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Paterson, New Jersey

Full nameCity of Paterson
Official nameCity of Paterson
Settlement typeCity
CountryUnited States
StateNew Jersey
IncorporatedApril 11, 1831
TypeFaulkner Act Mayor-Council
MayorJeff Jones (2014)
Total Area8.73 sq mi (22.6 km2)
Land Area8.44 sq mi (21.9 km2)
Water Area0.29 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation105 ft (32 m)
Total Population146199 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEastern (UTC-5)
- Summer (DST)Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP codes07501-07505, 07508-07514, 07522, 07524, 07533, 07538, 07543, 07544
Area code862/973
FIPS code34-57000 
GNIS feature ID0879164 

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Paterson is a city serving as 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 largest city and one of the largest cities in the New York City Metropolitan Area, despite a decrease of 3,023 residents (2.0%) from its 2000 Census population of 149,222. Paterson is known as the "Silk City" for its dominant role in silk production during the latter half of the 19th century.

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