Bergen County, NJ Population by Age

The median age in Bergen County, NJ is 41.9, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 17.35% were under the age of 15, 17.49% aged 15 to 29, 47.99% aged 30 to 64, 14.52% aged 65 to 84, and 2.66% were 85 years of age and older.
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Updated Sep 17, 2023

Bergen County, NJ population age distribution

A complete breakdown of Bergen County's age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups is listed in the table below.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 5 years 49,484 5.19%
5 to 9 years 53,763 5.64%
10 to 14 years 62,062 6.51%
15 to 19 years 59,728 6.27%
20 to 24 years 54,849 5.76%
25 to 29 years 52,096 5.47%
30 to 34 years 56,287 5.91%
35 to 39 years 64,740 6.79%
40 to 44 years 62,381 6.55%
45 to 49 years 66,994 7.03%
50 to 54 years 70,557 7.4%
55 to 59 years 72,880 7.65%
60 to 64 years 63,472 6.66%
65 to 69 years 50,339 5.28%
70 to 74 years 41,708 4.38%
75 to 79 years 26,088 2.74%
80 to 84 years 20,224 2.12%
85 years and over 25,327 2.66%
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Bergen County, NJ population by age group

Key stats
279,886
Population under 25 years
235,504
Population aged 25-44
273,903
Population aged 45-64
163,686
Population aged 65+

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2021

The graph shows Bergen County's population by age group, with age group on x-axis and the respective age group's percent of the total population on y-axis
Bergen County, NJ population by age group. The largest age group was 55-59 years with a poulation of 72,880 (7.65% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

The largest age group in Bergen County, NJ was for the group of age 55-59 years with a population of 72,880 (7.65%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey.

At the same time, the smallest age group in Bergen County, NJ was the 80-84 years with a population of 20,224 (2.12%).

Bergen County, NJ population by age cohort

To better understand the age distribution of Bergen County, NJ's population, we divided it into the following 3 cohorts:

  • Children : Under the age of 18 years
  • Adults (working population): Between the age of 18 and 64 years
  • Seniors: 65 years and above
The pie chart shows Bergen County's population divided into segments, with each segment representing an age cohort. The area of each segment is in the same proportion of a circle as the population of the cohort is of the total population.
Bergen County, NJ population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). The largest age group was 18 - 64 years with a poulation of 586,151 (61.51% of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the population for each of the three cohorts.

Age Group Population % of Total Population
Under 18 years 203,142 21.32%
18 to 64 years 586,151 61.51%
85 years and over 163,686 17.18%
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Key stats for each age cohort as per our analysis of U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey:

  • Bergen County's population under 18 was 21.32%, compared to the 22.51% nationwide.
  • Bergen County's working population (between 18 and 64) was 61.51%, compared to 61.45% nationwide.
  • Bergen County's elderly or the senior population (over 65 age) was 17.18% as compared to 16.04% nationwide.

Bergen County, NJ population pyramid

Population pyramid for Bergen County, NJ is charted below using the estimates from U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. A wide base suggests population increase, narrow base indicates declining birth rates.

Key stats from our analysis of the Bergen County's population pyramid:

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Bergen County, NJ, is 26.5.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Bergen County, NJ, is 26.2.
  • Total dependency ratio for Bergen County, NJ is 52.7.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Bergen County, NJ is 3.8.
The graph shows Bergen County's population across different age group and gender, with population on x-axis and population y-axis. The male population is plotted on the left in blue color whereas the female population is plotted on the right in pink color.
Bergen County, NJ population pyramid i.e. Bergen County population distrubution across age and gender. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Here's the Bergen County, NJ's male and female population across different age groups:

