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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 72,385 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 72,385
Daytime Population: Workers 17,440
Daytime Population: Residents 44,623
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 62,063
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 71,927
Population in Familes 60,937
Population in Group Qrtrs 458
Population Density2 23,003
Diversity Index3 88


Median Household Income $32,051
Average Household Income $48,732
Per Capita Income $13,620


Total Housing Units 20,858 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,460 (21.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,418 (73.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 980 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $326,230
Average Home Value $342,729


Total Households 19,878
Average Household Size 3.62
Family Households 14,937
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 0.51% 0.48%
Households 0.33% 0.38%
Families 0.32% 0.38%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 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 99th
Population Density # 7 99th
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 531 3rd
Per Capita Income # 540 1st

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