Paterson is a city located in Passaic County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 144,511, it is the 3rd largest city in New Jersey (after Newark and Jersey City) and the 185th largest city in the United States . Paterson is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -1.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 146,199 in 2010. Paterson reached it's highest population of 149,222 in 2000. Spanning over 9 miles, Paterson has a population density of 17,177 people per square mile.
The average household income in Paterson is $56,398 with a poverty rate of 26.60%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,193 per month, and the median house value is $244,200. The median age in Paterson is 33.5 years, 32.6 years for males, and 34.6 years for females.