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The Cities and communities of Bergen County, New Jersey *


Allendale Borough, Alpine Borough

Bergenfield Borough, Bogota Borough

Carlstadt Borough, Cliffside Park Borough, Closter Borough, Cresskill Borough

Demarest Borough, Dumont Borough

East Rutherford Borough, Edgewater Borough, Elmwood Park Borough, Emerson Borough, Englewood City, Englewood Cliffs Borough

Fair Lawn Borough, Fairview Borough, Fort Lee Borough, Franklin Lakes Borough

Garfield City, Glen Rock Borough

Hackensack City (County Seat), Harrington Park Borough, Hasbrouck Heights Borough, Haworth Borough, Hillsdale Borough, Ho-ho-kus Borough,

Leonia Borough, Little Ferry Borough, Lodi Borough, Lyndhurst Township

Mahway Township, Maywood Borough, Midland Park Borough, Montvale Borough, Moonachie Borough

New Milford Borough, North Arlington Borough, Northvale Borough, Norwood Borough

Oakland Borough, Old Tappan Borough, Oradell Borough

Palisades Park Borough, Paramus Borough, Park Ridge Borough

Ramsey Borough, Ridgefield Borough, Ridgefield Park Village, Ridgewood Village, River Edge Borough, River Vale Township, Rochelle Park Township, Rockleigh Borough, Rutherford Borough

Saddle Brook Township, Saddle River Borough, South Hackensack Township

Teaneck Borough, Tenafly Borough, Teterboro Borough

Upper Saddle River Borough

Waldwick Borough, Wallington Borough, Westwood Borough, Woodcliff Lake Borough, Wood-Ridge Borough, Wyckoff Township

*This list of cities may not be complete. The list may contain towns, cities, villages, boroughs, townships, ghost towns and other populated places.

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The County Seat of Bergen County is Hackensack. There are 70 municipalities in Bergen County.

Official Bergen County Website

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1790 - 12,601
1800 - 15,156
1820 - 18,178
1840 - 13,223
1860 - 21,618
1880 - 36,786
1900 - 78,441
1920 - 210,703
1930 - 364,977
1940 - 409,646
1950 - 539,139
1960 - 780,255
1970 - 897,148
1980 - 845,385
1990 - 825,380
1999 - 857,052
2000 - 884,118
2001 - 886,680
2006 - 904,037

2000 - 3,778 persons per square mile

Median age:
1990 - 37.6 years

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Bergen County is in northeastern New Jersey. Its eastern border is along the Hudson River and also Hudson County. Its northern border is with The state of New York. Its western and southern borders are with Passaic County. To the south is also a small portion of Essex County.

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The county has a seasonal type of climate with warm, humid summers, cold winters and comfortable fall and spring seasons

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Other Facts and Figures:

Per Capita Income
1989 - $24,080
2000 - $33,638

Mean Household Income
1990 - $63,934
2000 - $65,241

Bergen County is one of the more affluent counties in the nation

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Bergen County was incorporated as one of the first counties in New Jersey before the Revolutionary War. It was officially recognized as a county in 1683. Hackensack was named the county seat in 1710. It was later, in 1885, divided up into 15 townships: Hackensack, Franklin, Harrington, New Barbados, Saddle River, Lodi, Washington, Ho-Ho-Kus, Union, Midland, Ridgefield, Palisades, Englewood, Ridge wood and Orvil. A County Executive form of government was voted in place on 4 November 1986

Fort Lee was built in Bergen County by General George Washington in 1776 to help defend New York and the Hudson River. It was used by British General Charles Cornwallis and General George Washington. General Washington was in Bergen County during all eight years of the Revolutionary War. The Steuben's House in River Edge was his headquarters in 1780.

The George Washington Bridge was completed in 1931 finally linking Fort Lee with Manhattan. With this connection, more development occurred, especially after World War II. In 1962, a second deck was added to the bridge giving the span a capacity of 14 lanes of traffic.

Here is a history page for the county

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Total area:
Total land area:
Total water area:

Lowest point: Sea Level along the Hudson River
Highest point: 1,152 feet above sea level at Bald Mountain

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Cemeteries of Bergen County

US GenWeb Project page for Bergen County
The Political Graveyard for Bergen County
Linkpendium page for Bergen County

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Bergen County Cooperative Library System

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Bergen County Education Center
200 Hackensack Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601

Bergen Community College
400 Paramus Road
Paramus, New Jersey 07652
Phone: 201-447-7100

Berkeley College

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County Economic profile

Bergen County Economic Development Corporation

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Organizations & Groups

Genealogical Society of Bergen County
P.O. Box 432
Midland Park, New Jersey 07432

Bergen County US GenWeb Project page
for much genealogical information and things to research for the county area

Bergen County Audubon Society
P.O. Box 235
Paramus, NJ 07653

Bergen County Historical Society
P.O. Box 55
River Edge, New Jersey 07661
Phone: 201-343-9492

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Attractions & Other Information

Learn more about the North Jersey area

Bergen Museum of Art and Science
327 Ridgewood Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652

Bergen County Zoological Park
216 Forest Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 262 3771

Tenafly Nature Center
313 Hudson Avenue
Tenafly, NJ 07670
Phone: (201) 568 6093

Things to Do in Bergen County

The New Jersey Naval Museum
Hackensack, New Jersey

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