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Paramus, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Paramus had a population of 27,416 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Paramus is located at latitude 40.9473 and longitude -74.0702 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Paramus (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Borough of Paramus (GNIS ID: 885340) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Paramus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Paramus: Parames, Pyramus.

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Paramus, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,416
Daytime Population: Workers 34,979
Daytime Population: Residents 15,206
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 50,185
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.83
Population in Households 26,251
Population in Familes 24,039
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,165
Population Density2 2,619
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $107,284
Average Household Income $139,904
Per Capita Income $46,872


Total Housing Units 9,207 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,468 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,405 (15.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 334 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $588,820
Average Home Value $624,679


Total Households 8,873
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 7,135
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.55% 0.66%
Households 0.38% 0.58%
Families 0.38% 0.58%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.17%

Paramus, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paramus to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 35 94th
Population Density # 267 51st
Diversity Index # 162 70th
Median Household Income # 118 79th
Per Capita Income # 164 70th

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