Income/capita 49%
Household income 84%
Unemployment 32%
IndexParamusNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$44,325$37,538$29,829
Median household income$101,793$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$114,601$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,512$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$55,943$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$37,000$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level2.3%10.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Paramus is 49% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Paramus is 84% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Paramus is 32% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Paramus is 85% lower than the national average

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      Paramus employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.6%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector8.8%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services7.7%6.4%
      Wholesale & retail services20.8%16.2%
      Public administration3.6%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.1%1.8%
      Education, health & social services12.0%37.7%

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      Short Hills, NJ12,771$250,001352%
      Greenville, NY7,114$203,239267%
      Bronxville, NY6,395$203,036267%
      Upper Montclair, NJ11,731$190,515244%
      North Caldwell, NJ6,519$188,897241%
      Paramus, NJ26,795$101,79384%

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      Wooster, OH26,773$41,70325%
      Bessemer, AL26,856$30,68245%
      Bristol, TN26,734$38,98530%
      Paramus, NJ26,795$101,79384%
      Source: The Paramus, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).