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Overview

Introduction to Hackensack, New Jersey

Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen county, is 4 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey and 10 miles N of New York, New York. Hackensack is part of the surrounding Bergen - Passaic metro area.

Hackensack History

Hackensack was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Native Americans. During the 1660s, the Dutch settlers moved along the Hackensack River. They named it as Bergen. In 1669, the Europeans took over the land. Philip Cartaret, the then-governor of East Jersey granted Bergen to Captain John Berry. It was renamed New Barbadoes. The township of New Barbadoes was formed on October 31, 1693. Later, on November 21, 1921, the township was incorporated as a city and was named Hackensack. It derived its name from an Indian term meaning "mouth of a river."

Hackensack and nearby Attractions

  • First Dutch Reformed Church
  • New Jersey Naval Museum
  • Hackensack River County Park
  • Riverside Park

Things To Do In Hackensack

While staying at Hackensack, you can enjoy fishing and boating at the Hackensack River. The city also includes several scenic landscapes. In addition, you can visit the historic sites and museums of the city. The clubs and restaurants of Hackensack offer wonderful dining experiences to its residents and visitors.

Hackensack Transportation

The city is a short drive from La Guardia Airport.

Hackensack Higher Education

Fairleigh Dickinson University provides facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 44,035
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 22,739
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 40.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.1%
Median Earnings25+ $39,890
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,533
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,214

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,256
% Above Poverty Level 84.2%
% Below Poverty Level 15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.5%
% Using Public Transportation 17.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,270
Median House Value $283,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 59%
US/American 0.4%
English 1.3%
Irish 6.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hackensack Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NE of Passaic, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 10 miles N of New York, New York
County Bergen
Standard Zip Codes 07601
P.O. Box Zip Codes 07602
Company Zip Codes 07699
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.885
Longitude -74.043

Hackensack Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Station LITTLE FALLS
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station ESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 51.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hackensack, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hack (07601)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bogota 8,329 $81,738
Lodi 24,590 $56,475
Maywood 9,694 $94,402
Rochelle Park 5,624 $74,607
South Hackensack 2,705 $66,646
Teaneck 40,569 $111,088

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hackensack Public Libraries

Library
Johnson Free Public Library
274 MAIN STREET
Hackensack, New Jersey
(201) 343-4169
Library Web Site

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Hackensack Hospitals

HACKENSACK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
30 PROSPECT AVE
(201) 996-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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HACKENSACK HIGH
FIRST ST
201-646-7900
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,716 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

VOC & TECH HGH-HACKENSACK
200 HACKENSACK AVE
201-343-6000
A Vocational School
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,108 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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