Paterson employment information

IndexPatersonNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$16,259$36,359$28,555
Median household income$33,964$72,062$53,482
Median income owner occupied$62,700$94,365$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,398$41,062$33,219
Median earnings male$28,428$47,106$36,116
Median earnings female$23,616$32,292$25,692
Unemployment rate6.6%6.4%5.8%
Poverty level28.4%10.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Paterson is 43% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Paterson is 36% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Paterson is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Paterson is 82% higher than the national average.

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Paterson median earnings by income bracket

Paterson employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.0%0.3%
Manufacturing sector19.1%0.1%
Financial & insurance services1.5%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services17.7%15.3%
Public administration2.0%2.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.7%3.8%
Education, health & social services10.8%35.6%

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Glen Ridge, NJ7,606$169,006216%
Paterson, NJ146,341$33,96436%

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Source: The Paterson, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.