Paterson is a county seat located in the New Jersey region of the United States. During the most recent census, Paterson had a population of 146,199. Paterson is the 3rd most poplulated city in the New Jersey region, the 177th most populated city in the United States and the 2,502nd most populated city in the world. Paterson is in the America/New York timezone which is 4 hours behind UTC. Paterson adjusts the hour with daylight savings time during the winter months.
Paterson is located at sea level (26 meters / 85 feet). The closest cities to Paterson are Haledon (2.4 km / 1.5 miles), Totowa (3.5 km / 2.1 miles), Woodland Park (3.6 km / 2.2 miles), Hawthorne (3.9 km / 2.4 miles) and Fair Lawn (4.3 km / 2.7 miles)