Bergen County

Considering a move to or from Bergen County, New Jersey? The state’s most populous county, with more than 900,000 residents, is located in the northeastern corner of New Jersey in its Gateway Region. Bergen County is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area and is situated directly across the George Washington Bridge from Manhattan. Learn more about life in Bergen County, including local schools, weather, and things to do and see.

Year Founded: 1683

Population as of 2015: 938,506

Land Area (sq. miles): 233

Median Age: 41.1

Median Household Income: $81,708

Median Home Price: $436,000

Annual Weather Averages:

  • High Temperature: 85° Fahrenheit
  • Low Temperature: 22° Fahrenheit
  • Rainfall: 46 inches
  • Snowfall: 27 inches

Notable Employment Facts: The retail industry is a huge aspect of the economy in Bergen County. It accounts for a combined payroll of $1.7 billion (2012).

Major Employers: Hackensack University Medical Center, Valley Health System in Ridgewood, United Parcel Service in Mahwah, Bio-Reference Laboratories in Elmwood Park, Express Scripts in Franklin Lakes.

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Largest City: Hackensack has over 43,000 residents.

Local Radio Stations:

  • WBGO (88.3 FM) Newark Public Radio- Jazz format
  • WHTZ (100.3 FM) Top 40 Radio
  • WAYV (95.1 FM) Top 40 Radio

Public Transit: New Jersey Transit: Bergen County Line, Main Line, and the Pascack Valley Line.

23 Parks and Recreation Sites on nearly 9,000 acres

Rich and Vibrant Arts and Culture:

  • World of Wings is a science and nature museum that features a Butterfly Atrium with butterflies from around the world. They also host birthday parties and other special events.
  • Gamers Paradise is a state-of-the-art gaming lounge with over 3,000 games on both modern and retro consoles and 8 HD TVs. They host tournaments and parties, or you can play any game for $6 an hour, $18 for four hours, or $50 for all day gaming.
  • New Jersey Naval Museum showcases submarines, boats, torpedoes, and a museum of unique items ranging from a SEAL delivery vehicle to an authentic Mark V Diving Suit.
  • MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford is the home of the New York Giants and the New York Jets. At a construction cost of approximately $1.6 billion, it is the most expensive stadium ever built.
  • Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus is one of the largest and highest revenue-producing shopping malls in the United States.
  • Bergen Museum of Art & Science is a nonprofit museum formed in 1956 to stimulate youth and adult interest in the arts and sciences. Its private art collection is composed of regional historical and local artwork.
  • Bergen Performing Arts Center is a nonprofit theater that features concerts, shows, laser spectaculars, standup comedians and more.

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