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Overview

Introduction to Ramsey, New Jersey

Ramsey, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 9 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey and 22 miles N of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Bergen - Passaic metropolitan area.

Ramsey History

Prior to its incorporation, Ramsey was a part of the Hohokus Township. It was incorporated on March 10, 1908, as a borough. Ramsey was named after Peter J. Ramsey, the landowner.

Ramsey and nearby Attractions

  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Finch Park
  • Pascack Historical Society Museum
  • Schoolhouse Museum
  • Campgaw Mountain Reservation
  • Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site

Things To Do In Ramsey

While staying at Ramsey you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Ramapo Mountains. In addition, the town of Ramsey includes a number of parks and other recreational facilities.

Ramsey Transportation

Teterboro Airport is nearby.

Ramsey Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by Ramapo College of New Jersey, Rockland Community College and Sunbridge College.

People

Total Population 14,889
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 16.3%
Employed Population 16+ 7,633
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 63.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $160,386
% Above Poverty Level 97.9%
% Below Poverty Level 2.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 8.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 11.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,297
Median House Value $523,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.6%
Irish 28.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ramsey Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Paterson, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles N of Newark, New Jersey
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07446
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.057
Longitude -74.141

Ramsey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SUFFERN
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station LITTLE FALLS
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ramsey, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Darlington (07446)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allendale 6,717 $153,333
Mahwah 26,368 $129,446
Saddle River 3,229 $138,542
Upper Saddle River 8,335 $188,906
Waldwick 9,902 $121,492
Wyckoff 17,045 $161,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ramsey Public Libraries

Library
Ramsey Free Public Library
30 WYCKOFF AVENUE
Ramsey, New Jersey
(210) 327-1445
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Ramsey High Schools

RAMSEY HIGH
E MAIN ST & ISLAND AVE
201-785-2300
Serves 745 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

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