Paramus, New Jersey

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Paramus is a borough located in Bergen County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 25,737.

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Geography

Paramus is located at 40°56'50" North, 74°4'14" West (40.947107, -74.070471)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 27.1 km² (10.5 mi²). 27.1 km² (10.5 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 25,737 people, 8,082 households, and 6,780 families residing in the borough. The population density is 949.1/km² (2,457.7/mi²). There are 8,209 housing units at an average density of 302.7/km² (783.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 79.19% White, 1.13% African American, 0.05% Native American, 17.23% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.89% from other races, and 1.51% from two or more races. 4.87% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 8,082 households out of which 37.0% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.3% are married couples living together, 8.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 16.1% are non-families. 14.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.4% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.00 and the average family size is 3.32.

In the borough the population is spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 24.7% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.4 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $76,918, and the median income for a family is $84,406. Males have a median income of $56,635 versus $37,450 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $29,295. 3.3% of the population and 1.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 3.4% of those under the age of 18 and 5.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

A Place to Shop

Paramus is known for its multitude of stores and malls. It has 5 malls, more than most towns its size. On New Jersey State Highway 4, there is the Bergen Mall and the Mall at IV. On New Jersey State Highway 17, there is Paramus Park and the Fashion Center. At the intersection of Routes 4 and 17 is Paramus's biggest and most famous mall, the Garden State Plaza. Across from the Garden State Plaza, there is an Ikea, one of three in the New York City metro area. There is also a Crate & Barrel, a Home Depot, a Best Buy, and lots of other major store chains located on Routes 4 and 17. Paramus is also big on entertainment. One of its three movie theaters is a Loewe's theater with 10 cinemas, located on Route 4 just east of the Bergen Mall. They want to put it near the Garden State Plaza, but local opposition has prevented this due to the extra traffic. Also, several arcade chains have put places in Paramus. Amazingly, Paramus, along with the rest of Bergen County, has a law preventing stores from being open on Sundays, the only reason for the few remaining chains that haven't opened there. Paramus is also the headquarters of Toys "R" Us, which has 2 stores in Paramus, one of each on Routes 4 and 17.

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