You are on page 1of 3

Passaic County Information

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Labor Market and Demographic Research
Bureau of Labor Market Information

West Milford Ringwood

Wanaque

Bloomingdale

Pompton Lakes

North Haledon
Wayne Hawthorne
Prospect Park
Haledon

Paterson
Totowa
West Paterson

Little Falls
Clifton Passaic

Population & Demographic Facts Passaic County New Jersey

Population, 2000 Census 489,049 8,414,350

Population, July 1, 2006 estimate (Census Bureau) 497,093 8,724,560

Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 1.6% 3.7%

White persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 78.1% 76.6%

Black persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 15.3% 14.5%

American Indian and Alaskan Native persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 0.7% 0.3%

Asian persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 4.4% 7.2%

Native Hawaiian persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 0.2% 0.1%

Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 estimate1 1.4% 1.3%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 estimate2 33.9% 15.2%

Male population, 2005 estimate 242,443 4,248,897

Female population, 2005 estimate 256,617 4,469,028

Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 27.2% 24.8%

Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 11.7% 13.0%

High school graduate or higher, 25 years and over (%), 2000 Census 73.3% 82.1%

Bachelor graduate or higher, 25 years and over (%), 2000 Census 21.2% 29.8%

Housing Units, 2005 estimate 171,315 3,443,981

Homeownership rate (%), 2000 Census 55.6% 65.6%

Single family homes (number), 2000 Census 81,213 2,080,235

Households, 2000 Census 163,856 3,064,645

Persons per household, 2000 Census 2.92 2.68

Family households, 2000 Census3 119,689 2,154,539

Per capita personal income, 2005 (BEA) $35,057 $43,831

Median household money income, 2004 $47,861 $57,338

Persons below poverty (%), 2004 12.0% 8.4%

15.5% 10.2%
Persons under 18 in poverty (%), 2004 15.5% 10.2%
Business and Industry Facts Passaic County New Jersey

Private sector establishments, 2005 12,360 266,480

Private sector employment by workplace, 2005 146,195 3,308,433

Private sector employment, percent change, 1995-2005 -3.5% 11.3%

Labor Force (2006 annual average) 240,300 4,518,000

Employed Residents (2006 annual average) 227,000 4,309,000

Unemployed Residents (2006 annual average) 13,400 209,000

Unemployment Rate (%) (2006 annual average) 5.6% 4.6%

Manufacturers shipments ($1000), 2002 $5,729,160 $96,599,807

Retail sales ($1000), 2002 $5,071,456 $102,153,833

Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,203 $11,910

Minority-owned firms, 2002 11,275 141,139

Women-owned firms, 2002 10,375 185,197

Housing units authorized by building permits, 2006 850 34,323

Federal funds and grants ($1000), 2004 $2,704,232 $55,264,350

Geographic Facts Passaic County New Jersey

Land area (square miles) 185 7,417

Persons per square mile, 2000 Census 2,639 1,134

New York-White
Plains-Wayne, NY-
NJ Metropolitan
Metropolitan Statistical Area/Division Division

Sources:
Population & Demographic Factsderived from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing; Small Area Income
and Poverty Estimates Program, U.S. Bureau of the Census; Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census; U.S.
Bureau of Economic Analysis

Business and Industry Facts derived from NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development; 2002 Economic
Census; 2002 Survey of Business Owners; U.S. Bureau of the Census, Manufacturing and Construction Division;
and Consolidated Federal Funds Report.
Geographic Facts derived from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, US Office of Management and Budget.

1
Includes persons reporting only one race.
2
Hispanics may be of any race, also are included in applicable race categories.
3
Family households consist of at least two persons who are related by birth, marriage or adoption.