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0.07% growth
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5.23% growth
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0.69% growth
Median Property Value
2.59% growth

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The economy of Bergen County, NJ employs 480,735 people. The economy of Bergen County, NJ is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Wholesale trade; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.58; 1.54; and 1.43 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Bergen County, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (67,687), Retail trade (53,462), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (52,146), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($87,879), Finance & Insurance ($85,248), and Utilities ($81,146).

Median household income in Bergen County, NJ is $93,683. Males in Bergen County, NJ have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,162. The income inequality of Bergen County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Bergen County, NJ. In Bergen County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 45-54, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 124 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,636. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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Bergen County, NJ is home to a population of 939,151 people, from which 88.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Bergen County, NJ is composed of 534,883 White residents (57%), 182,163 Hispanic residents (19.4%), 152,380 Asian residents (16.2%), 48,890 Black residents (5.21%), and 18,291 Two+ residents (1.95%). The most common foreign languages in Bergen County, NJ are Spanish (126,994 speakers), Korean (50,280 speakers), and Polish (15,564 speakers), but compared to other places, Bergen County, NJ has a relative high number of Korean (50,280 speakers), Polish (15,564 speakers), and Hebrew (4,785 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Bergen County, NJ awarded 9,165 degrees. The student population of Bergen County, NJ is skewed towards females, with 3,702 male students and 5,463 female students. Most students in Bergen County, NJ are White (3,725 and 40.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,070 and 22.6%), Black or African American (1,356 and 14.8%), and Unknown (860 and 9.4%). The largest universities in Bergen County, NJ by number of graduates are Bergen Community College (2,514 and 27.4%), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus (1,831 and 20%), and Ramapo College of New Jersey (1,358 and 14.8%). The most popular majors in Bergen County, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,045 and 22.3%), Registered Nursing (592 and 6.46%), and Cardiovascular Technologist (86 and 0.94%). The median tuition costs in Bergen County, NJ are $36,976 for private four year colleges, and $8,998 and $17,998 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Bergen County, NJ is $462,800, which is 2.26 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $451,100 to $462,800, a 2.59% increase. The homeownership rate of Bergen County, NJ is 63.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Bergen County, NJ have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bergen County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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