Subregions About NJTPA > Who We Are > Subregions > Bergen County Print Bergen County KEY INFORMATION LINKS County Profile | County Municipalities | County Website | Planning Agency James J. Tedesco IIICounty ExecutiveBergen County NJTPA Regional Transportation Advisory Committee Representative Bergen County, located in the northeast corner of New Jersey has a population of 905,116. The county offers close proximity to New York City. Home to the George Washington Bridge, Bergen County has rail and bus service for the approximately 70,000 residents who travel to New York City each day. NJ Transit's Secaucus Transfer provides Bergen County commuters with rail access to New York's Penn Station. ProjectsStudies & DataSubregion - Specific Data Current Transportation Projects in Bergen County Transportation projects funded in Bergen County are listed in the NJTPA Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a four-year agenda of improvement projects drawn from the NJTPA long-range Regional Transportation Plan. Projects in the TIP include public transit, road, bridge, bicycle, pedestrian and freight-related projects that have completed the planning stage and are ready for final design, land acquisition, and construction. Click here to view a table of links to project listings in the TIP organized by county. Select Bergen County to view details of current projects there. NOTIS, the NJTPA Online Transportation Information System, allows interactive searching for information about particular projects, using maps and database queries. NOTIS includes projects in the current TIP as well as projects still at the planning stage. Projects Planned for Bergen County The NJTPA Study and Development Program (S&D) evaluates the need for projects and develops alternative conceptual designs and routes. The program contains a variety of work, from technical studies focusing on highly specific, localized issues to major corridor studies that cover large stretches of our regional transportation system. Projects are scored and ranked during development of the S&D. When projects have passed through the program, they are generally eligible for funding through the TIP. See the 2018 Study and Development Program. Local Safety Program This program provides funds for quick fix, high impact safety improvements on county and local roads. The progrm focuses on vehicular and pedestrian improvements of critical need that can be completed within a short period time. Priority is given to projects that address locations identified as NJTPA safety priorities, NJDOT priorities, or are well supported by crash data. For more information visit NJTPA Local Safety Program & High Risk Rural Roads Program Current Studies Bergen County receives funding from the NJTPA for studies of transportation issues under the NJTPA Subregional Studies Program. Region Wide Studies The NJTPA sponsors several studies of region wide transportation issues, some of which may impact Bergen County. Key Facts Estimate Margin of Error Total population 911,004 N/A Median age (years) 41.3 +/- 0.2 Race White* 73.2% +/- 0.7% Black or African American* 6.3% +/- 0.2% Asian* 15.6% +/- 0.1% Korean** 6.9% +/- 0.8% Asian Indian** 2.4% +/- 0.4% Hispanic or Latino*** 16.8% N/A Puerto Rican*** 2.6% +/- 0.4% Total Housing Units 352,496 +/- 681 Occupied Housing Units† 93.5% +/- 0.9% Owner-occupied† 60.2% +/- 1.4% Renter-occupied† 33.3% +/- 1.3% % Households with one or more people under 18 years†† 33.4% +/- 1.1% % Households with one or more people 65 years and over†† 29.6% +/- 0.5% Average household size 2.73 +/- 0.03 Median Household Income (2011$) $79,272 +/- $2,483 Median Housing Value (2011$) $447,600 +/- $6,103 Source: American Community Survey, US Census (2011) * alone or in combination with other races ** this race alone *** of any race † percent of total housing units †† percent of occupied housing units GIS Datasets - Bergen County The NJTPA regional databank is a digital repository for all transportation and related data, stored and maintained on the NJTPA’s computer network. The regional databank assists staff, agency partners and subregions in planning initiatives by providing accurate, accessible transportation and related datasets necessary for informed analysis, decision-making and reporting. Datasets are made available to partner agencies, subregions and the general public via posting on the Internet. This section contains subregion-specific data that is maintained in a geographic information system (GIS). Included are ArcGIS shapefile layers for land use/land cover (LULC), parks (two different shapefiles), water bodies (lakes and streams) and Highlands land use capability map zones. Additional data needs can be met by going to Data & Maps section of the NJTPA website or fulfillment of individual data requests. Land Use Bergen_LULC Bergen_Highlands Parks Bergen_StateCoFedParks Bergen_StateMuniParks Water Bodies Bergen_Lakes Bergen_Streams Bergen County Freight Industry Profile The NJTPA has developed a set of alternative freight forecasts to support transportation, land use, and economic development decisions. The first step in the study process was to document current baseline conditions. This Freight Profile offers a snapshot of key metrics – Economy and Land Uses, Freight Flows and Freight Transportation Networks in 2010 and in the forecast year, 2040.