Bergen County, New Jersey Population 2024

949,233

Bergen County, New Jersey's estimated 2024 population is 949,233 with a growth rate of -0.2% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bergen County, New Jersey is the largest county in New Jersey. The 2010 population was 906,293 and has seen a growth of 4.74% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029939,823-1,882-0.2%
2028941,705-1,882-0.2%
2027943,587-1,882-0.2%
2026945,469-1,882-0.2%
2025947,351-1,882-0.2%
2024949,233-1,882-0.2%
2023951,115-1,882-0.2%
2022952,997-1,882-0.2%
2021954,8791,2620.13%
2020953,61721,3612.29%
2019932,256-641-0.07%
2018932,8974480.05%
2017932,4494,0680.44%
2016928,3811,9000.21%
2015926,4813,0060.33%
2014923,4753,4540.38%
2013920,0213,7220.41%
2012916,2994,2750.47%
2011912,0245,7310.63%
2010906,293
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%
190078,44131,21566.1%
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%
183022,4124,23423.29%
182018,1781,5759.49%
181016,6031,4479.55%
180015,1562,55520.28%
179012,601-927,222-98.66%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.2% (-1,882)
County Website
Bergen County
County Seat
2010 Population
906,293
Area
233 mi²
Density
4074 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
4.74% (42,940)
Founded
1683

Bergen County, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White593,95562.31%
Asian158,54316.63%
Two or more races87,5469.18%
Other race55,9425.87%
Black or African American54,6895.74%
Native American2,3640.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander2040.02%
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Bergen County, New Jersey Population by Race

Bergen County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2024

Bergen County, New Jersey Median Age

42

Total

40.6

Male

43.2

Female

Bergen County, New Jersey Adults

There are 753,250 adults, (167,276 of whom are seniors) in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Bergen County, New Jersey Age Dependency

62.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bergen County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female485,65150.95%
Male467,59249.05%

Bergen County, New Jersey Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All350,8432.6965.134.9
Married196,4303.3477.522.5
Non Family99,3291.248.551.5
Female40,2943.085149
Male14,7902.9950.749.3
showing: 5 rows

3.2

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

65.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Bergen County, New Jersey Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Bergen County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bergen County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.69%.

Bergen County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$69,300

Average Earnings

$80,833

Average Male

$58,002

Average Female

Bergen County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bergen County, New Jersey Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Bergen County, New Jersey Language

58.97% of Bergen County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 41.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.26% of the population.

Bergen County, New Jersey Language

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White503,48925,4585.06%
Hispanic203,21123,68611.66%
Asian157,6107,5984.82%
Multiple86,6337,3398.47%
Other55,2407,25613.14%
Black53,3344,8269.05%
Native2,34033314.23%
Islander1903618.95%
showing: 8 rows

6.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.69%

Male Poverty Rate

7.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bergen County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bergen County, New Jersey is Islander, with 18.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bergen County, New Jersey is Asian, with 4.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.73%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.78%.

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.08%
High School9.93%
Some College6.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.3%
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Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed15.77%
Male Unemployed14.82%
Female Employed3.53%
Male Employed2.35%
showing: 4 rows

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bergen County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Bergen County, New Jersey Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

51.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Bergen County, New Jersey Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

25,380

Number of Veterans

23,767

Male Veterans

1,613

Female Veterans

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Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by War

count

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Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

count

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Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.2%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Bergen County, New Jersey Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Bergen County, New Jersey Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

41.76%

Born in Bergen County, New Jersey

68.6%

Native Born

31.4%

Foreign Born

10.68%

Non Citizen

20.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.6% of Bergen County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 41.76% having been born in New Jersey. 10.68% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bergen County, New Jersey Place of Birth

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