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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population44,271
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens13.6%
Employed Population 16+23,339
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married39.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.3%
Median Earnings25+$40,277
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,607
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,349

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,043
% Above Poverty Level85.4%
% Below Poverty Level14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.5%
% Using Public Transportation18.1%

Housing

People Living Alone38.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,318
Median House Value$291,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.7%
Italian8.1%
West Indian6.9%
Jamaican5.7%
Irish5.2%
German3.8%
Polish1.9%
Arab1.9%
Russian1.2%
English1.2%
African1.1%
Greek0.8%
Albanian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Scottish0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Israeli0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
US/American0.3%
Barbadian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Turkish0.1%
British0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Hackensack Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bergen County
Standard Zip Codes7601
P.O. Box Zip Codes7602
Phone Area Codes201,551,862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.88
Approximate Longitude-74.04

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)

StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance8.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationLITTLE FALLS
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip51.5 inches
StationESSEX FELLS SERV BLDG
Distance13 miles
Jan Temp19 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip51.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bogota8,348$83,966
Lodi24,654$59,648
Maywood9,726$96,667
Rochelle Park5,634$90,446
South Hackensack2,724$68,260
Teaneck40,668$117,574

Hackensack Public Libraries

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

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Hackensack Hospitals

Hackensack University Medical Center
(Non-profit)
30 Prospect Avenue
(201) 996-2000

Hackensack Public Schools

Bergen County Academies
200 Hackensack Avenue
ZIP: 7601
(201) 343-6000
High
Total Enrollment 1044
Fairmount
105 Grand Avenue
ZIP: 7601
(201) 646-7890
Primary
Total Enrollment 634
Fanny Meyer Hillers
56 Longview Avenue
ZIP: 7601
(201) 646-7870
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Hackensack High School
First & Beech Streets
ZIP: 7601
(201) 646-7900
High
Total Enrollment 1815
Hackensack Middle School
360 Union Street
ZIP: 7601
(201) 646-7842
Middle
Total Enrollment 1418
Jackson Avenue
421 Jackson Ave
ZIP: 7601
(201) 646-7990
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Nellie K. Parker
261 Maple Hill Dr
ZIP: 7601
(201) 646-8020
Primary
Total Enrollment 663

Hackensack Private Schools

Hackensack Christian Schools
15 Conklin Pl
ZIP: 7601
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 121
Padre Pio Academy
100 S Main St
ZIP: 7601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
Sarkis & Siran Gabrellian Childcare & Learning Ctr
30 Prospect Ave
ZIP: 7601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Ycs George Washington School
386 Hudson St
ZIP: 7601
Elementary
Total Enrollment 73
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