Bergenfield, NJ

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Population

27,694

0.658% growth

Median Age

39


Median Household Income

$90,962

12.2% growth

Poverty Rate

5.91%


Number of Employees

14,834

1.57% growth

Median Property Value

$344,500

3.55% growth

About

In 2017, Bergenfield, NJ had a population of 27.7k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $90,962. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bergenfield, NJ grew from 27,513 to 27,694, a 0.658% increase and its median household income grew from $81,042 to $90,962, a 12.2% increase.

The population of Bergenfield, NJ is 37.5% White Alone, 28% Asian Alone, and 26.3% Hispanic or Latino. 51% of the people in Bergenfield, NJ speak a non-English language, and 87.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bergenfield, NJ is $344,500, and the homeownership rate is 67.2%. Most people in Bergenfield, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bergenfield, NJ is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bergenfield, NJ employs 14.8k people. The largest industries in Bergenfield, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,375 people), Educational Services (1,604 people), and Retail Trade (1,573 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($102,857), Information ($80,694), and Public Administration ($79,211).

Median household income in Bergenfield, NJ is $90,962. Males in Bergenfield, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Bergenfield, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$90,962

2017 value

± $8,315

12.2%

1 Year Growth

± 10.9%

Households in Bergenfield, NJ have a median annual income of $90,962, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $81,042 in 2016, which represents a 12.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in Bergenfield, NJ made 1.38 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

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Bergenfield, NJ workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 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 Bergenfield, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 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 34.01

  2. Census Tract 34.02

  3. Census Tract 33

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bergenfield, NJ was Census Tract 34.01 with a value of $116,293, followed by Census Tract 34.02 and Census Tract 33, with respective values of $102,790 and $94,500.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.91% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bergenfield, NJ (1.64k out of 27.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 75+ and then Males 35 - 44.

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

    645 ± 185

  2. Hispanic

    549 ± 170

  3. Asian

    382 ± 139

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bergenfield, 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

14.8k

2017 Value

± 812

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bergenfield, NJ grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 14.6k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bergenfield, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,944 people), Management Occupations (1,474 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,420 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bergenfield, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bergenfield, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,944 people), Management Occupations (1,474 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,420 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bergenfield, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (2.24 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.98 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bergenfield, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($104,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($93,038), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($90,966).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.8k

2017 Value

± 812

1.57%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bergenfield, NJ grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 14.6k employees to 14.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bergenfield, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,375 people), Educational Services (1,604 people), and Retail Trade (1,573 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bergenfield, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Bergenfield, 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 Bergenfield, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,375 people), Educational Services (1,604 people), and Retail Trade (1,573 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bergenfield, NJ has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.43 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.64 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.22 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bergenfield, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($102,857), Information ($80,694), and Public Administration ($79,211).

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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. $48.1B

  2. $36.5B

  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics with $36.5B and Motorized vehicles and $35.3B.

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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$467B

2015 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% 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. $70.5B

  2. $48.9B

  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

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

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Health

91.6% of the population of Bergenfield, NJ has health coverage, with 64.5% on employee plans, 7.91% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 8% on non-group plans, and 0.141% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bergenfield, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 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

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1184 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients).

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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

8.4%

Uninsured

64.5%

Employer Coverage

7.91%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

8%

Non-Group

0.141%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bergenfield, NJ declined by 11.1% from 9.44% to 8.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bergenfield, 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

Bergenfield, NJ is home to a population of 27.7k people, from which 87.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 38.6% of Bergenfield, NJ residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bergenfield, NJ is composed of 10.4k White Alone residents (37.5%), 7.76k Asian Alone residents (28%), 7.28k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.3%), 1.98k Black or African American Alone residents (7.16%), 265 Two or More Races residents (0.957%), 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0722%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bergenfield, NJ are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,175 speakers), Tagalog (3,345 speakers), and Other Asian Languages (879 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

27

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

48

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bergenfield, NJ was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 48. But people in Bergenfield, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bergenfield, NJ residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

38.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

40.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 38.6% of Bergenfield, NJ residents 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 Bergenfield, NJ was 40.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Bergenfield, NJ was India, the natal country of 251,165 Bergenfield, NJ residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

87.4%

2017 Citizenship

85.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.4% of Bergenfield, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bergenfield, NJ was 85.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.4k ± 788

  2. Asian Alone

    7.76k ± 740

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.28k ± 950

In 2017, there were 1.34 times more White Alone residents (10.4k people) in Bergenfield, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.76k Asian Alone and 7.28k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Bergenfield, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,175 speakers (24%)

  2. Tagalog

    3,345 speakers (13%)

  3. Other Asian Languages

    879 speakers (3.42%)

51% of Bergenfield, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Bergenfield, NJ was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 24% of the overall population of Bergenfield, NJ are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 13% speak Tagalog and 3.42% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    310 ± 100

  2. Korea

    72 ± 45

  3. World War II

    45 ± 41

Bergenfield, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bergenfield, NJ was $344,500 in 2017, which is 1.58 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $332,700 to $344,500, a 3.55% increase. The homeownership rate in Bergenfield, NJ is 67.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bergenfield, NJ have an average commute time of 32.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bergenfield, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$90,962

Median Household Income

± $8,315

8.69k

Number of Households

± 554

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.69k households in Bergenfield, NJ grew to $90,962 from the previous year's value of $81,042.

The following chart displays the households in Bergenfield, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$344,500

2017 Median

± $6,400

$332,700

2016 Median

± $6,909

In 2017, the median property value in Bergenfield, NJ grew to to $344,500 from the previous year's value of $332,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bergenfield, 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 Bergenfield, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.2%

2017 Homeownership

66.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.2% of the housing units in Bergenfield, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Bergenfield, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bergenfield, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

32.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bergenfield, NJ have a longer commute time (32.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.55% of the workforce in Bergenfield, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    69.2%

  2. Public Transit

    14%

  3. Carpooled

    9.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bergenfield, NJ was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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