PatersonNew Jersey

Paterson Population Demographics

According to US population projections for 2022, the estimated population of Paterson is 157,783. 29.83% is under 18, while 11.68% is over 65.

A closer look at the age demography reveals that 7.70% of the population was five years old or younger, 29.83% were 18 years or younger and 22.36% were aged 65 years and over. The gender split in the state was nearly even, with 49.85% female and 50.15% male.

Paterson Housing

According to the US Census, Paterson has 54,231 housing units. The average owner-occupied housing unit rate in Paterson was 95.17%. At the same time, the city's median value of owner-occupied homes was $311,700

Paterson Racial Demographics

In 2020, the US Census estimated that Some Other Race Alone and Black Or African American Alone constitute 65.14% of Paterson's population. Residents of the city who were White Alone, made up 14.10% of the total population.

Other racial groups include Asian Alone, constituting 5.10% of the city's population and American Indian And Alaska Native Alone at 1.52%

Some Other Race Alone40.20%
Black Or African American Alone24.94%
White Alone14.10%
Asian Alone5.10%
American Indian And Alaska Native Alone1.52%
White Black Or African American0.79%

How Educated is Paterson

According to Census estimates, in 2021, 10.6% of Paterson residents had a bachelor's degree, while 3.3% had a graduate or professional degree.

Overall, 13.90% of residents have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Education Attainment (Population 25 Years and Older) in Paterson CityPercentage
High School Graduate Or Higher63.5%
High School Graduate Includes Equivalency39.5%
Some College Or Associates Degree31.2%
Some College No Degree17.7%
Bachelors Degree Or Higher12.9%
From 9th To 12th Grade No Diploma12.2%

Average Income in Paterson

The median household income in Paterson is $46,451. This figure is significantly (approximately 0.00%) less than the state average of $46,451.

Estimates by family type revealed that families earned an average of $56,250 per year, while married-couple families earned an average of $70,941.

A closer examination of the income groups of Paterson households revealed that the largest income group consisted of households with an annual income between $50,000 and $74,999. Other groups with yearly high household incomes include those between $35,000 and $49,999 (12.8%) and those with incomes exceeding $200,000 (3.4%). 9.7% of households in the City of Angels had an annual income of less than $10,000.

Median Income by Type of Family

Type of FamilyIncome
Married-couple families$70,941
Nonfamily households$21,134