Latest Data (2017)
Population 148,678
Nationwide Rank 174

Quick Facts

Paterson, New Jersey is the 174th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Paterson, New Jersey is a city.

Paterson, New Jersey is currently 5.9% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Paterson, New Jersey's growth is extremely below average. 90% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Paterson, New Jersey Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
164 Lakewood, Colorado 154,958 7.3%
165 Springfield, Massachusetts 154,758 1.8%
166 Sunnyvale, California 153,656 16.5%
167 Hollywood, Florida 153,627 9.9%
168 Pasadena, Texas 153,520 8.1%
169 Clarksville, Tennessee 153,205 47.3%
170 Pomona, California 152,939 3.2%
171 Kansas City, Kansas 152,938 4.1%
172 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 152,663
173 Escondido, California 151,969 13.1%
174 Paterson, New Jersey 148,678 -0.4%
175 Joliet, Illinois 148,462 37.1%
176 Naperville, Illinois 147,682 14.1%
177 Rockford, Illinois 147,051 -3.1%
178 Torrance, California 146,758 6.1%
179 Bridgeport, Connecticut 146,579 4.9%
180 Savannah, Georgia 146,444 10.3%
181 Killeen, Texas 145,482 61.3%
182 Bellevue, Washington 144,444 28.4%
183 Mesquite, Texas 143,949 15.1%
184 Syracuse, New York 143,396 -1.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
70 Newark 285,154 4.5%
75 Jersey City 270,753 12.8%
174 Paterson 148,678 -0.4%
212 Elizabeth 130,215 7.7%
384 Clifton 86,607 9.5%
394 Trenton 84,964 -0.5%
473 Camden 74,532 -6.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 148,678 174
2016 147,000 178
2015 147,754 177
2014 146,753 177
2013 145,948 175
2012 145,219 174
2011 145,396 169
2010 146,199 163
2009 145,835 161
2008 144,961 162
2007 145,113 161
2006 145,903 160
2005 146,922 153
2004 147,912 151
2003 148,998 149
2002 149,700 146
2001 149,668 143
2000 149,309 139
1990 158,019 113
1970 144,824 93
1960 143,663 86
1950 139,336 66
1940 139,656 64
1930 138,513 60
1920 135,875 49
1910 125,600 40
1900 105,171 32
1890 78,347 36
1880 51,031 34
1870 33,579 37
1860 19,586 46