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History:

The City of Paterson, located on the Passaic River in New Jersey was once one of the mightiest industrial cities of the United States. It has a rich history as the Nation's first planned industrial city, as well as containing some of the country's oldest textile mills and businesses.

In 1792, Alexander Hamilton formed an investment group called the Society of Useful Manufactures (the "SUM") whose funds would be used to develop a planned industrial city in the United States that was later to become Paterson. Hamilton believed that the United States needed to reduce its dependence on foreign goods and should instead develop its own industries.

The industries developed in Paterson were powered by the 77-foot high Great Falls of the Passaic, and a system of water raceways that harnessed the power of the falls. The district originally included dozens of mill buildings and other manufacturing structures associated with the textile industry and later, the firearms, silk, and railroad locomotive manufacturing industries. In the latter half of the 1800's, silk production became the dominant industry and formed the basis of Paterson's most prosperous period, earning it the nickname "Silk City." Paterson was also the site of historic labor unrest that focused on anti-child labor legislation, safety in the workplace, a minimum wage, and reasonable working hours.

General Information:

Town Name: Paterson
City Hall: Paterson City Hall
Address: 155 Market Street, Paterson NJ 07505
Phone Number: 973-321-1310
Land Area: 8.4 square miles
Distance to NYC: 22.3 miles
Town Website: https://www.patersonnj.gov/
Library Website: http://www.patersonpl.org/
Water Service: 973-340-4300
Gas & Electric: PSE & G
  • Quick Facts
    Population: 147,939 Population Density / Mile: 17,553
    Median Age: 34.38 Number of Households: 44,974
    Average Household Size: 3.232 Households with Children: 17,267
    Median Household Income: $36,701
  • Population
    Population: 147,939 Population Density / Mile: 17,553
    % Change in Population Since 2010: -.86% Male Population: 71,913
    Female Population: 76,026 Median Age: 34.38
  • Households
    Number of Households: 44,974 Average Household Size: 3.232
    Households with Children: 17,267 Households without Children: 16,519
    Family Households: 33,786 Non-Family Households: 1,661
  • Income
    Median Household Income: $36,701 Average Household Income: $51,632
    Per Capita Income: $15,890 Average Total Household Expenditure: $55,583
  • Education
    Educational Climate Index: 2

    1 = Low, 5 = High

    The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

  • Employment
Annual Precipitation: 51.5 Average January Low Temperature: 19.5
Average January High Temperature: 37.7 Average July Low Temperature: 64.4
Average July High Temperature: 85.5  
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HEALTH CARE SERVICES  500 Locations
HOSPITALITY  7 Locations
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