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The 2000 Census showed that Bergen County had a population of 884,118 people. This represented 10.51% of the total population of New Jersey, making it the state's most populous county (out of 21 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Bergen had a population of 895,250 people. This is an increase of 1.26% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010905,116+2.38%+1.1% since 2009
2009895,250+1.26%+0.6% since 2008
2008889,915+0.66%+0.48% since 2007
2007885,664+0.17%+0.12% since 2006
2006884,581  
2005887,322+0.36%-0.33% since 2004
2004890,232+0.69% 
2003889,739+0.64% 
2002889,442+0.6%+0.12% since 2001
2001888,333+0.48%+0.48% since 2000
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2000884,118The Last Census

Bergen County had 339,820 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Bergen County has a total area<3> of 246.8 square miles [639 km²]. Of this total, 234.2 square miles [606 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (5.12%) being water (12.63 square miles [32.7 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Bergen County had a population density of 3,775 people per square mile [1,457 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 21 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Bergen County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Bergen and the state of New Jersey.

Click here for the Bergen County QuickFact (QF-34003).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Bergen County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
HackensackQF-342868042,84042,6770.38%
EnglewoodQF-342148029,47826,20312.5%
GarfieldQF-342577028,96629,786-2.75%
RidgewoodQF-346300024,18124,936-3.03%
Ridgefield ParkQF-346294012,39412,873-3.72%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Bergen County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
EssexQF-34013   SW769,644793,633-3.02%
HudsonQF-34017   S597,924608,975-1.81%
PassaicQF-34031   W491,778489,0490.56%
New York (NY)QF-36061   S1,629,0541,537,1955.98%
Rockland (NY)QF-36087   N300,173286,7534.68%
Westchester (NY)QF-36119   NE955,962923,4593.52%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Bergen. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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