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. Bogota has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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.

Bogota is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bogota is a borough of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bogota who work in office and administrative support (16.72%), sales jobs (10.96%), and management occupations (8.25%).

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.

In Bogota, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the borough is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

In Bogota, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Bogota is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

In terms of college education, Bogota is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.18% of adults in Bogota have a college degree.

The per capita income in Bogota in 2010 was $30,553, 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 $122,212 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Bogota, accounting for 42.30% of the borough’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Bogota residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bogota include Irish, German, Polish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Bogota's cultural character, accounting for 30.84% of the borough’s population.

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

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