Bergen County NJ Information


Bergen County Subdivisions

Bergen County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 925,241
Population in Households 914,819
Population in Familes 780,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,422
Population Density1 3,971
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 342,102
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 243,461
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 359,531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220,278 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 121,824 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,429 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $479,220
Average Home Value $558,496


Median Household Income $82,294
Average Household Income $117,517
Per Capita Income $43,648
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.57%
Households 0.36% 0.55%
Families 0.39% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.62%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Bergen County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bergen County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 4 86th
Diversity Index2 # 10 57th
Median Household Income # 6 76th
Per Capita Income # 5 81st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.