Place:Hackensack, Bergen, New Jersey, United States


Alt namesHackensacsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002773
Haginsacksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002773
New Barbadoessource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002773
Coordinates40.888°N 74.048°W
Located inBergen, New Jersey, United States     (1647 - )
Contained Places
Hackensack Cemetery
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Hackensack is a city in Bergen County in New Jersey, United States, and serves as its county seat. The area was officially named New Barbadoes Township until 1921, but has informally been known as Hackensack since at least the 18th century. As of the 2020 United States census, the city's population was 46,030.[1]

An inner suburb of New York City, Hackensack is located approximately northwest of Midtown Manhattan and about from the George Washington Bridge.[2] From a number of locations, including portions of Prospect Avenue, the New York City skyline can be seen.

The Metropolitan Campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University straddles the Hackensack River in both Hackensack and Teaneck. Hackensack is also the home of the former New Jersey Naval Museum and the World War II submarine USS Ling. Astronaut Wally Schirra is perhaps Hackensack's most famous .

The city has diverse neighborhoods and land uses located close to one another. Within its borders are the Hackensack University Medical Center, a residential high-rise district about a mile long (along Prospect Avenue between Beech Street and Passaic Street), suburban neighborhoods of single-family houses, stately older homes on acre-plus lots, older two-family neighborhoods, large garden apartment complexes, industrial areas, the Bergen County Jail, a tidal river, Hackensack River County Park, Borg's Woods Nature Preserve, various city parks, large office buildings, a major college campus, the Bergen County Court House, a vibrant small-city downtown district, and various small neighborhood business districts.

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