Latest Data (2016)
Population 147,000
Nationwide Rank 178

Quick Facts

Paterson, New Jersey is the 178th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Paterson, New Jersey is a city.

Paterson, New Jersey is currently 7.0% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

Paterson, New Jersey's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Paterson, New Jersey Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
168 Macon-Bibb County, Georgia 152,555
169 Pomona, California 152,494 2.9%
170 Hollywood, Florida 151,998 8.8%
171 Kansas City, Kansas 151,709 3.3%
172 Escondido, California 151,613 12.8%
173 Clarksville, Tennessee 150,287 44.5%
174 Joliet, Illinois 148,262 36.9%
175 Rockford, Illinois 147,651 -2.7%
176 Torrance, California 147,195 6.4%
177 Naperville, Illinois 147,122 13.7%
178 Paterson, New Jersey 147,000 -1.5%
179 Savannah, Georgia 146,763 10.5%
180 Bridgeport, Connecticut 145,936 4.5%
181 Mesquite, Texas 143,736 14.9%
182 Killeen, Texas 143,400 59.0%
183 Syracuse, New York 143,378 -1.8%
184 McAllen, Texas 142,212 32.8%
185 Pasadena, California 142,059 5.5%
186 Bellevue, Washington 141,400 25.7%
187 Fullerton, California 140,721 11.2%
188 Orange, California 140,504 8.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In New Jersey

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
70 Newark 281,764 3.3%
77 Jersey City 264,152 10.0%
178 Paterson 147,000 -1.5%
214 Elizabeth 128,640 6.4%
384 Clifton 85,845 8.5%
394 Trenton 84,056 -1.5%
469 Camden 74,420 -6.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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