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North Bergen was incorporated as a township on April 10, , by an act of the New Jersey Legislature, from the northern portion of Bergen Township. At the time, the town included everything east of the Hackensack River and north of and including what is now Jersey City Heights.

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Lines 22 , 23 , 83 , 84 , 85 , 86 , 88 and 89 terminate either at Journal Square or Hoboken Terminal. The travels to Edgewater and Hackensack. The county's most frequent route for dollar buses, jitneys operate along Bergenline Avenue as frequently as one bus every minute, some operated by Spanish Transportation. North Bergen is located within the New York media market , with most of its daily papers available for sale or delivery. The Jersey Journal is a local daily paper based in Jersey City.

In the late s, North Bergen, Weehawken , Union City , Guttenberg, and West New York came to be dubbed collectively as "NoHu", a North Hudson haven for local performing and fine artists, many of whom are immigrants from Latin America and other countries, in part due to lower housing costs compared to those in nearby art havens such as Hoboken , Jersey City and Manhattan.

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with North Bergen include:. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Township in New Jersey, United States. Hudson County Transportation Network. Essex County Linden John F. People from North Bergen, New Jersey. Accessed May 21, Accessed September 4, Accessed November 13, Accessed February 6, Accessed May 30, Accessed March 8, Accessed December 22, Accessed January 6, Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: Census Populations , Asbury Park Press.

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Accessed September 10, Archived at the Wayback Machine. It is now part of the City of Jersey City. History of Bergen and Passaic counties, New Jersey: Accessed December 22, "IN December, , the Assembly of East Jersey passed an act dividing the province into four counties, viz.: Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, and Monmouth.

Bergen included all of the settlements between the Hackensack and Hudson Rivers, and extended to the northern boundary of the province.

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Retrieved January 26, Braddock — North Hudson County Park , nynjctbotany. Local municipalities hold unusual distinctions" Archived at the Wayback Machine. Accessed June 12, Accessed September 18, Pleasure Resort Is Totally Destroyed. Accessed July 16, The History of New Jersey: Potter and company, The Seventh Census of the United States: A compendium of the ninth census, , p.

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Sacco, a Senator since , is chair of the Transportation Committee; he also has been the mayor of North Bergen since He was a sponsor of the state's Urban Enterprise Zone legislation Accessed July 28, Accessed June 3, Rutgers University Center for Government Studies.

Sacco , North Bergen. Cabrera , North Bergen. Accessed July 7, Commissioners Hugo Cabrera, Frank Gargiulo and Allen Pascual were all sworn into new terms as well, in addition to Commissioner Julio Marenco who begins his first term Accessed June 2, Accessed April 15, Troy Bunero, 49, of North Bergen and Francis 'Frank' Longo, 50, of Ridgefield Park were each sentenced to five years in state prison with no possibility of parole, according to an Attorney General's Office news release.

Accessed May 22, Accessed January 5, Accessed January 26, Accessed January 22, Accessed January 16, Accessed January 15, New Jersey Department of Elections. Retrieved December 24, Roundsmen patrolled the township, mostly in the evening hours and helped protect the community against robberies, fires, and disturbances.

Accessed December 29, Accessed April 17, Accessed July 18, North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority. Almonte, of Elmwood Park, N. Alessa, of North Bergen, N. Accessed April 10, Amoroso was raised in North Bergen, N.

J, working six years for Consolidated Dairy. Anthony and UCLA, knows that these honors mean little. Now the controversy over his latest album has led him to compare himself to a peace-loving John Lennon. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Accessed March 29, Not since The Catch. Accessed May 13, He worked briefly as a janitor. He made a pittance as a stevedore on the New Jersey docks opposite Manhattan. Finally he changed his name to No. Out of the shadows and into the spotlight" , Daily News , January 10, Accessed October 26, Brooks did not have a particularly hilarious childhood.

Born in North Bergen, N. The reed man, known mostly for his high-flying Latin jazz music, moved to the United States from Cuba in He currently resides in North Bergen. Accessed October 23, In fact, it's the place where the Lincoln Tunnel dives under the water and comes up in New York. In , Passaic County was formed from parts of Bergen and Essex counties. In , Hudson County was formed from Bergen.

These two divisions took roughly 13, residents nearly half of the previous population from the county's rolls. In , the Erie Railroad began operating major rail services from Jersey City on the Hudson River to points north and west via leased right-of-way in the county.

This became known as the Erie Main Line , and is still in use for passenger service today. In , state law was changed to allow easy formation of municipalities with the Borough form of government.

