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.

Unlike some boroughs, Bergenfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bergenfield are a mix 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 office and administrative support (13.96%), healthcare (11.47%), and sales jobs (10.81%).

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.

In Bergenfield, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.56 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.

The citizens of Bergenfield are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 37.25% of adults in Bergenfield have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bergenfield in 2010 was $32,536, 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 $130,144 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 29.23% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bergenfield include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

In addition, Bergenfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (42.36%).

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