Hawthorne, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hawthorne, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hawthorne had a population of 19,257 as of July 1, 2016. Hawthorne ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hawthorne is located at latitude 40.957 and longitude -74.1586 in Passaic County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Hawthorne (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Passaic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Borough of Hawthorne (GNIS ID: 885249) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hawthorne population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hawthorne: Goffle, Hopperstown, North Paterson, Small Lots.

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Hawthorne, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 19,257
Population in Households 19,235
Population in Familes 15,782
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density1 5,774
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 7,595
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 5,029
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,541 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,054 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 256 ( 3.3%)
Median Home Value $387,379
Average Home Value $418,757


Median Household Income $76,878
Average Household Income $96,960
Per Capita Income $38,284
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.52%
Households 0.3% 0.45%
Families 0.26% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hawthorne, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hawthorne to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 52 91st
Population Density1 # 87 84th
Diversity Index2 # 220 60th
Median Household Income # 277 49th
Per Capita Income # 260 52nd

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