Incumbent Bergen County Sheriff Leo McGuire also failed in his bid for a third term as he was defeated by Emerson Police Chief Mike Saudino. [68], To this day, many residents of the Meadowlands communities in the county's south are of Italian descent, most notably in South Hackensack (36.3%), Lyndhurst (33.8%), Carlstadt (31.2%), Wood-Ridge (30.9%) and Hasbrouck Heights (30.8%). For questions about Voter Registration, or to Report a Potential Election Violation, please contact the OFFICE OF THE BERGEN COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT OF ELECTIONS at soe@co.bergen.nj.us OR (201) 336-6100. [131], Bergenfield, along with Paramus, Hackensack,[132] New Milford, Dumont,[133] Fair Lawn, and Teaneck,[113] have become growing hubs for Filipino Americans. 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[211], The retail industry, anchored in Paramus, is a mainstay of the Bergen County economy, with a combined payroll of $1.7 billion as of 2012. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area. In the northwestern portion of the county, Bergen County becomes hilly again and shares the Ramapo Mountains with Rockland County, New York. The diverse backgrounds of the local Latino community are best exemplified in Fairview, where 10% of the overall population hails from Central America, 7% from South America, and 9% from other Latin American countries, mainly the Caribbean. [185][186], Local and express bus service is available from NJ Transit and private companies such as Academy Bus Lines, Coach USA, DeCamp Bus Lines and Red and Tan Lines, offering transport within Bergen County, elsewhere in New Jersey, and to the Port Authority Bus Terminal and George Washington Bridge Bus Station in New York City. NJ Transit also offers connecting service to New York Penn Station and Newark Penn Station at Secaucus Junction. On November 30, 1675, the settlement Bergen and surrounding plantations and settlements were called Bergen County in an act passed by the province's General Assembly. 40A:9-133) So diverse is the role of the Municipal Clerk, encompassing a myriad of state statutes and serving all levels of … 217 ft (66 m) Area code (s) 201. [48][49][50] In part due to Bergen's coastal location, its lower elevation, and the partial shielding of the county from colder air by the three ridges of the Watchung Mountains as well as by the higher Appalachians, the climate of Bergen County is milder than in New Jersey counties further inland such as Sussex County. [4] As of the 2019 Census estimate, the county's population was 932,202, an increase of 3.0% from the 2010 census,[5][6][7] which in turn represented an increase of 20,998 (2.4%) from the 884,118 counted in the 2000 Census. [133] Between 2011 and 2017, Fair Lawn's Filipino population was estimated to have more than doubled.[147]. Franklin Lakes, NJ Ancestry & Family History. Best Spanish Restaurants in North Bergen, New Jersey: Find Tripadvisor traveler reviews of North Bergen Spanish restaurants and search by price, location, and more. [1] Some sources say that the name is derived from one of the earliest settlers of New Amsterdam (now New York City), Hans Hansen Bergen, a native of Norway, who arrived in New Netherland in 1633. [124] In February 2015, the board of education of the Glen Rock Public Schools voted to designate the Hindu holy day Diwali as an annual school holiday, making it the first district in the county to close for the holiday,[125] while thousands celebrated the first county-wide celebration of Diwali under a unified sponsorship banner in 2016. This connection spurred rapid development in the post-World War II era, developing much of the county to suburban levels. The Chinese American population is also spread out, with sizable populations in Fort Lee, Paramus, Ridgewood, River Edge, and Englewood Cliffs. Explore this 5.5-square-mile town with … As of the 2000 Census, the population was 884,118, growing to 905,116 as of the 2010 Census and the population estimate in July 2017 was 948,406. A relatively recent community of Iranian Americans has emerged in Bergen County,[166] including those in professional occupations scattered throughout the county. [2] Mahwah covered the largest area of any municipality, at 26.19 square miles (67.8 km2). The county seat is Hackensack. Hudson County is just across the river from New York City, so residents of North Bergen … [42], According to the United States Census Bureau, the county had a total area of 246.671 square miles (638.87 km2), of which 233.009 square miles (603.49 km2) (94.5%) was land and 13.662 square miles (35.38 km2) (5.5%) was water.