Bergenfield is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 27,479 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.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bergenfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (12.40%), office and administrative support (12.03%), and management occupations (10.99%).
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 33.08 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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Bergenfield use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Bergenfield‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
Bergenfield is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.63% 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 2010 was $37,069, 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 $148,276 for a family of four.
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 28.73% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bergenfield include Italian, Irish, German, Eastern European, and Polish.
In addition, Bergenfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (39.31%).
The most common language spoken in Bergenfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.