Paramus, New Jersey Population 2020

26,594

Paramus is a city located in New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 26,594, it is the 33rd largest city in New Jersey and the 1444th largest city in the United States. Paramus is currently growing at a rate of 0.07% annually and its population has increased by 0.96% 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 2,546 people per square mile.

The average household income in Paramus is $142,803 with a poverty rate of 2.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,987 per month, and the median house value is $588,800. The median age in Paramus is 46.8 years, 44.8 years for males, and 48.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 95.3 males.

Paramus Demographics

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

  • White: 66.92%
  • Asian: 27.42%
  • Black or African American: 3.01%
  • Two or more races: 1.44%
  • Other race: 1.10%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Paramus, New Jersey is 26,594, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,558.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 26,342.

Paramus, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,80966.92%
Asian7,29827.42%
Black or African American8013.01%
Two or More Races3841.44%
Some Other Race2931.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native280.11%

Paramus Population Pyramid 2020

Paramus Median Age

46.8


Total

44.8


Male

48.4


Female

Paramus Adults

There are 21,471 adults, (6,222 of whom are seniors) in Paramus.

Paramus Age Dependency

74.5

Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Paramus Sex Ratio

Female

13,624

51.19%

Male

12,989

48.81%

Paramus Households and Families

Paramus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Paramus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married92.9%7.1%
All86.5%13.5%
Female84.2%15.8%
Male73.6%26.4%
Non Family67.2%32.8%

86.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,3103.0186.5
Married5,7603.5392.9
Non Family1,6671.167.2
Female6523.1984.2
Male2313.2773.6

3.45

Average Family Size

3.01

Average Household Size

1.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Paramus Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8974.63%
9th to 12th Grade8034.14%
High School Graduate4,30222.20%
Some College2,86614.79%
Associates Degree1,1535.95%
Bachelors Degree6,05431.24%
Graduate Degree3,30517.05%

Paramus Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,12811,1295,122
Asian5,0264,5583,460
Hispanic1,5701,478551
Black531432185
Multiple Races21616976
Other Race18818064
Native American1133

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 95.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.84%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,429$70,183$48,939
Less Than High School$30,208$24,932$31,917
High School Grad$39,652$51,234$22,360
Some College$51,766$60,625$47,284
Bachelors Degree$61,543$77,240$49,673
Graduate Degree$95,213$127,083$80,238

$56,429

Average Earnings

$70,183

Average Male

$48,939

Average Female

Paramus Language

Paramus Language by Age

Paramus Language

58.87% of Paramus residents speak only English, while 41.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 15.46% of the population.

Paramus Poverty

Paramus Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White14,8423612.43%
Hispanic2,3831205.04%
Asian7,062801.13%
Multiple3846115.89%
Other274217.66%
Black58581.37%

2.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.40%

Male Poverty Rate

2.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Paramus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Paramus is Multiple, with 15.89% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Paramus is Asian, with 1.13% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.17%. Among those working part-time, it was 1.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.31%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School7.09%
High School3.17%
Some College2.72%
Bachelors or Greater1.54%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed10.21%
Male Unemployed3.30%
Male Employed0.82%
Female Employed0.44%

Paramus Income

Paramus Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$117,087$142,803
Families$133,548$162,219
Married Families$142,357-
Non Families$40,483$61,015

Paramus Marital Status

Paramus Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Paramus Married by Age and Sex

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

Paramus Veterans

1,180

Number of Veterans

1,147

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam336
World War II304
Korea197
First Gulf War67
Second Gulf War39
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1177.55%
Asian310.56%
Black182.90%
Hispanic150.85%
Other136.05%
2 or More10.43%

$Paramus Veterans by Education

4.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Paramus Employment Status

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Paramus Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

47.78%

Born in New Jersey

70.40%

Native Born

29.60%

Foreign Born

7.59%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

70.40% of Paramus residents were born in the United States, with 47.78% having been born in New Jersey. 7.59% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,594180.07%
201926,576180.07%
201826,558-67-0.25%
201726,625180.07%
201626,607-54-0.20%
201526,661590.22%
201426,60270.03%
201326,595450.17%
201226,550650.25%
201126,4851220.46%
201026,3636260.24%
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%