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Passaic County, New Jersey

401 Grand St
Paterson, NJ 07505
Phone: (973) 225-3632
Fax: (973) 754-1920

In northern NJ on the NY border, northwest of Newark; organized Feb 7, 1837 from Bergen and Sussex counties. Name Origin: For the Passaic River; its name is from a Delaware Indian term passaic or passajeek, variously translated as 'peace' or 'valley.'

Area (sq mi):: 197.05 (land 185.29; water 11.76) Population per square mile: 2693.40
Population 2005: 499,060 State rank: 9 Population change: 2000-20005 2.00%; 1990-2000 7.90% Population 2000: 489,049 (White 51.50%; Black or African American 13.20%; Hispanic or Latino 30.00%; Asian 3.70%; Other 20.60%). Foreign born: 26.60%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $21,370; median household $49,210; Population below poverty level: 12.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,452-$32,003
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 26.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 54.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Paterson County seat (150,869)
  • Clifton (79,944)
  • Passaic (68,662)
  • Hawthorne (18,378)
  • Ringwood (12,769)
  • Pompton Lakes (11,389)
  • West Paterson (11,298)
  • Wanaque (10,440)
  • Totowa (10,360)

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