Paterson, NJ Population

By | June 21, 2019

Population: 149,222. Estimated population in July 2020: 149,843 (+0.4% change)
Males: 72,473 (48.6%), Females: 76,749 (51.4%)

Passaic County

Median resident age: 30.5 years
Median household income: $32,778
Median house value: $137,500

Races in Paterson:

  • Hispanic (50.1%)
  • Black (32.9%)
  • Other race (27.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (13.2%)
  • Two or more races (6.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (4.7%), West Indian (3.7%), United States (3.2%), Arab (1.8%), Irish (1.6%), Subsaharan African (1.3%).

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 8.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Paterson

  • High school or higher: 58.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paterson city

  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

32.8% Foreign born (27.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -8,395 (-5.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Paterson:

  • BARNERT HOSPITAL (680 BROADWAY)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (703 MAIN ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Paterson:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Paterson:

  • TETERBORO (about 10 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; Abbreviation: TEB)
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 16 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Abbreviation: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 19 miles; NEW YORK, NY; Abbreviation: JRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Paterson:

Amtrak stations near Paterson:

  • 13 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 17 miles: NEW YORK (PENN STA) (NEW YORK, 7TH AVE. & W. 32ND ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Paterson:

  • PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,452; Location: ONE COLLEGE BLVD; Public; Website: www.pccc.cc.nj.us)
  • FINANCIAL SUPERMARKETS INC (Location: 100 N 6TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • PATERSON TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Location: 51 MARKET ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Paterson:

  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 10,226)
  • WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (about 7 miles; WAYNE, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 8,017)
  • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; PARAMUS, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 7,733)
  • FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY-ALL CAMPUSES (about 11 miles; TEANECK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,482)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (about 11 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 4,134)
  • RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (about 12 miles; MAHWAH, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 4,076)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (about 13 miles; NEWARK, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 6,878)

Schools

Public high schools in Paterson:

  • EASTSIDE HIGH (Students: 3,141; Location: 150 PARK AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH (Students: 2,676; Location: 61-127 PREAKNESS AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ROSA PARKS ARTS HIGH SCH (Students: 245; Location: 413 12TH AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Paterson:

  • PATERSON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHL (Students: 465; Location: 764 ELEVENTH AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • DON BOSCO TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOO (Students: 226; Location: 202 UNION AVENUE; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Paterson:

  • NUMBER 18 (Students: 1,218; Location: 51 E. 18TH STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING (Students: 1,210; Location: 851 E. 28TH STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 9 (Students: 1,202; Location: 6 TIMOTHY STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 5 (Students: 1,201; Location: 430 TOTOWA AVENUE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 15 (Students: 1,039; Location: 98 OAK STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 27 (Students: 881; Location: 250 RICHMOND AVE.; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 13 (Students: 841; Location: 690 EAST 23RD ST.; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 21 (Students: 824; Location: 322 TENTH AVENUE; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 10 (Students: 801; Location: 48 MERCER STREET; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NUMBER 25 (Students: 733; Location: TRENTON AVENUE; Grades: KG – 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Paterson:

  • ST GEORGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 30 MICHIGAN AVENUE; Grades: KG – 8)
  • ST THERESE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 765 14TH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 95 SHERMAN AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 186 BUTLER STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 277 6TH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST GERARD (Students: 269; Location: 10 18 CARRELTON DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 144 BEECH STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • PATERSON COME-UNITY (Students: 200; Location: 535 MARTIN LUTHER KING’S WAY; Grades: PK – 8)
  • MADISON AVENUE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 139; Location: 900 MADISON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GILMORE MEMORIAL CHRIS ACADEMY (Students: 120; Location: 131 HALEDON AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)