Hackettstown has the 2635th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. Hackettstown is part of the Allentown metro area. Unemployment in the Allentown area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Allentown has the 75th largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Hackettstown is below average at $45,510, and the median cost of a home in Hackettstown is $269,100, which is above the national average. 25% of workers in Hackettstown hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 82% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Hackettstown. 77% of Hackettstown workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 10% carpool, and 11% walk. People in Hackettstown spend an average of 30 minutes commuting to work, which is longer than the national average of 26 minutes.