Meet lots of interesting and ethnically diverse people in Bergen County

Diversity and education are essential to the vitality of any community. They enrich culture, introduce new ways of thinking, and improve quality of life. Some people believe that they have to move to New York City to find a diverse and educated community, but you might be surprised to learn that the levels of diversity and education in Bergen County, New Jersey make it a vibrant place to live on the other side of the Hudson River.

Diversity in Bergen County, New Jersey

Bergen County is home to more than 932,000 people, according to 2019 statistics presented by the U.S. Census Bureau. Nearly a third of Bergen County’s residents are foreign born, which gives the county a rich cultural heritage. Approximately 143,330 people in the county speak Spanish, 48,839 speak Korean and 16,045 speak Tagalog according to DataUSA by Deloitte. Nearly 73.5% of the residents of Bergen County are white, 17% are Asian, 5 percent are black or African American, 2.5 percent are Hispanic or Latino, and 0.5 percent are American Indian or Alaska Native. More than 1.5 percent are two or more races.

Education in Bergen County

Bergen County also offers an educated community. Its rates of high school and college graduates exceed the state’s average. It’s also home to several institutes of higher learning, which connects residents to cultural and educational programs and events – not to mention beautiful campuses that provide a perfect place to stroll.

Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) is a private university that offers more than 100 individual degree programs. The university’s Metropolitan campus is in Teaneck. Feeding off the energy of nearby New York City, the Metropolitan campus is fast-paced and professionally oriented; this suburban campus offers many of FDU’s graduate and undergraduate business, professional, science, and healthcare programs.

Felician University is a private Franciscan university with two Bergen County locations: Lodi and Rutherford. This is one of few Franciscan universities in the country, and it offers a service-oriented liberal arts education. Its theatre is also used by community arts organizations for performances.

Ramapo College of New Jersey offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, concentrations, minors, and graduate programs including nursing and teacher education programs. They offer a number of graduate degrees as well. Its facilities also host conferences and performing arts events for the community.

Bergen Community College is the largest community college in New Jersey, and it leads the state for associate degree graduates. The college offers more than 120 degree and certificate programs in business and communications, creative arts, health professions, humanities and social sciences, public service, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

William Paterson University is the second oldest state university in New Jersey, offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees through its five academic colleges. The Vista has an excellent relationship with the university and is looking forward to offering partnership programs with the university to The Vista residents.

An enriching place to live

The Vista embraces the diversity and education of the community that surrounds it. We bring educational and cultural programing to our residents, and we offer an event calendar that keeps you entertained and on a path of perpetual learning.

Take a virtual tour of The Vista to learn why this is such a unique place to live. If you like what you see, contact us online or by calling (201) 848-4200. We look forward to telling you about what The Vista can offer you!

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