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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Housing
    C
  3. Nightlife
    A+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    D+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B-
Bergen County is located in New Jersey with a population of 929,999. Bergen County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. In Bergen County, most residents own their homes. In Bergen County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bergen County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Bergen County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$459,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,454
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Bergen County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    40.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    6.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    25
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    122.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    786.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    57.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Bergen County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$95,837
National
$55,322

Bergen County Reviews

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Bergen County is a great area, with very exceptional school and friendly/safe neighborhoods. The only thing I'd change about the location is add more entertainment in the area for the youth, besides that the area is amazing.
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I feel at home in Bergen county. Majority of my friends live here and we love hanging out on the weekends and biking around our neighborhood. They also have malls which are very fun to go to and chill with your friends or watch a movie. I would love to see some more fairs because I think that’s a great family activity or maybe some volunteer programs that are from the community are not just ours schools.
I enjoyed living in Bergen County because of the close community interaction. The local town events bring people from all over the county. My grammar school offered many actitives. There was Boy Scouts, baseball, basketball,football,summer camp and as a teenager, Bergen County Cadets. My high school set the stage for me to stat thinking about college. My history teach and I enjoyed many conservation regarding current issues and public views. He stirred my passion for political change. One reason I decided to major in Political Science.

I always feel safe, I remember having Sunday dinners with several neighbor families where we left our doors unlock. With the many parks, there were pony rides, jogging, dog parks. As I became a young man I often went into NYC? Where else can you have both country and city live styles? The count consist of many different nationalities, a true melting pot.
I recommend living in north Jersey. The beauty and fun is great but even better are people.