Hawthorne, New Jersey

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Hawthorne (pronounced haw-THORN) is a borough in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 18,218.

Hawthorne was originally part of the now-defunct Manchester Township, which was later subdivided to create Hawthorne, Haledon, North Haledon, Prospect Park, Totowa and most of the First Ward of Paterson. The Borough of Hawthorne was incorporated from within Manchester Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 24, 1898.[7]



Hawthorne is located at 40°57′27″N 74°09′23″W / 40.957498°N 74.156275°W / 40.957498; -74.156275 (40.957498, -74.156275).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km2), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 18,218 people, 7,260 households, and 4,929 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,364.9 people per square mile (2,068.8/km2). There were 7,419 housing units at an average density of 2,184.8/sq mi (842.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.75% White, 0.75% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.89% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, and 1.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.43% of the population.

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