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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,000
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+7,798
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married62.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.5%
Median Earnings25+$81,058
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,196
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,101

Wealth

Median Family Income$168,125
% Above Poverty Level97.7%
% Below Poverty Level2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home8.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation11.8%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,314
Median House Value$559,900

Ancestry

Irish31.1%
Italian28.3%
German15.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.7%
English7.3%
Polish6.2%
Russian3.4%
Swedish1.9%
Dutch1.9%
French Except Basque1.8%
Canadian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Arab1.3%
Greek1%
Hungarian1%
Czech1%
Slovak0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Egyptian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
Romanian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Ramsey Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7446
Phone Area Codes201,551
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.05
Approximate Longitude-74.14

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)

StationSUFFERN
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance13 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
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allendale6,767$158,088
Mahwah26,434$132,379
Saddle River3,241$150,341
Upper Saddle River8,301$190,313
Waldwick9,922$122,109
Wyckoff17,119$167,278

Ramsey Public Libraries

Ramsey Free Public Library
30 WYCKOFF AVENUE
Ramsey, New Jersey
(201) 327-1445

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Ramsey Public Schools

Eric S. Smith Middle School
2 Monroe Street
ZIP: 7446
(201) 785-2313
Middle
Total Enrollment 751
John Y Dater Elementary School
35 School Street
ZIP: 7446
(201) 785-2325
Middle
Total Enrollment 444
Mary A. Hubbard Elementary School
10 Hubbard Lane
ZIP: 7446
(201) 785-2301
Primary
Total Enrollment 385
Ramsey High School
256 E Main Street
ZIP: 7446
(201) 785-2300
High
Total Enrollment 856
Wesley D Tisdale Elementary School
200 Island Avenue
ZIP: 7446
(201) 785-2336
Primary
Total Enrollment 419

Ramsey Private Schools

Don Bosco Prep High School
492 N Franklin Tpke
ZIP: 7446
Secondary
Total Enrollment 910
Goddard School For Early Childhood
150 Hilltop Rd
ZIP: 7446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St Paul Interparochial School
187 Wyckoff Ave
ZIP: 7446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 228
The Learning Experience
160 N Franklin Tpke
ZIP: 7446
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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