Nationwide Claims to Fame

Paterson is 23rd out of 6,406 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Paterson is 39th out of 6,405 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

Statewide Claims to Fame

Paterson is 3rd in New Jersey out of 192 other cities in Current population (2012)

Paterson is 3rd in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Households

Paterson is 3rd in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Paterson is 4th in New Jersey out of 185 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Paterson is 7th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

Paterson is 8th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Paterson is 8th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - Two or More

Paterson is 9th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Paterson is 10th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in Income below poverty line

Paterson is 10th in New Jersey out of 256 other cities in People per household

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Paterson Rank New Jersey US
Current population (2012) 145,219 3rd 8,864,590 313,914,040
Size in square miles 8.4 28th 7,354.2 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 17,346.8 7th 1,195.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Paterson Rank New Jersey US
Residents younger than 5 8.0% 16th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 27.9% 31st 22.9% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.9% 236th 14.1% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Paterson Rank New Jersey US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 71.8% 242nd 87.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 9.9% 250th 35.0% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Paterson Rank New Jersey US
Race - White 34.7% 242nd 73.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 31.7% 19th 14.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 1.1% 9th 0.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.3% 167th 9.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 126th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.3% 8th 1.9% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 57.6% 8th 18.5% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 9.2% 253rd 58.2% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Paterson Rank New Jersey US
Female residents 51.7% 122nd 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 29.3% 62nd 20.6% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Paterson Rank New Jersey US
Housing units 47,946 3rd 3,562,553 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 79.8% 11th 35.9% 25.9%
Households 43,640 3rd 3,180,854 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 29.8% 246th 66.6% 66.1%
Home median value $318,700 163rd $349,100 $186,200
People per household 3.3 10th 2.7 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Paterson Rank New Jersey US
Income per capita $15,498 251st $35,678 $27,915
Income per household $34,302 247th $71,180 $52,762
Income below poverty line 27.1% 10th 9.4% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Paterson Rank New Jersey US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 8,944 4th 781,622 27,092,908
Retail sales $642,053 14th $124,813,580 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $4,425 156th $14,453 $12,990

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