Map highlighting South Hackensack's location within Bergen County. Inset: Bergen County's location within New Jersey.
South Hackensack Township is a township located in Bergen County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 2,249.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 1.9 km˛ (0.7 mi˛). 1.8 km˛ (0.7 mi˛) of it is land and 0.1 km˛ (0.04 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 2.74% water.
As a result of the formation of boroughs within its previous limits, South Hackensack is split into three sections. The primary residential section is adjacent to Hackensack, Little Ferry and Teterboro. A small section is sandwiched in between Garfield, Lodi, Wallington, and Wood-Ridge, while a sliver containing only industrial properties lies in the Meadowlands between Carlstadt, Moonachie, and Ridgefield. South Hackensack is the only one of New Jersey's 566 municipalities to be split into three non-contiguous sections.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,249 people, 811 households, and 593 families residing in the township. The population density is 1,223.0/km˛ (3,161.2/mi˛). There are 830 housing units at an average density of 451.4/km˛ (1,166.6/mi˛). The racial makeup of the township is 82.93% White, 2.18% African American, 0.22% Native American, 5.74% Asian, 0.31% Pacific Islander, 6.31% from other races, and 2.31% from two or more races. 15.07% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 811 households out of which 27.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% are married couples living together, 13.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% are non-families. 23.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.77 and the average family size is 3.27.
In the township the population is spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the township is $57,917, and the median income for a family is $66,071. Males have a median income of $39,918 versus $32,344 for females. The per capita income for the township is $27,128. 7.1% of the population and 5.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.5% of those under the age of 18 and 6.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.