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Bergen County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2014: 933,572 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 884,118 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 154,617
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 67,349
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 222,237
Renter-occupied apartments: 113,764 (it was 108,580 in 2000)
% of renters here:

33%
State:

35%

Land area: 234 sq. mi.

Water area: 12.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 3987 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bergen County: 123.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.3%), Educational, health and social services (13.3%), Construction (12.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Bergen County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (62.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (16.1%)
  • Asian alone (14.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
New Jersey median age:  39.0 years
Males: 449,668  (48.2%)
Females: 483,904  (51.8%)

Bergen County,NJ real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bergen County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $81,670 ($65,241 in 1999)

This county:

$81670
New Jersey:

$70165

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,221 (lower quartile is $979, upper quartile is $1,607)
This county:

$1221
State:

$1035


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $435,100 (it was $240,800 in 2000)
Bergen:

$435,100
New Jersey:

$307,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $324,700 - $628,500
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,817
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $1,001

Institutionalized population: 5,047
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Health of residents in Bergen County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
74.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
45.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
77.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
78.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 192 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.
9.9% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1076 buildings, average cost: $196,600
  • 2001: 1010 buildings, average cost: $196,300
  • 2002: 1015 buildings, average cost: $228,700
  • 2003: 760 buildings, average cost: $287,200
  • 2004: 914 buildings, average cost: $321,100
  • 2005: 1220 buildings, average cost: $301,900
  • 2006: 1096 buildings, average cost: $339,900
  • 2007: 981 buildings, average cost: $359,100
  • 2008: 671 buildings, average cost: $351,400
  • 2009: 544 buildings, average cost: $363,300
  • 2010: 606 buildings, average cost: $378,400
  • 2011: 498 buildings, average cost: $404,600
  • 2012: 643 buildings, average cost: $359,200
  • 2013: 846 buildings, average cost: $351,300
  • 2014: 1002 buildings, average cost: $316,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $9,764 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $9,303 (2.3%)

Bergen County household income distribution in 2009 Bergen County home values distribution Bergen County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.2%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.0% for Black residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.5% for American Indian residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.2%
Bergen County:

8.2%
New Jersey:

11.4%
(5.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.0% for Black residents, 17.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.7% for American Indian residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 13.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 38 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 38 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Bergen-Passaic, NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bergen County is $979 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1098 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1356 a month.

Cities in this county include: Hackensack, Teaneck, Fort Lee, Fair Lawn, Garfield, Bergenfield, Englewood, Paramus, Ridgewood, Lodi.

Bergen County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Bergen County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.024 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Hunterdon County , Pershing County, Nevada , Centre County, Pennsylvania , Defiance County, Ohio , Peoria County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.6%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 50,740
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 222,301 (51% naturalized citizens)

Bergen County:

25.1%
Whole state:

17.5%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 46,938
  • 1990 to 1994: 36,518
  • 1985 to 1989: 32,819
  • 1980 to 1984: 24,973
  • 1975 to 1979: 17,705
  • 1970 to 1974: 17,493
  • 1970 to 1974: 14,971
  • 1965 to 1969: 30,884

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.6%

Bergen County marital status for males Bergen County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 188,018
  • One, attached: 13,335
  • Two: 49,468
  • 3 or 4: 19,343
  • 5 to 9: 10,550
  • 10 to 19: 13,794
  • 20 or more: 44,189
  • Mobile homes: 1,070
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 53

Housing units in Bergen County with a mortgage: 121,796 (11,689 second mortgage, 17,894 home equity loan, 477 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 56,556

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

71.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bergen County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic430,00780
Other53,728120
Mainline Protestant45,613210
Evangelical Protestant33,419234
Orthodox14,37320
Black Protestant6,28617
None321,690-
Bergen County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 258
Bergen County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
This county:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 95
Bergen County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 718
This county:

8.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bergen County:

8.0%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Bergen County:

19.6%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.9%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Bergen County:

Average size of farms: 14 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $83,123
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $17573.17
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.59%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $65,276
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $32,405
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 69.23%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.59
Vegetables: 161 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 64 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bergen County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 209.6 miles away from Bergen County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 246.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 234.9 miles away from Bergen County center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 217.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New JerseySevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1954): February 4, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1954, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New JerseySevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1897): April 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New JerseySevere Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 20, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1694): April 26, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1694, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New JerseyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3257): September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3257, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New JerseySevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: April 1, 2005 to April 3, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1588): April 19, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1588, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New JerseyPower Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 16, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3188): September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3188, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • New JerseySnowstorm, Incident Period: February 16, 2003 to February 17, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3181): March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3181, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New JerseyTerrorist Attack Emergency Declaration, Incident Period: September 11, 2001, Emergency Declared (EM-3169): September 19, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3169, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New JerseyVirus Threat, Incident Period: May 30, 2000 to November 1, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3156): November 1, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3156, Natural disaster type: Other
  • New JerseyHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 18, 1999, Emergency Declared (EM-3148): September 17, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3148, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bergen County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Korea (13%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • India (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Colombia (5%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bergen County (%):

