B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$291,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,318
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%

Hackensack Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    131
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    38
    41
  • Robbery
    47
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    111
    500
  • Theft
    1,319
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    111
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,222
National
$55,322
Children
15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
Places like Hackensack
  • B-
    Yonkers
    • Suburb of New York City, NY
    • 277 reviews
  • B+
    Woodside
    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 68 reviews
  • B
    Elmhurst
    • Neighborhood in New York City, NY
    • 151 reviews
  • A-
    Cliffside Park
    • Suburb in New Jersey
    • 25 reviews
More

Hackensack Reviews

65 reviews
All Categories
Hackensack's best qualities are its diversity, commute, and job opportunities. I previously lived in a town where only five families (including mine) were of a different cultural background. It was certainly lonely to be surrounded by people who didn't understand or relate to my struggles because of my ethnicity. But when I moved to Hackensack, I met people from various descendants. The town is primarily mixed of Hispanic, African, Caucasian, and Asian citizens but it's always found a way to be welcoming to the majorities and the minorities. Geographically, Hackensack is also in between many towns, and nearly an hour drive to the city, which makes it easier to reach jobs located in the big apple. Since Hackensack is near various towns, this widens the job market for convenient travel. Hackensack's job market is particularly known for construction, medical fields, and food businesses; meaning there is almost always an opportunity to make a living for yourself and your family.
Start Your Review of Hackensack
Rate It!
Introducing Hackensack NJ capital of Bergen County, home of the County Courthouse and to the progressive Hackensack University Medical Center. The center of town hosts a variety of ethnic restaurants Greek, Columbian, and Thai (Bangkok Garden NYT best 2011). It is convenient; all types of doctors line Summit Ave. Bustling Prospect Avenue has beautiful luxury high-rises providing many amenities. The town is constructing an Amphitheater with concerts already booked. Demographically, Hackensack is great for college grads and working professionals’ ages 25-44 represent almost 40% of the population. On weekends one can visit The Naval Museum and learn about "Hitler's Lost Submarine", ice skate at the Ice House, join Hackensack River Keepers, or grab a burger at many Giants and Jets players’ favorite joint, White Manna, (original White Castles est.1937). Hackensack is the "dark horse" slowly edging up to join the ranks of towns like Hoboken.
Hackensack has a little bit of everything and when it comes to the nearest restaurant or shopping centers, you won't be disappointed. Hackensack is a very easy to get to from NYC and the bus transportation in Hackensack allows you to get around if you don't have a vehicle. We also have a train station for those who were curious. You will find a Target along with one of the best bakeries I've ever experienced, B&W Bakery (famous for their crumb cake). The Hackensack University Medical Center is both nationally and regionally recognized as the best. There is a lot here to Hackensack once you decide to explore a bit.