Hasbrouck Heights is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 12,227 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hasbrouck Heights is the 171st largest community in New Jersey.
Housing costs in Hasbrouck Heights are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.
Hasbrouck Heights is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hasbrouck Heights is a borough of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hasbrouck Heights who work in management occupations (15.11%), office and administrative support (13.58%), and teaching (10.05%).
Also of interest is that Hasbrouck Heights has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In addition, Hasbrouck Heights is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Hasbrouck Heights is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Hasbrouck Heights’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Even though Hasbrouck Heights is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Hasbrouck Heights citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.58% of adults in Hasbrouck Heights have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hasbrouck Heights in 2010 was $38,404, which is middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,616 for a family of four. However, Hasbrouck Heights contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hasbrouck Heights is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Hasbrouck Heights home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hasbrouck Heights residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Hasbrouck Heights also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.22% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hasbrouck Heights include Irish, German, Polish, and Egyptian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Hasbrouck Heights's cultural character, accounting for 19.76% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Hasbrouck Heights is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.