Bergenfield, NJ
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Bergenfield is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 27,621 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Bergenfield is the 67th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Bergenfield are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Bergenfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bergenfield is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bergenfield who work in office and administrative support (15.77%), sales jobs (10.91%), and healthcare (9.76%).

Also of interest is that Bergenfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Bergenfield is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Bergenfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Bergenfield perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Bergenfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.68 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

For the size of the borough, public transportation in Bergenfield is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Bergenfield, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Bergenfield is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.80% of adults in Bergenfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bergenfield in 2010 was $32,853, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,412 for a family of four. However, Bergenfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bergenfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Bergenfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bergenfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bergenfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.32% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bergenfield include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Bergenfield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.69%.

The most common language spoken in Bergenfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.