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Population (year 2000): 149,222. Estimated population in July 2005: 149,843 (+0.4% change)
Males: 72,473 (48.6%), Females: 76,749 (51.4%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 30.5 years
Median household income: $32,778 (year 2000)
Median house value: $137,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Paterson:

  • Hispanic (50.1%)
  • Black (32.9%)
  • Other race (27.6%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (13.2%)
  • Two or more races (6.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Italian (4.7%), West Indian (3.7%), United States (3.2%), Arab (1.8%), Irish (1.6%), Subsaharan African (1.3%).

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Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 8.4 square miles

Paterson,

For population 25 years and over in Paterson

  • High school or higher: 58.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 13.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Paterson city

  • Never married: 39.3%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 5.7%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

32.8% Foreign born (27.3% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: -8,395 (-5.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (12.6 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (22.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Park, NJ (1.5 miles Prospect NJ (2.1 miles Haledon, Paterson, NJ West (2.9 miles NJ Hawthorne, (2.9 miles Park, NJ (3.0 miles Elmwood NJ Clifton, (3.3 miles Lawn, NJ (3.4 miles Fair Haledon, NJ (3.5 miles North


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 30 buildings, average cost: $44,500
  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $46,300
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $29,600
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $32,800
  • 2000: 65 buildings, average cost: $60,000
  • 2001: 138 buildings, average cost: $57,200
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $39,800
  • 2003: 37 buildings, average cost: $39,700
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 40.92 N, Longitude: 74.16 W

Area codes: 973, 862


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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.4%), Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Retail trade (12.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -13,088 (-8.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 13,544 (26.8%)


 

Crime in Paterson by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 13 17 16 15 20 10
    per 100,000 8.7 11.4 10.7 10.1 13.4 6.7
Rapes 34 24 15 29 35 25
    per 100,000 22.8 16.1 10.1 19.4 23.5 16.8
Robberies 572 580 673 653 674 624
    per 100,000 383.3 388.7 451.0 437.6 451.7 418.2
Assaults 591 583 598 468 512 557
    per 100,000 396.1 390.7 400.7 313.6 343.1 373.3
Burglaries 1,572 1,307 1,964 1,595 1,466 1,291
    per 100,000 1053.5 875.9 1316.2 1068.9 982.4 865.2
Thefts 2,429 2,601 3,059 2,645 2,439 2,236
    per 100,000 1627.8 1743.0 2050.0 1772.5 1634.5 1498.4
Auto thefts 1,342 1,331 1,679 1,437 1,283 1,124
    per 100,000 899.3 892.0 1125.2 963.0 859.8 753.2
422.8 415.0 494.3 434.6 429.8 394.3


Average climate in Paterson, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Paterson, Paterson:

Paterson-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 24.5 miles away from the Paterson city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/14/1988, a category 3 tornado 35.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Allen Ginsberg - (1926-1997), eccentric writer, Frank Lautenberg - politician, Anthony Davis - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Mar 27, 1980), Gerald Hayes - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Oct 10, 1980), Lou Costello - (1906-1959), actor, comedian, Marcel Shipp - 2005 NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, born: Aug 8, 1978), Mike Adams - 2005 NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, born: Mar 24, 1981), Tim Thomas - NBA player (New York Knicks, born: Feb 26, 1977), Darryl Watkins - College basketball player (Syracuse Orange), Holland Mack - College basketball player (Bucknell Bison).


Hospitals/medical centers in Paterson:
  • BARNERT HOSPITAL (680 BROADWAY)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (703 MAIN ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Paterson:
  • BETH ISRAEL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PASSAIC, NJ)
  • GENERAL HOSPITAL CENTER AT PASSAIC (about 5 miles; PASSAIC, NJ)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PASSAIC, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Paterson:
  • TETERBORO (about 10 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 16 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • PORT AUTH-DWNTN-MANHATTAN/WALL ST (about 19 miles; NEW YORK, NY; ID: JRB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Paterson:
  • ESSEX COUNTY (about 8 miles; CALDWELL, NJ; ID: CDW)
  • LINCOLN PARK (about 10 miles; LINCOLN PARK, NJ; ID: N07)
  • LITTLE FERRY (about 12 miles; LITTLE FERRY, NJ; ID: 2N7)

