Paterson is a city located in Passaic County, New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 145,871, it is the 3rd largest city in New Jersey (after Newark and Jersey City) and the 179th largest city in the United States. Paterson is currently growing at a rate of 0.08% annually but its population has decreased by -0.22% 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 17,338 people per square mile.
The average household income in Paterson is $53,810 with a poverty rate of 28.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,175 per month, and the median house value is $237,500. The median age in Paterson is 33.3 years, 32.1 years for males, and 34.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.1 males.