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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.
Grew in prosperity and population with the opening of the George Washington Bridge in 1931
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hackensack demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bergen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Bergen-Passaic area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07601 ZIP code.
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.
29% of Hackensack residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hackensack, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $790. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,785.
Libraries in Hackensack include Johnson Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hackensack include Record
Bergen County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hackensack political report.
Hackensack restaurants taking online reservations include McCormick & Schmick's - Hackensack ... View restaurants
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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