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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,513
Male Share of the Population47.6%
Female Share of the Population52.4%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+14,412
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married50.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.2%
Median Earnings25+$46,852
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,632
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,644

Wealth

Median Family Income$96,662
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation13.1%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,252
Median House Value$332,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.7%
Italian9.7%
Irish8.2%
German6%
Polish2.6%
English2.4%
West Indian1.6%
Hungarian1.6%
Russian1.2%
Jamaican1.1%
African1.1%
Dutch0.9%
Ukrainian0.6%
Greek0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Nigerian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
Israeli0.5%
Croatian0.4%
Turkish0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Bulgarian0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Portuguese0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Belizean0.1%
British0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
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Bergenfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7621
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.92
Approximate Longitude-73.99

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)

StationDOBBS FERRY ARDSLEY
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationSUFFERN
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cresskill8,745$133,583
Dumont17,788$110,517
New Milford16,682$104,795
River Edge11,586$143,309
Teaneck40,668$117,574
Tenafly14,821$170,697

Bergenfield Public Libraries

Bergenfield Free Public Library
50 W. CLINTON AVENUE
Bergenfield, New Jersey
(201) 387-4040

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Bergenfield Public Schools

Bergenfield High School
80 S Prospect Ave
ZIP: 7621
(201) 385-8600
High
Total Enrollment 1207
Franklin Elementary School
2 N Franklin Avenue
ZIP: 7621
(201) 385-8581
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Hoover Elementary School
273 Murray Hill Terrace
ZIP: 7621
(201) 385-8582
Primary
Total Enrollment 214
Jefferson Elementary School
200 Hickory Avenue
ZIP: 7621
(201) 385-8804
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Lincoln Elementary School
115 Highview Avenue
ZIP: 7621
(201) 385-8759
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Roy W. Brown Middle School
130 S Washington Ave
ZIP: 7621
(201) 385-8847
Middle
Total Enrollment 738
Washington Elementary School
49 S Summit Street
ZIP: 7621
(201) 385-8771
Primary
Total Enrollment 306

Bergenfield Private Schools

Bergenfield Montessori Early Learning Center
326 New Bridge Rd
ZIP: 7621
Elementary
Total Enrollment 3
Transfiguration Academy
10 Bradley Ave
ZIP: 7621
Elementary
Total Enrollment 206
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