Hackettstown, NJ

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Population

9,569

0.167% decline

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$63,940

4.26% decline

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

4,927

1.66% decline

Median Property Value

$272,600

1.45% growth

About

In 2017, Hackettstown, NJ had a population of 9.57k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $63,940. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hackettstown, NJ declined from 9,585 to 9,569, a -0.167% decrease and its median household income declined from $66,782 to $63,940, a -4.26% decrease.

The population of Hackettstown, NJ is 71.8% White Alone, 20.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.62% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Hackettstown, NJ speak a non-English language, and 88.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hackettstown, NJ are Centenary University (562 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Hackettstown, NJ is $272,600, and the homeownership rate is 50.8%. Most people in Hackettstown, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Hackettstown, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hackettstown, NJ employs 4.93k people. The largest industries in Hackettstown, NJ are Retail Trade (607 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (588 people), and Manufacturing (466 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($113,523), Public Administration ($88,281), and Finance & Insurance ($68,906).

Median household income in Hackettstown, NJ is $63,940. Males in Hackettstown, NJ have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in Hackettstown, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,940

2017 value

± $8,480

-4.26%

1 Year Growth

± 21.7%

Households in Hackettstown, NJ have a median annual income of $63,940, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,782 in 2016, which represents a -4.26% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632

Average Male Salary

± $1,612

$61,412

Average Female Salary

± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $79,679 ± $3,060

  2. White

    $67,619 ± $1,158

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hackettstown, NJ is from New Jersey.

0.493

2017 Wage GINI

0.491

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 314.01

  2. Census Tract 314.02

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hackettstown, NJ was Census Tract 314.01 with a value of $77,426, followed by Census Tract 314.02 and N/A, with respective values of $56,250 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hackettstown, NJ (1.26k out of 8.84k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    797 ± 273

  2. White

    789 ± 193

  3. Other

    410 ± 232

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hackettstown, NJ is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.93k

2017 Value

± 436

-1.66%

1 Year decline

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hackettstown, NJ declined at a rate of -1.66%, from 5.01k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hackettstown, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (747 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (487 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (479 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hackettstown, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hackettstown, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (747 people), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (487 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (479 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hackettstown, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (2.52 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.45 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hackettstown, NJ, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($96,429), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($92,813), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($88,625).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.93k

2017 Value

± 436

-1.66%

1 Year decline

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hackettstown, NJ declined at a rate of -1.66%, from 5.01k employees to 4.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hackettstown, NJ, are Retail Trade (607 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (588 people), and Manufacturing (466 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hackettstown, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Hackettstown, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Hackettstown, NJ, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (607 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (588 people), and Manufacturing (466 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Hackettstown, NJ has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.98 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.36 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hackettstown, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($113,523), Public Administration ($88,281), and Finance & Insurance ($68,906).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

84.5% of the population of Hackettstown, NJ has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 11.4% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 0.317% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Hackettstown, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Hackettstown, NJ see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,081

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,049

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,614

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

15.5%

Uninsured

51.6%

Employer Coverage

11.4%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

0.317%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hackettstown, NJ declined by 22.5% from 20% to 15.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hackettstown, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.1% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Hackettstown, NJ is home to a population of 9.57k people, from which 88.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 20.1% of Hackettstown, NJ residents were born outside of the country (1.93k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hackettstown, NJ is composed of 6.88k White Alone residents (71.8%), 1.99k Hispanic or Latino residents (20.8%), 346 Asian Alone residents (3.62%), 281 Black or African American Alone residents (2.94%), 45 Two or More Races residents (0.47%), 12 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.125%), 10 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.105%), and 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0836%).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hackettstown, NJ was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Hackettstown, NJ are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hackettstown, NJ residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.1%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.93k people

21.4%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.05k people

As of 2017, 20.1% of Hackettstown, NJ residents (1.93k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hackettstown, NJ was 21.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    251,165 ± 12,131 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    162,243 ± 9,799 people

  3. Mexico

    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

88.1%

2017 Citizenship

87.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.1% of Hackettstown, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hackettstown, NJ was 87.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.88k ± 458

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.99k ± 490

  3. Asian Alone

    346 ± 159

In 2017, there were 3.45 times more White Alone residents (6.88k people) in Hackettstown, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.99k Hispanic or Latino and 346 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Hackettstown, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    151 ± 68

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    67 ± 39

  3. Korea

    49 ± 60

Hackettstown, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hackettstown, NJ awarded 562 degrees. The student population of Hackettstown, NJ is skewed towards women, with 693 male students and 1,297 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hackettstown, NJ are White (272 and 50.6%), followed by Unknown (195 and 36.2%), Hispanic or Latino (40 and 7.43%), and Black or African American (26 and 4.83%).

The largest universities in Hackettstown, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Centenary University (562 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hackettstown, NJ are General Business Administration & Management (136 and 24.2%), Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (62 and 11%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (34 and 6.05%).

The median tuition costs in Hackettstown, NJ are $31,156 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Hackettstown, NJ was Criminal Justice - Safety Studies with 27 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Hackettstown, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

562 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,156

Median Private

In 2017, the Hackettstown, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Centenary University with 562 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

198

Degrees Awarded to Men

364

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 198 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hackettstown, NJ, which is 0.544 times less than the 364 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    272 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    195 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    40 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hackettstown, NJ were to White students. These 272 degrees mean that there were 1.39 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 195 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hackettstown, NJ was $272,600 in 2017, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $268,700 to $272,600, a 1.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Hackettstown, NJ is 50.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hackettstown, NJ have an average commute time of 27.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hackettstown, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$272,600

2017 Median

± $9,652

$268,700

2016 Median

± $8,074

In 2017, the median property value in Hackettstown, NJ grew to to $272,600 from the previous year's value of $268,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hackettstown, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hackettstown, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$63,940

Median Household Income

± $8,480

3.39k

Number of Households

± 311

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.39k households in Hackettstown, NJ declined from $63,940 from the previous year's value of $66,782.

The following chart displays the households in Hackettstown, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Hackettstown, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Hackettstown, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

50.8%

2017 Homeownership

52.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 50.8% of the housing units in Hackettstown, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 52.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hackettstown, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hackettstown, NJ have a longer commute time (27.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.66% of the workforce in Hackettstown, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.5%

  2. Carpooled

    15.1%

  3. Walked

    6.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hackettstown, NJ was Drove Alone (71.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (15.1%) and those who Walked (6.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Hackettstown, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hackettstown, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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