Bergenfield, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bergenfield, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bergenfield had a population of 27,598 as of July 1, 2016. Bergenfield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bergenfield is located at latitude 40.9223 and longitude -73.998 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bergenfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 69 feet.

The Borough of Bergenfield (GNIS ID: 885157) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bergenfield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bergenfield: Bergen Fields, Bergenfields.

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


Total Population 27,598
Population in Households 27,560
Population in Familes 24,332
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density1 9,595
Diversity Index2 83


Total Households 8,999
Average Household Size 3.06
Family Households 6,917
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 9,430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,084 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,915 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 431 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $359,498
Average Home Value $386,966


Median Household Income $83,097
Average Household Income $103,468
Per Capita Income $33,790
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.7%
Households 0.26% 0.58%
Families 0.23% 0.56%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
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.

Bergenfield, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bergenfield to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 34 94th
Population Density1 # 33 94th
Diversity Index2 # 25 96th
Median Household Income # 220 60th
Per Capita Income # 339 38th

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