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Paterson Population 2024

Paterson is the city in New Jersey State of United States, near the north edge of New Jersey, bottom part of Passaic County, a county that spans some hilly areas and has dozens of lakes. Paterson population in 2024 is estimated to be 160,531, covers city area of 8.71 sq mi (22.55 sq km), ranks third largest city in New Jersey State, one-hundred-sixty-second city in the United States. Paterson is known as the Silk City for its active role in silk production during the second half of the 19th century. Paterson population as per 2020 census is 159,732 compared to 2010 population is 146,199, with increase number of 13,533 people growth of 9.3 percent. The Paterson Museum was founded in 1925 and is operated by the city of Paterson.

Below is the Paterson population by year:

YearPopulationChange %
2021 *157,783-1.220
2022 *159,1890.88
2023 *160,4350.78
2024 *160,5310.06
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019, 2020 US Census & 2021 estimates updated

Paterson Population by Age

According to 2019 US population estimates, Total Paterson population is 145,227, out of these 71,911 are male, 73,316 are female, The sex ratio of Paterson is 98. The median age of the Paterson population is 32.4, Paterson population by age are, under 18 years is 40,365, 16 years and over is 108,121, 18 years and over is 104,862, 21 years and over is 98,809, 65 years and over is 21,406. 49.5% are male, 50.5% are female, Population of Paterson by age percent-wise is, 27.8% are under 18 years old, 74.4% are 16 years and over, 72.2% are 18 years and over, 68.0% are 21 years and over, 11.6% are 65 years and over. There are total 46,797 housing units, The voting population of Paterson are 76,236, out of these 36,443 are male voters, 39,793 are female voters, 47.8% are male, 52.2% are female. Paterson population in 2023 is estimated to be 159,636, population in 2022 is estimated to be 159,189, and in 2021 is estimated to be 157,783.

Age GroupPopulationPercent
0 -512,0188.3%
5 - 911,2287.7%
10 - 1411,9258.2%
15 - 199,1076.3%
20 - 2410,0566.9%
25 - 3423,62416.3%
35 - 4418,60412.8%
45 - 5415,84610.9%
55 - 598,9706.2%
60 - 646,9344.8%
65 - 749,6546.6%
75 - 846,0504.2%
85 and over1,2110.8%
Source: 2019 US population by age estimates

Paterson Population by Race

According to 2019 population of Paterson by race are:

White Population

White population in Paterson, New Jersey are 43,082, percentage wise 29.7 percent are whites.

Black Population

Black population in Paterson, New Jersey are 37,815, percentage wise 26.0 percent are blacks. African American refers to black population in Paterson, They are Black racial groups of Africa, includes Sub-Saharan African people, Kenyan, Nigerian, Caribbean such as Haitian and Jamaican.

Asian Population

Asian population in Paterson are 9,593, percentage wise 6.6 percent are asians, out of these are Asian Indians, are Chinese, are Filipinos, are Japanese, are Korean, are Vietnamese and are other Asian nationals.

Hispanic Population

Hispanic population in Paterson, New Jersey are 88,185. Percentage wise 60.7 percent are hispanics, out of these 6,963 are Mexican people, 9,227 are Puerto Ricans, 465 are Cubans, and 71,530 are other Hispanic or Latinos.

Population by Race145,227Percent
Black or African American37,81526.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native440.0%
Asian Population9,5936.6%
Hispanic or Latino88,18560.7%
Puerto Rican9,2276.4%
Other Hispanic or Latino71,530
Source: US Census population estimates(2019)

Nativity by Place of Birth

According to 2019 estimates, Paterson native population is 77,294, out of these 63,488 born in the New Jersey state and 8,637 born in other state in the United States. Foreign born or Population born outside the US are 67,933, out of these 33,467 are Naturalized US citizen, 1,110 are in Europe, 5,471 in Asia, 674 in Africa, 26,212 in Latin America and 0 in Northern America. Non-US Citizens, Total Foreigners living in Paterson are 34,466, out of these 235 are from Europe, 2,423 are from Asia, 519 from Africa, 31,256 are from Latin America and 33 are from Northern America.

Nativity by Place of BirthPopulation
Born in state of residence63,488
Born in other state in the United States8,637
Born outside the United States5,169
Puerto Rico3,747
U.S. Island Areas0
Born abroad of American parent(s)1,422
Foreign born
Born outside of United States67,933
Naturalized U.S. citizen33,467
Latin America26,212
Northern America0
Not a U.S. citizen34,466
Latin America31,256
Northern America33
Source: US Census 2019 estimates

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