This led to the " boroughitis " phenomenon, in which many new municipalities were created in a span of a few years. On January 11, , the Kingsland Explosion took place at a munitions factory in what is today Lyndhurst. Beginning operations in August , it housed 50, soldiers at a time, staging them for deployment to Europe via Hoboken. Camp Merritt was decommissioned in November This connection spurred rapid development in the post-World War II era, developing much of the county to suburban levels.

Two lanes were added to the upper level in and a second deck of traffic on the bridge was completed in , expanding its capacity to 14 lanes. In , the site was upgraded to house Nike-Hercules Missiles with increased range, speed, and payload characteristics.

The missile site closed in June According to the United States Census Bureau , the county had a total area of The sharp cliffs of the New Jersey Palisades lift much of the eastern boundary of the county up from the Hudson River.

The relief becomes less pronounced across the middle section of the county, much of it being located in the Hackensack River valley or the Pascack Valley. The damming of the Hackensack River and a tributary, the Pascack Brook , produced three reservoirs in the county, Woodcliff Lake Reservoir which impounds one billion gallons of water , Lake Tappan 3.

The central portion is drained by the Saddle River and the western portion is drained by the Ramapo River. Both of these are tributaries of the Passaic River , which forms a section of the southwestern border of the county. Southeastern Bergen County lies at the edge of the humid subtropical climate zone according to the Köppen climate classification because its coldest month January averages above Bergen County has a moderately sunny climate, averaging between 2, and 2, hours of sunshine annually.

Average monthly precipitation ranged from 3. Bergen County is the most populous county in New Jersey, with an estimated population of , in , [7] , higher than Middlesex County , the second-ranked county. Bergen County accounted for As of the United States Census , there were , people, , households, and , families residing in the county.

The population density was 3, There were , housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the county was Hispanic or Latino of any race were The average household size was 2. In the county, the population was spread out with The median age was For every females there were For every females ages 18 and older there were As of the United States Census there were , people, , households, and , families residing in the county.

There were , households out of which The age distribution was The median age was 39 years. For every females, there were For every females age 18 and over, there were Given its location as a suburban extension of Manhattan across the George Washington Bridge , [65] Bergen County has evolved a globally cosmopolitan ambience of its own, demonstrating a robust and growing demographic and cultural diversity with respect to metrics including nationality, religion, race, and domiciliary partnership.

South Korea , Poland , and India are the three most common nations of birth for foreign-born Bergen County residents. Italian Americans have long had a significant presence in Bergen County; in fact, Italian is the most commonly identified first ancestry among Bergen residents To this day, many residents of the Meadowlands communities in the county's south are of Italian descent, most notably in South Hackensack The diverse Hispanic and Latin American population in Bergen is growing in many areas of the county but is especially concentrated in a handful of municipalities, including Fairview Englewood's Colombian community is the largest in Bergen County and among the top ten in the United States 7.

Irish Americans and German Americans are the next largest individual ethnic groups in Bergen County, numbering , in Bergen County is home to the largest Jewish population in New Jersey.

The top ten municipalities in the United States as ranked by Korean American percentage of overall population in are illustrated in the following table:. One of the fastest-growing immigrant groups in Bergen County [83] is the Korean American community, which is concentrated along the Hudson River — especially in the area near the George Washington Bridge — and represented more than half of the state's entire Korean population as of Virtually all of the municipalities with the highest Korean concentrations are located in the eastern third of the county, near the Hudson River, although Ridgewood has emerged as a Korean American nexus in western Bergen County, [91] and Paramus [92] and River Edge [93] in central Bergen County.

S Census Bureau's directive that Bergen County's Korean population had grown large enough to warrant language assistance during elections. Polish Americans are well represented in western Bergen County and are growing as a community, with 59, 6. The county's African American community is almost entirely concentrated in three municipalities: Englewood 10, residents, accounting for Indian Americans , or Asian Indians, represent a rapidly growing demographic in Bergen County, enumerating over 40, individuals in , [78] a significant increase from the 24, counted in the Census, [52] and represent the second largest Asian ethnic group in Bergen County, after Korean Americans.

Taken as a whole, these municipalities are home to a significant proportion of Bergen County's Philippine population. Several school districts throughout the county have added Mandarin Chinese to their curriculae. The Japanese community, which includes a significant number of Japanese nationals, has long had a presence in Fort Lee, with over a quarter of the county's total Japanese population living in that borough alone.

Adjacent Edgewater has also developed an active Japanese American community, particularly after the construction of the largest Japanese-oriented commercial center on the U. East Coast in this borough.

