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Welcome to Passaic County ...

Time Zone: Passaic County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Paterson is the Seat for Passaic County.

Passaic County was founded in 1837. Passaic was created by taking area from Bergen and Essex Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Passaic had a population of 501,838 people. This is an increase of 0.12% since the last Census (which gave a population of 501,226 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Passaic represented 5.7% of the total population of New Jersey.

Below are some of the communities located in Passaic County:

  • Borough of Woodland Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Borough of Woodland Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borough of Woodland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borough of Woodland Park
  • Clifton
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,025 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
  • Passaic
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,340 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Passaic
  • Paterson
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 144,801 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson

Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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