|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Paterson is 157,794. Paterson, New Jersey is the 163rd largest city in the US.
Paterson is located entirely in Passaic County.
The peak population of Paterson was in 2020, when its population was 159,419. In 2020, Paterson was the 162nd largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 163rd largest city in the US. Paterson is currently 1.0% smaller than it was in 2020.
Paterson has grown 5.6% since the 2000. Paterson, New Jersey's growth is below average. 75% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Paterson has a population density of 17,346.8 people per square mile. Paterson has the 7th highest population density in New Jersey.
|157||Pembroke Pines, Florida||169,391||22.5%|
|158||Fort Collins, Colorado||168,538||40.3%|
|163||Paterson, New Jersey||157,794||5.6%|
|165||Macon-Bibb County, Georgia||156,762|
The total voting age population of Paterson, New Jersey, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 79,895. The voting age population is 47.0% male and 53.0% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 11.3% of the residents of Paterson are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Paterson are 35.1% Other, 30.3% White, 26.1% Black, 4.6% Asian, 3.8% Two or more races and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 60.8% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Paterson, 26.6% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 37.6%. On a per-household basis, 24.0% of families are below the poverty line in Paterson.
Among those aged 16 and older, 60.4% of Paterson residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 74.8% of Paterson residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 11.1% have a bachelor's degree and 2.1% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Paterson residents aged 5 and older, 63.8% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 55.0% of residents speak Spanish at home, 5.6% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Paterson is 4.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Paterson, 7.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Paterson is $41,360.
In Paterson, 26.1% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 73.9% of housing units in Paterson.
Of all the housing units in Paterson, 29.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Paterson, 7.7% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 3,900 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Paterson is $1,193.
In Paterson, 69.0% of households have an active broadband internet connection.