Passaic County, New Jersey Population 2024

505,118

Passaic County, New Jersey's estimated 2024 population is 505,118 with a growth rate of -0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Passaic County, New Jersey is the 10th largest county in New Jersey. The 2010 population was 502,010 and has seen a growth of 0.62% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029483,073-4,409-0.9%
2028487,482-4,409-0.9%
2027491,891-4,409-0.89%
2026496,300-4,409-0.88%
2025500,709-4,409-0.87%
2024505,118-4,409-0.87%
2023509,527-4,409-0.86%
2022513,936-4,409-0.85%
2021518,345-5,061-0.97%
2020523,40621,5684.3%
2019501,838-1,354-0.27%
2018503,192-1,211-0.24%
2017504,4034020.08%
2016504,001-555-0.11%
2015504,556730.01%
2014504,4836680.13%
2013503,8152840.06%
2012503,5312740.05%
2011503,2571,2470.25%
2010502,010
1990453,0605,4751.22%
1980447,585-13,197-2.86%
1970460,78254,16413.32%
1960406,61869,52520.62%
1950337,09327,7408.97%
1940309,3537,2242.39%
1930302,12942,95516.57%
1920259,17443,27220.04%
1910215,90260,70039.11%
1900155,20250,15647.75%
1890105,04636,18652.55%
188068,86022,44448.35%
187046,41617,40359.98%
186029,0136,44428.55%
185022,5695,83534.87%
184016,734-466,339-96.54%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.87% (-4,409)
County Website
Passaic County
County Seat
2010 Population
502,010
Area
186 mi²
Density
2716 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
0.62% (3,108)
Founded
February 7, 1837

Passaic County, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White263,23450.62%
Other race90,64917.43%
Two or more races80,18215.42%
Black or African American55,83110.74%
Asian28,3695.46%
Native American1,5420.3%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1790.03%
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White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Passaic County, New Jersey Population by Race

Passaic County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2024

Passaic County, New Jersey Median Age

37.8

Total

36.5

Male

39

Female

Passaic County, New Jersey Adults

There are 396,953 adults, (78,440 of whom are seniors) in Passaic County, New Jersey.

Passaic County, New Jersey Age Dependency

63.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Passaic County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female264,20650.81%
Male255,78049.19%

Passaic County, New Jersey Population by Age

Passaic County, New Jersey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All177,2092.8952.447.6
Married83,4113.5569.730.3
Non Family49,4141.214159
Female32,7053.6330.269.8
Male11,6793.1439.260.8
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3.42

Average Family Size

2.89

Average Household Size

52.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Passaic County, New Jersey Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Passaic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Passaic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.32%.

Passaic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$48,873

Average Earnings

$54,956

Average Male

$42,326

Average Female

Passaic County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Passaic County, New Jersey Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Passaic County, New Jersey Language

49.77% of Passaic County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 50.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 36.73% of the population.

Passaic County, New Jersey Language

Passaic County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic222,79143,69519.61%
Multiple79,46016,83921.19%
Other90,32915,74517.43%
White201,31911,7145.82%
Black54,13710,52519.44%
Asian27,9622,5889.26%
Native1,53123615.41%
Islander1793418.99%
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13.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.37%

Male Poverty Rate

14.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Passaic County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Passaic County, New Jersey is Multiple, with 21.19% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Passaic County, New Jersey is White, with 5.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.81%.

Passaic County, New Jersey Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.49%
High School13.36%
Some College9.02%
Bachelors or Greater3.43%
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Passaic County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed23.95%
Female Unemployed20.82%
Female Employed5.45%
Male Employed4.11%
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Passaic County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Passaic County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Passaic County, New Jersey Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Passaic County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Passaic County, New Jersey 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.

Passaic County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Passaic County, New Jersey Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,395

Number of Veterans

10,733

Male Veterans

662

Female Veterans

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Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by War

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Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

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Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.7%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.6%

Labor Force Participation

61.3%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Passaic County, New Jersey Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Passaic County, New Jersey Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Passaic County, New Jersey Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

50.96%

Born in Passaic County, New Jersey

67.54%

Native Born

32.46%

Foreign Born

14.51%

Non Citizen

17.96%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

67.54% of Passaic County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 50.96% having been born in New Jersey. 14.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Passaic County, New Jersey Place of Birth

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