  • Italian (21%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (7%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Russian (3%)
  • English (3%)

Bergen County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 311,325 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 41,284 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34,551 (8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 73 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2,025 (0%)
  • Railroad: 8,784 (2%)
  • Ferryboat: 941 (0%)
  • Taxi: 583 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 171 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 984 (0%)
  • Walked: 11,867 (3%)
  • Other means: 1,582 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 13,292 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Bergen County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 4,654 people in nursing homes
  • 2,277 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 709 people in religious group quarters
  • 665 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 660 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 660 people in other group homes
  • 454 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 454 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 383 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 281 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 195 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 161 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 91 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 79 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 34 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 28 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 18 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children

People in group quarters in Bergen County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 3,913 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,546 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 732 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 623 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 579 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 558 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 193 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 110 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 51 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 42 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 37 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $92,789.

4.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($65,527 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($962 average AGI)
Bergen County:

0.06%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

2.40% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($30,033 average AGI)
2.44% relocated from other states ($34,532 average AGI)
Bergen County:

2.44%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hudson County, NJ  0.79% ($71,204 average AGI)
from Passaic County, NJ  0.74% ($47,840)
from New York County, NY  0.34% ($111,040)
from Essex County, NJ  0.28% ($58,347)
from Queens County, NY  0.24% ($59,951)
from Bronx County, NY  0.18% ($50,315)
from Kings County, NY  0.14% ($62,277)


5.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($68,027 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


0.11% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,640 average AGI)
Bergen County:

0.11%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

2.34% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($29,664 average AGI)
2.76% relocated to other states ($36,722 average AGI)
Bergen County:

2.76%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Passaic County, NJ  0.64% ($52,858 average AGI)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.61% ($59,466)
to New York County, NY  0.37% ($85,283)
to Essex County, NJ  0.27% ($61,601)
to Morris County, NJ  0.21% ($92,959)
to Queens County, NY  0.15% ($41,289)
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.14% ($69,255)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Bergen County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 7.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Bergen County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 3.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bergen County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bergen County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bergen County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 140,016 (127,679 aged, 12,337 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 20,897 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Bergen County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (12576)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (7192)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (6881)
  • Unspecified dementia (3447)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3342)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (3092)
  • Congestive heart failure (2601)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2584)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2454)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2440)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.55
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15423.73
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 207.750
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 23949

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1072.500
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 793.630
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 19.06

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 106.930
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 108.580

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22.27
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 2703.852

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 65.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 22.5
  • Poisoning - 15.0
  • Firearm - 14.2
  • Fall - 4.0
  • Other - 9.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 894,694
  • In family households: 779,421 (168,972 male householders, 69,583 female householders)
    188,466 spouses, 279,702 children (268,784 natural, 4,691 adopted, 6,227 stepchildren), 10,849 grandchildren, 10,453 brothers or sisters, 14,408 parents, 12,886 other relatives, 15,359 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 115,273 (40,798 male householders (32,649 living alone)), 56,377 female householders (50,096 living alone)), 18,098 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,422 (5,047 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 87,189 2-persons, 58,831 3-persons, 55,252 4-persons, 24,303 5-persons, 8,352 6-persons, 4,628 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 82,745 1-person, 12,244 2-persons, 1,295 3-persons, 538 4-persons, 209 5-persons, 94 6-persons, 50 7-or-more-persons.

164,958 married couples with children.
25,129 single-parent households (5,042 men, 20,087 women).