Greek Americans have had a fairly sizable presence in Bergen for several decades, and according to census data, the Greek community numbered 13, county-wide. Bergen County also has a moderately sized Muslim population, which numbered 6, as of the census. The county's diners provide late-night and pre-dawn dining options during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

A relatively recent community of Iranian Americans has emerged in Bergen County, [] including those in professional occupations scattered throughout the county. Same-sex couples headed one in households in , [] prior to the commencement of same-sex marriages in New Jersey on October 21, By national standards, housing is expensive in Bergen County. Construction of the first of two story glass-sheathed luxury skyscrapers commenced in in Fort Lee , a borough where high-rise residential complexes are a prominent feature and one of Northern New Jersey's Hudson Waterfront communities that has been called New York City's Sixth Borough ; [] these upscale apartment towers, located near the gateway to the George Washington Bridge leading to Manhattan , represented the tallest buildings to be built to date in Bergen County.

Bergen County has a well-developed road network, including the northern termini of the New Jersey Turnpike a portion of Interstate 95 and the Garden State Parkway , the eastern terminus of Interstate 80 , and a portion of Interstate With an average volume of , vehicles passing through each day, the intersection of Routes 4 and 17 is one of the busiest in the world.

Train service is available on three lines from NJ Transit: The Access to the Region's Core rail tunnel project would have allowed many Bergen County railway commuters a one-seat ride into Manhattan but was canceled in October In studies conducted to determine the best possible routes for the Bergen BRT bus rapid transit system, it has been determined the many malls and other "activity generators" in the vicinity of the intersection of routes 4 and 17 would constitute the core of any system.

For the main surface-street routes through the county, see List of county routes in Bergen County, New Jersey. Bergen has some 45 public high schools and at least 23 private high schools. In September , the Englewood-based Northern New Jersey Community Foundation announced an initiative known as ArtsBergen, a centralizing body with the goal of connecting artists and arts organizations with one another in Bergen County.

In the last decades of the 19th century, Bergen County, to a far greater extent than any other county in the state, began dividing its townships up into incorporated boroughs ; this was chiefly due to the " boroughitis " phenomenon, triggered by a number of loopholes in state laws that allowed boroughs to levy lower taxes and send more members to the county's board of freeholders. There was a year period in which many of Bergen County's townships disappeared into the patchwork of boroughs that exist today, before the state laws governing municipal incorporation were changed.

Municipalities in Bergen County with Census data for population, housing units and area are: Over the history of the county, there have been various municipality secessions, annexations and renamings. The following is a partial list of former municipalities, ordered by year of incorporation. According to the Bergen County Economic Development Corporation, the largest employers in Bergen County as of November , as ranked with at least 1, employees in the county, were as follows: However, Mercedes-Benz USA also stated its intent to maintain its Northeast regional headquarters in Montvale and to build a "state-of-the-art" assemblage training center in the borough as well.

In , Bergen County issued 1, new building permits for residential construction, the largest number in New Jersey. One of the last remaining blue laws in the United States that covers most retail sales, other than food and gasoline among other limited items , is found in Bergen County. The blue law enforced in the county is actually a state law that each county could reject by voter referendum, with 20 of the state's 21 counties having voted to reject the legal option to enforce the law.

Furthermore, Bergen County has significant populations of Jewish estimate of 83, and Muslim estimate of 6, residents whose observant members would not be celebrating the Sunday Sabbath with most of their Christian neighbors. However, repeated attempts by voters to reject the law have failed.

A large part of the reason for maintaining the laws has been a desire by many Bergen County residents for relative peace and quiet, with less traffic, on one day of the week. Paramus has enacted blue laws of its own that are even more restrictive than those enforced by Bergen County, [] banning all forms of "worldly employment" on Sundays, including white collar workers in office buildings. The legislation was motivated by fears that the two new malls would aggravate the already severe highway congestion caused by local retail businesses along the borough's highways seven days a week and to preserve one day on which the roads were less congested.

The raise constituted the first such hike in the minimum wage paid to employees of any New Jersey county. Bergen has had a County executive form of government since voters chose the first executive in , [] joining Atlantic , Essex , Hudson and Mercer counties as one of the 5 of 21 New Jersey counties with an elected executive. The freeholders are elected at-large to three-year terms in office on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.

All members of the governing body are elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general elections. Day-to-day oversight of the operation of the county and its departments is delegated to Acting County Administrator Julien X.

Neals , who is also the County Counsel. In , Freeholder James Tedesco challenged incumbent Kathleen Donovan on a platform that highlighted his own plan to merge the county police department with the sheriff's office, as well as Donovan's connections to recent scandals in the New Jersey state government, including the nationally reported "Bridgegate" scandal and alleged campaign finance abuse among her staff.