Amtrak stations near Paterson:
  • 13 miles: NEWARK (RAYMOND PLAZA WEST). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: NEWARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT (NEWARK, ). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.
  • 17 miles: NEW YORK (PENN STA) (NEW YORK, 7TH AVE. & W. 32ND ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Fire - Other 60 $157,484 $31,496 39 $36,004
Streets and Highways 22 $79,157 $43,176 0 $0
Health 82 $238,946 $34,967 7 $8,389
Solid Waste Management 94 $188,403 $24,051 32 $21,708
Sewerage 9 $21,910 $29,213 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 167 $535,049 $38,446 4 $4,988
Local Libraries 39 $96,251 $29,615 11 $7,189
Other and Unallocable 110 $284,705 $31,058 36 $47,867
Parks and Recreation 50 $118,673 $28,481 113 $77,209
Welfare 31 $83,437 $32,298 20 $7,353
Financial Administration 60 $206,134 $41,226 1 $2,925
Other Government Administration 40 $125,691 $37,707 20 $9,153
Judicial and Legal 56 $139,852 $29,968 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 406 $2,297,742 $67,913 0 $0
Police - Other 100 $198,259 $23,791 144 $104,259
Firefighters 244 $1,580,094 $77,709 0 $0
Totals for Government 1570 $6,351,787 $48,548 427 $327,043


Colleges/Universities in Paterson:
  • PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,452; Location: ONE COLLEGE BLVD; Public; Website: www.pccc.cc.nj.us)
  • FINANCIAL SUPERMARKETS INC (Location: 100 N 6TH ST; Private, for-profit)
  • PATERSON TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Location: 51 MARKET ST; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Paterson:
  • MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 10,226)
  • WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (about 7 miles; WAYNE, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,017)
  • BERGEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; PARAMUS, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,733)
  • FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON UNIVERSITY-ALL CAMPUSES (about 11 miles; TEANECK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,482)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE AND DENTISTRY OF NEW JERSEY (about 11 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,134)
  • RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY (about 12 miles; MAHWAH, NJ; FT enrollment: 4,076)
  • RUTGERS UNIVERSITY-NEWARK (about 13 miles; NEWARK, NJ; FT enrollment: 6,878)
Public high schools in Paterson:
  • EASTSIDE HIGH (Students: 3,141; Location: 150 PARK AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH (Students: 2,676; Location: 61-127 PREAKNESS AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ROSA PARKS ARTS HIGH SCH (Students: 245; Location: 413 12TH AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Paterson:
  • PATERSON CATHOLIC HIGH SCHL (Students: 465; Location: 764 ELEVENTH AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • DON BOSCO TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOO (Students: 226; Location: 202 UNION AVENUE; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Paterson:
  • NUMBER 18 (Students: 1,218; Location: 51 E. 18TH STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • MARTIN LUTHER KING (Students: 1,210; Location: 851 E. 28TH STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • NUMBER 9 (Students: 1,202; Location: 6 TIMOTHY STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • NUMBER 5 (Students: 1,201; Location: 430 TOTOWA AVENUE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • NUMBER 15 (Students: 1,039; Location: 98 OAK STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • NUMBER 27 (Students: 881; Location: 250 RICHMOND AVE.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • NUMBER 13 (Students: 841; Location: 690 EAST 23RD ST.; Grades: KG - 08)
  • NUMBER 21 (Students: 824; Location: 322 TENTH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 08)
  • NUMBER 10 (Students: 801; Location: 48 MERCER STREET; Grades: KG - 08)
  • NUMBER 25 (Students: 733; Location: TRENTON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 08)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Paterson:
  • ST GEORGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 30 MICHIGAN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST THERESE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 322; Location: 765 14TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 95 SHERMAN AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL (Students: 271; Location: 186 BUTLER STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 277 6TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST GERARD (Students: 269; Location: 10 18 CARRELTON DRIVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANTHONY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 144 BEECH STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • PATERSON COME-UNITY (Students: 200; Location: 535 MARTIN LUTHER KING'S WAY; Grades: PK - 8)
  • MADISON AVENUE BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 139; Location: 900 MADISON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • GILMORE MEMORIAL CHRIS ACADEMY (Students: 120; Location: 131 HALEDON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)

