Bergen County, New Jersey Population 2020

Bergen County, New Jersey's estimated population is 942,938 with a growth rate of 0.33% 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
2020942,9383,1230.33%
2019939,8153,1230.33%
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%

Bergen County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White663,67271.36%
Asian150,13716.14%
Black or African American55,4975.97%
Some Other Race35,7083.84%
Two or More Races22,9542.47%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,6950.18%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3360.04%

Bergen County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2020

Bergen County, New Jersey Median Age

41.8


Total

40.2


Male

43.2


Female

Bergen County, New Jersey Adults

There are 730,591 adults, (155,306 of whom are seniors) in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Bergen County, New Jersey Age Dependency

61.7

Age Dependency Ratio

27

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bergen County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

479,215

51.53%

Male

450,784

48.47%

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
Married76.5%23.5%
All64.4%35.6%
Male51.3%48.7%
Female50.4%49.6%
Non Family47%53%

64.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All338,2492.7264.4
Married193,5533.3576.5
Non Family93,4081.1947
Female36,7203.1250.4
Male14,5683.1151.3

3.24

Average Family Size

2.72

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 Grade26,0123.97%
9th to 12th Grade24,9093.80%
High School Graduate153,82423.49%
Some College95,31714.56%
Associates Degree38,6575.90%
Bachelors Degree197,26230.12%
Graduate Degree118,84518.15%

Bergen County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White389,318366,624192,119
Hispanic114,83695,73534,299
Asian108,276102,35373,323
Black38,56535,58713,633
Other Race23,05918,0915,902
Multiple Races9,5928,7854,565
Native American1,2031,045422
Islander275255164

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.72%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$56,098$65,530$47,389
Less Than High School$27,626$33,308$20,739
High School Grad$37,033$45,159$28,400
Some College$47,694$55,788$38,715
Bachelors Degree$68,123$83,431$55,931
Graduate Degree$91,472$109,095$74,570

$56,098

Average Earnings

$65,530

Average Male

$47,389

Average Female

Bergen County, New Jersey Language

Bergen County, New Jersey Language by Age

Bergen County, New Jersey Language

60.26% of Bergen County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 39.74% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.26% of the population.

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White526,11925,5264.85%
Hispanic178,68723,10412.93%
Asian149,3969,5756.41%
Other35,3085,79116.40%
Black53,9565,52210.23%
Multiple22,7472,0659.08%
Native1,64624514.88%
Islander31141.29%

7.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.18%

Male Poverty Rate

7.84%

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 16.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bergen County, New Jersey is Islander, with 1.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.27%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.60%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.71%
High School9.69%
Some College6.13%
Bachelors or Greater3.40%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed15.61%
Female Unemployed14.77%
Female Employed3.36%
Male Employed2.61%

Bergen County, New Jersey Income

Bergen County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$95,837$130,990
Families$116,727$152,367
Married Families$133,169$170,047
Non Families$49,691$70,296

Bergen County, New Jersey Marital Status

Bergen County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

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

27,903

Number of Veterans

26,410

Male Veterans

1,493

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,300
Korea4,108
World War II3,227
Second Gulf War2,886
First Gulf War2,262
Name Veterans % of Total
White24,1014.57%
Hispanic2,5331.91%
Black1,9644.46%
Asian1,0050.85%
2 or More3883.19%
Other3291.23%
Indian826.13%
Hawaiian3410.97%

$Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

5.40%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Employment Status

66%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

4.5%

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

42.97%

Born in New Jersey

69.34%

Native Born

30.66%

Foreign Born

11.29%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

69.34% of Bergen County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 42.97% having been born in New Jersey. 11.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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