Hackettstown, NJ
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Hackettstown is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 9,579 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Hackettstown is the 208th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns, Hackettstown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hackettstown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hackettstown is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hackettstown who work in office and administrative support (12.65%), sales jobs (10.30%), and maintenance occupations (9.73%).

Also of interest is that Hackettstown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Hackettstown is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Hackettstown enrolled in college, Hackettstown has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

The percentage of people in Hackettstown who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.52% of adults in Hackettstown have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hackettstown in 2010 was $30,452, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,808 for a family of four. However, Hackettstown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Hackettstown is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hackettstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hackettstown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hackettstown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.25% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hackettstown include German, Irish, Polish, and English.

Hackettstown also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 21.78%.

The most common language spoken in Hackettstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.