Bergenfield, NJ
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Living in Bergenfield


Bergenfield is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 27,327 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bergenfield who work in healthcare (12.21%), management occupations (11.11%), and office and administrative support (11.04%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Bergenfield a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Bergenfield has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Bergenfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Bergenfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.59 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the borough are by private automobile, Bergenfield is somewhat unusual for a borough of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Bergenfield area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Bergenfield is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 44.27% of adults in Bergenfield have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Bergenfield in 2018 was $38,193, 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 $152,772 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 29.19% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bergenfield include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Eastern European.

Bergenfield also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 36.97%.

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