Passaic County, New Jersey Population 2021

Passaic County, New Jersey's estimated population is 499,112 with a growth rate of -0.27% 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 502,023 and has seen a growth of -0.58% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021499,112-1,357-0.27%
2020500,469-1,357-0.27%
2019501,826-1,357-0.27%
2018503,183-1,219-0.24%
2017504,4022550.05%
2016504,147-482-0.10%
2015504,629820.02%
2014504,5476900.14%
2013503,8572990.06%
2012503,5582940.06%
2011503,2641,2410.25%
2010502,02348,96310.81%
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%
184016,7340.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.27%
County Website
Founded
February 7, 1837
County Seat
2010 Population
502,023
Growth Since 2010
-0.58%
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Passaic County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White322,12763.96%
Some Other Race83,74216.63%
Black or African American56,39911.20%
Asian26,0845.18%
Two or More Races13,6092.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,4860.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1900.04%
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Passaic County, New Jersey Population by Race

Passaic County, New Jersey Population Pyramid $2021

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Passaic County, New Jersey Median Age

37.2


Total

35.8


Male

38.6


Female

Passaic County, New Jersey Adults

There are 383,156 adults, (71,897 of whom are seniors) in Passaic County, New Jersey.

Passaic County, New Jersey Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

23.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Passaic County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

258,305

51.29%

Male

245,332

48.71%

Passaic County, New Jersey Population by Age

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

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Passaic County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.6%31.4%
All52.7%47.3%
Non Family41.8%58.2%
Male38.2%61.8%
Female31.4%68.6%

52.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Passaic County, New Jersey Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All165,4292.9952.7
Married80,3363.6568.6
Non Family45,5801.2241.8
Female29,3763.7631.4
Male10,1373.5438.2

3.56

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

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Passaic County, New Jersey Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade30,1619.04%
9th to 12th Grade24,1157.22%
High School Graduate115,31134.54%
Some College52,73915.80%
Associates Degree17,4405.22%
Bachelors Degree63,48419.02%
Graduate Degree30,5559.15%
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Passaic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Passaic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White151,864140,67961,388
Hispanic125,33489,46817,075
Other Race50,37434,9584,453
Black36,51931,5325,051
Asian18,36616,3249,837
2+ Races6,6265,2391,662
Native American74246097
Islander12511260

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.63%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.56%.

Passaic County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,286$48,147$36,056
Less Than 9th Grade$23,618$27,904$19,354
High School Graduate$32,033$40,038$25,278
Some College$43,511$50,198$38,279
Bachelors Degree$59,372$71,060$51,749
Graduate Degree$80,925$97,774$72,648

$42,286

Average Earnings

$48,147

Average Male

$36,056

Average Female

Passaic County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Passaic County, New Jersey Language by Age

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Passaic County, New Jersey Language

51.25% of Passaic County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 48.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 35.87% of the population.

Passaic County, New Jersey Language

Passaic County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic207,26348,60323.45%
Other83,33819,87523.85%
White204,63613,9476.82%
Black54,43812,18822.39%
Multiple13,4182,56919.15%
Asian25,8342,4929.65%
Native1,48681154.58%
Islander1643722.56%

15.69%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.37%

Male Poverty Rate

16.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Passaic County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Passaic County, New Jersey is Native, with 54.58% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Passaic County, New Jersey is White, with 6.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.73%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.53%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.10%.

Passaic County, New Jersey Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.59%
High School14.07%
Some College9.30%
Bachelors or Greater3.96%

Passaic County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.15%
Male Unemployed22.64%
Female Employed6.80%
Male Employed5.28%

Passaic County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Passaic County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,688$93,352
Families$81,873$104,766
Married Families$104,278$125,893
Non Families$37,177$56,871
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Income by Household Type

Passaic County, New Jersey Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Passaic County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

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Passaic County, New Jersey 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 45-54.

Passaic County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

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Passaic County, New Jersey Marital Status

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12,569

Number of Veterans

11,980

Male Veterans

589

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,574
Korea1,532
Second Gulf War1,412
First Gulf War1,301
World War II748

Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+4,325
65 to 743,703
35 to 542,358
55 to 641,696
18 to 34487

Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White10,6384.25%
Hispanic1,3560.92%
Black1,1882.77%
Other Race3210.54%
Asian2091.02%
2+ Races2012.35%
Native American121.40%

Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

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4.78%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Passaic County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Passaic County, New Jersey Employment by Age

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Passaic County, New Jersey Employment by Race

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Passaic County, New Jersey 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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53.48%

Born in Passaic County, New Jersey

69.37%

Native Born

30.63%

Foreign Born

13.64%

Non Citizen

16.99%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.37% of Passaic County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 53.48% having been born in New Jersey. 13.64% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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