Bernardsville, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bernardsville, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bernardsville had a population of 7,912 as of July 1, 2016. Bernardsville ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bernardsville is located at latitude 40.7304 and longitude -74.5926 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bernardsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 400 feet.

The Borough of Bernardsville (GNIS ID: 885159) 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 Bernardsville 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 Bernardsville: Logtown, Veal Town, Vealtown.

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


Total Population 7,912
Population in Households 7,906
Population in Familes 6,984
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 613
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 2,722
Average Household Size 2.9
Family Households 2,109
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,920 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,194 (75.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 528 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 198 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $759,514
Average Home Value $774,259


Median Household Income $131,003
Average Household Income $199,035
Per Capita Income $68,503
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.42% 0.43%
Households 0.22% 0.34%
Families 0.18% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.0%
Per Capita Income   1.89%
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.

Bernardsville, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bernardsville 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 # 187 66th
Population Density1 # 469 14th
Diversity Index2 # 267 51st
Median Household Income # 40 93rd
Per Capita Income # 35 94th

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