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Overview

Introduction to Hoboken, New Jersey

Hoboken, New Jersey, in Hudson county, is 2 miles S of Union City, New Jersey and 2 miles W of New York, New York. The city is part of the Jersey City metropolitan statistical area.

Hoboken History

This region was originally an island which was surrounded by the Hudson River. It was inhabited by the Native American tribe of Lenni Lenape. The earliest modern settlers of this area were the Dutch/ Flemish led by Henry Hudson who was English. It is said that Colonel James Stevens gave the area its present name of Hoboken.

Hoboken and nearby Attractions

  • Hoboken Terminal
  • Weehawken Cove
  • Castle Point
  • Hoboken Historical Museum
  • Hudson River Waterfront Walkway
  • Hoboken Green Market

Things To Do In Hoboken

The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is a must visit. It offers some exquisite views and also has many points of interest along its route, which include a number of parks and golf courses. Fans of Gothic fiction should visit Sybil’s Cave, which served as an inspiration for Edgar Allan Poe while writing "The Mystery of Marie Roget."

Hoboken Transportation

The closest major airport is Newark Liberty International.

Hoboken Higher Education

The nearest institution offering opportunities for higher education is the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,136
Male Share of the Population49.9%
Female Share of the Population50.1%
Senior Citizens6.1%
Employed Population 16+34,856
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married35.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher77.9%
Median Earnings25+$79,687
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,461
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,178

Wealth

Median Family Income$177,088
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.9%
% Using Public Transportation58.8%

Housing

People Living Alone37.8%
Median Gross Rent$2,001
Median House Value$621,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27.8%
Italian22.4%
Irish21.1%
Polish5.9%
English5.7%
Russian3.6%
French Except Basque1.9%
Greek1.3%
Hungarian1.3%
Swedish1.1%
Scottish1%
Portuguese0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Arab0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Norwegian0.5%
Israeli0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Iranian0.4%
US/American0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Welsh0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
African0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Australian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
South African0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
German0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Hoboken Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hudson County
Standard Zip Codes7030
Phone Area Codes862
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.75
Approximate Longitude-74.03

Hoboken Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationJERSEY CITY
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationNEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PK
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 84 F
Oct Temp50 to 64 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Guttenberg11,628$54,488
Jersey City261,666$66,928
Secaucus18,737$103,188
Union City68,965$41,703
Weehawken13,671$105,833
West New York52,407$50,278

Hoboken Public Libraries

Hoboken Public Library
500 PARK AVENUE
Hoboken, New Jersey
(201) 420-2346

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Hoboken Hospitals

Carepoint Health-hoboken University Medical Center
(Proprietary)
308 Willow Ave
(201) 821-8701

Hoboken Public Schools

Elysian Charter School
301 Garden Street
ZIP: 7030
(201) 876-0102
Primary
Total Enrollment 290
Hoboken Charter School
713 Washington St
ZIP: 7030
(201) 963-0222
Other
Total Enrollment 287
Hoboken Dual Language Charter School
123 Jefferson Street
ZIP: 7030
(201) 427-1458
Primary
Total Enrollment 291
Hoboken Junior Senior High School
Ninth & Clinton Sts
ZIP: 7030
(201) 356-3701
High
Total Enrollment 658
Joseph F Brandt School
215 Ninth Street
ZIP: 7030
(201) 356-3720
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Salvatore R. Calabro
524 Park Avenue
ZIP: 7030
(201) 356-3671
Primary
Total Enrollment 121
Thomas G. Connors
201 Monroe Street
ZIP: 7030
(201) 356-3681
Primary
Total Enrollment 222
Wallace Elementary School
1100 Willow Avenue
ZIP: 7030
(201) 356-3651
Primary
Total Enrollment 602

Hoboken Private Schools

All Saints Episcopal Day School
707 Washington St
ZIP: 7030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 129
Hoboken Catholic Academy
555 7th St
ZIP: 7030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 298
Mustard Seed School
422 Willow Ave Ste 3
ZIP: 7030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 178
Stevens Cooperative School
301 Garden St
ZIP: 7030
Elementary
Total Enrollment 316
The Hudson School
601 Park Ave
ZIP: 7030
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 181
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Historic Hoboken

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Holland American docks between 1900 and 1915

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Holland American docks between 1900 and 1915

Holland American docks between 1900 and 1915

Hamburg-American Line piers c1905.

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