Passaic is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 70,537 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Passaic is the 12th largest community in New Jersey.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Passaic is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 42.01% of the Passaic workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Passaic is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Passaic who work in office and administrative support (8.78%), sales jobs (7.84%), and maintenance occupations (6.39%).
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.
The citizens of Passaic are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.67% of adults in Passaic have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Passaic in 2018 was $18,485, which is low income relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,940 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 74.79% 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, Italian, Russian, European, and German.
In addition, Passaic has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (38.81%).
The most common language spoken in Passaic is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Langs. of India.