Passaic County NJ Information


Passaic County Subdivisions

Passaic County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 518,361
Daytime Population: Workers 193,507
Daytime Population: Residents 280,303
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 473,810
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 507,324
Population in Familes 431,479
Population in Group Qrtrs 11,037
Population Density2 2,808
Diversity Index3 81


Median Household Income $58,331
Average Household Income $85,080
Per Capita Income $28,597


Total Housing Units 179,688 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88,113 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 82,451 (45.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 9,124 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $365,223
Average Home Value $399,773


Total Households 170,564
Average Household Size 2.97
Family Households 123,392
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.46% 0.45%
Households 0.31% 0.36%
Families 0.29% 0.35%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.5%


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, 2017 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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