67.6% of residents of Bergen County speak English at home.
9.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
12.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
8.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.9% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,561,601,000 ($5052 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $487,297,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,080,583,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,137,311,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,482,000
Federal grants: $508,447,000
Federal procurement contracts: $591,832,000 ($449,508,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $238,945,000 ($14,222,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $29,261,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $310,951,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,574,097,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 54,077
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 38,625
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +39,105
Here:

+43 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -34,423
Here -38 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bergen County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 112.29 millions of gallons per day (22% from ground, 78% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.6
State:

3.8

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,682
  • 2000 to 2004: 21,892
  • 1990 to 1999: 20,891
  • 1980 to 1989: 28,574
  • 1970 to 1979: 30,657
  • 1960 to 1969: 54,191
  • 1950 to 1959: 82,087
  • 1940 to 1949: 43,881
  • 1939 or earlier: 70,244
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bergen County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 635
  • 2 rooms: 2,067
  • 3 rooms: 8,167
  • 4 rooms: 15,102
  • 5 rooms: 29,078
  • 6 rooms: 46,109
  • 7 rooms: 45,860
  • 8 rooms: 36,042
  • 9+ rooms: 39,177
  • 1 room: 5,617
  • 2 rooms: 11,500
  • 3 rooms: 33,816
  • 4 rooms: 27,614
  • 5 rooms: 17,209
  • 6 rooms: 7,367
  • 7 rooms: 2,721
  • 8 rooms: 1,485
  • 9+ rooms: 1,251
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bergen County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 898
  • 1 bedroom: 11,794
  • 2 bedrooms: 38,037
  • 3 bedrooms: 94,969
  • 4 bedrooms: 57,400
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19,139
  • no bedroom: 6,777
  • 1 bedroom: 46,979
  • 2 bedrooms: 37,210
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,158
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,723
  • 5+ bedrooms: 733
Cars and other vehicles available in Bergen County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 10,439
  • 1 vehicle: 62,730
  • 2 vehicles: 105,121
  • 3 vehicles: 32,026
  • 4 vehicles: 9,041
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,880
  • no vehicle: 18,993
  • 1 vehicle: 54,595
  • 2 vehicles: 29,392
  • 3 vehicles: 4,308
  • 4 vehicles: 814
  • 5+ vehicles: 478

66% of Bergen County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in New Jersey.

Bergen County:

65.9%
State average:

62.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 396124
  • Northeast: 211213
  • Midwest: 14173
  • South: 22130
  • West: 7664

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $230,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bergen County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.4%)
  • Electricity (4.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (66.6%)
  • Electricity (15.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 14,542
Here:

15.5%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7,282
Here:

16.3%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 13,788
Here:

36.6%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Bergen County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $6,833,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $2,492,000
  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $12,044,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $9,712,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,068,000
    General - Other: $8,532,000
    Health - Other: $4,252,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,705,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,893,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,683,000
    Regular Highways: $2,670,000
    Police Protection: $2,240,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $141,994,000
    General - Other: $108,688,000
    Other Higher Education: $77,445,000
    Housing and Community Development: $35,514,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,392,000
    Police Protection: $31,585,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $28,919,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,751,000
    Health - Other: $15,278,000
    General Public Buildings: $14,334,000
    Central Staff Services: $14,092,000
    Parks and Recreation: $9,713,000
    Financial Administration: $7,142,000
    Regular Highways: $4,937,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $3,781,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $454,000
    Corrections - Other: $341,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $273,000
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,203,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare - Other: $7,432,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,420,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,197,000
    Police Protection: $993,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $295,000
    General - Other: $267,000
    Central Staff Services: $240,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $82,000
    Financial Administration: $60,000
    Other Higher Education: $0
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $240,823,000

Bergen County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $42,404,000
    All Other: $22,655,000
    Parks and Recreation: $6,050,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,316,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,622,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $1,023,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $917,000
    Parking Facilities: $642,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $204,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $38,268,000
    All Other: $15,702,000
    Education: $7,456,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $97,564,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,576,000
    All Other: $570,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,386,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,455,000
    Sale of Property: $1,610,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $42,791,000
    Health and Hospitals: $38,399,000
    All Other: $25,228,000
    Public Welfare: $16,456,000
    Highways: $1,855,000
    Housing and Community Development: $343,000
  • Tax - Property: $259,853,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $9,999,000

Bergen County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $288,252,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $279,992,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $36,740,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,523,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $8,880,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,643,000

