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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    D-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B
Passaic County is located in New Jersey with a population of 510,563. In Passaic County, most residents own their homes. In Passaic County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Passaic County and residents tend to be liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$333,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,238
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Passaic County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    175.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    14.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    147.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    331.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,132.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    196.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Passaic County

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,339
National
$55,322

Passaic County Reviews

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I have lived in Passaic County my entire life and I have nothing to say but good thinks about this area. Many of our cities have the NY feel to them but without the huge crowds. Public transportation is not the greatest but it will get you to wherever it is that you need to get. From great local restaurants to beautiful state parks, there are many things to do here in Passaic County.
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Passaic County is a very interesting place, depending on where you go. Wayne and Woodland Park are very quite, a nice places to live in. Passaic, Paterson, and Clifton are where you want to go and try new foods. Whether it's Peruvian food or Mexican, or even Middle Eastern you'll find good place to eat there.
What I like about the Passaic county is that there are so many young teenagers who are so determined to have a better life than what the Passaic county can offer. One thing I'd like to see change in the Passaic county is to see more of the younger generation to have a better mindset and to do their best in their life, to have a better attitude.