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Bergen County, NJ
The county was named for the community of Bergen, NJ

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Bergen County is one of 21 counties in New Jersey.

The county is in the New York metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 902,998. This was an increase of  2.14% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$65,241
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Bergen County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Bergen County was $52,867. This was an increase of 22.1% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 171% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Hackensack
Census 2000 highlights: Largest county in the state (by population)

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10% of Bergen County residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Bergen County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Bergen County include Alpine Cemetery, Americus Cemetery, B'Nai Israel Cemetery, Berry Lawn Cemetery, Beth-El Cemetery, Brookside Cemetery, Cedar Park Cemetery, Cemetery of the Madonna, Fairlawn Cemetery, Fairview Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Bergen County include Allendale, Alpine, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill, Darlington, Demarest ... View communities

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Colleges in Bergen County include Bergen Community College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Felician College, Ramapo College of New Jersey ... View colleges

School districts in Bergen County include Allendale, Alpine, Bergen County Vocational, Bergenfield, Bogota, Carlstadt, Carlstadt-East Rutherford, Cliffside Park, Closter, Cresskill ... View school districts

To see school district boundaries, wait for the map to load in the new window, then select 'Legend.' Choose 'school districts' and update map.

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Libraries

Libraries in Bergen County include Bergenfield Free Public Library, Bogota Public Library, Cliffside Park Free Library, Closter Public Library, Cresskill Public Library, Demarest Public Library, Dixon Homestead Library, East Rutherford Memorial Library, Edgewater Free Public Library, Elmwood Park Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Bergen County include Record ... View newspapers

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Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Bergen County political report.

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Hotels in Bergen County include Best Western, Best Western Oritani Hotel, Best Western the Inn at Ramsey, Clinton Inn Hotel, Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn Mahwah, Courtyard by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott Mahwah, Econo Lodge, Econo Lodge Carlstadt ... More hotels

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