Hackensack, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
45,758
0.0765% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
40
0.756% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
0.394% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$79,133
7.35% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$353,000
16.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,483
0.327% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hackensack, NJ had a population of 45.8k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $79,133. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hackensack, NJ grew from 45,723 to 45,758, a 0.0765% increase and its median household income grew from $73,716 to $79,133, a 7.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hackensack, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (26.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (19.7%), White (Hispanic) (13.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (13%), and Other (Hispanic) (12.9%).

None of the households in Hackensack, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

81.5% of the residents in Hackensack, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hackensack, NJ are Parisian Beauty School (334 degrees awarded in 2022), Eastwick College-Hackensack (309 degrees), and Adult and Continuing Education-BCTS (80 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Hackensack, NJ was $353,000, and the homeownership rate was 36.5%.

Most people in Hackensack, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Hackensack, NJ was 1 car per household.

Population & Diversity

Hackensack, NJ is home to a population of 45.8k people, from which 81.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 42.1% of Hackensack, NJ residents were born outside of the country (19.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Hackensack, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

81.5%
2022 Citizenship
81.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 81.5% of Hackensack, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hackensack, NJ was 81.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hackensack, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    12.2k ± 1.19k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.01k ± 1.02k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    6.09k ± 981
36.8%
Hispanic Population
16.8k people

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.2k people) in Hackensack, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.09k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

36.8% of the people in Hackensack, NJ are hispanic (16.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

42.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
19.3k people
40.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
18.4k people

As of 2022, 42.1% of Hackensack, NJ residents (19.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hackensack, NJ was 40.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    396 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    211 ± 153
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    137 ± 103

Hackensack, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hackensack, NJ employs 25.5k people. The largest industries in Hackensack, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,246 people), Retail Trade (2,644 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,440 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($104,387), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,931), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($96,797).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

25.5k
2022 Value
± 1,482
0.327%
1 Year growth
± 8.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hackensack, NJ grew at a rate of 0.327%, from 25.4k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hackensack, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,613 people), Management Occupations (2,476 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,357 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hackensack, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.5k
2022 Value
± 1,482
0.327%
1 Year growth
± 8.22%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hackensack, NJ grew at a rate of 0.327%, from 25.4k employees to 25.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hackensack, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,246 people), Retail Trade (2,644 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2,440 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hackensack, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Hackensack, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,781
Median earning men ± $4,654
$52,349
Median earning women ± $5,693

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($113,323), Wholesale Trade ($90,893), and Information ($87,443).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($95,417), Information ($88,090), and Public Administration ($71,667).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Hackensack, NJ awarded 723 degrees. The student population of Hackensack, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 144 male students and 948 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hackensack, NJ are Hispanic or Latino (284 and 39.4%), followed by White (279 and 38.8%), Black or African American (118 and 16.4%), and Two or More Races (13 and 1.81%).

The largest universities in Hackensack, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Parisian Beauty School (334 and 46.2%), Eastwick College-Hackensack (309 and 42.7%), and Adult and Continuing Education-BCTS (80 and 11.1%).

The most popular majors in Hackensack, NJ are Hair Styling & Design (213 and 29.5%), General Business Administration & Management (131 and 18.1%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (116 and 16%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2017 in Hackensack, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 41.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 79.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,092 (13.2% men and 86.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,092 students enrolled in Hackensack, NJ, 13.2% men and 86.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 423 records, of which 89.1% were women and 10.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 40 degrees awarded
  2. 206 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hackensack, NJ was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 40 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hackensack, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 334 degrees awarded
  2. 309 degrees awarded
  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Parisian Beauty School with 334 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 111 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hackensack, NJ, which is 0.181 times less than the 612 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 284 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 279 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private for-profit, 2-year ($17,324) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($1,167) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hackensack, NJ was $353,000 in 2022, which is 1.25 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $302,200 to $353,000, a 16.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Hackensack, NJ is 36.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hackensack, NJ have an average commute time of 29.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hackensack, NJ is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Median household income in Hackensack, NJ is $79,133. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Hackensack, NJ was Census Tract 233.01 with a value of $166,202, followed by Census Tract 236.01 and Census Tract 235.02, with respective values of $85,106 and $81,989.

Property

$353,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$23,755
$7,214
Median Property Taxes
±$556

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hackensack, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

36.5%
Homeownership
2022
56.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 36.5% of the housing units in Hackensack, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 36.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 233.01
  2. Census Tract 236.01
  3. Census Tract 235.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hackensack, NJ was Census Tract 233.01 with a value of $166,202, followed by Census Tract 236.01 and Census Tract 235.02, with respective values of $85,106 and $81,989.

The following map shows all of the places in Hackensack, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$79,133
Median Household Income
± $5,331
19.8k
Number of Households
± 1,301

In 2022, the median household income of the 19.8k households in Hackensack, NJ grew to $79,133 from the previous year's value of $73,716.

The following chart displays the households in Hackensack, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hackensack, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (60.9%)
  2. Public Transit (15%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.64%)

In 2022, 60.9% of workers in Hackensack, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (15%) and those who worked at home (8.64%).

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Commute Time

29.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hackensack, NJ have a longer commute time (29.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.05% of the workforce in Hackensack, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hackensack, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hackensack, NJ have 1 car.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hackensack, NJ (5.55k out of 44.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hackensack, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.1% of the population of Hackensack, NJ has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 17.1% on Medicaid, 13.1% on Medicare, 8.81% on non-group plans, and 0.454% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bergen County, NJ see 836 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (847 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 754 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 359 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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836 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bergen County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Bergen County, NJ see an average of 836 patients per year. This represents a 1.3% decrease from the previous year (847 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 16.6% under 18 years, 26.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.9%
Uninsured
47.5%
Employer Coverage
17.1%
Medicaid
13.1%
Medicare
8.81%
Non-Group
0.454%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hackensack, NJ declined by 3.25% from 13.4% to 12.9%.

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