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Welcome to Hackensack ...

The city of Hackensack is located in Bergen County<1> and is the County Seat for Bergen County.

When the people of Hackensack refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Hackensackite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hackensack has a population of 44,188 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Hackensack.

Hackensack is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Hackensack lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Hackensack: (201) and (551)<5>

Websites for Hackensack ...

Official Website:   www.hackensack.org/

Junior League:   www.thejlbc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hackensack had an population of 44,188 people. This is an increase of 2.74% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hackensack had a population of 43,010 people. This makes Hackensack the county's most populous community.

The population of Hackensack represents 0.49% of the population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 18th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 43,010 people, the population of Hackensack has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 42,677 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hackensack.

Adding Hackensack to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Hackensack in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Hackensack elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Hackensack on a Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Hackensack on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Hackensack ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Hackensack - it's located in Minnesota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hackensack.

Communities near Hackensack ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hackensack.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the south of Hackensack
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,336,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Hackensack
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<7>
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Hackensack
    • Estimated population in 2019: 282,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Jersey City [Hudson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
    • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Hackensack
    • Estimated population in 2019: 262,075 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Hackensack
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Hackensack
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<7>
    • Paterson [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paterson
      • Paterson [Passaic County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Hackensack
      • Estimated population in 2019: 145,233 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paterson
    • Ramapo [Rockland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramapo
      • Ramapo [Rockland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Hackensack
      • Estimated population in 2019: 137,406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramapo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramapo
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Hackensack
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Greenburgh [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburgh
      • Greenburgh [Westchester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Hackensack
      • Estimated population in 2019: 90,989 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenburgh have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburgh

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hackensack. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hackensack.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hackensack. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hackensack.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hackensack. Our list includes 24 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hackensack.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hackensack ...

Looking for more information about Hackensack? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Hackensack, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Hackensack.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Jersey

About Bergen County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Hackensack: www.hackensack.org/

The official website for Bergen County: www.co.bergen.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Bergen, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Hackensack refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Hackensack may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hackensack.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hackensack - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (551) is an overlay for area code (201).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hackensack) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hackensack. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hackensack

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hackensack. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8858, Longitude: -74.0437    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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