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Hackettstown, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Hackettstown had a population of 9,764 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 9,764
Daytime Population: Workers 8,105
Daytime Population: Residents 4,732
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,837
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 8,912
Population in Familes 7,003
Population in Group Qrtrs 852
Population Density2 2,706
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $71,480
Average Household Income $86,545
Per Capita Income $34,632


Total Housing Units 3,766 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,972 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,621 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $291,974
Average Home Value $303,436


Total Households 3,593
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 2,264
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.06% 0.09%
Households 0.07% 0.09%
Families 0.05% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.75%

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, 2017 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 # 145 74th
Population Density # 256 53rd
Diversity Index # 188 66th
Median Household Income # 314 43rd
Per Capita Income # 332 39th

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