Hasbrouck Heights

Hasbrouck Heights (pronounced “Haz-brook”) is a district in Bergen County, New Jersey. It is located between the cities of Passaic and Ridgefield Park, New Jersey. In the United States Census of 2010, the population was 11,842, an increase of 18.0% over the 11,662 counted in the 2000 census, and an increase of 17.4% over the 11,488 censuses in the 1990 census. The area of Hasbrouck Heights covers 1.53 square miles.

Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey is an inner suburb of New York City and is located 10 miles from Midtown Manhattan and 8 miles from Upper Manhattan. With its proximity to the city and the availability of public transport, it is an ideal place for travelers looking for a place close to the city for the price associated with it. 

The county was established on August 2, 1894, by a law of the New Jersey Legislature, which was based on the adoption of a referendum on July 31 of the same year to create a part of the municipality of Lodi in the heights of what is known as Boroughitis, a phenomenon that inundated the county.

The area that became the municipality of Hasbrouck Heights was known as Corona in the mid-19th century and developed around two local train stations. In 1889 the name Hasbrouck was chosen to honor Jacob Dillon Hasbouck (1842-1918) who was the general manager of New York and the New Jersey Railroad. When parts of the district were annexed by Lodi in 1901, it was named after the railroad.

As of 2020, Hasbrouck Heights will be the 80th largest city in New Jersey and the 2,746th largest city in the United States. As a borough, it ranks in the upper quarter of population density compared to other cities in the New Jersey Census of Designated Places (CDPs). 

Hasbrouck Heights borders Teterboro Airport, home to the New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame and the Museum of New Jersey.