Passaic County NJ Information


Passaic County Subdivisions

Passaic County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 514,104
Population in Households 503,069
Population in Familes 427,353
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,035
Population Density1 2,785
Diversity Index2 80


Total Households 169,637
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 122,670
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 179,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88,310 (49.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 81,327 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,906 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $359,991
Average Home Value $393,038


Median Household Income $58,140
Average Household Income $82,998
Per Capita Income $27,993
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.51%
Households 0.27% 0.43%
Families 0.24% 0.41%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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, 2016 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 Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 62nd
Population Density1 # 5 81st
Diversity Index2 # 2 95th
Median Household Income # 16 29th
Per Capita Income # 20 10th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.