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Overview

Introduction to Paramus, New Jersey

Paramus, New Jersey is 5 miles E of Paterson, New Jersey and 15 miles N of New York, New York. It is in Bergen county. The town is part of the Bergen - Passaic metro area.

Paramus History

The name of this region comes from a Lenape Native American word that means "place of fertile soil" or "land of the wild turkey." During the American Revolutionary War this area saw a great deal of activity. During World War II, the United States Army closed off Farview Avenue, which is situated at the highest point of Paramus and provides a clear view of the New York City skyline. The Army positioned its anti-aircraft artillery along the street so that they could defend New York City against any air attack.

Paramus and nearby Attractions

  • Garden State Plaza
  • Bergen Town Center
  • Van Saun County Park
  • Arcola Golf Club
  • Bergen Museum

Things To Do In Paramus

Parasmus is renowned as a Mecca of shopping. It is among the largest shopping areas in the United States and clocks in more than $5 billion in retail sales annually. With five major shopping centers and countless shopping and dining opportunities, this town offers endless entertainment.

Paramus Transportation

La Guardia International Airport is the closest major airport.

Paramus Higher Education

Bergen Community College is the local college.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,795
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens22.7%
Employed Population 16+12,182
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married56.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.7%
Median Earnings25+$54,916
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,988

Wealth

Median Family Income$120,960
% Above Poverty Level97.7%
% Below Poverty Level2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation11.6%

Housing

People Living Alone19.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,838
Median House Value$565,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)37%
Italian20%
Irish9.5%
German8.7%
Polish3.9%
Greek2.8%
Russian2.8%
English2%
Turkish1.5%
Iranian1.2%
Arab1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Swedish1%
West Indian0.9%
African0.9%
French Except Basque0.8%
Jamaican0.8%
US/American0.7%
Egyptian0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
Scottish0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Israeli0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
Afghan)0.3%
South African0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Paramus Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7652
P.O. Box Zip Codes7653
Phone Area Codes201
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.94
Approximate Longitude-74.07

Paramus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance12.5 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fair Lawn33,205$117,667
Maywood9,726$96,667
New Milford16,682$104,795
Oradell8,160$163,295
River Edge11,586$143,309
Rochelle Park5,634$90,446

Paramus Public Libraries

Paramus Public Library
E. 116 CENTURY ROAD
Paramus, New Jersey
(201) 599-1300

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Paramus Hospitals

Bergen Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
230 East Ridgewood Avenue
(201) 967-4000

Paramus Public Schools

Autistic
355 East Ridgewood Ave
ZIP: 7652
(201) 343-6000
Other
Total Enrollment 192
Bergen Co Juvenile Detention Center
296 E Ridgewood Ave
ZIP: 7652
(201) 599-6185
Other
Bergen County Technical High School - Paramus
E.285 Pascack Road
ZIP: 7652
(201) 343-6000
High
Total Enrollment 6
Bergen County Technical High School - Paramus
E.285 Pascack Road
ZIP: 7652
(201) 343-6000
High
Total Enrollment 304
Bergen Regional School
374 E Ridgewood Ave
ZIP: 7652
(201) 261-6230
Other
East Brook Middle School
190 Spring Valley Rd
ZIP: 7652
(201) 261-7800
Middle
Total Enrollment 653
Emotionally Disturbed
327 East Ridgewood Ave
ZIP: 7652
(201) 343-6000
Other
Total Enrollment 134
Hearing Impaired
327 East Ridgewood Avenue
ZIP: 7652
(201) 343-6000
Other
Total Enrollment 135
Life Skills
327 East Ridgewood Ave
ZIP: 7652
(201) 343-6000
Other
Total Enrollment 84
Memorial Elementary School
East 203 Midland Ave
ZIP: 7652
(201) 261-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 340
Midland Elementary School
241 West Midland Avenue
ZIP: 7652
(201) 261-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 238
Multiply Handicaped
327 East Ridgewood Avenue
ZIP: 7652
(201) 343-6000
Other
Total Enrollment 81
N. A. Bleshman Regional Day School
333 East Ridgewood Avenue
ZIP: 7652
(201) 343-6000
Other
Total Enrollment 94
Paramus High School
99 East Century Rd
ZIP: 7652
(201) 261-7800
High
Total Enrollment 1317
Parkway Elementary School
145 E Ridgewood Avenue
ZIP: 7652
(201) 261-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 261
Ridge Ranch Elementary School
345 Lockwood Drive
ZIP: 7652
(201) 261-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 295
Stony Lane Elementary School
W 110 Ridgewood Ave
ZIP: 7652
(201) 261-7800
Primary
Total Enrollment 193
West Brook Middle School
560 Roosevelt Blvd
ZIP: 7652
(201) 261-7800
Middle
Total Enrollment 622

Paramus Private Schools

Absorbent Mind Montessori Academy
140 Route 17 North
ZIP: 7652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Alpine Learning Group
777 Paramus Rd
ZIP: 7652
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
Ben Porat Yosef
E 243 Frisch Ct
ZIP: 7652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 185
Children's Country Day School
639 Paramus Rd
ZIP: 7652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
David Gregory School
347 N Farview Ave
ZIP: 7652
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
Educational Partnership For Instructing Children
238 N Farview Ave
ZIP: 7652
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
New Alliance Academy
49 East Midland Avenue Ste 2
ZIP: 7652
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Palisades Regional Academy
304 E Midland Ave
ZIP: 7652
Secondary
Total Enrollment 55
Paramus Catholic High School
425 Paramus Rd
ZIP: 7652
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1520
Ridgewood Montessori School
70 Eisenhower Dr Ste 3
ZIP: 7652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
The Frisch School
120 W Century Rd
ZIP: 7652
Secondary
Total Enrollment 584
The Growing Garden Nursery School
156 Forest Ave
ZIP: 7652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Turrell Childcare & Early Learning Center
200 Robin Rd
ZIP: 7652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Visitation Academy
222 N Farview Ave
ZIP: 7652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 273
Yavneh Academy
155 N Farview Ave
ZIP: 7652
Elementary
Total Enrollment 654
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