Passaic, New Jersey is a town with slightly more than 71,000 residents. Families with young children will fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average 10% of the population, while retirees feature less prominently in the demographics. With an average age of just under 32, Passaic ranks as the seventh-youngest city in the state. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 77% of residents are renting, driven in part by a relatively low average rent that is $108 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Passaic will save around $1,300 compared to the state average.
There are two primary industries in Passaic: manufacturing and retail. Combined, these industries make up 13% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of almost $51K, Passaic workers earn about $35,000 less than the average New Jersey resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Six percent of Passaic residents over the age of 25 possess a Bachelor's degree, while 2% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Passaic has an average commute time of about 30 minutes, faster than the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Many residents (25%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by only 7% of the city. Walking (4%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number surpasses the national average.