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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Bergen County is located in New Jersey with a population of 937,920. Bergen County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Bergen County offers residents a suburban feel and 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
$451,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,419
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Bergen County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
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
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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
    16%
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
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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Bergen County Reviews

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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.
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Bergen has been amazing for my family and I for all of our lives, especially me. I've lived here since I entered the 1st grade at age of about 6 years old, so the history I have rooted runs deep. I have four younger siblings and we've all lived in Bergen together, each of us being in middle, high, and post high-school in Bergen. I'm now finishing my undergraduate to receive my bachelor's, planning to move on to my masters. I've lived in Bergen these years I've never wished I lived anywhere else. There's been so many opportunities given to us in Bergen from playing town sports, to extracurricular activities and programs such as kumon learning, instrument play, and much more. This place is one where no matter what there will always be something going, something being implemented into the community. I love the way that Bergen has been able to keep its community active, involved, and the way that it tries to shape it's youth is always something positive to do with ones time.
Clean environment, wealthy franchises, organized structure and positive crowd of residents. Needs more power to enforce the safety of the public at night time.