Get to know Passaic, NJ
Passaic, New Jersey lies 10 miles from New York City. It began as a Dutch settlement in 1679. The city charter was issued on April 2, 1873. Passaic saw industrial growth in the 19th century as it grew into a textile and metalworking center. In the 1930’s it gained the name “The Birthplace of Television” for the pioneering work done in Passaic by the DeForest Radio Corporation and Allen B. DuMont. Parts of the city are included in the Urban Enterprise Zone, which encourages employment with a reduced sales tax among other benefits. Famous residents have included Mitch Albom, Ronnie Ash, and Paul Rudd.
Median Household Income: $31,832
Median Property Value: $302,200