Latest Data (2015)
Population 147,754
Nationwide Rank 177

Quick Facts

Paterson, New Jersey is the 177th largest city in the United States as of 2015.

Paterson, New Jersey is a city.

Paterson, New Jersey is currently 6.5% 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

Rank Name Growth
2000-2015
171 Kansas City, Kansas 3.0%
172 Hollywood, Florida 7.1%
173 Clarksville, Tennessee 43.5%
174 Torrance, California 7.4%
175 Rockford, Illinois -2.3%
176 Joliet, Illinois 36.6%
177 Paterson, New Jersey -1.0%
178 Bridgeport, Connecticut 5.7%
179 Naperville, Illinois 13.7%
180 Savannah, Georgia 9.7%
181 Mesquite, Texas 15.8%
182 Syracuse, New York -1.3%
183 Pasadena, California 5.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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