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Paterson is a city in Passaic County, in the New York metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after William Paterson, governor, senator and U.S. Supreme Court justice
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Paterson. For links to other places called Paterson, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Paterson is 40.916N. The longitude is -74.172W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 85 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 150,782.
Samuel Colt manufactured weapons here
Sections below provide additional information and links about 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 07502 ZIP code.
1% of Paterson residents report German ancestry, and 2% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paterson ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paterson was $13,257, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Paterson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Paterson include Great Falls Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Paterson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $611. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,476.
Libraries in Paterson include First Ward Branch, Paterson Free Public Library, South Paterson Branch, Totowa Branch ... View libraries
TV stations in Paterson include WXTV.
Passaic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paterson political report.
The average commute time for Paterson workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 27 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Paterson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Paterson, NJPros: Great Falls are beautiful...
Cons: Parts of the city still haven't recovered from industry collapse, riots, and white flight...
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