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Welcome to Paterson ...

The city of Paterson is located in Passaic County<1> and is the County Seat for Passaic County.

When the people of Paterson refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Patersonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paterson has a population of 145,233 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Paterson.

Paterson is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Paterson: (973) & (862)<5>

Websites for Paterson ...

Official Website: www.patcity.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paterson had an population of 145,233 people. This is a decrease of 0.66% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paterson had a population of 146,199 people (or 29.17% of the total population of Passaic County). This makes Paterson the county's most populous community.

The population of Paterson represents 1.66% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 146,199 people, the population of Paterson decreased 2.03% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 149,222 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Paterson.

Adding Paterson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Paterson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Paterson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Paterson on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Paterson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Paterson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Paterson - they are located in British Columbia, Manitoba and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Paterson.

Communities near Paterson ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Paterson.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Paterson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,336,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Paterson
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<7>
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Paterson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 282,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Paterson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 262,075 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
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      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Paterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<7>
    • Ramapo [Rockland County]
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      • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Paterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Paterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Paterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh
    • Clarkstown [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarkstown
      • Clarkstown [Rockland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Paterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 86,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarkstown
    • Union City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [Hudson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Paterson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 67,982 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Paterson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Paterson.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Paterson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Paterson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Paterson. Our list includes 73 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Paterson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paterson ...

Looking for more information about Paterson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Paterson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Paterson.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Paterson: www.patcity.com/

The official website for Passaic County: www.passaiccountynj.org/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Passaic, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Paterson refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Paterson may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paterson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paterson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Paterson) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Paterson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PatersonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paterson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9158, Longitude: -74.1684    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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