[43]. [270][271] For the 116th United States Congress, New Jersey's Ninth Congressional District is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson). [80] Many municipalities in the county are home to a significant number of Jewish Americans, including Fair Lawn, Teaneck, Tenafly, Closter, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Fort Lee, Bergenfield, Woodcliff Lake, Paramus, and Franklin Lakes. Neals is paid $121,000 for his work as counsel and additional compensation of $50,000 for his added role as administrator, which makes him the state's lowest-paid administrator in all of its 21 counties. [282][283] In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama received 225,367 votes here (53.9%), ahead of Republican John McCain with 186,118 votes (44.5%) and other candidates with 3,248 votes (0.8%), among the 418,459 ballots cast by the county's 544,730 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.8%. [169], By national standards, housing is expensive in Bergen County. [218] This desire for relative peace is most apparent in Paramus, where most of the county's largest shopping malls are located, along the intersecting highways of Route 4 and Route 17, which are jam-packed on many Saturdays. Early settlement attempts by the Dutch included Pavonia (1633), Vriessendael (1640), and Achter Col (1642), but the Native Americans repelled these settlements in Kieft's War (1643–1645) and the Peach Tree War (1655–1660). Access across the Hudson River to Westchester County in New York is available using the Tappan Zee Bridge in neighboring Rockland County, New York. A large part of the reason for maintaining the laws has been a desire by many Bergen County residents for relative peace and quiet, with less traffic, on one day of the week. Despite the name, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail does not yet run into Bergen County, although a northward extension from Hudson County to Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, known as the Northern Branch Corridor Project, has been advanced to the draft environmental impact statement stage by NJ Transit. Train service is available on three lines from NJ Transit: the Bergen County Line, the Main Line, and the Pascack Valley Line. [36], On January 11, 1917, the Kingsland Explosion took place at a munitions factory in what is today Lyndhurst. [139] Bergenfield is informally known as the Little Manila of Bergen County, with a significant concentration of Filipino residents and businesses. The racial makeup was 71.89% (650,703) White, 5.80% (52,473) Black or African American, 0.23% (2,061) Native American, 14.51% (131,329) Asian, 0.03% (229) Pacific Islander, 5.04% (45,611) from other races, and 2.51% (22,710) from two or more races. Bergen County eventually was the largest slaveholding county in the state, with nearly 20% of its population consisting of slaves in 1800. [107] Bergen County's black population has declined from 52,473 counted in the 2010 Census[62] to an estimated 50,478 in 2012. In 1852, the Erie Railroad began operating major rail services from Jersey City on the Hudson River to points north and west via leased right-of-way in the county. [70] At the same time, the Italian American population has grown in many of the communities in the northern half of the county, including Franklin Lakes,[71] Ramsey,[72] Montvale,[73] and Woodcliff Lake. Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 60,666. [256], Bergen County constitutes Vicinage 2 of the New Jersey Superior Court, which is seated at the Bergen County Justice Center in Hackensack; the Assignment Judge for Vicinage 2 is Bonnie J. Reserved for vulnerable guests. All of the nation's top ten municipalities by percentage of Korean population in 2010 were located in Bergen County,[57] including Palisades Park, Leonia, Ridgefield, Fort Lee, Closter, Englewood Cliffs, Norwood, Edgewater, Cresskill, and Demarest, closely followed by Old Tappan. [24][25], During the Second Anglo-Dutch War, on August 27, 1664, New Amsterdam's governor Peter Stuyvesant surrendered to the English Navy. var _ctct_m = "fcee90e6e09e30d6e15f0036bbb49f58"; Bergen CountyOne Bergen County PlazaHackensack, NJ 07601-7076Phone: 201-336-6000, County Executive – 201-336-7300 County Commissioners - 201-336-6200 Prosecutor's Office - 201-646-2300 Sheriff’s Office – 201-336-3500 Surrogate’s Office – 201-336-6700 County Clerk – 201-336-7000 Constituent Hotline – 201-336-7330, Bergen County LibrariesBergen Community CollegeBergen County Technical Schools Bergen County ProsecutorBergen County Golf CoursesBergen County Parks. 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