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Paterson is the largest city in and the county seat of Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, its population was 146,199, rendering it New Jersey's third-most-populous city. Paterson has the second-highest density of any U.S. city with over 100,000 people, behind only New York City. For 2015, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program calculated a population of 147,754, an increase of 1.1% from the 2010 enumeration, ranking the city the 177th-largest in the nation. Paterson is known as the "Silk City" for its dominant role in silk production during the latter half of the 19th century. The city has since evolved into a major destination for Hispanic emigrants as well as for immigrants from the Arab and Muslim world. It has the second-largest Muslim population in the United States.

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Paterson was a major industrial center and a silk producing city in the United States. It is also home of the tallest waterfall in New Jersey. The Great Falls district also serves as the location of the Paterson Museum. Shopping can be done at the shops in downtown Paterson. One of the members of the silk manufacturing fraternity constructed the Lambert Castle. Today, it houses a museum of local history. you can see the views of Manhattan on a clear day from the Sandy Hill or North Side hills. The People’s Park area is full of shops and restaurants where you can spend some time relaxing or shopping. Paterson is divided into neighbourhoods on the basis of the communities living in a particular area. Travel to Paterson for a multicultural experience.

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Facts and Stats for Paterson*

  • Pollution Statistics in Paterson

    Know the pollution level of Paterson before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 75 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 25 (Low)
  • Paterson: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Paterson for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Paterson.

    • Burglary and Theft 68.75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 81.25 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 68.75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 68.75 (High)
    • Attacks 71.88 (High)
    • Drug offense 81.25 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 45.31 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 20.31 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 68.75 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 36.76 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 76.56 (High)
  • Living in Paterson - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Paterson is 140.95 (High)

    • Safety Index 29.41 (Low)
    • Climate Index 77.26 (High)
    • Pollution Index 45.69 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 55 (High)
    • Cost of Living Index 72.63 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 76.3 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.54 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 94.33 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Paterson

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Paterson

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.66 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 74.4 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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