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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Borough of Hasbrouck Heights
The Bendix Diner, a prominent landmark on Route 17
The Bendix Diner, a prominent landmark on Route 17
Map highlighting Hasbrouck Heights' location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Map highlighting Hasbrouck Heights' location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Location in Bergen County, New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey is located in New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Location in New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey is located in the United States
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Bergen
Incorporated July 31, 1894
Named for J. D. Hasbrouck
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
 • Total 1.53 sq mi (3.95 km2)
 • Land 1.52 sq mi (3.95 km2)
 • Water <0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)  0.20%
Area rank 449th of 565 in state
58th of 70 in county
112 ft (34 m)
 • Total 11,842
 • Estimate 
 • Rank 205th of 566 in state
27th of 70 in county
 • Density 7,865.4/sq mi (3,036.8/km2)
 • Density rank 47th of 566 in state
13th of 70 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 201 exchanges: 288, 393, 462, 727
FIPS code 3400330420
GNIS feature ID 0885247

Hasbrouck Heights (pronounced HAZ-brook /ˈhæz.bɹʊk/) is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 11,842, reflecting an increase of 180 (+1.5%) from the 11,662 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 174 (+1.5%) from the 11,488 counted in the 1990 Census. An inner-ring suburb of New York City, Hasbrouck Heights is located approximately 10 miles (16 km) northwest of Midtown Manhattan and 8 miles (13 km) west of Upper Manhattan.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.510 square miles (3.910 km2), including 1.506 square miles (3.899 km2) of land and 0.004 square miles (0.010 km2) of water (0.26%) was water.

The borough borders Hackensack, Lodi, Moonachie, Teterboro and Wood-Ridge.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 1,255
1910 2,155 71.7%
1920 2,895 34.3%
1930 5,658 95.4%
1940 6,716 18.7%
1950 9,181 36.7%
1960 13,046 42.1%
1970 13,651 4.6%
1980 12,166 −10.9%
1990 11,488 −5.6%
2000 11,662 1.5%
2010 11,842 1.5%
2019 (est.) 11,992 1.3%
Population sources:
1900-1920 1900-1910
1910-1930 1900-2010
2000 2010

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 11,842 people, 4,433 households, and 3,187 families residing in the borough. The population density was 7,865.4 per square mile (3,036.8/km2). There were 4,627 housing units at an average density of 3,073.2 per square mile (1,186.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 81.34% (9,632) White, 2.86% (339) Black or African American, 0.08% (9) Native American, 9.99% (1,183) Asian, 0.02% (2) Pacific Islander, 3.68% (436) from other races, and 2.04% (241) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.86% (1,760) of the population.

There were 4,433 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.22. Same-sex couples headed 9 households in 2010, less than half of the 19 counted in 2000.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 29.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.8 years. For every 100 females there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.4 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $88,375 (with a margin of error of +/− $7,467) and the median family income was $100,264 (+/− $9,917). Males had a median income of $60,618 (+/− $5,446) versus $47,385 (+/− $6,455) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $37,428 (+/− $3,231). About 3.6% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.


2021-07-27 13 51 34 View east along U.S. Route 46 from the pedestrian overpass at Collins Avenue in Hasbrouck Heights, Bergen County, New Jersey
View east along US 46 in Hasbrouck Heights

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 36.64 miles (58.97 km) of roadways, of which 29.29 miles (47.14 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.78 miles (7.69 km) by Bergen County and 2.57 miles (4.14 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 17 and U.S. Route 46 pass through Hasbrouck Heights.

Public transportation

NJ Transit bus routes 161, 163 and 164 provide service to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 76 line serves Newark; and local service is offered on the 709 and 780 routes.

NJ Transit provides rail service via the Pascack Valley Line's Teterboro - Williams Avenue station, which is located on the eastern boundary with Teterboro, just across the tracks from the Williams Avenue dead end in Hasbrouck Heights. Although the rail line's tracks lie entirely within the borders of Hasbrouck Heights, and in fact form the borough's eastern boundary with Teterboro, New Jersey Transit considers the station to be in Teterboro because passenger boarding, passenger shelter, parking lot, and ingress/egress roads are accessed from that municipality.

In January 2013, New Jersey Transit erected a 300-foot (91 m) chain link fence in the vicinity of the Williams Avenue dead end as a safety measure to prevent pedestrians / commuters from crossing over the tracks illegally to gain access to the trains on the Teterboro side. Hasbrouck Heights Mayor Rose Marie Heck, Assemblyman Tim Eustace, and Hasbrouck Heights commuters have tried to work with New Jersey Transit to find alternative solutions, including installation of a pedestrian rail crossing with swing gates and warning lights. New Jersey Transit has indicated there are no immediate alternatives available since funding is not available.

Teterboro Airport is located on the eastern border of Hasbrouck Heights.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Hasbrouck Heights include:

  • Jason Biggs (born 1978), actor best known for his role in the American Pie film series, attended Hasbrouck Heights High School.
  • Robert Burns (1926–2016), politician who served two terms in the New Jersey General Assembly from the 38th Legislative District.
  • Marian Calabro, author and publisher of history books.
  • Clarence Chamberlin (1893–1976), aviation pioneer who was the second man to pilot a fixed-wing aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean, from New York to the European mainland, while carrying the first transatlantic passenger.
  • Clams Casino (born 1987 as Mike Volpe), hip hop producer.
  • Vincent J. Dellay (1907–1999), represented New Jersey for one term in the United States House of Representatives.
  • Arthur Godfrey (1903–1983), entertainer.
  • Kathy Godfrey (c. 1915–1981), talk show host on radio and television.
  • Rose Heck (born 1932), former mayor of Hasbrouck Heights who also served in the New Jersey General Assembly.
  • Victoria Hutson Huntley (1900–1971), artist and printmaker.
  • Tony Orlando (born 1944), show business professional, best known as the lead singer of the 1970s group Tony Orlando and Dawn.
  • Bill Parcells (born 1941), former Executive Vice President of Football Operations for the Miami Dolphins and former head coach of the New York Giants, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Dallas Cowboys.
  • Luis Alvarez Roure (born 1976), Puerto Rican portrait painter.
  • Oscar Schwidetzky (1875–1963), philanthropist, inventor of the Ace bandage and the disposable syringe.
  • Jay Seals (born 1976), actor who has appeared on television in Mad Men and Awake.
  • Frank Sinatra (1915–1998), singer and actor.
  • Scott Slutzker (born 1972), former NFL tight end for the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints, and New York Jets.


Hasbrouck Heights High School

The Hasbrouck Heights School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. The district also serves students from Teterboro, a non-operating district that was merged into the Hasbrouck Heights School District following its dissolution on July 1, 2010. As of the 2020–21 school year, the district, comprised of four schools, had an enrollment of 1,745 students and 145.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.0:1. Schools in the district (with 2020–21 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Euclid Elementary School with 338 students in grades PreK-5, Lincoln Elementary School with 386 students in grades PreK-5, Hasbrouck Heights Middle School with 426 students in grades 6-8 and Hasbrouck Heights High School with 558 students in grades 9-12.

Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.

Corpus Christi School is a Catholic elementary school that serves children in preschool through eighth grade. The school belongs to the Corpus Christi Parish, and has two main buildings: the early childhood learning center, for ages three to five, and the main building for ages five to thirteen. The school operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.

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