Passaic County, NJ Demographics

The total population of Passaic County is estimated to be 519,986 with 255,780 males (49.19%) and 264,206 females (50.81%). There are 8,426 more females than males in Passaic County.
The median household income in Passaic County was $84,728 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 1,372(1.65%) from $83,356 in 2020. This income is 113.57% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Passaic County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $95,992. Overall, the median household income for the county of Passaic County stands at $79,955.
In Passaic County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $45,267 for males and $30,101 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $61,187 for males and $55,637 for females.
In Passaic County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, Asian households have the highest median household income at $124,671, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $50,134.
In 2022, the population of Passaic County was 513,936, a 0.85% decrease year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Passaic County's population was 518,345, a decline of 0.97% compared to a population of 523,406 in 2020.
The median age in Passaic County, NJ is 37.5, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 19.93% were under the age of 15, 20.37% aged 15 to 29, 45.11% aged 30 to 64, 12.77% aged 65 to 84, and 1.82% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Passaic County population: 55.69% are White, 10.94% are Black or African American, 0.27% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 5.38% are Asian, 0.04% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 16.79% are some other race and 10.89% are multiracial.