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Paterson
  • Suburb in New Jersey

Report Card

grade C minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade D minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A+
  5. Good for Families
    grade C minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade D
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Paterson is a suburb of New York City with a population of 157,864. Paterson is in Passaic County. Living in Paterson offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Paterson there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Paterson and residents tend to be liberal.

About

About Paterson...
Population
157,864

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$314,100
National
$281,900
Median Rent
$1,392
National
$1,268
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    74%
  • Own
    26%
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Paterson Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    641.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    18.6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    34.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    293.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    390.5
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    925.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    173.9
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    national  28%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    national  11%

Working in Paterson

Jobs
grade D
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,092
National
$75,149

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