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Population (2010 census): 126,595 over 61.9 square miles
Median Age: 29
Median Income: $66,855
% of Population with Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 33.2%
% Households with Children Under 18: 47%
Lafayette Street in Suffern
Ramapo is located in the Southwest corner or Rockland County. To its South is New Jersey, and to the West is Orange County NY. It is a diverse, suburban town where some parts are more densely populated. Spring Valley, which has over 30,000 residents, and is the 2nd most populated village after New City, the county seat.
Ramapo and several of its hamlets like Suffern are named for the Ramapo Mountains. Just to the North of Ramapo you will find the Harriman State Park, The Ramapo Valley County Reservation, and the Bear Mountain State Park. The parks offer lots of outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, fishing, and winter sports.
The Minor League baseball team, the Rockland Boulders, plays at the Provident Bank Park in Ramapo. You will also find the park hosting concerts in the summer, and an ice rink in the winter.
The villages and hamlets in Ramapo include:
In 2014, there were 504 single family homes sold in Ramapo for a median sales price of $392,000. 93 condos were sold for a median price of $260,000. There were also 72 coops sold, with a median price of $67,500.
Some of the facts regarding Ramapo real estate (All data from the US Census):
Ramapo is located approximately 28 miles Northwest of New York City, and the drive without traffic can be done in 50 minutes. To its South is the New Jersey northern border.
For public transportation to New York City, there are Coach commuter buses that go to Port Authority. During rush hour, it takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes each way. Some people prefer to take the NJ Transit train to Hoboken, and then to New York City. Some people travel from Spring Valley, while some travel from Mahwah NJ.
Visit our New York City Commute page for more transportation info.
Students attend schools at the Ramapo Central School District or the East Ramapo Central School District. The test scores and graduation rates are higher at the Ramapo School District compared to the East Ramapo School District. Click here for more information about all the Rockland County school districts.
Town of Ramapo website: www.ramapo.org