Hackensack, New Jersey Population 2021

43,856
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Hackensack is a city located in Bergen County New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 43,856, it is the 18th largest city in New Jersey and the 889th largest city in the United States . Hackensack is currently declining at a rate of -0.38% annually but its population has increased by 1.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,010 in 2010. Hackensack reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Hackensack has a population density of 10,464 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hackensack is $82,987 with a poverty rate of 13.38%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,440 per month, and the median house value is $296,300. The median age in Hackensack is 38.1 years, 36.1 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Hackensack Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hackensackwas:

  • White: 49.85%
  • Black or African American: 25.10%
  • Asian: 11.29%
  • Other race: 10.05%
  • Two or more races: 3.41%
  • Native American: 0.30%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hackensack, New Jersey is 43,856 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 44,188.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 43,010.

Hackensack, New Jersey Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White22,10449.85%
Black or African American11,13025.10%
Asian5,00411.29%
Some Other Race4,45610.05%
Two or More Races1,5143.41%
American Indian and Alaska Native1310.30%
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Hackensack Population by Race

Hackensack Population Pyramid $2021

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Hackensack Median Age

38.1


Total

36.1


Male

39.6


Female

Hackensack Adults

There are 36,507 adults, (6,362 of whom are seniors) in Hackensack.

Hackensack Age Dependency

47.1

Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26

Child Dependency Ratio

Hackensack Sex Ratio

Female

23,075

52.04%

Male

21,264

47.96%

Hackensack Population by Age

Hackensack Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hackensack Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female25.9%74.1%
Non Family26.7%73.3%
Male30.3%69.7%
All33.2%66.8%
Married46.5%53.5%

33.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hackensack Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,0802.2633.2
Non Family9,1011.2326.7
Married6,1443.2746.5
Female2,8323.0625.9
Male1,0033.1830.3

3.06

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Hackensack Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3287.03%
9th to 12th Grade1,7825.38%
High School Graduate8,91826.94%
Some College5,10015.41%
Associates Degree1,9225.81%
Bachelors Degree8,76426.48%
Graduate Degree4,28712.95%
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Hackensack Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hackensack Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic11,5668,7992,754
White9,8039,2574,530
Black8,3047,5202,894
Asian3,8303,7212,910
Other Race2,8081,917634
2+ Races714605306
Native American1148640

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 97.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 75.98%.

Hackensack Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,449$49,939$44,436
Less Than 9th Grade$27,086$30,459$21,642
High School Graduate$34,793$39,154$30,109
Some College$44,103$50,286$40,605
Bachelors Degree$60,868$65,675$55,508
Graduate Degree$76,537$76,551$76,493

$47,449

Average Earnings

$49,939

Average Male

$44,436

Average Female

Hackensack Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hackensack Language by Age

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Hackensack Language

51.22% of Hackensack residents speak only English, while 48.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.47% of the population.

Hackensack Language

Hackensack Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic17,2062,94817.13%
White10,6571,27311.95%
Black10,9651,0809.85%
Other4,29969516.17%
Asian4,97057211.51%
Multiple1,487684.57%
Native12397.32%

13.38%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.60%

Male Poverty Rate

14.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hackensack

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hackensack is Hispanic, with 17.13% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hackensack is Multiple, with 4.57% 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 13.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.75%.

Hackensack Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.81%
High School14.81%
Some College11.99%
Bachelors or Greater6.23%

Hackensack Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed23.07%
Female Unemployed19.19%
Female Employed5.33%
Male Employed3.71%

Hackensack Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hackensack Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,090$82,987
Families$78,927$95,278
Married Families$97,536-
Non Families$52,467$65,008
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Income by Household Type

Hackensack Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

36.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.3%

Male Marriage Rate

33.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hackensack Married by Age and Sex

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Hackensack Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hackensack Marital Status by Race

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Hackensack Marital Status

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1,179

Number of Veterans

1,115

Male Veterans

64

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam550
Korea115
First Gulf War90
World War II82
Second Gulf War65

Hackensack Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+415
65 to 74367
55 to 64231
35 to 54129
18 to 3437

Hackensack Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6863.63%
Black4204.61%
Hispanic1541.17%
2+ Races384.17%
Other Race140.44%
Asian110.25%
Native American108.20%

Hackensack Veterans by Race

Hackensack Veterans by Education

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13.89%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hackensack Veterans by Education

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69.3%

Labor Force Participation

66.4%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Hackensack Employment by Age

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Hackensack Employment by Race

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Hackensack Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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35.23%

Born in Hackensack

61.07%

Native Born

38.93%

Foreign Born

20.16%

Non Citizen

18.77%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

61.07% of Hackensack residents were born in the United States, with 35.23% having been born in New Jersey. 20.16% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202143,856-166-0.38%
202044,022-166-0.38%
201944,188-166-0.37%
201844,354-164-0.37%
201744,5182610.59%
201644,257-24-0.05%
201544,2811000.23%
201444,1816691.54%
201343,5121050.24%
201243,4071040.24%
201143,3032350.55%
201043,0683910.09%
200042,6775,6281.42%
199037,0491,0100.28%
198036,039310.01%
197036,0085,4871.67%
196030,5211,3020.44%
195029,2192,9401.07%
194026,2791,7110.68%
193024,5686,9013.35%
192017,6673,6172.32%
191014,0504,6074.05%
19009,4433,4394.63%
18906,0041,7563.52%
18804,2480.00%

Hackensack Population by Year