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Passaic County (pronouced pə-SAY-ik, locally pə-SAYK) is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. Passaic County is part of the New York metropolitan area. The most populous place was Paterson, with 146,199 residents at the time of the 2010 Census, more than 29% of the county’s population, while West Milford, covered 80.32 square miles (208.0 km2), the largest total area of any municipality, more than 40% of the county’s area.
Passaic County was created on February 7, 1837, from portions of both Bergen County and Essex County.
Northern Passaic This wide area has significant less pockets of population, low building density, low poverty and low crime rates. Within this area are many stable, mixed and middle-to-high income areas of diverse populations. For example, north of Paterson have well-kept suburban areas such as Wayne Valley, Pines Lake, Packanack Lake, Wayne Hills, Black Oak, Pointview Estates, and Preakness in Wayne, New Jersey and North Haledon, New Jersey.