Paterson Tourism, New Jersey

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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.


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*

  • 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 21.43 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 21.43 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 39.29 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 21.43 (Low)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.29 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 71.43 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 14.29 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 10.71 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 17.86 (Very Low)
  • Living in Paterson - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 77.75 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 68 (Very High)
    • Cost of Living Index 92.05 (High)
    • Health Care Index 59.72 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.82 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 170.1 (Very High)
    • 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 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 30 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 37.5 USD

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

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