Bergen County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,462,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $86,352,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,880,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 10,317
  • Number of aged recipients: 4,496
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,821
  • Number of recipients under 18: 678
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,964
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 5,675
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,040
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,662
Bergen County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bergen County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 163 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,534$334,8074,856$367,81419,782$330,0791,128$185,58453$3,236,981584$304,8107$87,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED134$346,015580$384,8981,718$332,762161$122,6274$1,545,00078$338,2051$102,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED357$337,759906$363,4057,404$353,788733$121,4207$5,164,286433$251,2246$162,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN280$326,732665$368,1644,220$341,656193$202,3377$607,000158$295,2662$259,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS100$324,860218$326,6011,329$354,74790$148,0893$10,258,33356$272,1961$30,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 156 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED493$333,144196$353,7450$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED203$351,232127$361,3620$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED131$312,962142$367,9230$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN62$323,32359$343,7800$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$337,42910$342,9001$325,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Bergen County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9,13774.7 years
Mary7,92081.1 years
Joseph6,34875.2 years
William5,48675.3 years
Anna4,72682.7 years
Helen3,86280.4 years
Frank3,70276.1 years
George3,63275.5 years
Charles3,49875.8 years
Margaret3,47280.1 years
Most common last names in Bergen County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,19277.2 years
Miller77477.3 years
Johnson63076.5 years
Brown57776.0 years
Murphy44975.6 years
Williams44474.6 years
Jones43174.4 years
Kelly40775.9 years
Anderson39277.9 years
Martin38876.4 years
Businesses in Bergen County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness2IHOP5
7-Eleven39J. Jill1
A&P9J.Crew4
ALDO3JCPenney1
AMF Bowling1Jamba Juice2
AT&T21JoS. A. Bank4
Abercrombie & Fitch2Johnny Rockets1
Abercrombie Kids1Jones New York6
Ace Hardware2Journeys1
Advance Auto Parts5Justice2
Aeropostale3KFC11
Aerosoles2Kincaid1
American Eagle Outfitters1Kmart5
Ann Taylor7Kohl's2
Apple Store2Kroger1
Applebee's4La Quinta1
Arby's1La-Z-Boy3
Ashley Furniture1Lane Furniture3
Audi3LensCrafters6
AutoZone4Lowe's2
Avenue6Macy's3
BMW3Marriott10
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill1Marshalls5
Bakers2MasterBrand Cabinets62
Bally Total Fitness2McDonald's19
Banana Republic5Men's Wearhouse4
Barnes & Noble2Motherhood Maternity3
Baskin-Robbins26New Balance21
Bath & Body Works4New York & Co4
Bebe1Nike49
Bed Bath & Beyond4Nissan5
Ben & Jerry's3Nordstrom2
Best Cellars1Office Depot1
Best Western3Old Navy3
Blockbuster13Olive Garden1
Brooks Brothers2On The Border1
Brookstone3Outback2
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Outback Steakhouse2
Budget Car Rental4Pac Sun1
Burger King20Panera Bread8
Buybuy BABY1Papa John's Pizza5
CVS38Pathmark6
Cache2Payless14
Casual Male XL2Penske4
Catherines1PetSmart1
Century 211Pier 1 Imports4
Charlotte Russe2Pizza Hut7
Chevrolet3Popeyes7
Chick-Fil-A1Pottery Barn2
Chico's7Pottery Barn Kids1
Chipotle2Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Cinnabon 4Quality1
Circle K5Quiznos4
Clarks1RadioShack19
Cold Stone Creamery3Ramada1
Coldwater Creek1Raymour & Flanigan1
Comfort Inn2Red Lobster1
Comfort Suites1Rite Aid18
Costco1Ruby Tuesday1
Crate & Barrel1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Curves3SONIC Drive-In1
DHL6Saks Fifth Avenue1
Dairy Queen15Sears12
Days Inn1Sephora2
Decora Cabinetry20Sheraton1
Domino's Pizza6Skechers USA2
DressBarn6Soma Intimates2
Dressbarn6Sprint Nextel9
Dunkin Donuts104Staples12
Econo Lodge2Starbucks31
Express4Stop & Shop12
Extended Stay America2Subaru3
Famous Footwear1Subway7
Fashion Bug1Super 81
FedEx212T-Mobile2
Finish Line1T.G.I. Driday's2
Firestone Complete Auto Care5T.J.Maxx5
Food Basics2Taco Bell7
Foot Locker2Talbots5
Ford5Target3
Forever 211The Cheesecake Factory1
GNC20The Room Place6
GameStop18Toyota5
Gap10Toys"R"Us10
Goodwill4Trader Joe's3
Gymboree6True Value10
H&M2U-Haul23
H&R Block24UPS289
Haagen-Dazs1Urban Outfitters1
Harmon Face Values6Verizon Wireless8
Haworth1Victoria's Secret6
Hilton10Volkswagen4
Holiday Inn9Walgreens18
Hollister Co.2Walmart2
Home Depot3Wendy's14
Homestead Studio Suites1Wet Seal1
Honda2White Castle2
Hot Topic1Whole Foods Market4
Houlihan's3Wine & Spirits1
Howard Johnson1World Gym1
Hyatt1YMCA6
Hyundai2

Bergen County on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"