As a result of the elections, Republicans controlled Bergen County government for the first time in nearly a decade, with County Executive Kathleen Donovan and a 5—2 majority on the Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Bergen County court system consists of a number of municipal courts handling traffic court and other minor matters, plus the Bergen County Superior Court which handles more serious offenses.

Bergen County's first female police chief took office in September , as police chief of Bergenfield. In August , a branding campaign was launched to highlight county government services, with its centerpiece being the official seal of Bergen County, depicting a Dutch settler shaking hands with a Native American.

A portion of the northwestern area of the county, comprising the municipalities of Oakland and Mahwah , was included in the highlands preservation area and is subject to the rules of the act and the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council , a division of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

The 70 municipalities of Bergen County are represented by seven separate state legislative districts. The 37th is situated entirely within the county, while all of the others cross county boundaries. The county is part of three Congressional Districts: The county is characterized by a divide between Republican communities in the north and northwest of the county and Democratic communities in its center and southeast.

As of October 31, , there were a total of , registered voters in Bergen County, of whom , There were voters registered to other parties. In the presidential election , Democrat Hillary Clinton received , votes here Bush with , votes In the gubernatorial election , Republican Chris Christie received , ballots cast In , Republicans were represented by only two Freeholders and one Constitutional Officer.

In , the Democrats had two Freeholders and one Constitutional Officer, a complete shift in control of County government. In , Robert Menendez , Democratic U. Senator representing New Jersey since , shifted his residence from his longtime established base in adjacent Hudson County to Paramus in Bergen County. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Places adjacent to Bergen County, New Jersey. Jews in New York City. Indians in the New York City metropolitan region. Russians in the New York City metropolitan region. Chinese Americans in New York City. Japanese in New York City. Same-sex marriage in New Jersey. The skyline of Manhattan as viewed from Mahwah , Bergen County's northernmost borough above , and across the Hudson River from Cliffside Park , near the county's southeast border below.

Van Saun County Park in Paramus features attractions including a train ride left , a carousel center , and a playground right , as well as a zoological park. Accessed October 30, Accessed July 10, Accessed March 22, Accessed March 29, North Jersey Media Group. Retrieved March 25, Accessed March 24, Estimates of Resident Population Change and Rankings: Accessed August 9, Accessed May 11, Accessed October 24, Accessed December 29, Fortieth-year Book of the Members of the Class of For the class, Printed, not published.

Bergen County Historical Society. Retrieved August 13, Kraft, professor of anthropology at Seton Hall University in South Orange, said that determining whether the Ramapoughs are descendants of American Indians is 'a very fuzzy problem. My bias has always been that there are Indians among them but that they intermarried with various other groups,' Dr.

Included in those other groups, he said, were white settlers and freed blacks. Woodford; and Nelson, William. Accessed January 24, Accessed July 13, Robins Brown; Schuyler Warmflash East Jersey Under the Proprietary Governments, 2nd. Retrieved June 23, Accessed July 18, New Amsterdam had limited defenses, ammunition and manpower, so Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant was forced to surrender without a shot in September.

History of Bergen County, New Jersey. The province of East Jersey was not divided into counties until Although the General Assembly of the whole colony by an Act passed on November 30, had declared Bergen and the plantations and settlements in its vicinity to be a county, in name Bergen county, though the Act does not say so in so many words. Retrieved December 27, Revolutionary War Reminiscences of River Vale".

Encyclopedia of New Jersey. Erie Lackawanna Historical Society, Inc. Archived from the original on July 12, Retrieved December 28, Retrieved January 15, Accessed September 17, As it was twenty-six boroughs were in the county from January 23, , to December 18, of the same year. Accessed October 2, Bergen County Summits over feet".

United States Geological Survey. McGreevey proposed Category 1 status today for Lake Tappan, a 3. About , people in Bergen and Hudson Counties get water from them. Retrieved October 13, Retrieved January 14, Archived from the original on April 29, Retrieved March 15, Accessed April 5, Population of states and counties of the United States: United States Census Bureau , March Retrieved January 24, Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: Retrieved May 12, Archived from the original on July 6, Accessed October 1, Accessed September 30, Accessed June 16, Accessed May 7, Accessed September 3, Accessed April 6, United States Census Bureau.

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Bergen County is located at the northeastern corner of the state of New Jersey and is bordered by Rockland County, New York to the north; by Manhattan and the Bronx in New York City, as well as by Westchester County, New York, across the Hudson River to the east; and within New Jersey, by Hudson County as well as a small border with Essex. Get the latest news from Bergen County from The Star-Ledger, find Bergen County real estate listings and talk about local news on Get directions, maps, and traffic for North Bergen, NJ. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit.