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Passaic County, New Jersey

Passaic County is a county in the U. S. state of New Jersey, part of the New York metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 501,226, an increase of 12,177 from the 489,049 counted in the 2000 Census, As of the 2017 Census estimate, the county's population was 512,607, making it the state's ninth-most populous county, marking an increase of 2.3% from 2010. Its county seat is Paterson; 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, the largest total area of any municipality and more than 40% of the county's area. Passaic County was created on February 1837, from portions of Bergen County and Essex County; the landscape of Passaic County, near the north edge of New Jersey, spans some hilly areas and has dozens of lakes. The county covers a region about 30 × 20 miles wide; the region is split including portions of Interstate 287 and I-80, near Paterson.

The Garden State Parkway cuts near Clifton. The Passaic River winds northeast past Totowa into Paterson, where the river turns south to Passaic town, on the way to Newark, further south; the highest point is any one of six areas on Bearfort Ridge in West Milford at 1,480 feet above sea level. The lowest elevation is 20 feet along the Passaic River in Clifton; the southeastern, more populous half of the county is either mildly hilly. The northwestern section is mountainous. According to the 2010 Census, the county had a total area of 197.10 square miles, including 184.59 square miles of land and 12.51 square miles of water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Paterson have ranged from a low of 19 °F in January to a high of 86 °F in July, although a record low of −11 °F was recorded in January 1961 and a record high of 105 °F was recorded in September 1953. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 2.86 inches in February to 4.78 inches in September. The county has a humid continental climate, hot-summer except in higher areas to the north where it is warm-summer.

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 501,226 people, 166,785 households, 120,919.125 families living in the county. The population density was 2,715.3 per square mile. There were 175,966 housing units at an average density of 953.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 62.65% White, 12.83% Black or African American, 0.67% Native American, 5.01% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 15.11% from other races, 3.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 37.04% of the population. There were 166,785 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.5% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, 9.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.94 and the average family size was 3.45. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, 12% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 36.1 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 91.1 males. Same-sex couples headed one in 149 households in 2010; as of the 2000 United States Census there were 489,049 people, 163,856 households, 119,614 families residing in the county. The population density was 2,639 people per square mile. There were 170,048 housing units at an average density of 918 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 62.32% White, 13.22% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 3.69% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 16.24% from other races, 4.05% from two or more races. 29.95 % of the population were Latino of any race. Among those who reported their ancestry, 16.6% were of Italian, 9.5% Irish, 8.1% German and 6.2% Polish ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 163,856 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.50% were married couples living together, 16.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.00% were non-families.

22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.42. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.30% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, 12.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $49,210, the median income for a family was $56,054. Males had a median income of $38,740 versus $29,954 for females; the per capita income for the county was $21,370. About 9.40% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.30% of those under age 18 and 9.20% of those age 65 or over. The Passaic County Court House and Administrative Building complex is located at the county seat in Paterson. In Passaic County's commission form of government, the Board of Chosen Freeholders discharge both executive and legislative responsibilities.

Seven Freeholders are elected at-large for thre

Andy Ellis (rugby league)

Andy Ellis known by the nickname of "Sniffer", is an English rugby league footballer who last played as a hooker for the York City Knights in Betfred Championship. He is of the Featherstone Rovers in the Kingstone Press Championship, the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the Super League competition. Ellis was born in Derby, England. In 2009 he was named Man of Steel for the Championship and led the Barrow Raiders to the league title and to the National Rail Cup Final. Andy was part of the Championship All Stars team in 2009 after having an incredible season with Barrow Raiders, he has played for Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, Hull Kingston Rovers and Harlequins being named players player at Harlequins in 2011. In September 2012, he signed a two-year contract with Featherstone Rovers. Andy has played 3 years for Featherstone. York City Knights profile Harlequins Rugby League profile

North Epping, New South Wales

North Epping is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 19 kilometres north-west of the Sydney central business district in the local government area of Hornsby Shire. North Epping is in the Northern Suburbs region. Epping is a separate suburb to the south and under a different city council Parramatta City Council, which shares the postcode of 2121. North Epping is a leafy suburb, surrounded by bushland of the upper section of Lane Cove National Park. There are many walking trails, including the Great North Walk. One of the well known landmarks is Whale Rock; the Wallumedegal Aboriginal tribe lived in the area between the Lane Cove River and Parramatta River, known as Walumetta. In 1792 Governor Phillip began the granting of parcels of lands to marines, the area was referred to on Phillip's maps as the Field of Mars, named after the Roman Field of Mars because of the military link, it contained the area of what is now North Epping. The name Epping is derived from Epping Forest in England.

In the early hours of 18 July 2009, the Lin family, consisting of Min Lin, Yun Li Lin, her sister Yun Lin, the parents' two children Henry and Terry Lin, were all murdered at their home on Boundary Road, North Epping. Robert Xie was arrested at his home in North Epping on 5 May 2011 at 9.00am for killing the family. He is on trial. Brenda Lin, the last living member of the family, lived with the alleged killer and his wife for 22 months. A funeral was held for the family at Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales on 8 August 2009. North Epping was split off from Epping as a separate suburb on 1 December 1995. Following the amalgamation of Epping, the Parramatta Council plans to expand to North Epping. North Epping has a small shopping centre located on the corner of Malton Road, it features a number of specialty shops and restaurants. North Epping has a small school - Epping North Public School. North Epping has many community areas and gatherings; the M2 Hills Motorway runs along the southern border to the Sydney CBD.

North Epping is connected to adjacent Epping by Norfolk Road. Norfolk Road runs south towards Epping Road, a major arterial road in the area that runs east to the Pacific Highway. All areas of the suburb are serviced by Sydney Buses route 295; the route is a loop and only goes clockwise around the edge of the suburb - the only place where it runs in both directions is Norfolk Road south of Grayson Road, towards Epping railway station. At the 2016 census, North Epping recorded a population of 4,526. Of these: Age distribution North Epping residents' median age was 43 years, compared to the national median of 38. Children aged 0–14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.5% of the population. Ethnic diversity 65.0% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were China 5.6%, India 3.4%, England 3.4%, Hong Kong 2.8% and South Korea 2.4%. 68.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 7.2%, Cantonese 5.4% and Korean 3.1%.

Religion The most common responses for religion were No Religion 29.9%, Catholic 19.6% and Anglican 17.1%. Income North Epping is a wealthy area, with an average weekly household income of $2,539, well above the national average of $1,438. Housing The majority of dwellings were separate houses. 84.7% were family households and 13.4% were single person households. The average household size was 3.1 people. North Epping is under the municipal authority of Ward C in the Hornsby Shire Council, is part of the federal electorate of Bennelong and State electorate of Epping. Niall Clugston - Hornsby Shire Library. "North Epping". Dictionary of Sydney. Retrieved 28 September 2015