Bergen County NJ Information


Bergen County Subdivisions

Bergen County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 937,413
Population in Households 926,991
Population in Familes 790,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,422
Population Density1 4,023
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 344,127
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 243,991
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 362,956 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 218,504 (60.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 125,623 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 18,829 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $472,465
Average Home Value $546,455


Median Household Income $86,501
Average Household Income $120,921
Per Capita Income $44,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.56% 0.77%
Households 0.4% 0.67%
Families 0.36% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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, 2016 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 # 4 86th

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