Place:Passaic, New Jersey, United States

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Passaic County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 501,226, reflecting an increase of 12,177 (+2.5%) from the 489,049 counted in the 2000 Census,[1] retaining its position as the state's ninth-most populous county.[2] Its county seat is Paterson.[3] It is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. The most populous place was Paterson, with 146,199 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, more than 29% of the county's population, while West Milford Township, covered , the largest total area of any municipality, more than 40% of the county's area.[2]

Passaic County was created on February 7, 1837, from portions of both Bergen County and Essex County.

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Date Event Source
1837 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 16,734
1850 22,569
1860 29,013
1870 46,416
1880 68,860
1890 105,046
1900 155,202
1910 215,902
1920 259,174
1930 302,129
1940 309,353
1950 337,093
1960 406,618
1970 460,782
1980 447,585
1990 453,060

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