Founded in 1837, Passaic County is part of the New York Metropolitan area, making it an excellent place for commuters to call home. The northern part of the county is famous for its watershed areas and large lakes, making it the perfect location for boating enthusiasts. Another notable feature of Passaic County is that it’s shaped like a bent hourglass.
Within the county’s 193.81 square miles, you’ll find 16 municipalities that offer excellent restaurants, cultural museums, and school systems. If you’re looking for attractions to visit in Passaic County, be sure to stop off at the Garret Mountain Reservation, Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park, and Yogi Berra Stadium, located on the campus of Montclair State University.
As of 2019, the county’s population was 501,826 and had a median household income of $69,688.