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is what makes Northern NJ a great place to live –
all contributing to make Bergen County one of the best
places to live in America.”
Bergen County is the most
populous county in New Jersey. Nearly 1 million residents call
the county home, where they find plenty of space to enjoy the
diversity of people, backgrounds and cultures that makes the
New York metropolitan area great.
One of the four original counties in New Jersey, Bergen County
continues to be a melting pot of newcomers and established communities.
From Europeans and African Americans in the 19th century, to
more recent arrivals of Asian Americans and Latinos, the county
teems with diverse groups that reflect America’s dynamic
According to the U.S. Census in 2000, the racial groups with
the largest numbers of residents in Bergen County are whites
(64.1%), Asian Americans (14.3%), Hispanics or Latinos (15.1%)
and African Americans (6.1%).
Jewish residents total about 10% of the Bergen County population,
according to the Association of Religion Data Archives. A significant
number of Jewish Americans live in towns including Englewood,
Englewood Cliffs, Fair Lawn, Fort Lea, Franklin Lakes, Paramus,
Teaneck, Tenafly, and Woodcliff Lake. Sizable Israeli communities
reside in Closter and Tenafly.
Korean Americans also have carved a niche in Bergen County, with
eight of the country’s top ten areas by percentage of population.
Concentrations of Korean culture are found in Closter, Edgewater,
Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Leonia, Norwood, Palisades Park,
In addition to richness of diversity, residents bring economic
resources that contribute to a solid quality of life in Bergen
County. With a per capita income of $56,725, the area ranks 16th
among the 20 highest income counties by average per capita income,
the Bureau of Economic Analysis found.
The variety of interesting people in Bergen County nurtures outstanding
institutions and services to meet their needs for education,
cultural activities, recreation, shopping, and entertainment.