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Passaic County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2016: 507,945 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 489,049 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 66,925
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 24,900
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 91,171
Renter-occupied apartments: 74,960 (it was 72,685 in 2000)
% of renters here:

44%
State:

35%

Land area: 185 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 2741 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Passaic County: 121.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.2%), Educational, health and social services (19.1%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Passaic County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (41.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (41.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.4%)
  • Asian alone (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Some other race alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  36.7 years
New Jersey median age:  39.5 years
Males: 247,924  (48.8%)
Females: 260,021  (51.2%)

Passaic County,NJ real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Passaic County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,016 ($49,210 in 1999)

This county:

$62,016
New Jersey:

$76,126

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,088 (lower quartile is $876, upper quartile is $1,328)
This county:

$1088
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $339,900 (it was $185,300 in 2000)
Passaic:

$339,900
New Jersey:

$328,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $256,100 - $442,500

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $384,998
Here:

$384,998
State:

$401,764

Townhouses or other attached units: $349,340
Here:

$349,340
State:

$266,552

In 2-unit structures: $287,941
Here:

$287,941
State:

$327,480

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $258,495
Here:

$258,495
State:

$297,734

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $300,900
Here:

$300,900
State:

$275,779

Mobile homes: $127,032
Here:

$127,032
State:

$82,857
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,467
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,163

Institutionalized population: 3,291
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Health of residents in Passaic County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
66.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
43.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
73.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
71.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 190 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.
11.4% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 341 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2001: 423 buildings, average cost: $105,500
  • 2002: 571 buildings, average cost: $106,900
  • 2003: 741 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2004: 437 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2005: 230 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2006: 375 buildings, average cost: $155,900
  • 2007: 265 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2008: 208 buildings, average cost: $173,900
  • 2009: 147 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2010: 156 buildings, average cost: $180,300
  • 2011: 166 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2012: 162 buildings, average cost: $185,100
  • 2013: 256 buildings, average cost: $177,900
  • 2014: 172 buildings, average cost: $180,100
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $9,834 (2.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $9,769 (2.8%)

Passaic County household income distribution in 2013 Passaic County home values distribution in 2013 Passaic County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 17.6%
Passaic County:

17.6%
New Jersey:

10.4%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.6% for Black residents, 25.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.1% for American Indian residents, 8.5% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.5% for other race residents, 20.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 36.7 years old
(Males: 35.4 years old, Females: 38.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.6 years old, Black residents: 35.2 years old, American Indian residents: 7.8 years old, Asian residents: 38.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.8 years old, Other race residents: 31.7 years old)

Area name: Bergen-Passaic, NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Passaic County is $979 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1098 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1356 a month.

Cities in this county include: Paterson, Clifton, Passaic, Wayne, West Milford, Hawthorne, Ringwood, West Paterson, Little Falls, Pompton Lakes.

Passaic County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Passaic County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Butler County, Nebraska , Howard County, Nebraska , Suffolk County, New York , Marion County, Iowa , Warren County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 25,785
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 27.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 155,742 (52.1% naturalized citizens)

Passaic County:

30.7%
Whole state:

22.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Passaic County population
  • 30,9112010 or later
  • 43,8552000 to 2009
  • 32,5101990 to 1999
  • 39,0551980 to 1989
  • 18,0001970 to 1979
  • 17,656Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 45.5%

Passaic County marital status for males Passaic County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 72,880
  • One, attached: 9,607
  • Two: 37,758
  • 3 or 4: 18,470
  • 5 to 9: 10,728
  • 10 to 19: 8,685
  • 20 to 49: 6,103
  • 50 or more: 12,319
  • Mobile homes: 340
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 116

Housing units in Passaic County with a mortgage: 54,309 (1,430 second mortgage, 7,586 home equity loan, 143 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 29,586

Here:

65.1% with mortgage
State:

67.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Passaic County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic199,31556
Other44,39751
Evangelical Protestant20,164110
Mainline Protestant15,79683
Orthodox5,99014
Black Protestant3,61016
None211,954-
Passaic County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 212
Passaic County:

4.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 64
This county:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Passaic County:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 280
This county:

5.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Passaic County:

8.1%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Passaic County:

24.7%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.3%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Passaic County:

