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Time Zone: Bergen County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Hackensack is the Seat for Bergen County.

Bergen County is one of the original counties of New Jersey and was founded in 1683.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Bergen had a population of 895,250 people. This is an increase of 1.26% since the last Census (which gave a population of 884,118 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Bergen represented 10.51% of the total population of New Jersey, making it the state's most populous county (out of 21 counties).

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

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
2000884,118The Last Census

More information can be found on the Bergen County Census Page for Bergen County.


Below are some of the communities located in Bergen County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Bergen County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Hackensack   42,84042,6770.38% increase  
Englewood   29,47826,20312.5% increase  
Garfield   28,96629,7862.75% decrease  
Ridgewood   24,18124,9363.03% decrease  
Ridgefield Park   12,39412,8733.72% decrease  

Websites for Bergen County

Official Website:   www.co.bergen.nj.us/

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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>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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