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Paterson Population

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 2021 is estimated to be 161,354, 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 *161,3541.12
Source : Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2019 & 2020 US Census 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.

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%
Cherokee tribal grouping%
Chippewa tribal grouping%
Navajo tribal grouping%
Sioux tribal grouping%
Asian Population9,5936.6%
Asian Indian%
Other Asian Population
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander00.0%
Native Hawaiian%
Guamanian or Chamorro%
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

Paterson Housing

According to 2019 census estimates, Total number of houses in Paterson, New Jersey are 46,797, Occupied housing units are 43,172, Rental vacancy rate is 5. Percentage of occupancy is 92, 25.67% of houses are owner occupied and 66.58% of houses are renter occupied in Paterson. There are 18.37 percent of one-unit detached, 3.01 percent of one-units attached, 33.62 percent of two-unit houses, 20.65 percent of three or four unit homes. 0.12 percent are residing in mobile homes. Average household size of owner occupied is 4 and average household size of renter occupied is 3. 35.84 percent are available with one vehicle, 19.59 percent are available with two vehicles, 9.06 percent are available with three or more vehicles and 27.76 percent are no vehicles available.

Total housing units46,797
Occupied housing units43,172
Occupied housing units percent92
Rental vacancy rate5
Structure TypeUnits
1-unit, detached8,598
1-unit attached1,409
2 units15,735
3 or 4 units9,664
Mobile home54
Boat, RV, van, etc.60
Average household size of owner-occupied unit4
Average household size of renter-occupied unit3
Source: US Census 2019 housing estimates

Paterson Housing Market

The median value of housing unit in Paterson, New Jersey is $266,000, According to 2019 estimated US census of housing market, 0.59 percent of houses are less than $50,000, 1.43 percent are between $50,000 to $100,000, 2.44 percent are between $100,000 to $150,000, 1.32 percent are between $150,000 to $200,000, 12.27 percent are between $200,000 to $300,000, 7.47 percent are between $300,000 to $500,000, 0.16 percent are between $500,000 to one million.

Housing unit valueUnits
Less than $50,000276
$50,000 to $99,999669
$100,000 to $149,9991,143
$150,000 to $199,999616
$200,000 to $299,9995,740
$300,000 to $499,9993,497
$500,000 to $999,99973
$1,000,000 or more0
Median (dollars)266,000
Source: US Census 2019 housing market estimates

Paterson Housing Mortgage

According to 2019 estimates of mortgage, The median monthly owner costs with mortgage is $2,267 and the median monthly owner costs with out mortgage is $1,039.

Monthly Owner costs with mortgageUnits
Less than $500
$500 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499
$1,500 to $1,999
$2,000 to $2,499
$2,500 to $2,999
$3,000 or more
Median (dollars)2,267
Monthly Owner costs with out mortgageUnits
Less than $250
$250 to $399
$400 to $599
$600 to $799
$800 to $999
$1,000 or more
Median (dollars)1,039
Source: US Census 2019 housing mortgage estimates

Paterson Rental

Total number of Paterson rental homes or apartments are 31,158, occupied by Renter, The median value of Paterson average rental rate is $1,232. 7.13 percent of homes are under $500, 17.03 percent of rental rates between $500 to $1000, 72.08 percent housing units are from $1000 to $2000, 2.71 percent are between $2000 to $3000.

Less than $5002,223
$500 to $9995,306
$1,000 to $1,49916,059
$1,500 to $1,9996,401
$2,000 to $2,499739
$2,500 to $2,999105
$3,000 or more0
Median (dollars)1,232
Source: US Census 2019 housing rental estimates

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