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Paramus is a borough in Bergen County, in the New York metro area.
The community name derives from an Indian term variously translated as "turkey river" or "land of wild turkeys."
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Paramus. For links to other places called Paramus, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Paramus is 40.944N. The longitude is -74.075W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 26,503.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Paramus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bergen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bergen-Passaic area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07652 ZIP code.
11% of Paramus residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paramus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paramus was $29,295, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Paramus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Paramus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,308. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,905.
Libraries in Paramus include Midland Avenue Branch, Paramus Public Library ... View libraries
Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paramus political report.
Paramus restaurants taking online reservations include Chakra ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Paramus workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Paramus between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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