Hackensack, New Jersey Population 2020

45,074

Hackensack is a city located in New Jersey. With a 2020 population of 45,074, it is the 18th largest city in New Jersey and the 869th largest city in the United States. Hackensack is currently growing at a rate of 0.62% annually and its population has increased by 4.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 43,010 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Hackensack has a population density of 10,754 people per square mile.

The average household income in Hackensack is $79,556 with a poverty rate of 12.87%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,390 per month, and the median house value is $298,500. The median age in Hackensack is 37.9 years, 36 years for males, and 39.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males.

Hackensack Demographics

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

  • White: 48.32%
  • Black or African American: 25.04%
  • Other race: 12.02%
  • Asian: 10.84%
  • Two or more races: 3.53%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Hackensack, New Jersey is 45,074, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 44,522.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 43,010.

Hackensack, New Jersey Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,44448.32%
Black or African American11,11425.04%
Some Other Race5,33412.02%
Asian4,80910.84%
Two or More Races1,5663.53%
American Indian and Alaska Native1140.26%

Hackensack Population Pyramid 2020

Hackensack Median Age

37.9


Total

36


Male

39.8


Female

Hackensack Adults

There are 36,457 adults, (6,301 of whom are seniors) in Hackensack.

Hackensack Age Dependency

47.2

Age Dependency Ratio

20.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Hackensack Sex Ratio

Female

22,921

51.65%

Male

21,460

48.35%

Hackensack Households and Families

Hackensack Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Hackensack Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married46%54%
Male37.9%62.1%
All33.5%66.5%
Non Family26.8%73.2%
Female24.3%75.7%

33.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All18,7322.333.5
Non Family8,7891.2326.8
Married6,3423.2846
Female2,6963.1324.3
Male9053.2737.9

3.12

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Hackensack Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3367.12%
9th to 12th Grade1,8055.50%
High School Graduate9,42028.71%
Some College5,30516.17%
Associates Degree2,0416.22%
Bachelors Degree8,07924.62%
Graduate Degree3,82511.66%

Hackensack Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic11,1568,3412,444
White10,3189,6974,416
Black8,2427,5802,497
Other Race3,5682,484689
Asian3,5463,4042,549
Multiple Races713618321
Native American966941

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 96.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 71.88%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,212$47,156$41,216
Less Than High School$25,977$30,906$20,625
High School Grad$33,480$37,589$24,627
Some College$41,999$48,313$38,158
Bachelors Degree$59,030$66,043$54,371
Graduate Degree$74,430$73,875$75,475

$43,212

Average Earnings

$47,156

Average Male

$41,216

Average Female

Hackensack Language

Hackensack Language by Age

Hackensack Language

52.03% of Hackensack residents speak only English, while 47.97% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 32.02% of the population.

Hackensack Poverty

Hackensack Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,4602,52915.36%
White11,4631,31411.46%
Black10,8761,18510.90%
Other5,09275314.79%
Asian4,77858512.24%
Multiple1,5391016.56%
Native10687.55%

12.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.63%

Male Poverty Rate

13.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hackensack

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hackensack is Hispanic, with 15.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hackensack is Multiple, with 6.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.57%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.22%
High School13.32%
Some College12.82%
Bachelors or Greater5.83%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed29.05%
Female Unemployed16.14%
Female Employed5.29%
Male Employed4.11%

Hackensack Income

Hackensack Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$67,188$79,556
Families$72,736$89,423
Married Families$89,856-
Non Families$50,806$63,987

Hackensack Marital Status

Hackensack Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.6%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Hackensack Married by Age and Sex

Hackensack Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Hackensack Marital Status by Race

Hackensack Veterans

1,310

Number of Veterans

1,195

Male Veterans

115

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam551
Korea164
World War II116
Second Gulf War115
First Gulf War78
Name Veterans % of Total
White7824.26%
Black4605.07%
Hispanic1531.20%
2 or More353.89%
Asian230.56%
Indian109.62%

$Hackensack Veterans by Education

15.34%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hackensack Employment Status

68.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Hackensack Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

35.54%

Born in New Jersey

60.73%

Native Born

39.27%

Foreign Born

20.84%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

60.73% of Hackensack residents were born in the United States, with 35.54% having been born in New Jersey. 20.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202045,0742760.62%
201944,7982760.62%
201844,522-37-0.08%
201744,5592760.62%
201644,283-14-0.03%
201544,2971120.25%
201444,1856741.55%
201343,5111090.25%
201243,4021090.25%
201143,2932340.54%
201043,0593820.09%
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%