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Passaic, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Passaic is the 9th largest city in New Jersey with a population of 71,322 as of July 1, 2016. Passaic ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Passaic is located at latitude 40.8564 and longitude -74.1269 in Passaic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Passaic (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Passaic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The City of Passaic (GNIS ID: 885342) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Passaic population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Passaic: Acquackanonk, Acquackanonk Bridge, Acquackanonk Landing, Aqueyquinunke, Haquequenunck.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 71,322
Population in Households 70,864
Population in Familes 59,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 458
Population Density1 22,665
Diversity Index2 88
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 19,652
Average Household Size 3.61
Family Households 14,755
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 20,923 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,521 (21.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,131 (72.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,271 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $316,504
Average Home Value $335,184
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,961
Average Household Income $48,370
Per Capita Income $13,569
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.49%
Households 0.2% 0.4%
Families 0.18% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.59%
Per Capita Income   0.52%
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, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Passaic to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 99th
Population Density1 # 7 99th
Diversity Index2 # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 533 2nd
Per Capita Income # 540 1st

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