.16%
Native1455638.62%

26.60%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.28%

Male Poverty Rate

28.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paterson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paterson is Native, with 38.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paterson is Asian, with 25.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.43%.

Paterson Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.93%
High School22.33%
Some College15.00%
Bachelors or Greater11.66%

Paterson Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed46.07%
Male Unemployed30.87%
Female Employed12.70%
Male Employed8.81%

Paterson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paterson Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,360$56,398
Families$46,974$61,956
Married Families$61,815$77,481
Non Families$19,708$33,591
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Income by Household Type

Paterson Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

35.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.8%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Paterson Marital Status by Race

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Paterson Marital Status

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1,505

Number of Veterans

1,309

Male Veterans

196

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam464
Second Gulf War272
First Gulf War207
Korea74
World War II47

Paterson Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74428
35 to 54353
55 to 64347
75+285
18 to 3492

Paterson Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6571.97%
Black6042.11%
Hispanic3630.58%
Other Race1410.39%
2+ Races702.05%
Asian210.47%
Native American129.60%

Paterson Veterans by Race

Paterson Veterans by Education

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14.28%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paterson Veterans by Education

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60.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

4.8%

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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46.30%

Born in Paterson

59.37%

Native Born

40.63%

Foreign Born

20.82%

Non Citizen

19.82%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

59.37% of Paterson residents were born in the United States, with 46.30% having been born in New Jersey. 20.82% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021144,511-361-0.25%
2020144,872-361-0.25%
2019145,233-361-0.25%
2018145,594-421-0.29%
2017146,0152420.17%
2016145,773-155-0.11%
2015145,928170.01%
2014145,911-138-0.09%
2013146,049-62-0.04%
2012146,1115180.36%
2011145,593-798-0.55%
2010146,391-2,831-0.19%
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%

Paterson Population by Year