Sharp Rise of Jewish Population Reported in Bergen County, N.j.

The Jewish population of Bergen County, N.J., which has been estimated as having grown by 12,000 from 1964 to 1965, may pass 100,000 by 1970, it was indicated here today.

The 12,000 increase in itself was seen as very significant, showing a growth of about 17-1/2 percent in one year. However, according to figures made public here by the Bergen County Planning Commission, the entire county’s population is expected to reach 1,000,000 by 1970. Based on the current proportions, it was noted, that would mean a Jewish population of over 100,000 four years from now.

The increases in population here, general as well as Jewish, have been attributed largely to the influx of new residents from nearby metropolitan areas.