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.

North Bergen Almanac

CountyHudson County
Standard Zip Codes07047
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.79
Approximate Longitude-74.02

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)

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
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
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

North Bergen Public Libraries

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

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North Bergen Hospitals

Palisades Medical Center
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
Total Enrollment 627
Horace Mann Elementary School
1215 83rd Street
ZIP: 7047
(201) 295-2888
Total Enrollment 1141
Knowledge Advanced Skills
2000 85th Street
ZIP: 7047
(201) 662-6801
Total Enrollment 51
Lincoln Elementary School
1206 63rd St
ZIP: 7047
(201) 295-2856
Total Enrollment 1488
Mckinley Elementary School
3110 Liberty Ave
ZIP: 7047
(201) 974-7023
Total Enrollment 401
Robert Fulton Elementary School
7407 Hudson Ave
ZIP: 7047
(201) 295-2910
Total Enrollment 1257

North Bergen Private Schools

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