Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ

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2022 Population
135,643
8.73% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
42.2
0.957% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.51%
0.0941% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$99,438
12.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$536,900
17.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ had a population of 136k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $99,438. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ declined from 148,621 to 135,643, a −8.73% decrease and its median household income grew from $88,731 to $99,438, a 12.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ are Asian (Non-Hispanic) (34.8%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34%), White (Hispanic) (10.5%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.39%), and Other (Hispanic) (6.6%).

63.2% of the households in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

80.9% of the residents in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was $536,900, and the homeownership rate was 48.8%.

Most people in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 35.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 136k people, from which 80.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 49.8% of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (67.5k people).

In 2022, there were 1.02 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.3k people) in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 14.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ are Spanish (26,491 households), Korean (25,260 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (7,092 households).

Citizenship

80.9%
2022 Citizenship
80.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 80.9% of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was 80.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ
  1. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    47.3k ± 1.61k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    46.1k ± 1.9k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    14.3k ± 1.89k
25.3%
Hispanic Population
34.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.02 times more Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents (47.3k people) in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 46.1k White (Non-Hispanic) and 14.3k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.3% of the people in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ are hispanic (34.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

49.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
67.5k people
48.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
72.5k people

As of 2022, 49.8% of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ residents (67.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was 48.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    26,491 households (20.6%)
  2. Korean
    25,260 households (19.6%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    7,092 households (5.51%)

63.2% of the households in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 20.6% of the households in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    702 ± 230
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    467 ± 179
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    359 ± 221

Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ employs 66.1k people. The largest industries in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (3,998 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,552 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,497 people), and the highest paying industries are Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers ($229,125), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($228,742), and Soap, cleaning compound, & cosmetics manufacturing ($179,779).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
33,864
Women
46.8%
38,561
Men
53.2%

The workforce of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 72,425 people, with 46.8% woman, and 53.2% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ.

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Occupations

66.1k
2022 Value
−10.7%
1 Year decline
± −10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −10.7%, from 74k employees to 66.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ, are Other managers (2,214 people), Accountants & auditors (1,992 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,531 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

66.1k
2022 Value
−10.7%
1 Year decline
± −10.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −10.7%, from 74k employees to 66.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,998 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,552 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,497 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$67,678
Median earning men ± $2,601
$56,050
Median earning women ± $3,771

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($118,072), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($117,344), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($116,017).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($88,261), Wholesale Trade ($79,577), and Public Administration ($78,832).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.78% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.54% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (34.7k), High School or Equivalent (23k), and Graduate Degree (21.3k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was $536,900 in 2022, which is 1.9 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $458,100 to $536,900, a 17.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ is 48.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 35.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ is $99,438. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

Property

$536,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,284
$27,480
Median Property Taxes
±$1,283

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

48.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 48.8% of the housing units in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 48.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$99,438
Median Household Income
± $3,585
56.3k
Number of Households
± 2,078

In 2022, the median household income of the 56.3k households in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ grew to $99,438 from the previous year's value of $88,731.

The following chart displays the households in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ

In 2022, the income inequality in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (51.3%)
  2. Public Transit (20.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (13.1%)

In 2022, 51.3% of workers in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (20.2%) and those who worked at home (13.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

35.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (35.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.77% of the workforce in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.51% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ (12.9k out of 135k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Asian.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.7% of the population of Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 48.2% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 13.8% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 0.414% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1,179 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.3% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 42.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

10.3%
Uninsured
48.2%
Employer Coverage
13.9%
Medicaid
13.8%
Medicare
13.4%
Non-Group
0.414%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ declined by 7.43% from 11.1% to 10.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bergen County (Southeast)--Fort Lee, Cliffside Park & Palisades Park PUMA, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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