Paramus, New Jersey Education and City Information

Paramus is a residential community in Bergen County, New Jersey, that's known for its many retail outlets. Bergen Community College is located in Paramus, but students will need to commute if they want to attend a 4-year school.

About Paramus, New Jersey

Paramus, New Jersey, had a population of 26,832 in 2014, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates. In 2010, the majority of the borough's residents (over 72 percent) were white alone, while more than 22 percent identified as Asian. The Census Bureau also reported that the median household income for Paramus residents was $96,454 for the years 2010-2014, which was significantly above the New Jersey median of $72,062.

Paramus has various municipal parks, including the Cliff Gennarelli-Paramus Sports-Plex, which features lighted facilities for baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and tennis, and Howland Memorial Grove, which honors Paramus residents who died in the September 11th terrorist attacks. Other points of interest in the borough include the Bergen County Zoological Park and the Paramus Golf Course's miniature golf course.

Paramus Educational Opportunities

Bergen Community College is the only nonprofit postsecondary school in Paramus. This public community college offers certificates and associate's degrees and had a student enrollment of more than 15,600 students as of Fall 2014.

Within 15 miles of Paramus, students can find more than 100 additional nonprofit colleges and universities, some in New Jersey and others in New York. These include public and private 4-year schools, community colleges and seminaries, as well as schools specializing in horticulture, music, radiography and other fields.

Paramus Economy

As of 2014, Bergen County's Economic Development Corporation reported some of Paramus' top employers as Bergen Regional Medical Center and Bergen Community College. Shopping venues include the Garden State Plaza, one of the highest revenue-generating malls in the country; Paramus Park Mall and the Outlets at Bergen Town Center. Routes 4 and 17 are packed with other well-known retailers as well, including IKEA, Bed Bath & Beyond and Sports Authority.

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