Bergen County, NJ

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Population

936,692

1.24% decline

Median Age

42


Median Household Income

$100,361

6.65% growth

Poverty Rate

7.22%


Number of Employees

486,527

0.106% decline

Median Property Value

$476,200

1.25% growth

About

In 2018, Bergen County, NJ had a population of 937k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $100,361. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Bergen County, NJ declined from 948,406 to 936,692, a -1.24% decrease and its median household income grew from $94,107 to $100,361, a 6.65% increase.

The population of Bergen County, NJ is 55.3% White Alone, 20.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 16.5% Asian Alone. 39.9% of the people in Bergen County, NJ speak a non-English language, and 88.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bergen County, NJ are Bergen Community College (2,316 degrees awarded in 2017), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus (2,187 degrees), and Ramapo College of New Jersey (1,591 degrees).

The median property value in Bergen County, NJ is $476,200, and the homeownership rate is 64.8%. Most people in Bergen County, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bergen County, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bergen County, NJ employs 487k people. The largest industries in Bergen County, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (73,030 people), Educational Services (52,470 people), and Retail Trade (51,841 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($100,628), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($100,505), and Utilities ($95,217).

Median household income in Bergen County, NJ is $100,361. Males in Bergen County, NJ have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,578. The income inequality in Bergen County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$100,361

2018 value

± $1,745

6.65%

1 Year Growth

± 3.6%

Households in Bergen County, NJ have a median annual income of $100,361, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $94,107 in 2017, which represents a 6.65% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$89,489

Average Male Salary

± $1,731

$65,578

Average Female Salary

± $1,240

In 2018, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $86,392 ± $3,381

  2. White

    $72,755 ± $1,266

  3. Two or More Races

    $54,823 ± $4,874

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bergen County, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2018 Wage GINI

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0656% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 473

  2. Census Tract 551

  3. Census Tract 472

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bergen County, NJ was Census Tract 473 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 551 and Census Tract 472, with respective values of $207,365 and $206,792.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bergen County, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bergen County, NJ (66.9k out of 927k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    41,830 ± 1,553

  2. Hispanic

    23,355 ± 1,327

  3. Asian

    9,647 ± 724

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bergen County, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

487k

2018 Value

± 11,623

-0.106%

1 Year decline

± 3.44%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bergen County, NJ declined at a rate of -0.106%, from 487k employees to 487k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bergen County, NJ, are Management Occupations (73,437 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (56,260 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (55,948 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bergen County, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bergen County, NJ, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (73,437 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (56,260 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (55,948 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bergen County, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Management Occupations (1.49 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.36 times), and Legal Occupations (1.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bergen County, NJ, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($123,168), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($100,982), and Management Occupations ($99,121).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

487k

2018 Value

± 11,623

-0.106%

1 Year decline

± 3.44%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Bergen County, NJ declined at a rate of -0.106%, from 487k employees to 487k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bergen County, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (73,030 people), Educational Services (52,470 people), and Retail Trade (51,841 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bergen County, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Bergen County, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Bergen County, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (73,030 people), Educational Services (52,470 people), and Retail Trade (51,841 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bergen County, NJ has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.74 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.5 times), and Information (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bergen County, NJ, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($100,628), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($100,505), and Utilities ($95,217).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.2% of the population of Bergen County, NJ has health coverage, with 60% on employee plans, 8.97% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 9.92% on non-group plans, and 0.351% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Bergen County, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Bergen County, NJ see 828 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.48% increase from the previous year (808 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 781 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 473 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

828 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bergen County, NJ see an average of 828 patients per year. This represents a 2.48% increase from the previous year (808 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bergen County, NJ in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.83%