Average size of farms: 22 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $86,768
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 86.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.52%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $81,593
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $22,793
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.20
Vegetables: 95 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 10 acres

Earthquake activity:

Passaic County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 208.1 miles away from Passaic County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 246.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from Passaic County center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 242.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Storm, Incident Period: October 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4048: November 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 4048, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • New Jersey Remnants of Tropical Storm Lee, Incident Period: September 28, 2011 to October 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4039: October 14, 2011, FEMA Id: 4039, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1954: February 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1954, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1897: April 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 20, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1694: April 26, 2007, FEMA Id: 1694, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3257: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3257, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Passaic County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Dominican Republic (25%)
  • Mexico (12%)
  • Peru (9%)
  • Colombia (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Jamaica (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Passaic County


  • Italian (9%)
  • American (5%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Irish (2%)
  • German (1%)
  • Jamaican (1%)
  • Palestinian (1%)

Passaic County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 134,961 (72.4%)
  • Carpooled: 21,917 (11.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 9,308 (5.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 23 (0.0%)
  • Railroad: 117 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,086 (1.7%)
  • Bicycle: 1,340 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 8,777 (4.7%)
  • Worked at home: 6,783 (3.6%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Passaic County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 2,374 people in nursing homes
  • 2,034 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,916 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,704 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 498 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 410 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 252 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 215 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 209 people in religious group quarters
  • 171 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 65 people in other group homes
  • 35 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 28 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 17 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 17 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 5 people in other types of correctional institutions

People in group quarters in Passaic County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 5,476 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,088 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,019 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 746 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 620 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 540 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 236 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 110 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 92 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 49 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 25 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,949.

4.42% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


0.11% of residents moved from foreign countries ($745 average AGI)
Passaic County:

0.11%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

2.77% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($33,551 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($14,635 average AGI)
Passaic County:

1.54%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bergen County, NJ  1.16% ($52,858 average AGI)
from Essex County, NJ  0.49% ($56,911)
from Morris County, NJ  0.36% ($54,996)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.28% ($60,226)
from Bronx County, NY  0.15% ($30,104)
from New York County, NY  0.12% ($53,681)
from Sussex County, NJ  0.10% ($46,869)


5.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($49,610 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($471 average AGI)
Passaic County:

0.08%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

3.29% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($31,781 average AGI)
2.03% relocated to other states ($17,358 average AGI)
Passaic County:

2.03%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bergen County, NJ  1.32% ($47,840 average AGI)
to Essex County, NJ  0.53% ($49,775)
to Morris County, NJ  0.51% ($63,045)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.27% ($49,891)
to New York County, NY  0.13% ($56,523)
to Sussex County, NJ  0.13% ($52,504)
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.11% ($54,388)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Passaic County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Passaic County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Passaic County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Passaic County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Passaic County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Passaic County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Passaic County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Passaic County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Passaic County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 66,053 (55,969 aged, 10,084 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 17,346 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Passaic County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (5,646)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (4,448)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,289)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,781)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (1,730)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,639)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,382)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (1,306)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1,305)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,288)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,874
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 280
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 33,607

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,488
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 762
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 54.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 23.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 12.5
  • Transportation-Related, Overall - 6.7
  • Terrorism - 6.4
  • Other - 5.2

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 56.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 21.0
  • Firearm - 16.6
  • Poisoning - 9.9
  • Other - 9.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 507,945
  • In family households: 441,286 (56,932 male householders, 62,150 female householders)
    78,775 spouses, 174,492 children (168,718 natural, 1,574 adopted, 4,200 stepchildren), 15,346 grandchildren, 10,159 brothers or sisters, 15,489 parents, 15,145 other relatives, 12,798 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 57,344 (20,103 male householders (16,002 living alone)), 24,683 female householders (20,990 living alone)), 12,558 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,315

Size of family households: 41,733 2-persons, 28,686 3-persons, 27,569 4-persons, 11,824 5-persons, 5,908 6-persons, 3,362 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 36,992 1-person, 6,033 2-persons, 1,037 3-persons, 681 4-persons, 43 5-persons.

68,388 married couples with children.
37,554 single-parent households (5,977 men, 31,577 women).

