A lower-middle-class Northern New Jersey city of about 25,000 in Passaic County about 15 miles outside of New York City. Located between Clifton and the Passaic River, it's about 10 miles North of Newark. The main ethnicities of the city include Jews, Blacks, Polish, and Carribean Latinos: Puerto Ricans and Dominicans.
Passaic is the third leg of North Jersey's infamous Tri-City Area, along with Clifton and Paterson.
Passaic is generally less ghetto/gangsta than Paterson and more so than Clifton.