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Overview

Introduction to Passaic, New Jersey

Passaic, New Jersey is 8 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The city is situated along the Passaic River in Passaic County and is approximately 10 miles from New York City. The town features several business districts and includes Latino and Eastern European communities. Passaic Park is a center of Orthodox Judaism. Impressive mansions featuring Victorian, Tudor and other types of attractive architecture are located in the city.

Passaic History

A Dutch settlement was established in 1679 along the Passaic River. Industries were established during the 19th century including textiles and metalworking. In 1871 Passaic was incorporated as a village.

A well known strike occurred in 1926 over the reduction of wages. The right of free assembly was a major issue. The city has been called "The Birthplace of Television." In 1931 the city featured the first television station to transmit to homes.

Passaic and nearby Attractions

Passaic includes churches with notable architecture such as St. John's Lutheran Church, the First Presbyterian of Passaic and the St. John's Episcopal Church. Other noteworthy attractions include:

  • Great Falls State Park
  • Lambert Castle is an impressive structure situated on a large acreage and includes an art gallery and Italianate style gardens
  • Long Pond Ironworks Museum is situated on a large wooded, scenic acreage. It includes walking trails and historic buildings
  • Skylands Manor is an impressive structure and features a notable botanical garden
  • Garret Mountain Reservation

Passaic Higher Education

William Paterson University, Montclair University and Passaic County Community College are located in the area.

Passaic Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Newark Airport. New Jersey Transit provides bus transportation for the area. The Passaic New Jersey Transit rail station offers transportation by way of the New Jersey Transit and Amtrack to Midtown Manhattan and other locations.

Demographics

People

Total Population70,536
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens8.1%
Employed Population 16+26,505
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married37%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.9%
Median Earnings25+$25,306
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,858
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,003

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,663
% Above Poverty Level68.1%
% Below Poverty Level31.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.7%
% Using Public Transportation16.6%

Housing

People Living Alone22.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,122
Median House Value$303,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)79.5%
Polish2.7%
Italian1.7%
German1%
Irish0.9%
Russian0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
African0.4%
West Indian0.4%
French Except Basque0.3%
English0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Senegalese0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Passaic Almanac

CategoryValue
County Passaic County
Standard Zip Codes7055
Phone Area Codes201,862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.85
Approximate Longitude-74.12

Passaic Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance5.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carlstadt6,238$88,281
Clifton85,578$84,795
East Rutherford9,236$92,813
Garfield31,456$54,897
Hasbrouck Heights12,124$101,011
Wallington11,618$65,050

Passaic Public Libraries

Passaic Public Library
195 GREGORY AVENUE
Passaic, New Jersey
(973) 779-0474

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Passaic Hospitals

Saint Marys Hospital - Passaic
(Non-profit)
211 Pennington Avenue
(973) 470-3000
St. Mary's General Hospital
(Proprietary)
350 Boulevard
(973) 365-4300

Passaic Public Schools

Casimir Pulaski School # 8
100 Fourth St.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5508
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Daniel F. Ryan Elementary School # 19
320 Highland Ave.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 779-4219
Primary
Total Enrollment 718
Essex High School
188 1st Street
ZIP: 7055
(973) 815-1389
High
Total Enrollment 21
Etta Gero School # 9
140 First St.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5509
Primary
Total Enrollment 732
Hope Academy
226 Harrison Street
ZIP: 7055
(973) 928-1509
High
Total Enrollment 56
Lincoln Middle School # 4
291 Lafayette Ave.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5504
Middle
Total Enrollment 1941
Mario Drago School # 3
155 Van Houten Ave.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5503
Primary
Total Enrollment 738
Martin Luther King Jr. School # 6
85 Hamilton Ave.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5506
Primary
Total Enrollment 1043
Passaic Arts And Science Charter School
7 St. Francis Way
ZIP: 7055
(201) 773-9140
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Passaic High School # 12
170 Paulison Ave.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5600
High
Total Enrollment 2940
School # 16
657 Main Av., 4th Floor
ZIP: 7055
(973) 591-1647
Primary
Total Enrollment 381
School # 17
95-99 Dayton Ave.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 591-8542
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
School # 2
48 Bergen St.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5578
Primary
Total Enrollment 201
School # 5
168 Monroe St.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 591-6747
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Theodore Roosevelt School # 10
151 Harrison St.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5510
Primary
Total Enrollment 797
Thomas Jefferson School # 1
390 Van Houten Ave.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5501
Primary
Total Enrollment 793
Ulysses S. Grant School # 7
155 Summer St.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5507
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Vincent Capuana School # 15
374 Broadway
ZIP: 7055
(973) 815-8563
Primary
Total Enrollment 56
William B. Cruise Memorial School # 11
390 Gregory Ave.
ZIP: 7055
(973) 470-5511
Primary
Total Enrollment 1260

Passaic Private Schools

Bais Yaakov Of Passaic High School For Girls
181 Pennington Ave
ZIP: 7055
Secondary
Total Enrollment 234
Collegiate School
22 Kent Ct
ZIP: 7055
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 79
Mesivta Tiferes Rav Zvi Aryeh Zemel
1 Amsterdam Ave
ZIP: 7055
Secondary
Total Enrollment 108
Noble Leadership Academy
123 Jefferson St
ZIP: 7055
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 198
Passaic Clifton Cheder / Bais Yaakov
181 Lafayette Ave
ZIP: 7055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
Ybh Of Passaic-hillel
270 Passaic Ave
ZIP: 7055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 418
Yeshiva Ktana Of Passaic Boys'
1 Main Ave
ZIP: 7055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1040
Yeshiva Ktana Of Passaic Girls
181 Pennington Ave
ZIP: 7055
Elementary
Total Enrollment 863
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