Notable locations in Paterson: South Paterson Station (A), Broadway Station (B), River Station (C), Vreeland Avenue Station (D), Paterson Station (E), Adams Building (F), Paterson Fire Station Number 6 (G), Paterson Fire Station Number 12 (H), Paterson Fire And Ambulance Central Headquarters (I), Paterson Engine House Number 8 (J), Paterson Engine House Number 2 (K), Paterson Engine Company Number 11 (L), Paterson City Hall (M), Colt Building (N), Paterson Board of Health (O), First Ward Branch Paterson Free Public Library (P), Passaic County Welfare Offices (Q), Passaic County Jail (R), Passaic County Courthouse (S), Passaic County Administration Building (T).

Churches in Paterson include: First Holland Reformed Church (A), First Presbyterian Church (B), Christ Methodist Church (C), Christian Assembly Church (D), First Spiritualist Church of Totowa (E), Church of God (F), Church of Jesus Christ (G), Church of the Holy Communion (H).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Cedar Lawn Cemetery (2).

Reservoir: Stanley M Levine Reservoir (A).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Slippery Rock Brook (A), Molly Ann Brook (B).

Parks in Paterson include: Rigley's Park (1), New Bridge Landing Historic Park (2), West Side Park (3), Pennington Park (4), Brandes Field Playground (5), East Side Park (6), Great Falls Park (7), Barbour's Park (8), Sandy Hill Park (9).

Post offices: Park Station Paterson Post Office (A), River Street Station Paterson Post Office (B), Paterson Post Office (C).


Paterson compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Population density significantly above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Paterson:
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WLIB (1190 AM; 30 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WPAT (930 AM; 5 kW; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT, INC)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)
  • WWRL (1600 AM; 25 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NY)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Paterson:
  • WMSC (90.3 FM; UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ; Owner: MONTCLAIR STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WKCR-FM (89.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK)
  • WKTU (103.5 FM; LAKE SUCCESS, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQCD (101.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WAXQ (104.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWPR-FM (105.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCBS-FM (101.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNYC-FM (93.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WNYC RADIO)
  • WCAA (105.9 FM; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP. ("WADO"))
  • WBAI (99.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WBLS (107.5 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ICBC BROADCAST HOLDINGS-NY, INC.)
  • WLTW (106.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMFM NEW YORK LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQXR-FM (96.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: THE NEW YORK TIMES ELECTRONIC MEDIA COMPANY)
  • WSKQ-FM (97.9 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WSKQ LICENSING, INC.)
  • WXRK (92.3 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPAT-FM (93.1 FM; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WPAT LICENSING, INC.)
  • WQHT (97.1 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS LICENSE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK)

TV broadcast stations around Paterson:
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBS-TV (Channel 2; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WABC-TV (Channel 7; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANIES, INC)
  • WPIX (Channel 11; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WPIX, INC.)
  • WWOR-TV (Channel 9; SECAUCUS, NJ; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WNJU (Channel 47; LINDEN, NJ; Owner: WNJU LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WPXN-TV (Channel 31; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WFUT (Channel 68; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: UNIVISION NEW YORK LLC)
  • WNBC (Channel 4; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NATIONAL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNET (Channel 13; NEWARK, NJ; Owner: EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXTV (Channel 41; PATERSON, NJ; Owner: WXTV LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, G.P.)
  • WNYE-TV (Channel 25; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION)
  • WXNY-LP (Channel 32; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOB-LP (Channel 53; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WKOB COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEBR-CA (Channel 17; MANHATTAN, NY; Owner: K LICENSEE INC.)
  • WRNN-LP (Channel 57; NYACK, NY; Owner: LP NYACK LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W60AI (Channel 60; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W68DN (Channel 68; CHERRY HILL, ETC., NJ; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WNXY-LP (Channel 26; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W33BS (Channel 33; DARIEN, CT; Owner: CT&T BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNYN-LP (Channel 39; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNYX-LP (Channel 35; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: ISLAND BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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