Paramus, NJ
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Living in Paramus


Paramus is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 26,558 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Paramus is the 69th largest community in New Jersey.

Paramus home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Paramus real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Paramus is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 90.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Paramus is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paramus who work in sales jobs (15.91%), office and administrative support (14.68%), and management occupations (13.89%).

Also of interest is that Paramus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Paramus is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Paramus a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Paramus has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Paramus’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Paramus, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.18 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Paramus use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Paramus‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Paramus ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Paramus, 48.29% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Paramus in 2010 was $45,794, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,176 for a family of four.

Paramus is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Paramus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paramus residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Paramus include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Greek.

Paramus also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.60%.

The most common language spoken in Paramus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.