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. There are 26,247 residents in Bergenfield.

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.


Total Population 27,157
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 15.8%
Employed Population 16+ 14,054
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.8%
Median Earnings25+ $44,559
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,390
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,936


Median Family Income $91,988
% Above Poverty Level 91.1%
% Below Poverty Level 8.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 12.7%


People Living Alone 19.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,198
Median House Value $341,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 55%
US/American 0.6%
English 2.6%
Irish 8.8%

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


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

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
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
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 8,669 $120,139
Dumont 17,706 $112,159
New Milford 16,524 $97,639
River Edge 11,483 $130,972
Teaneck 40,261 $109,919
Tenafly 14,672 $170,163

Bergenfield Public Libraries

Bergenfield Free Public Library
Bergenfield, New Jersey
(201) 387-4040
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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