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Ramapo is a town in Rockland County, in the New York metro area.

The community name derives from an Algonquian term variously translated as "round pond" or "sweet water"

The latitude of Ramapo is 41.137N. The longitude is -74.107W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 371 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 116,449.


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Median household income
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$60,352
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ramapo demographic reports
Ramapo is bounded by the Ramapo Mountains
Former and merged names include:
· Hampstead
· New Hampstead
· Ramapo Works
· Sidman Clove
Developed on the early stagecoach route between New York City and Albany, which crossed the Ramapo Pass

Early business ventures along the Ramapo River included a wire mill and a nail factory

Nearby parks & recreation: Harriman State Park, Kakiat Park
Colleges and universities: Rockland Community College

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5% of Ramapo residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ramapo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ramapo was $22,868, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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35% of Ramapo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ramapo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $764.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,960.


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Libraries in Ramapo include Finkelstein Memorial Library, Suffern Free Library ... View libraries

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Rockland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ramapo political report.

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The average commute time for Ramapo workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ramapo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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