Uninsured

60%

Employer Coverage

8.97%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

9.92%

Non-Group

0.351%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bergen County, NJ grew by 6.28% from 7.37% to 7.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bergen County, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Bergen County, NJ is home to a population of 937k people, from which 88.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 30.1% of Bergen County, NJ residents were born outside of the country (286k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bergen County, NJ is composed of 518k White Alone residents (55.3%), 193k Hispanic or Latino residents (20.6%), 155k Asian Alone residents (16.5%), 49.8k Black or African American Alone residents (5.31%), 15.9k Two or More Races residents (1.69%), 4.19k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.448%), 1.44k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.154%), and 186 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0199%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bergen County, NJ are Spanish (143,330 speakers), Korean (48,839 speakers), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (16,045 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Bergen County, NJ was 42. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Bergen County, NJ are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Bergen County, NJ residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

30.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

286k people

30.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

282k people

As of 2017, 30.1% of Bergen County, NJ residents (286k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bergen County, NJ was 30.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    260,034 ± 12,336 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    194,328 ± 10,704 people

  3. Mexico

    107,599 ± 8,005 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 260,034 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 194,328 and Mexico with 107,599.

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Citizenship

88.9%

2018 Citizenship

88.5%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 88.9% of Bergen County, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Bergen County, NJ was 88.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    518k ± 1.4k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    193k ± 9.57k

  3. Asian Alone

    155k ± 3.02k

In 2018, there were 2.69 times more White Alone residents (518k people) in Bergen County, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 193k Hispanic or Latino and 155k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    143,330 speakers (16.2%)

  2. Korean

    48,839 speakers (5.51%)

  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)

    16,045 speakers (1.81%)

39.9% of Bergen County, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Bergen County, NJ was Spanish. 16.2% of the overall population of Bergen County, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 5.51% speak Korean and 1.81% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    8,646 ± 1,366

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    3,855 ± 1,318

  3. Korea

    3,385 ± 861

Bergen County, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bergen County, NJ awarded 9,432 degrees. The student population of Bergen County, NJ is skewed towards women, with 15,289 male students and 21,379 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bergen County, NJ are White (3,618 and 41.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,166 and 25%), Black or African American (1,333 and 15.4%), and Unknown (836 and 9.63%).

The largest universities in Bergen County, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Bergen Community College (2,316 and 24.6%), Fairleigh Dickinson University-Metropolitan Campus (2,187 and 23.2%), and Ramapo College of New Jersey (1,591 and 16.9%).

The most popular majors in Bergen County, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,891 and 20%), Registered Nursing (861 and 9.13%), and General Business Administration & Management (442 and 4.69%).

The median tuition costs in Bergen County, NJ are $34,854 for private four year colleges, and $11,640 and $20,774 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,885 degrees awarded

  2. 525 degrees awarded

  3. 189 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Bergen County, NJ was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,885 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Bergen County, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,316 degrees awarded

  2. 2,187 degrees awarded

  3. 1,591 degrees awarded

$11,640

Median In-State Public

$34,854

Median Private

In 2017, the Bergen County, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bergen Community College with 2,316 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,039

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,393

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,039 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bergen County, NJ, which is 0.749 times less than the 5,393 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Bergen County, NJ by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,618 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,166 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,333 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bergen County, NJ were to White students. These 3,618 degrees mean that there were 1.67 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,166 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bergen County, NJ was $476,200 in 2018, which is 2.07 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $470,300 to $476,200, a 1.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Bergen County, NJ is 64.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bergen County, NJ have an average commute time of 32.2 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.

Housing

Property Value

$476,200

2018 Median

± $5,540

$470,300

2017 Median

± $6,172

In 2018, the median property value in Bergen County, NJ grew to to $476,200 from the previous year's value of $470,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bergen County, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bergen County, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$100,361

Median Household Income

± $1,745

340k

Number of Households

± 9,858

In 2018, the median household income of the 340k households in Bergen County, NJ grew to $100,361 from the previous year's value of $94,107.

The following chart displays the households in Bergen County, 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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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Bergen County, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bergen County, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.8%

2018 Homeownership

63.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.8% of the housing units in Bergen County, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Bergen County, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bergen County, NJ have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.35% of the workforce in Bergen County, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    68.8%

  2. Public Transit

    15.1%

  3. Carpooled

    7.35%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Bergen County, NJ was Drove Alone (68.8%), followed by those who Public Transit (15.1%) and those who Carpooled (7.35%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bergen County, 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, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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