Bergen County, New Jersey Population 2021

Bergen County, New Jersey's estimated population is 930,974 with a growth rate of -0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bergen County, New Jersey is the null largest county in New Jersey. The 2010 Population was 906,284 and has seen a growth of 2.72% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021930,974-614-0.07%
2020931,588-614-0.07%
2019932,202-614-0.07%
2018932,8163960.04%
2017932,4204,3000.46%
2016928,1201,7290.19%
2015926,3912,9880.32%
2014923,4033,4520.38%
2013919,9513,6960.40%
2012916,2554,2610.47%
2011911,9945,7100.63%
2010906,28480,9049.80%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.07%
County Website
Founded
1683
County Seat
2010 Population
906,284
Growth Since 2010
2.72%
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Bergen County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White666,12671.60%
Asian151,96516.33%
Black or African American55,3815.95%
Some Other Race30,0233.23%
Two or More Races24,7562.66%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,7780.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3610.04%
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Bergen County, New Jersey Population By Race

Bergen County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2021

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Bergen County, New Jersey Median Age

41.9


Total

40.4


Male

43.3


Female

Bergen County, New Jersey Adults

There are 732,136 adults, (158,415 of whom are seniors) in Bergen County, New Jersey.

Bergen County, New Jersey Age Dependency

62.2

Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bergen County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Mujer

479,229

51.51%

Masculino

451,161

48.49%

Bergen County, New Jersey Population by Age

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

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Bergen County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
All64.8%35.2%
Mujer50.5%49.5%
Masculino49.7%50.3%
Non Family47.5%52.5%

64.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bergen County, New Jersey Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All339,8562.7164.8
Married193,9963.3577
Non Family95,5371.1947.5
Mujer36,1433.1250.5
Masculino14,1803.0749.7

3.24

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

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Bergen County, New Jersey Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,9333.80%
9th to 12th Grade24,2283.69%
High School Graduate148,85322.68%
Some College95,75514.59%
Associates Degree38,7175.90%
Bachelors Degree200,39030.53%
Graduate Degree123,53618.82%
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Bergen County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bergen County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White384,870364,077194,777
Hispanic118,58599,38736,233
Asian110,287104,56276,102
Black38,67535,63914,188
Other Race19,75815,4734,726
2+ Races10,5759,6445,012
Native American1,2561,115498
Islander286269136

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 94.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 69.00%.

Bergen County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$59,239$70,023$49,959
Less Than 9th Grade$29,307$34,917$21,248
High School Graduate$38,051$46,388$29,635
Some College$49,308$58,014$40,527
Bachelors Degree$71,300$86,777$58,357
Graduate Degree$94,949$113,993$77,061

$59,239

Average Earnings

$70,023

Average Male

$49,959

Average Female

Bergen County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bergen County, New Jersey Language by Age

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Bergen County, New Jersey Language

60.00% of Bergen County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 40.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 15.51% of the population.

Bergen County, New Jersey Language

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White520,23524,8064.77%
Hispanic183,20321,31711.64%
Asian151,1428,9495.92%
Black53,9005,1529.56%
Other29,7364,40914.83%
Multiple24,4461,9838.11%
Native1,73523213.37%
Islander34230.88%

6.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.82%

Male Poverty Rate

7.44%

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 14.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bergen County, New Jersey is Islander, with 0.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 6.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.18%.

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.34%
High School9.65%
Some College5.75%
Bachelors or Greater3.23%

Bergen County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed15.01%
Female Unemployed13.36%
Female Employed3.16%
Male Employed2.39%

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

Bergen County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$101,144$137,866
Families$122,981$160,512
Married Families$139,558$179,005
Non Families$52,872$75,112
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Income by Household Type

Bergen County, New Jersey Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.7%

Male Marriage Rate

51.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Bergen County, New Jersey Marital Status

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27,237

Number of Veterans

25,704

Male Veterans

1,533

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9,194
Korea3,822
Second Gulf War3,240
World War II2,632
First Gulf War2,365

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+11,188
65 to 747,638
35 to 543,874
55 to 643,274
18 to 341,263

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White23,6134.46%
Hispanic2,8102.06%
Black1,8074.10%
Asian9620.80%
2+ Races4503.37%
Other Race3121.37%
Native American805.61%
Islander134.01%

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

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5.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.4%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Bergen County, New Jersey Employment by Age

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Bergen County, New Jersey Employment by Race

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Bergen County, New Jersey Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.91%

Born in Bergen County, New Jersey

69.19%

Native Born

30.81%

Foreign Born

11.14%

Non Citizen

19.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

69.19% of Bergen County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 42.91% having been born in New Jersey. 11.14% 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

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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