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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.
Early business ventures along the Ramapo River included a wire mill and a nail factory
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ramapo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rockland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, New York area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 10931 ZIP code.
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.
35% of Ramapo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ramapo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $764. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,960.
Libraries in Ramapo include Finkelstein Memorial Library, Suffern Free Library ... View libraries
Rockland County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ramapo political report.
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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