Paterson, NJ 07503 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 07503: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Paterson, NJ 07503

Not Acceptable, USPS
South Paterson, NJ 07503

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 670
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,590
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 689
  • County: Passaic County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.898, Longitude -74.157
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Paterson, NJ 07503 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 18,975
Population in Households 18,952
Population in Familes 16,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density1 10,678
Diversity Index2 85


Total Households 5,656
Average Household Size 3.35
Family Households 4,176
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 6,209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,699 (27.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,957 (63.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 553 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $285,765
Average Home Value $293,658


Median Household Income $40,051
Average Household Income $53,416
Per Capita Income $15,968
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.59%
Households 0.26% 0.46%
Families 0.24% 0.44%
Median Household Income   -0.45%
Per Capita Income   0.57%
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.

Paterson, NJ 07503 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 07503 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 175 70th
Population Density1 # 51 91st
Diversity Index2 # 27 96th
Median Household Income # 541 7th
Per Capita Income # 557 4th

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