Paramus, New Jersey Population 2023

26,806

Paramus is a city located in Bergen County New Jersey. With a 2023 population of 26,806, it is the 37th largest city in New Jersey and the 1731st largest city in the United States.Paramus is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually and its population has increased by 0.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 26,698 in 2020. Spanning over 11 miles, Paramus has a population density of 2,566 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paramus is $153,392 with a poverty rate of 3.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Paramus is 48.5 years, 46.2 years for males, and 51 years for females.

Paramus Demographics

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

  • White: 64.11%
  • Asian: 27.25%
  • Black or African American: 4.17%
  • Two or more races: 3.83%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Paramus, New Jersey is 26,806 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 26,698.

Paramus, New Jersey Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Paramus Population by Race

Paramus Population Pyramid 2023

Paramus Median Age

48.5

Total

46.2

Male

51

Female

Paramus Adults

There are 21,500 adults, (6,755 of whom are seniors) in Paramus.

Paramus Age Dependency

79.1

Age Dependency Ratio

45.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Paramus Sex Ratio

Female13,13649.75%
Male13,26750.25%

Paramus Population by Age

Paramus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.39

Average Family Size

2.96

Average Household Size

82.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Paramus Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Paramus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Paramus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 95.71%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 76.32%.

Paramus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$64,171

Average Earnings

$71,963

Average Male

$57,379

Average Female

Paramus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Paramus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Paramus Language

61.96% of Paramus residents speak only English, while 38.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 23.56% of the population.

Paramus Language

Paramus Poverty by Race

rate

3.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.65%

Male Poverty Rate

3.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paramus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paramus is Other, with 20.51% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paramus is Black, with 1.84% 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 2.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.98%.

Paramus Poverty

Paramus Poverty Rate by Education

Paramus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Paramus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Paramus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

55.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Paramus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Paramus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,464

Number of Veterans

1,429

Male Veterans

35

Female Veterans

Paramus Veterans by War

Paramus Veterans by Age

count

Paramus Veterans by Race

Paramus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paramus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.8%

Labor Force Participation

55.3%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Paramus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Paramus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Paramus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.54%

Born in Paramus

69.04%

Native Born

29.86%

Foreign Born

5.76%

Non Citizen

24.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.04% of Paramus residents were born in the United States, with 45.54% having been born in New Jersey. 5.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Paramus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Paramus Population by Year