Paramus, New Jersey Population 2021

25,884
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Paramus is a city located in Bergen County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 25,884, it is the 34th largest city in New Jersey and the 1491st largest city in the United States . Paramus is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -1.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,342 in 2010. Paramus reached it's highest population of 28,381 in 1970. Spanning over 11 miles, Paramus has a population density of 2,478 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paramus is $153,392 with a poverty rate of 3.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,011 per month, and the median house value is $600,200. The median age in Paramus is 47.5 years, 46.2 years for males, and 48.6 years for females.

Paramus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Paramus was:

  • White: 66.44%
  • Asian: 28.56%
  • Black or African American: 2.84%
  • Two or more races: 1.75%
  • Other race: 0.30%
  • Native American: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Paramus, New Jersey is 25,884 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,454.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,342.

Paramus, New Jersey Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,60966.44%
Asian7,56828.56%
Black or African American7542.84%
Two or More Races4651.75%
Some Other Race800.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native270.10%
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Paramus Population by Race

Paramus Population Pyramid $2021

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Paramus Median Age

47.5


Total

46.2


Male

48.6


Female

Paramus Adults

There are 21,431 adults, (6,194 of whom are seniors) in Paramus.

Paramus Age Dependency

73.9

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Paramus Sex Ratio

Female

13,369

50.44%

Male

13,134

49.56%

Paramus Population by Age

Paramus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Paramus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married91.8%8.2%
All85.9%14.1%
Male79.9%20.1%
Female75.4%24.6%
Non Family69.5%30.5%

85.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Paramus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,2323.0285.9
Married5,7403.5191.8
Non Family1,5751.1269.5
Female6683.2875.4
Male2492.9679.9

3.44

Average Family Size

3.02

Average Household Size

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Paramus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8404.34%
9th to 12th Grade8184.23%
High School Graduate4,06721.03%
Some College3,03015.67%
Associates Degree1,1455.92%
Bachelors Degree6,06831.38%
Graduate Degree3,37017.43%
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Paramus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paramus Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,61310,6314,871
Asian5,3664,9343,701
Hispanic1,7491,636682
Black493405157
2+ Races23620089
Other Race565620
Native American1144

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.97%.

Paramus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$61,136$71,411$53,376
Less Than 9th Grade$31,563$26,136$32,422
High School Graduate$46,238$54,405$31,950
Some College$52,784$60,335$49,089
Bachelors Degree$65,601$75,987$61,415
Graduate Degree$98,125$132,817$83,646

$61,136

Average Earnings

$71,411

Average Male

$53,376

Average Female

Paramus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paramus Language by Age

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Paramus Language

57.41% of Paramus residents speak only English, while 42.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 17.16% of the population.

Paramus Language

Paramus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,0153782.70%
Asian7,3392102.86%
Hispanic2,8311856.53%
Multiple4655411.61%
Black528122.27%
Other601118.33%

3.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.90%

Male Poverty Rate

3.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paramus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paramus is Other, with 18.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paramus is Black, with 2.27% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.53%.

Paramus Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.34%
Some College3.95%
High School3.78%
Bachelors or Greater2.71%

Paramus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed6.83%
Male Unemployed5.54%
Male Employed0.86%
Female Employed0.69%

Paramus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paramus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$128,306$153,392
Families$144,206$172,750
Married Families$158,036-
Non Families$41,269$67,596
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Income by Household Type

Paramus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

56.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Paramus Married by Age and Sex

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Paramus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Paramus Marital Status by Race

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Paramus Marital Status

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1,277

Number of Veterans

1,242

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam352
World War II316
Korea275
First Gulf War63
Second Gulf War48

Paramus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+815
65 to 74297
55 to 6480
35 to 5456
18 to 3429

Paramus Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2188.36%
Asian260.44%
Hispanic251.24%
Black254.26%
Other Race811.94%

Paramus Veterans by Race

Paramus Veterans by Education

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6.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.45%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paramus Veterans by Education

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59.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Paramus Employment by Age

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Paramus Employment by Race

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Paramus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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47.89%

Born in Paramus

69.72%

Native Born

30.28%

Foreign Born

7.14%

Non Citizen

23.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.72% of Paramus residents were born in the United States, with 47.89% having been born in New Jersey. 7.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Paramus Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,884-190-0.73%
202026,074-190-0.72%
201926,264-190-0.72%
201826,454-141-0.53%
201726,595100.04%
201626,585-62-0.23%
201526,647530.20%
201426,59420.01%
201326,592450.17%
201226,547620.23%
201126,4851230.47%
201026,3626250.24%
200025,7376700.26%
199025,067-1,407-0.54%
198026,474-1,907-0.69%
197028,3815,1432.02%
196023,23816,97014.00%
19506,2682,5805.45%
19403,6881,0393.36%
19302,6490.00%

Paramus Population by Year