Located in the northeastern corner of New Jersey, the Bergen-Hudson-Passaic area has a population of nearly 2.2 million, and includes Jersey City, Paterson, Clifton, Union City, Bayonne, Hoboken, and Fort Lee. Jersey City is sometimes referred to as New York City’s sixth borough, given its proximity and connection by the PATH rapid-transit system, tunnel, and ferry to the City. While the area has seen a decline in its manufacturing employment base in recent decades, the health and education sector has grown significantly, as has the area’s leisure and hospitality sector. Financial services employment, which is particularly important to the Hudson County economy, was struggling for some time, but has expanded recently. Bergen County has remarkably high incomes and educational attainment, in contrast with Passaic County and parts of Hudson County.
|Pop growth, 10-year change1||3.9%||1.4%||0.7%||1.4%||7.0%|
|Job growth, 5-year change1||5.0%||4.9%||9.2%||6.0%||8.6%|
|Median household income1||$89,000||$88,000||$97,000||$85,000||$65,000|
|Median home price1||$400,000||$400,000||$375,000||$350,000||$230,000|
|Pop share age 25+ with BA+1||44.6%||41.8%||45.7%||41.2%||33.1%|