Passaic County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 505,969
Population in Households 494,941
Population in Familes 420,603
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,028
Population Density1 2,741
Diversity Index2 79
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 167,977
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 121,465
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 177,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89,711 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 78,266 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,846 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $325,136
Average Home Value $362,995
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,643
Average Household Income $77,480
Per Capita Income $26,103
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-20142014-2019
Population 0.22% 0.34%
Households 0.17% 0.34%
Families 0.12% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.89%
Per Capita Income   2.89%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Passaic County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Passaic County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable DescriptionRankPercentile
Total Population # 9 62nd
Population Density1 # 5 81st
Diversity Index2 # 2 95th
Median Household Income # 18 19th
Per Capita Income # 20 10th

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