Passaic County NJ Information


Passaic County Subdivisions

Passaic County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 516,266
Population in Households 505,214
Population in Familes 431,166
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,052
Population Density1 2,797
Diversity Index2 81


Median Household Income $62,167
Average Household Income $89,437
Per Capita Income $29,977


Total Housing Units 179,332 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88,982 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 80,570 (44.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,780 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $373,753
Average Home Value $410,893


Total Households 169,552
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 122,429
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.36% 0.31%
Households 0.2% 0.23%
Families 0.16% 0.2%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.63%


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, 2018 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 Density # 5 81st
Diversity Index # 2 95th
Median Household Income # 16 29th
Per Capita Income # 20 10th

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