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Passaic, NJ
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Passaic profile

Living in Passaic

Passaic is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 69,128 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Passaic is the 13th largest community in New Jersey. Passaic has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

A lot of people in Passaic take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Passaic, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Passaic rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.87% of adults 25 and older in Passaic have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Passaic in 2018 was $21,152, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,608 for a family of four. However, Passaic contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Passaic is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Passaic home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Passaic, accounting for 73.43% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Passaic residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Passaic include Polish, Eastern European, Italian, Russian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Passaic's cultural character, accounting for 40.74% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Passaic is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Langs. of India.