Hackensack, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Hackensack, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Hackensack had a population of 46,365 as of July 1, 2018. Hackensack ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hackensack is located at latitude 40.8894 and longitude -74.0457 in Bergen County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hackensack (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Bergen County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Hackensack (GNIS ID: 885236) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hackensack: Hackensac, Hackinsack, Haginsack, New Barbadoes.

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Hackensack, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 46,365
Population in Households 45,064
Population in Familes 32,825
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,301
Population Density2 11,095
Diversity Index3 87


Median Household Income $62,780
Average Household Income $84,734
Per Capita Income $35,761


Total Housing Units 20,419 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,283 (30.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,980 (63.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,156 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $312,456
Average Home Value $344,902


Total Households 19,263
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 10,250
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.91% 1.22%
Households 0.73% 1.06%
Families 0.65% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.87%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Hackensack, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hackensack to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 30 95th
Diversity Index # 11 98th
Median Household Income # 412 25th
Per Capita Income # 343 37th

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