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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population62,791
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+30,510
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married42.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.4%
Median Earnings25+$35,556
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,010
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,960

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,401
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.1%
% Using Public Transportation31.8%

Housing

People Living Alone26.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,259
Median House Value$301,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)78.1%
Italian5.4%
Irish2.8%
Arab1.8%
German1.8%
Polish0.9%
West Indian0.8%
African0.5%
Russian0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Moroccan0.4%
English0.4%
Greek0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Belizean0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Scottish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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North Bergen Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hudson County
Standard Zip Codes7047
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.79
Approximate Longitude-74.02

North Bergen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance2.8 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
StationNEW YORK LA GUARDIA AP
Distance6.9 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
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cliffside Park24,661$75,607
Fairview14,314$61,639
Guttenberg11,628$54,488
Ridgefield11,294$79,871
Union City68,965$41,703
West New York52,407$50,278

North Bergen Public Libraries

North Bergen Free Public Library
8411 BERGENLINE AVENUE
North Bergen, New Jersey
(201) 869-4715

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North Bergen Hospitals

Palisades Medical Center
(Non-profit)
7600 River Road
(201) 854-5000

North Bergen Public Schools

Academy For Independent Studies
2000 85th Street
ZIP: 7047
(201) 662-6774
Franklin Elementary School
5211 Columbia Ave
ZIP: 7047
(201) 974-7032
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Horace Mann Elementary School
1215 83rd Street
ZIP: 7047
(201) 295-2888
Primary
Total Enrollment 1141
Knowledge Advanced Skills
2000 85th Street
ZIP: 7047
(201) 662-6801
High
Total Enrollment 51
Lincoln Elementary School
1206 63rd St
ZIP: 7047
(201) 295-2856
Primary
Total Enrollment 1488
Mckinley Elementary School
3110 Liberty Ave
ZIP: 7047
(201) 974-7023
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Robert Fulton Elementary School
7407 Hudson Ave
ZIP: 7047
(201) 295-2910
Primary
Total Enrollment 1257

North Bergen Private Schools

A Step Ahead Preschool
610 76th St
ZIP: 7047
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Tiny Tots Child Care Center
7424 4th Ave 26
ZIP: 7047
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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