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Passaic County, NJ&

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0.58% decline
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Median Household Income
10.8% growth
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6.72% growth
Median Property Value
2.75% growth


The economy of Passaic County, NJ employs 245,227 people. The economy of Passaic County, NJ is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Wholesale trade, which employ respectively 1.4; 1.36; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Passaic County, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (32,769), Manufacturing (30,770), and Retail trade (27,916), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,347), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($61,720), and Finance & Insurance ($56,099).

Median household income in Passaic County, NJ is $62,016. Males in Passaic County, NJ have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,162. The income inequality of Passaic County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Passaic County, NJ. In Passaic County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 59 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,822. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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Passaic County, NJ is home to a population of 507,945 people, from which 85.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Passaic County, NJ is composed of 209,378 White residents (41.2%), 208,850 Hispanic residents (41.1%), 52,589 Black residents (10.4%), 26,436 Asian residents (5.2%), and 6,713 Two+ residents (1.32%). The most common foreign languages in Passaic County, NJ are Spanish (160,460 speakers), Arabic (11,461 speakers), and Italian (6,810 speakers), but compared to other places, Passaic County, NJ has a relative high number of Polish (6,492 speakers), Arabic (11,461 speakers), and Gujarati (4,148 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Passaic County, NJ awarded 6,300 degrees. The student population of Passaic County, NJ is skewed towards females, with 2,277 male students and 4,023 female students. Most students in Passaic County, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (2,237 and 35.5%), followed by White (2,221 and 35.3%), Black or African American (912 and 14.5%), and Unknown (521 and 8.27%). The largest universities in Passaic County, NJ by number of graduates are William Paterson University of New Jersey (2,409 and 38.2%), Passaic County Community College (1,447 and 23%), and Berkeley College-Woodland Park (1,189 and 18.9%). The most popular majors in Passaic County, NJ are Speech Communication & Rhetoric (255 and 4.05%), General Psychology (241 and 3.83%), and General Business Administration & Management (156 and 2.48%). The median tuition costs in Passaic County, NJ are N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,976 and $17,868 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Passaic County, NJ is $339,900, which is 1.66 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $330,800 to $339,900, a 2.75% increase. The homeownership rate of Passaic County, NJ is 51.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Passaic County, NJ have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Passaic County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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