North Bergen, NJ
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North Bergen is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 62,993 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, North Bergen is the 16th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in North Bergen 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 towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Bergen is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Bergen is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in North Bergen who work in office and administrative support (13.44%), sales jobs (11.65%), and management occupations (6.71%).

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

One downside of living in North Bergen, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.72 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly town. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, 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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in North Bergen use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of North Bergen‘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 education level of North Bergen citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.76% of adults in North Bergen have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Bergen in 2010 was $25,898, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,592 for a family of four. However, North Bergen contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

North Bergen is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North Bergen home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in North Bergen, accounting for 73.39% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of North Bergen residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Bergen include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

North Bergen also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 51.21%.

The most common language spoken in North Bergen is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Gujarathi.