Bergenfield is a medium-sized borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 27,327 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.
Bergenfield is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.21%), management occupations (11.11%), and office and administrative support (11.04%).
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.
Bergenfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
One downside of living in Bergenfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Bergenfield, the average commute to work is 33.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the borough, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
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. 44.27% 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 2018 was $38,193, 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 $152,772 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 29.19% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bergenfield include Italian, Irish, German, Polish, and Eastern European.
In addition, Bergenfield has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (36.97%).
The most common language spoken in Bergenfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.