51.2% of residents of Passaic speak English at home.
35.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
8.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.2% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,704,233,000 ($5,404 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $450,723,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $915,278,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $608,286,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,124,000
Federal grants: $619,167,000
Federal procurement contracts: $463,996,000 ($439,785,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $88,381,000 ($5,113,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $30,116,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $466,912,000
Federal Government insurance: $656,788,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 42,844
Here:

86 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 21,417
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23,838
Here:

+48 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -35,795
Here -72 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Passaic County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 184.25 millions of gallons per day (3% from ground, 97% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.1

Year house built in Passaic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Passaic County population
  • 1,6212014 or later
  • 1,6432010 to 2013
  • 10,3952000 to 2009
  • 10,2961990 to 1999
  • 8,2051980 to 1989
  • 17,0121970 to 1979
  • 24,7531960 to 1969
  • 36,5461950 to 1959
  • 24,6021940 to 1949
  • 41,9331939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Passaic County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Passaic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Passaic County population
  • 2701 room
  • 2402 rooms
  • 2,0403 rooms
  • 7,7184 rooms
  • 13,5365 rooms
  • 18,4596 rooms
  • 16,9307 rooms
  • 10,6878 rooms
  • 14,0159+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Passaic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Passaic County population
  • 7,3311 room
  • 3,4822 rooms
  • 16,3893 rooms
  • 24,8184 rooms
  • 17,2445 rooms
  • 7,4106 rooms
  • 1,7247 rooms
  • 5808 rooms
  • 9959+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Passaic County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Passaic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Passaic County population
  • 270no bedroom
  • 3,7091 bedroom
  • 20,6982 bedrooms
  • 34,1193 bedrooms
  • 19,9124 bedrooms
  • 5,1875+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Passaic County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Passaic County population
  • 7,507no bedroom
  • 20,0031 bedroom
  • 32,8492 bedrooms
  • 16,3243 bedrooms
  • 2,8114 bedrooms
  • 4795+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Passaic County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Passaic County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Passaic County population
  • 2,929no vehicle
  • 23,9341 vehicle
  • 35,0442 vehicles
  • 14,7093 vehicles
  • 5,2424 vehicles
  • 2,0375+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Passaic County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Passaic County population
  • 24,618no vehicle
  • 35,2941 vehicle
  • 15,5242 vehicles
  • 3,8193 vehicles
  • 5204 vehicles
  • 1985+ vehicles

92.1% of Passaic County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in New Jersey.

Passaic County:

92.1%
State average:

89.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 272,381
  • Other state: 61,594
  • Northeast: 44,609
  • Midwest: 4,438
  • South: 10,700
  • West: 1,847
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Passaic County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.0%Utility gas
  • 9.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Electricity
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 78.5%Utility gas
  • 15.9%Electricity
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,343
Here:

8.0%
New Jersey:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,951
Here:

7.1%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6,946
Here:

22.8%
New Jersey:

25.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Passaic County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $11,987,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $9,029,000
  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $12,719,000
    Regular Highways: $11,350,000
    General - Other: $5,487,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,116,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,337,000
    Other Higher Education: $962,000
    Correctional Institutions: $766,000
    Health - Other: $378,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $5,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $70,148,000
    Correctional Institutions: $69,404,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $51,154,000
    Other Higher Education: $38,695,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $29,095,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $21,160,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,342,000
    Police Protection: $11,032,000
    Health - Other: $6,124,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,057,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,133,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,791,000
    Financial Administration: $2,931,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,676,000
    Regular Highways: $2,346,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $688,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $494,000
    Parking Facilities: $478,000
    Solid Waste Management: $308,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $134,000
    Housing and Community Development: $133,000
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $12,235,000
    Corporate Bonds: $7,374,000
    Benefit Payments: $4,681,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $2,239,000
    Withdrawals: $69,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,265,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Police Protection: $1,236,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,443,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $452,000
    Financial Administration: $292,000
    Other Higher Education: $291,000
    Water Utilities: $291,000
    Police Protection: $152,000
    General Public Building: $142,000
    Parks and Recreation: $62,000
    Health - Other: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $132,270,000

Passaic County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $13,664,000
    All Other: $13,492,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,477,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $990,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $688,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $552,000
    Solid Waste Management: $272,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $10,366,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $83,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,465,000
    Education: $1,561,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $38,435,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,891,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,995,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,250,000
    Rents: $326,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $54,089,000
    Education: $30,007,000
    All Other: $27,830,000
    Health and Hospitals: $24,669,000
  • Tax - Property: $210,460,000

