Bogota, NJ
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Bogota is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 8,400 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bogota is the 242nd largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Bogota was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Housing costs in Bogota are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bogota is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bogota is a borough of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bogota who work in office and administrative support (20.10%), sales jobs (10.60%), and healthcare (8.66%).

Also of interest is that Bogota has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Even though Bogota is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The percentage of people in Bogota who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.23% of adults in Bogota have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Bogota in 2010 was $30,011, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,044 for a family of four. However, Bogota contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Bogota is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Bogota home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bogota residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Bogota also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 39.25% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bogota include Irish, German, Polish, and Guyanese.

In addition, Bogota has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.97%).

The most common language spoken in Bogota is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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