Paramus, NJ
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Paramus is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 26,974 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 88.98% 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 (14.22%), office and administrative support (13.94%), and management occupations (12.25%).

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.

Paramus is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Paramus’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Paramus, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the borough are by private automobile, Paramus is somewhat unusual for a borough of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Paramus area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Paramus are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.92% of adults in Paramus have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Paramus in 2010 was $42,105, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,420 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. Paramus also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.05% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Paramus include Irish, German, Polish, and Russian.

Paramus also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 29.47%.

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