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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Hawthorne is a suburb of New York City with a population of 18,802. Hawthorne is in Passaic County. Living in Hawthorne offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hawthorne there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hawthorne and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Hawthorne are above average.
About Hawthorne...
Population
18,802

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$371,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,478
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    40%
  • Own
    60%
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Hawthorne Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    48.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    620.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Hawthorne

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$96,250
National
$55,322

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I have lived in Hawthorne for nearly 16 years. I truly enjoy living in our town and all that it has to offer - 2 miles of walking paths throughout a beautifully restored park, town pool and tennis courts, a dog park, amazingly delicious restaurants! The overall friendliness of the town is terrific. As a real estate agent, I have helped 7 families move to Hawthorne, and all are happy that they did.
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I like Hawthorne. It's a friendly, fun town! There are always new places opening up. I would change the public school system. We have the best education for special needs students, but the public schooling for everyone is not great. I also wish Hawthorne embraced homeschooled students more.
Hawthorne, New Jersey is a blend of the traditional and non-traditional, as there is a balance between the friendly, conservative Baby boomers and the Millennial newlyweds. Whereas the suburb is quiet, as its only semblance of nightlife is Shortway's Barn on Goffle Road, rest assured that safety is guaranteed by its hardworking police department. Hawthorne has a Bergen County atmosphere for a Passaic County price.