Passaic 60 Average
Passaic Livability #474 ranked city in New Jersey#18,143 ranked city in the USARanks better than 38% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Passaic

  • Commute

    An elevated score in the commute category points to excellent public transit accessibility and shorter-than-average work commute times in this area.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Cost Of Living

    Living in this region comes with a high cost of living, translating to elevated costs for homes, goods and services, groceries, utilities, health care and transportation.

  • Crime

    This area reports elevated crime rates per 100,000 individuals, potentially pointing some areas being unsafe for its residents. Stats are based on both property and violent crimes.

  • Ratings

    AreaVibes collected feedback from local residents in the area through surveys and polls, and the results did not show a favorable view of things like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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What's it like Living in Passaic?

Passaic is a medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. The city has a population of 69,789 residents. Passaic has a population density of 22,276 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Passaic identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 69% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. Passaic tends to attract a younger crowd, as the median age of 30 is far below the national average. Passaic is very likely to be a great place to live for singles as only 39%, of the population (over fifteen) are classified as married. The average American spends about 26 minutes on their one way commute to work each day. Lower travel times can increase overall happiness and allow for more time to be spent with family and friends. While living in Passaic, your commute times will be about average, with a one way commute time of 27 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Passaic could be a positive experience compared to other cities in New Jersey if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. With useful information like amenities, cost of living, commute, education, employment and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Passaic and in the areas around Passaic is a much easier task.

The livability score in Passaic is 60 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 42nd percentile of all cities across America. Compared to the US average, this city has a score which ranks among the lowest in the nation, and it is not considered a very livable city. Passaic does not rank well for the following: amenities (F), cost of living (F), education (D-) and housing (D-). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are attainable, we'll need to know if the real estate in Passaic is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Passaic come in at $348,000, which is 10% higher than the New Jersey average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Passaic, the home price to income ratio is 7.8, which is 81.4% higher than the New Jersey average.

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      Passaic transportation information

      Statistic Passaic New Jersey National
      Average one way commute27min31min26min
      Workers who drive to work48.6%71.7%76.4%
      Workers who carpool18.0%8.1%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit15.7%11.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.5%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk12.1%3.0%2.8%
      Working from home2.7%4.1%4.6%
      Source: The Passaic, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).