Introduction to North Bergen, New Jersey

North Bergen, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 4 miles NW of New York, New York. It's located on the Palisades of the Hudson River. The municipality has a very large Hispanic population. It offers easy access to numerous major roadways. The city is recognized as an Urban Enterprise Zone. North Bergen has the second largest amount of hills per square mile in the nation behind San Francisco.

Numerous industrial buildings have been converted into condominiums. A vast number of residents commute to New York City for work. The well known television show, "The Sopranos" filmed portions of the show in North Bergen. Residents enjoy the activities, attractions and professional sports teams located in New York City. The Gold Coast, Hudson Riverfront Walkway, the Hackensack RiverWalk and North Hudson offer numerous attractions and activities.

North Bergen History

The area was originally inhabited by the Lenape Indians. North Bergen was established in 1842. Henry Hudson made a claim for the region in 1609. The region's farmers supplied produce for New York. During the American Revolutionary War the British were in charge of the area. During the second half of the 19th century and the early portion of the 20th century the region experienced significant industrial, commercial and population growth. A large number of European immigrants moved to the region.

North Bergen and nearby Attractions

  • German-American Festival
  • Meadowlands
  • Jacob Javits Center
  • Liberty State Park
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Madison Square Gardens
  • Liberty Science Center

North Bergen Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Newark Liberty International Airport. The Hudson-Bergen Light Rail provides transportation and the New Jersey Transit offers bus services.


Total Population 62,570
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 30,195
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 41.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.1%
Median Earnings25+ $36,072
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,107
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,513


Median Family Income $58,509
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5%
% Using Public Transportation 31.5%


People Living Alone 26.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,211
Median House Value $296,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 78.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 0.5%
Irish 2.6%

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

North Bergen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 4 miles NW of New York, New York
County Hudson
Standard Zip Codes 07047
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.804
Longitude -74.012

North Bergen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.8 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 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 51 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, North Bergen, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Tyler Park (07047)

Woodcliff (07047)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cliffside Park 24,493 $71,754
Fairview 14,233 $61,565
Guttenberg 11,595 $60,163
Ridgefield 11,256 $79,818
Union City 68,656 $39,501
West New York 51,860 $46,659

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

North Bergen Public Libraries

North Bergen Free Public Library
North Bergen, New Jersey
(201) 869-4715
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North Bergen Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(201) 854-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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Serves 486 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.9

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