Passaic County

Are you considering moving to Passaic County, New Jersey? Located in the upper northeast of the state, this county is a mix of urban and rural neighborhoods. With a vibrant downtown area brimming with exceptional cuisines, shopping and special events, as well as several historical sites, it’s easy to appreciate the diversity of this county. Learn more about life in Passaic County, including schools, weather and things to see and do.

Year Founded: 1837

Population as of 2015: 510,916

Land Area (sq. miles): 184.59

Median Age: 36

Median Household Income: $58,804

Median Home Price: $332,800

Annual Weather Averages:

  • High Temperature: 70° Fahrenheit
  • Low Temperature: 40° Fahrenheit
  • Rainfall: 49 inches
  • Snowfall: 35 inches

Notable Employment Facts: Healthcare, administration, finance and manufacturing have seen positive growth.

Major Employers: Preakness Healthcare Center, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, St. Mary’s Hospital, First Jersey Credit Union, Akadema

Education:

Nearest Major City: Approximately 9 miles to Newark, NJ, and 45 miles to New York City

Local Radio Stations:

  • WNYE (91.5) Public Radio
  • WNSH (94.7 FM) Country Radio
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM) Top 40 Radio
  • WCBS (101.1 FM) Classic Hits Radio
  • WKTU (103.5 FM) Top 40 Radio

Public Transit: New Jersey Transit Bus and Rail

Parks, Beaches and Other Recreation:

  • Passaic County boasts thousands of acres of parks. Pompton Aquatic Park is perfect for birdwatching and fishing, while Goffle Brook Park’s 103 acres hold athletic fields, a fenced-in dog park and a playground. For a smaller park option, Friendship Park offers hiking on its 45 acres of trails. Those looking for pickup sports games should check out Weasel Brook Park’s two softball fields, basketball courts and horseshoe pit.
  • Splash around in the summertime at Lake Wawayanda’s beachy shores. For a unique swim experience, Highlands Natural Pool is a stream-fed freshwater Olympic-sized pool located next to the Norvin Green State Forest.
  • If birdies and boogies are more your lingo, then be sure to play a round at the Preakness Valley Golf Course. Open year round, you can improve your golf game on one of the two 18-hole courses found here, as well as practice greens and a driving range.
  • When baseball enthusiasts come to a fork in the road, they should take it… to the Yogi Berra Stadium and Museum. The stadium holds more than 3,100 spectators and is home to the MSU Red Hawks baseball team and minor league team the New Jersey Jackals.

Rich and Vibrant Arts and Culture:

  • Lambert Castle is a popular landmark in Northern Jersey. Built in 1892, this gorgeous castle is located on top of Garrett Mountain and overlooks the city of Paterson.
  • The Paterson Museum is filled with interpretative exhibits, including local archaeology, mineralogy and history.
  • Passaic County hosts a County Fair every year on top of Garret Mountain, complete with a DJ, live performances, free pony rides, vendors, raffles contests and more.

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