North Bergen is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States.
Population (year 2000): 58,092 P
Median Age: 35 yrs
Land area: 5.2 sq miles
Median income: $40,844
Shaped like an inverted "L", North Bergen has a large section stretching from north to south, and a smaller section stretching from east to west. That small north-east portion of North Bergen is considered the Woodcliff section. This area is directly juxtaposed to the Braddock North Hudson Park, along Woodcliff Avenue & JFK Boulevard East. Since this small stretch of land has river exposure to the east, the park to the west, and is sandwiched between the two towns of Cliffside Park (Bergen County) to the north, and Guttenberg (Hudson county) to the south, it is in high demand. This area is considered geographically and demographically separated from the rest of North Bergen.
North Bergen also has a diverse amount of geological features. For example, a rock formation in western North Bergen composed of unusual serpentine rock and made up of small rock cliffs. Because of this, it is unusable by developers, and is one of the few undeveloped parts of North Bergen.
Hudson-Bergen Light Rail (HBLR) service is available at the Tonnelle Avenue station. HBLR is a light rail system, owned by New Jersey Transit and operated by the 21st Century Rail Corporation, that connects the Hudson County communities of Bayonne, Jersey City, Hoboken, Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen. Service is available to Hoboken Terminal and two stations at West Side Avenue in Jersey City and 22nd Street in Bayonne.
Route 495, Route 3 and U.S. Route 1/9 are major highways within the township's borders, and the New Jersey Turnpike is easily accessible.
New Jersey Transit bus service is available to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 121, 125, 127, 128, 154, 156, 158, 159, 165, 166, 168, 320 routes. The George Washington Bridge Bus Terminal is served by the 181 and 188. Jersey City is accessible via the 22, 23, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88 and 89 routes. Local routes are served by the 751.
The closest airport in New Jersey with scheduled passenger service is Newark Liberty International Airport, located 13.7 miles away straddling the border between Newark and Elizabeth. New York City's LaGuardia Airport is 16.0 miles away in Flushing, Queens, via the George Washington Bridge.