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Hackettstown, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Hackettstown had a population of 9,762 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Hackettstown is located at latitude 40.8537 and longitude -74.8249 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hackettstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Town of Hackettstown (GNIS ID: 885237) 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 Hackettstown 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 Hackettstown: Hacket Town, Hacket's Town, Hacketstown, Halketstown, Helms Mills, Helm's Mills, Musconetcong.

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


Total Population 9,762
Population in Households 8,910
Population in Familes 6,987
Population in Group Qrtrs 852
Population Density1 2,705
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 3,599
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,264
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,762 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,986 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,613 (42.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $283,201
Average Home Value $294,423


Median Household Income $68,717
Average Household Income $84,851
Per Capita Income $34,067
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.03%
Households 0.11% 0.06%
Families 0.06% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.

Hackettstown, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hackettstown 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 # 143 74th
Population Density1 # 256 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 190 65th
Median Household Income # 333 39th
Per Capita Income # 336 39th

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