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Average Rent in Paterson, NJ

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Paterson Studio - $1,100-4%
Paterson 1 Bed - $1,469+1%
Paterson 2 Beds - $1,600-6%

Local Guide

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Local Reviews

I don't like anything about my neighborhood to much crime and homeless poverty-stricken we need more police arrested it's not safe to walk the streets at night especially by yourself

The surrounding prices are very cheap, and a small amount of money can satisfy a family's life and save a lot of money

People aren't as common outside making it relatively safe. lots of homeless people scattered everywhere and lots of beggars. T

The organization, th pizzeria, park and computer center. Also the bar on the corner. And go to the market in the near malls.

There are many markets and have family near, everything I need is nearby so I don't have to go to far places to look for them

There is a high-school around our area that is a short drive away but very good. There are multiple ethnic restaurants around the area.

Demographics

Education

High School

69%

Associate's

20%

Bachelor's

9%

Master's

2%

Doctorate

0%

Family Size

2 people

29%

3 people

25%

4 people

24%

5 people

13%

6+ people

10%

Household Income

0-50k

58%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

3%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

15%

10-20

15%

20-45

36%

45-65

24%

65+

11%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Paterson, NJ

In Paterson, NJ, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,100 to $1,600. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Paterson, NJ is $1,100. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,469. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $1,600.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-4%

Changed from $1,146 to $1,100
1 Bed

+1%

Changed from $1,454 to $1,469
2 Beds

-6%

Changed from $1,702 to $1,600

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
0%
0%
10%
32%
57%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
New York$4,490+3%
Brooklyn$3,759+1%
Hoboken$3,739+3%
Jersey City$3,685+2%
Long Island City$3,335+13%
Weehawken$3,136-10%
Newark$2,622+57%
Maplewood$2,312+7%
Stamford$1,927+4%
Queens$1,800+9%
Montclair$1,799+11%
Bronx$1,517-35%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
New York$5,098-5%
Brooklyn$4,455+5%
Queens$4,285+114%
Weehawken$4,152+4%
Long Island City$4,112+13%
Jersey City$4,067+5%
Hoboken$4,039+22%
Newark$2,705+14%
Stamford$2,525-3%
Maplewood$2,410-3%
Montclair$2,047-3%
Bronx$1,767-32%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
New York$7,157-11%
Long Island City$6,377+16%
Brooklyn$6,215+94%
Queens$6,045+142%
Weehawken$5,8700%
Jersey City$5,346+13%
Hoboken$4,829+10%
Newark$4,015+75%
Stamford$3,325-3%
Maplewood$3,122+2%
Montclair$2,449-9%
Bronx$2,0170%

Compare Neighborhoods

Eastside

$1,475

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Downtown

$1,550

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Riverside

$1,550

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Paterson, NJ?

For renters in Paterson seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Eastside, Downtown, and Riverside, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,475, $1,550, and $1,550 respectively. Additional areas offering value are South Paterson and Wrigley Park, where the rents are $1,600 and $1,800, a favorable comparison to Paterson's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,469.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Paterson, NJ?

In Paterson, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Wrigley Park, South Paterson, and Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in Wrigley Park averages at $1,800, in South Paterson it averages $1,600, and in Downtown, the average is $1,550. For additional high-end living options, Riverside offers 1-bedroom apartments at $1,550, and Eastside at $1,475. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,469 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Paterson, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Paterson, NJ?

In Paterson, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Eastside, South Paterson, and Wrigley Park. In Eastside, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,475. South Paterson sees average rents of $1,600 for a 1-bedroom unit. Wrigley Park offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,800. For those seeking other popular areas, Downtown presents 1-bedroom apartments at $1,550, and Riverside at $1,550. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,469 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Paterson, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Wrigley Park$1,800--
South Paterson$1,600--
Downtown$1,550--
Riverside$1,550--
Eastside$1,475-16%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
South Paterson$2,300--
Riverside$2,000--
Downtown$1,900--
Wrigley Park$1,745+3%
Sandy Hill$1,600+3%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

24%

15-30 Mins

45%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 7575

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 27 of 38 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 30 of 38 renters

