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Hackensack is a city in Bergen County, in the New York metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from an Indian term for "mouth of a river"
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Hackensack. For links to other places called Hackensack, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Hackensack is 40.885N. The longitude is -74.043W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 43,493.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$49,316
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hackensack demographic reports
Hackensack is on the Hackensack River
Dutch settlers from Manhattan established a trading post here in 1647

Grew in prosperity and population with the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 155. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2002 movie, "Far from Heaven"
Well-known residents have included:
· Debbie Boone, singer
Local bands (past and present) have included Moments
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Historic sites and museums: New Jersey Naval Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 110

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Hackensack residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hackensack ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hackensack was $26,856, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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29% of Hackensack residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Hackensack, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $790.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,785.


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Libraries in Hackensack include Johnson Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hackensack include Record

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Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hackensack political report.

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Hackensack restaurants taking online reservations include McCormick & Schmick's - Hackensack ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Hackensack workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hackensack between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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