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Passaic is a city in Passaic County, in the New York metro area.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "valley"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Passaic. For links to other places called Passaic, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Passaic is 40.856N. The longitude is -74.128W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 112 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 68,528.


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Median household income
Local
$33,594
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Passaic demographic reports
Passaic is on the Passaic River
Former and merged names include:
· Acquackanonk Landing
Dutch traders settled here in the 17th century. Bootlegging was so prevalent during Prohibition that a pipeline under the Passaic River was used to move molasses - a central ingredient in the manufacture of alcohol

Allen B. DuMont, developer of the cathode-ray tube, conducted his experiments here

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 770. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 11.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
Well-known residents have included:
· Joe Piscopo, actor
· Loretta Swit, actress
· Michael J. Pollard, actor
Local bands (past and present) have included Shirelles
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 130

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1% of Passaic residents report German ancestry, and 1% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Passaic ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Passaic was $12,874, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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14% of Passaic residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Passaic include Botany Worsted Mills Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Passaic, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $587.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,625.


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Libraries in Passaic include Passaic Public Library, Reid Memorial Branch ... View libraries

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Passaic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Passaic political report.

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The average commute time for Passaic workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Passaic between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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