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Overview

Introduction to Hackettstown, New Jersey

Hackettstown, New Jersey, in Warren county, is 21 miles W of Parsippany, New Jersey and 35 miles W of Newark, New Jersey. The town is conveniently located inside the Newark metropolitan area.

Hackettstown History

Hackettstown is now home to the Mars Corporation Headquarters, one of the largest chocolate producing companies of the world. It was first settled by Obadiah Ayers II in 1754. He bought around 1,200 acres of land in this region and went about developing it and selling plots to early settlers. The primary occupation of these early settlers was farming. In March of 1853, Hackettstown was officially established from portions of Independence Township.

Hackettstown and nearby Attractions

  • Allamuchy Mountain State Park
  • Stephens State Park
  • Budd Lake
  • Hackettstown Historical Museum
  • Schooleys Mountain Park
  • Wild West City

Things To Do In Hackettstown

Hackettstown and the surrounding area are blessed with great natural beauty. Vast open spaces and parklands facilitate a variety of activities. They serve as popular picnic spots and playgrounds. The town museum provides valuable insights into the area’s history. The townspeople are kept busy with a variety of activities planned by the recreation department.

Hackettstown Transportation

Flights are available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Hackettstown Higher Education

The County College of Morris and the Raritan Valley Community College are within half an hour’s drive of Hackettstown.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,585
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+4,950
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married47.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.3%
Median Earnings25+$36,455
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,924
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,640

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,250
% Above Poverty Level87%
% Below Poverty Level13%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,118
Median House Value$268,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.6%
Italian18.2%
Irish17.4%
Polish7.7%
English6.3%
Dutch2.6%
Russian2.2%
Arab2.2%
Hungarian1.7%
Scottish1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Swedish1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Moroccan0.9%
Latvian0.9%
Albanian0.8%
Slovak0.7%
African0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Greek0.4%
German0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Icelander0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
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Hackettstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Warren County
Standard Zip Codes7840
Phone Area Codes908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.85
Approximate Longitude-74.82

Hackettstown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG VALLEY
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 37 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationSOMERVILLE 4 NW
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches
StationFLEMINGTON 5 NNW
Distance20.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allamuchy4,519$117,926
Chester7,935$158,583
Hope1,870$97,045
Mount Olive28,851$107,303
Netcong3,248$86,563
Stanhope3,457$102,976

Hackettstown Public Libraries

Hackettstown Free Public Library
110 CHURCH STREET
Hackettstown, New Jersey
(908) 852-4936

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Hackettstown Hospitals

Hackettstown Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
651 Willow Grove Street
(908) 852-5100

Hackettstown Public Schools

Hackettstown High School
701 Warren Street
ZIP: 7840
(908) 852-8150
High
Total Enrollment 923
Hackettstown Middle School
500 Washington Street
ZIP: 7840
(908) 852-8554
Middle
Total Enrollment 389
Hatchery Hill Elementary School
398 5th Avenue
ZIP: 7840
(908) 852-8550
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Willow Grove Elementary School
601 Willow Grove Street
ZIP: 7840
(908) 852-2805
Primary
Total Enrollment 333

Hackettstown Private Schools

Deer Path Montessori School
425 Sand Shore Rd
ZIP: 7840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Friendship Center
420 Schooleys Mountain Rd
ZIP: 7840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Kiddie U
43 Newburgh Rd
ZIP: 7840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Kindercare Learning Center
7r Naughright Rd
ZIP: 7840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Mary's School
159 Liberty St
ZIP: 7840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 148
Stepping Stone Early Learning Acad
5a Doctors Park
ZIP: 7840
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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Morris and Essex Canal near Hackettstown between 1890 and 1901
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