Passaic County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $296,221,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $295,234,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,987,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $79,644,000
    Beginning: $40,000,000

Passaic County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $65,645,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $11,938,000
    Total Federal Securities: $5,295,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,238,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 13,676
  • Number of aged recipients: 3,151
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 10,525
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,331
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,534
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 4,811
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 4,329
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 6,518
Passaic County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Passaic County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 85 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,282$270,3891,416$266,7357,329$261,284411$120,79654$2,152,870244$233,4261$221,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED143$261,413180$271,089743$255,74876$89,3423$710,00022$206,6360$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED327$250,239355$244,8003,588$278,499444$77,18914$567,143229$209,6468$210,125
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN288$263,868229$266,1051,947$281,48082$134,3178$764,00092$225,4132$119,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS123$267,55378$267,936572$284,22427$130,5561$350,00023$228,7831$89,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 67 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED228$292,50090$318,7890$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED93$303,26969$340,9861$242,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED65$284,21557$304,5960$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$301,00019$304,4210$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$351,2223$364,6672$413,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Passaic County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5,18774.6 years
Mary4,49780.8 years
Joseph3,54774.9 years
Anna2,87082.3 years
William2,82274.1 years
James1,99772.2 years
Frank1,92175.7 years
Helen1,86779.6 years
George1,68473.7 years
Margaret1,66579.8 years
Most common last names in Passaic County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith71274.5 years
Brown45470.5 years
Williams45168.7 years
Miller41074.8 years
Johnson39971.2 years
Jones27468.4 years
Jackson23369.6 years
Davis22768.0 years
Rodriguez21965.0 years
Martin21074.9 years
Businesses in Passaic County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven11Justice1
A&P3KFC4
ALDO1Kmart2
AT&T11Kohl's3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger1
Abercrombie Kids1LA Fitness2
Advance Auto Parts5La Quinta2
Aeropostale2La-Z-Boy2
American Eagle Outfitters1Lane Bryant2
Ann Taylor2Lane Furniture4
Apple Store1LensCrafters2
Applebee's2Lowe's1
AutoZone4Macy's3
Avenue3Marriott1
BMW1Marshalls2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1MasterBrand Cabinets36
Bakers1McDonald's9
Bally Total Fitness1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity4
Barnes & Noble2New Balance3
Baskin-Robbins8New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works3Nike13
Bebe1Nissan2
Bed Bath & Beyond2Office Depot2
Blockbuster4Old Navy1
Brookstone1Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1On The Border1
Burger King11Outback1
Buybuy BABY1Outback Steakhouse1
CVS13Pac Sun1
Cache1Panera Bread1
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza2
Chevrolet3Pathmark1
Chico's1Payless7
Chipotle1Penske2
Cinnabon 1PetSmart1
Circle K2Pier 1 Imports1
Coldwater Creek1Pizza Hut3
Costco2Popeyes3
Curves2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
DHL9Quiznos2
Dairy Queen4RadioShack8
Decora Cabinetry8Red Lobster1
Domino's Pizza4Red Robin1
DressBarn4Rite Aid12
Dressbarn4Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts45SONIC Drive-In1
Express1Sears4
Famous Footwear2Sephora2
Fashion Bug1Skechers USA2
FedEx58Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel7
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Staples2
Food Basics3Starbucks9
Foot Locker4Stop & Shop5
Ford2Subaru1
Forever 211Subway10
GNC10T.G.I. Driday's2
GameStop7Taco Bell3
Gap1Target1
Goodwill3The Cheesecake Factory1
Gymboree1The Limited1
H&M1The Room Place2
H&R Block12Toyota1
Harmon Face Values4Toys"R"Us5
Holiday Inn2Trader Joe's1
Hollister Co.1True Value6
Home Depot4U-Haul16
Honda1UPS83
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless4
Howard Johnson1Victoria's Secret1
Hyundai1Volkswagen1
IHOP2Walgreens7
J. Jill1Wendy's6
J.Crew1Wet Seal1
JCPenney1White Castle2
JoS. A. Bank2Wine & Spirits1
Jones New York2YMCA1
Journeys1

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