Bergen County, New Jersey

county in New Jersey, United States

Bergen County is a county in the U.S. State of New Jersey. It is rich and has more people living in it than other counties in New Jersey. As of the 2020 census, it had 955,732 people.[4] It is part of the New York metropolitan area. The county is the one of the last remaining counties in the nation where shops are closed on Sundays because of "blue laws." In compliance to the blue laws, nearly all retail stores in Bergen County are closed on Sundays.

Bergen County
Atop the Hudson Palisades in Englewood Cliffs, overlooking the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, and the skyscrapers of Midtown Manhattan
Flag of Bergen County
Map of New Jersey highlighting Bergen County
Location within the U.S. state of New Jersey
Map of the United States highlighting New Jersey
New Jersey's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°58′N 74°04′W / 40.96°N 74.07°W / 40.96; -74.07
Country United States
State New Jersey
Named forBergen, Norway or Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands[2]
Largest municipalityHackensack (population)
Mahwah (area)
 • Total246.45 sq mi (638.3 km2)
 • Land232.79 sq mi (602.9 km2)
 • Water13.66 sq mi (35.4 km2)  5.5%
 • Total955,732
 • Density3,900/sq mi (1,500/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts5th, 9th
Range in altitude:
Highest elevation: 1,152 ft (351 m) (Bald Mountain, in the Ramapo Mountains, in Mahwah).
Lowest elevation: 0 ft (0 m) (sea level), at the Hudson River in Edgewater.


  1. 1.0 1.1 National Association of Counties. "NACo County Explorer". Retrieved 10 January 2024.
  2. Hutchinson, Viola L. The Origin of New Jersey Place Names, New Jersey Public Library Commission, May 1945. Accessed October 30, 2017.
  3. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2024.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "QuickFacts: Bergen County, New Jersey". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 10, 2024.
  5. "Rutherford News from The Record and South Bergenite". Archived from the original on March 23, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.