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Paterson has the 141st largest population in the United States. The population grew by 1.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Paterson is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Paterson is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in Paterson is $262,200, which is above the national average. 10% of workers in Paterson hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 72% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Paterson. 69% of Paterson workers drive to work alone, 10% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 9% walk. People in Paterson spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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      200 Memorial Drive
      Paterson, NJ 7505