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West Paterson is a borough in Passaic County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of West Paterson is 40.889N. The longitude is -74.195W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 351 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,255.


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Median household income
Local
$60,273
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our West Paterson demographic reports
West Paterson is on the Passaic River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 22. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2004 movie, "Imaginary Heroes"
Local festivals include:
  • Passaic County Fair - July 18-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check West Paterson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Colleges and universities: Berkeley College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about West Paterson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Passaic County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bergen-Passaic area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07424 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of West Paterson residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Paterson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Paterson was $29,758, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in West Paterson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $785.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,729.


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Libraries in West Paterson include West Paterson Free Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for West Paterson workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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