Percentage: 4747

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 21 of 38 renters

Percentage: 4848

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 27 of 38 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 29 of 38 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. Significantly more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You've got a good shot at a great night out in Paterson.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 55% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Rest assured, you won't go hungry around here.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 21% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in Paterson.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 49% more shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Paterson are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 7% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Paterson is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 57% more medical facilities than average
  3. 53% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 12% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 69% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. 38% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in Paterson.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 49% fewer gyms than average
  3. 83% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Paterson doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. 54% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 50% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 81% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 32 of 38 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 30 of 38 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 29 of 38 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 29 of 38 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 27 of 38 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 27 of 38 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 25 of 38 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 23 of 38 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 22 of 38 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 22 of 38 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 22 of 38 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 22 of 38 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 21 of 38 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 21 of 38 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 21 of 38 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 21 of 38 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 22 of 38 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 23 of 38 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 32 of 38 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 34 of 38 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Paterson

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About

Paterson, NJ

Overview of Paterson

Paterson, located in the northeast corner of the state of New Jersey, is the county seat of Passaic County on the Passaic River. The city is located approximately 30 miles west of New York City, sitting in the Piedmont region between the coastal plains and the Appalachian foothills.

Paterson apartments for rent are prime options for joining the more than 146,000 people living across the 8.43 square miles of land that encompass this thriving city. Nearly 28 percent of its population is under the age of 18. Many transportation modes are easily accessible to residents, including Interstate 80, U.S. Route 46 and New Jersey state highways 3, 19, 21 and 23 as well as bus and rail service.

Living in Paterson, NJ

People living in Paterson apartments take pride in being a part of a city with a truly unique history. Alexander Hamilton formed an investment group called the Society of Useful Manufactures in 1792. Its purpose was to raise funds for the development of the first planned industrial city in the United States in order to reduce the country's dependence on foreign goods. The chosen industries centered on the 77-foot high Great Falls of the Passaic and its surrounding waterways.

In the second half of the 19th century, Paterson's dominant industry became manufacturing silk, leading to the nickname of "Silk City." In 1851, Paterson was incorporated as a city.

Paterson Work and Study

The city is known historically for its large number of textile industries, using the water of the Great Falls and harnessing its energy to power the many plants and structures. Other big industries in the area include firearms, railroad and locomotive manufacturing, and silk, according to City Town Info. A significant portion of business professionals may find Paterson apartments for rent an attractive option. U.S. Census data indicates that nearly 65,000 local residents are in the labor force.

Students can take advantage of higher education facilities located within Paterson, such as the HoHoKus School of Trade and Technical Sciences and Passaic County Community College. HokoKus enrolls fewer than 200 students and operates with an open admissions system. PCCC enrolls approximately 8,000 students and has three additional locations other than the Paterson campus: Wanaque, Wayne and Passaic.

Rentals in Paterson, NJ and Cost of Living

According to data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau, Paterson rentals have a vacancy rate of 9 percent, and the gross median rent was $1,030 in 2010. The largest portion of all renters falls in the gross rental range of $1,000 to $1,499, with more than 77 percent of renters falling in the wider gross rent range of $500 to $1,499. The data further indicated that roughly 57.3 percent of all renters reported spending 35 percent or more of their household income on gross rental costs.

CIty-Data information revealed that in March 2012, the cost of living in Paterson was a 28.7 percent higher than the national average.

Paterson Attractions and Special Events

While there are many area attractions worth a visit from residents in Paterson apartments, one of the local favorites is the historic landmark, the Lambert Castle Museum. The structure in which the museum is housed was built in 1893 and previously belonged to Catholina Lambert, an owner of a prominent silk mill in the city. The castle was originally constructed in the Medieval Revival architectural style and in the 1990s, a multi-million dollar restoration was performed.

City Town Info revealed that Paterson is incredibly proud of its diversity and never misses an opportunity to celebrate it. Paterson holds a number of events to celebrate the unique ethnicities of its residents, including an African-American Day Parade, a Puerto Rican Day Parade, a Dominican Day Parade, a Turkish-American Day Parade and a Peruvian Day Parade.

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