Introduction to Bogota, New Jersey

Bogota, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 5 miles N of North Bergen, New Jersey (center to center) and 9 miles N of New York, New York.

Bogota History

Originally, Bogota was home to the Hackensack Native Americans. The European connection began when Henry Hudson, an Englishman, arrived in 1609, to claim the land for the Dutch, who employed him. Sarah Kiersted was the first non-native American to own land, and Joannes Winckelman was the first resident. Initially named 'Winckelman,' the name 'Bogota' took hold during the 1870s. The present name came from the Bogert family, who were one of the earliest settlers. It is also believed that the name might have been a portmanteau of Bogert and Banta. Banta was another early settler of Bogota. Bogota was formed on November 14, 1894 by adding portions of the Ridgefield Township.

Bogota and Nearby Attractions

  • American Irish Historical Society
  • Dahnert's Lake County Park
  • Campgaw Mountain
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Bergen County Zoological Park

Things To Do In Bogota

The American Irish Historical Society, the Meadowlands Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History provide historical information about Bogota. Historical sites nearby are the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Liberty Hall, and the Bartow-Pell Mansion. Outdoor recreational opportunities are available at Central Park, Dahnert's Lake County Park, and Riverbank State Park. Popular attractions nearby include Belmont Park race track, Bergen County Zoological Park, and the Glen Rock Arboretum.

Bogota Transportation

The Newark International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Bogota Higher Education

Colleges close to Bogota include Barnard College, Boricua College, and Columbia University.

Bogota Almanac

County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7603
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.87
Approximate Longitude-74.03

Bogota Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance7.2 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
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp27 to 39 F
Apr Temp44 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp51 to 65 F
Annual Precip44.3 inches
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Bogota Public Libraries

Bogota Public Library
Bogota, New Jersey
(201) 488-7185

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Bogota Public Schools

Bogota Jr./sr. High School
2 Henry C Luthin Place
ZIP: 7603
(201) 441-4808
Total Enrollment 496
E. Roy Bixby
25 Fischer Ave
ZIP: 7603
(201) 441-4834
Total Enrollment 298
Lillian M. Steen
152 W. Main
ZIP: 7603
(201) 342-6446
Total Enrollment 296

Bogota Private Schools

St Joseph Academy
131 E Fort Lee Rd
ZIP: 7603
Total Enrollment 249
Trinity Lutheran School
167 Palisade Ave
ZIP: 7603
Total Enrollment 10
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