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Overview

Introduction to Bergenfield, New Jersey

Bergenfield, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles W of Yonkers, New York and 13 miles N of New York, New York. The town is in the Bergen - Passaic area.

Bergenfield History

The earliest settlers in this area were Dutch immigrants. They gave it the name Schraalenburgh, which means barren hill. In 1873, the New York and New Jersey Railroad decided to construct a railway station in this area. However, when the residents could not finalize a name among themselves, the railroad authorities named it Bergen Fields. This was later changed to Bergenfield when the town got incorporated.

Bergenfield and nearby Attractions

  • Van Saun Park
  • Bergen County Zoological Park
  • George Washington Bridge
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Bronx Zoo

Things To Do In Bergenfield

The town has an active Recreation Committee which sponsors many different activities throughout the year. These include various sports like football, softball, baseball and volleyball. There are special celebrations on occasions like Easter and Halloween, when they arrange an Easter Egg Hunt and a Halloween Parade.

Bergenfield Transportation

La Guardia Airport provides air transportation.

Bergenfield Higher Education

The Fairleigh Dickinson University has provisions for higher education.

People

Total Population 27,339
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 13,901
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 51%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 37.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $93,589
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 13%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,189
Median House Value $337,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 54.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 2%
Irish 7.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bergenfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Yonkers, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07621
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.927
Longitude -73.997

Bergenfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 52.1 inches
Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station SUFFERN
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cresskill 8,729 $124,104
Dumont 17,820 $110,162
New Milford 16,640 $102,086
River Edge 11,566 $131,490
Teaneck 40,569 $111,088
Tenafly 14,788 $168,189

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bergenfield Public Libraries

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Bergenfield Free Public Library
50 W. CLINTON AVENUE
Bergenfield, New Jersey
(201) 387-4040
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BERGENFIELD HIGH
80 S PROSPECT AVE
201-385-8600
Serves 1,148 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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