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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$76,918
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Paramus demographic reports
Once known as "Celery Town" for its major crop
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 96. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
· 1996 movie, "Ransom"
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Gloria Jean's, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Bergen County 4-H Fair - June 9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Paramus web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Van Saun Park, Saddle River County Park
Historic sites and museums: Eaton Tower County Historic Site, Bergen Museum of Art & Science, New Jersey Children's Museum
Colleges and universities: Bergen Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paramus was $29,295, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

39% of Paramus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Paramus festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.



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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Paramus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,308.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,905.


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Libraries

Libraries in Paramus include Midland Avenue Branch, Paramus Public Library ... View libraries

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Politics

Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paramus political report.

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Restaurants

Paramus restaurants taking online reservations include Chakra ... View restaurants

Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Paramus include Holiday Inn Express, Howard Johnson, Radisson Inn.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
NJ communities formerly known as Paramus:
  �Ridgewood, Bergen County
  �Ho-Ho-Kus, Bergen County

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