Bergen County, New Jersey Population 2019

Bergen County, New Jersey's estimated population is 933,569 with a growth rate of 0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bergen County, New Jersey is the largest county in New Jersey.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018936,6923,1230.33%
2017933,5694,5900.49%
2016928,9791,9820.21%
2015926,9973,2400.35%
2014923,7573,5540.39%
2013920,2033,7950.41%
2012916,4084,3750.48%
2011912,0335,6920.63%
2010906,34180,9619.81%
1990825,380-20,005-2.37%
1980845,385-52,627-5.86%
1970898,012117,75715.09%
1960780,255241,11644.72%
1950539,139129,49331.61%
1940409,64644,66912.24%
1930364,977154,27473.22%
1920210,70372,70152.68%
1910138,00259,56175.93%
190078,44131,21566.10%
189047,22610,44028.38%
188036,7866,66422.12%
187030,1228,50439.34%
186021,6186,89346.81%
185014,7251,50211.36%
184013,223-9,189-41.00%
183022,4124,23423.29%
182018,1781,5759.49%
181016,6031,4479.55%
180015,1562,55520.28%
179012,6010.00%

How Many People Live in Bergen County, New Jersey?

933,569

Population by Race

Race Population
White664,406
Asian152,608
Black or African American56,391
Some Other Race41,159
Two or More Races21,421
American Indian and Alaska Native1,627
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander308

Bergen County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2019

Bergen County, New Jersey Median Age

41.6


Total

40.1


Male

43.1


Female

Bergen County, New Jersey Adults

There are 735,904 adults, (153,527 of whom are seniors) in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Bergen County, New Jersey Age Dependency

61.1

Age Dependency Ratio

26.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bergen County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

483,716

51.57%

Male

454,204

48.43%

Bergen County, New Jersey Households and Families

Bergen County, New Jersey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bergen County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.6%23.4%
All64.6%35.4%
Male51.8%48.2%
Female50.6%49.4%
Non Family47.3%52.7%

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All337,8192.7464.6
Married192,2923.3776.6
Non Family93,4921.247.3
Female37,0873.1850.6
Male14,9483.2551.8

3.27

Average Family Size

2.74

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bergen County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade26,6914.05%
9th to 12th Grade26,0093.94%
High School Graduate157,64323.90%
Some College95,35914.46%
Associates Degree38,0485.77%
Bachelors Degree196,34929.76%
Graduate Degree119,57118.13%

Bergen County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White396,322372,376192,741
Hispanic112,14592,77732,568
Asian109,747103,68274,749
Black38,59235,25913,619
Other Race26,26920,6676,439
Multiple Races8,6957,9674,078
Native American1,1861,049383
Islander242223151

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.47%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 68.11%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$54,080$63,800$45,285
Less Than High School$25,159$30,761$20,211
High School Grad$36,527$44,751$27,344
Some College$44,814$52,507$36,746
Bachelors Degree$65,364$80,712$54,368
Graduate Degree$89,311$107,470$72,852

$54,080

Average Earnings

$63,800

Average Male

$45,285

Average Female

Bergen County, New Jersey Language

Bergen County, New Jersey Language by Age

Bergen County, New Jersey Language

60.11% of Bergen County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 39.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.88% of the population.

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White535,63727,1295.06%
Hispanic174,91023,35513.35%
Asian151,9909,6476.35%
Other40,7126,82016.75%
Black54,7996,36611.62%
Multiple21,1552,0309.60%
Native1,60222113.80%
Islander27041.48%

7.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.37%

Male Poverty Rate

8.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bergen County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bergen County, New Jersey is Other, with 16.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bergen County, New Jersey is Islander, with 1.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.61%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School18.81%
High School9.38%
Some College6.38%
Bachelors or Greater3.50%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed15.36%
Male Unemployed14.45%
Female Employed3.28%
Male Employed2.70%

Bergen County, New Jersey Income

Bergen County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$91,572$126,475
Families$112,099$147,057
Married Families$128,398$164,443
Non Families$47,753$68,134

Bergen County, New Jersey Marital Status

Bergen County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

Bergen County, New Jersey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bergen County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans

29,897

Number of Veterans

28,334

Male Veterans

1,563

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,968
Korea4,517
World War II3,955
Second Gulf War2,589
First Gulf War2,273

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White25,7594.88%
Hispanic2,1451.65%
Black2,1324.82%
Asian1,1890.99%
Other3751.23%
2 or More3012.69%
Indian1128.71%
Hawaiian2910.32%

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

4.66%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Employment Status

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.2%

Employment Rate

5.2%

Unemployment Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

43.14%

Born in New Jersey

69.53%

Native Born

30.47%

Foreign Born

11.51%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

69.53% of Bergen County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 43.14% having been born in New Jersey. 11.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Population of Cities in Bergen County, New Jersey

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Hackensack430104475617464.06%
Fort Lee353813757721966.21%
Fair Lawn324013345310523.25%
Garfield304893187613874.55%
Englewood271192845513364.93%
Bergenfield26837276478103.02%
Paramus26342268805382.04%
Ridgewood24952255335812.33%
Cliffside Park235822485612745.40%
Lodi24137247786412.66%
Palisades Park196102075311435.83%
Elmwood Park19465202958304.26%
Rutherford18061186355743.18%
Dumont17401178714702.70%
New Milford16341167594182.56%
North Arlington15392158684763.09%
Ramsey14519151165974.11%
Tenafly14501148463452.38%
Fairview13839144215824.21%
Oakland12755131303752.94%
Ridgefield Park12722130593372.65%
Hasbrouck Heights11841121823412.88%
Edgewater11516120445284.58%
Glen Rock11593119463533.04%
Wallington11335116893543.12%
River Edge11340116473072.71%
Ridgefield11028113573292.98%
Westwood10928112353072.81%
Little Ferry10632109252932.76%
Franklin Lakes10585108522672.52%
Hillsdale10204105103063.00%
Waldwick9598100264284.46%
East Rutherford8913985694310.58%
Maywood955597852302.41%
Leonia894491952512.81%
Park Ridge865389002472.85%
Cresskill855187772262.64%
Closter841587052903.45%
Wood-Ridge7628860097212.74%
Bogota818385073243.96%
Montvale784485066628.44%
Upper Saddle River816783261591.95%
Oradell797882192413.02%
Emerson738576692843.85%
Midland Park713573191842.58%
Allendale650568533485.35%
Carlstadt612562491242.02%
Old Tappan575060022524.38%
Woodcliff Lake572258911692.95%
Norwood571858581402.45%
Englewood Cliffs53075406991.87%
Demarest488150001192.44%
Northvale463149333026.52%
Harrington Park466648061403.00%
Ho-Ho-Kus40784142641.57%
Haworth33823464822.42%
Saddle River31503237872.76%
Moonachie27022790883.26%
Alpine18171869522.86%
Rockleigh53153320.38%
Teterboro676922.99%
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