Age Group Population(Male) Population(Female) Total Population
Under 5 years 25,214 24,270 49,484
5 to 9 years 27,064 26,699 53,763
10 to 14 years 32,136 29,926 62,062
15 to 19 years 30,588 29,140 59,728
20 to 24 years 27,661 27,188 54,849
25 to 29 years 26,316 25,780 52,096
30 to 34 years 28,136 28,151 56,287
35 to 39 years 32,312 32,428 64,740
40 to 44 years 30,241 32,140 62,381
45 to 49 years 33,083 33,911 66,994
50 to 54 years 34,512 36,045 70,557
55 to 59 years 35,841 37,039 72,880
60 to 64 years 30,730 32,742 63,472
65 to 69 years 24,057 26,282 50,339
70 to 74 years 19,194 22,514 41,708
75 to 79 years 11,241 14,847 26,088
80 to 84 years 8,520 11,704 20,224
85 years and over 9,040 16,287 25,327
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Things to know

What is the population of Bergen County, NJ under 18?

Bergen County's population under the age of 18 is 203,142, as per the latest U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey estimates. This population is 21.32% of the total resident population of Bergen County, NJ.

What is the aging population in Bergen County, NJ?

Bergen County's population aged 65 years and above was 163,686. As per the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, this population is 17.18% of the entire population.

References

Datasets

Bergen County, NJ Age Group Population Dataset: A complete breakdown of Bergen County age demographics from 0 to 85 years, distributed across 18 age groups
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Bergen County population distribution across 18 age groups. It lists the population in each age group along with the percentage population relative of the total population for Bergen County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Bergen County by age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group in Bergen County.

Key observations

The largest age group in Bergen County, NJ was for the group of age 55-59 years with a population of 72,880 (7.65%), according to the 2021 American Community Survey. At the same time, the smallest age group in Bergen County, NJ was the 80-84 years with a population of 20,224 (2.12%). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Bergen County population by age group

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group in consideration
  • Population: The population for the specific age group in the Bergen County is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the population of each age group as a proportion of Bergen County total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Bergen County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Bergen County, NJ Age Cohorts Dataset: Children, Working Adults, and Seniors in Bergen County - Population and Percentage Analysis
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the Bergen County population by age cohorts (Children: Under 18 years; Working population: 18-64 years; Senior population: 65 years or more). It lists the population in each age cohort group along with its percentage relative to the total population of Bergen County. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution across children, working population and senior population for dependency ratio, housing requirements, ageing, migration patterns etc.

Key observations

The largest age group was $b3_v1 with a poulation of $b3_v2 ($b3_v3 of the total population). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Bergen County population by age cohort

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age cohorts:

  • Under 18 years
  • 18 to 64 years
  • 65 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age cohort for the Bergen County population analysis. Total expected values are 3 groups ( Children, Working Population and Senior Population).
  • Population: The population for the age cohort in Bergen County is shown in the following column.
  • Percent of Total Population: The population as a percent of total population of the Bergen County is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Bergen County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

Bergen County, NJ Population Pyramid Dataset: Age Groups, Male and Female Population, and Total Population for Demographics Analysis
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the data for the Bergen County, NJ population pyramid, which represents the Bergen County population distribution across age and gender, using estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 5-Year estimates. It lists the male and female population for each age group, along with the total population for those age groups. Higher numbers at the bottom of the table suggest population growth, whereas higher numbers at the top indicate declining birth rates. Furthermore, the dataset can be utilized to understand the youth dependency ratio, old-age dependency ratio, total dependency ratio, and potential support ratio.

Key observations

  • Youth dependency ratio, which is the number of children aged 0-14 per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Bergen County, NJ, is 26.5.
  • Old-age dependency ratio, which is the number of persons aged 65 or over per 100 persons aged 15-64, for Bergen County, NJ, is 26.2.
  • Total dependency ratio for Bergen County, NJ is 52.7.
  • Potential support ratio, which is the number of youth (working age population) per elderly, for Bergen County, NJ is 3.8.

Bergen County population pyramid

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Bergen County population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Bergen County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Bergen County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.
  • Total Population: The total population of the Bergen County for the selected age group is shown in the following column.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Bergen County Population by Age. You can refer the same here

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