Bergenfield, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Bergenfield, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bergenfield had a population of 27,893 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bergenfield: Bergen Fields, Bergenfields.

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Bergenfield, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 27,893
Daytime Population: Workers 5,823
Daytime Population: Residents 13,840
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,663
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.70
Population in Households 27,855
Population in Familes 24,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 9,698
Diversity Index3 83


Median Household Income $84,801
Average Household Income $106,349
Per Capita Income $34,629


Total Housing Units 9,514 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,113 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,956 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 445 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $362,892
Average Home Value $392,761


Total Households 9,069
Average Household Size 3.07
Family Households 6,980
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.57% 0.65%
Households 0.33% 0.53%
Families 0.32% 0.53%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

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, 2017 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 Density # 33 94th
Diversity Index # 26 95th
Median Household Income # 213 61st
Per Capita Income # 333 39th

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