Passaic demographics profile

StatisticPassaicNew JerseyNational
Population density (sq mi)22,514191
Median age29.039.537.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1856%45%43%
Speak English26%69%79%
Speak Spanish68%16%13%
Passaic, NJ has a population of 70,536 and is the 518th largest city in the United States. The population density is 22,514 per sq mi which is 2251330% higher than the New Jersey average and 24750% higher than the national average. The median age in Passaic is 29 which is approximately 27% lower than the New Jersey average of 40. In Passaic, 42% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 26% speak English and 68% speak Spanish. 44% of Passaic residents were born in New Jersey, 11% were born out of state, 6% were born outside of the United States and 39% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Passaic is 2251330% higher than New Jersey.
  • The median age in Passaic is 27% lower than New Jersey.
  • In Passaic 53.12% of the population is White.
  • In Passaic 11.83% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Passaic 3.18% of the population is Asian.

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Passaic population breakdown by race

RacePassaicNew JerseyNational
Black or African American11.83%13.54%12.63%
American Indian1.12%0.21%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.08%0.03%0.18%
Mixed race4.75%2.53%3.06%
Other race25.91%6.35%4.75%
In Passaic, 72.1% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Passaic, NJ demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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