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.


Total Population 52,452
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 5.9%
Employed Population 16+ 34,416
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 35%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 77.5%
Median Earnings25+ $76,410
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,641
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,039


Median Family Income $165,648
% Above Poverty Level 89.2%
% Below Poverty Level 10.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 8.1%
% Using Public Transportation 57.6%


People Living Alone 37.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,931
Median House Value $591,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.2%
Irish 20.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hoboken Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles S of Union City, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 2 miles W of New York, New York
County Hudson
Standard Zip Codes 07030
Phone Area Codes 201
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.743
Longitude -74.032

Hoboken Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 84 F
Oct Temp 50 to 64 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hoboken, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Castle Point (07030)

Uptown (07030)

Washington Street (07030)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Guttenberg 11,595 $60,163
Jersey City 259,651 $64,522
Secaucus 18,170 $97,222
Union City 68,656 $39,501
Weehawken 13,215 $94,336
West New York 51,860 $46,659

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hoboken Public Libraries

Hoboken Public Library
Hoboken, New Jersey
(201) 420-2346
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Hoboken Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(201) 418-1004
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hoboken High Schools

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Serves 668 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.1

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 261 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

Hoboken Colleges

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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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