Hackensack, New Jersey Population 2024

45,365

Hackensack is a city located in Bergen County New Jersey. Hackensack has a 2024 population of 45,365. Hackensack is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -1.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 45,901 in 2020.

The average household income in Hackensack is $100,016 with a poverty rate of 12.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hackensack is 40 years, 36.7 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.

Hackensack Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hackensack was:

  • White: 39.92%
  • Black or African American: 20.42%
  • Other race: 13.62%
  • Asian: 13.06%
  • Two or more races: 12.81%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
10,823.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.17% (-536)
The current population of Hackensack, New Jersey is 45,365 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 45,901.

Hackensack, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,26739.92%
Black or African American9,34320.42%
Other race6,23213.62%
Asian5,97613.06%
Two or more races5,86112.81%
Native American790.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hackensack Population by Race

Hackensack Population Pyramid 2024

Hackensack Median Age

40

Total

36.7

Male

42.5

Female

Hackensack Adults

There are 38,487 adults, (7,523 of whom are seniors) in Hackensack.

Hackensack Age Dependency

47.8

Age Dependency Ratio

24.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

23.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Hackensack Sex Ratio

Female23,13450.56%
Male22,62449.44%

Hackensack Population by Age

Hackensack Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All19,7702.2536.563.5
Non Family9,3991.2728.271.8
Married6,3473.351.448.6
Female2,8612.9139.160.9
Male1,1632.8516.183.9

3.04

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

36.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hackensack Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0208.47%
9th to 12th Grade1,8485.18%
High School Graduate8,68324.36%
Some College5,44215.26%
Associates Degree2,1315.98%
Bachelors Degree8,99325.23%
Graduate Degree5,53415.52%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hackensack Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hackensack Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
Hispanic12,0128,8222,675
White10,6219,9995,538
Black7,3286,5672,775
Asian4,8884,5823,043
Other Race4,3663,145922
2+ Races4,1713,4121,353
Native American393918

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.25%.

Hackensack Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$52,014$52,063$51,958
Less Than 9th Grade$31,588$34,159$20,221
High School Graduate$38,905$41,077$29,755
Some College$46,566$50,076$44,402
Bachelors Degree$70,046$79,672$62,703
Graduate Degree$89,258$86,583$90,241

$52,014

Average Earnings

$52,063

Average Male

$51,958

Average Female

Hackensack Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hackensack Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hackensack Language

48.65% of Hackensack residents speak only English, while 51.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 30.33% of the population.

Hackensack Language

Hackensack Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,5362,70516.36%
White11,8731,65713.96%
Other6,1951,20619.47%
Black9,0698619.49%
Multiple5,6554237.48%
Asian5,9433045.12%
Native792329.11%

12.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.8%

Male Poverty Rate

13.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hackensack

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hackensack is Native, with 29.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hackensack is Asian, with 5.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.68%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.17%.

Hackensack Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.82%
High School15.17%
Some College10.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.75%

Hackensack Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed28.89%
Male Unemployed14.99%
Female Employed4.89%
Male Employed4.37%

Hackensack Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hackensack Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$79,133$100,016
Families$93,600$113,743
Married Families$123,068$-999,999,999
Non Families$58,690$81,269

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hackensack Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.9%

Male Marriage Rate

34.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Hackensack Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hackensack Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hackensack Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hackensack Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,190

Number of Veterans

1,122

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam403
Second Gulf War211
First Gulf War156
Korea112
World War II32

Hackensack Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
75+403
55 to 64328
65 to 74269
18 to 34135
35 to 5455

Hackensack Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White6133.86%
Black3424.31%
Hispanic2802.12%
2+ Races1342.94%
Other Race641.33%
Asian370.7%

Hackensack Veterans by Race

Hackensack Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.48%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hackensack Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.6%

Labor Force Participation

64.8%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Hackensack Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hackensack Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hackensack Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

32.42%

Born in Hackensack

57.62%

Native Born

42.38%

Foreign Born

18.49%

Non Citizen

23.89%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

57.62% of Hackensack residents were born in the United States, with 32.42% having been born in New Jersey. 18.49% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hackensack Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202944,695-134-0.3%
202844,829-134-0.3%
202744,963-134-0.3%
202645,097-134-0.3%
202545,231-134-0.3%
202445,365-134-0.29%
202345,499-134-0.29%
202245,633-115-0.25%
202145,748-153-0.33%
202045,9011,7123.87%
201944,189-169-0.38%
201844,358-161-0.36%
201744,5192510.57%
201644,268-18-0.04%
201544,2861010.23%
201444,1856701.54%
201343,5151060.24%
201243,4091040.24%
201143,3052370.55%
201043,0683910.92%
200042,6775,62815.19%
199037,0491,0102.8%
198036,039310.09%
197036,0085,48717.98%
196030,5211,3024.46%
195029,2192,94011.19%
194026,2791,7116.96%
193024,5686,90139.06%
192017,6673,61725.74%
191014,0504,60748.79%
19009,4433,43957.28%
18906,0041,75641.34%
18804,24800%
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Hackensack Population by Year