Hoboken is a medium-sized coastal city (ie. on the ocean or tidally-influenced rivers) located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 38,669 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Hoboken is the 39th largest community in New Jersey. Hoboken has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Hoboken is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.44% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hoboken is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hoboken who work in management occupations (16.56%), sales jobs (14.76%), and business and financial occupations (13.55%).
Of important note, Hoboken is also a city of artists. Hoboken has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hoboken's character.
Also of interest is that Hoboken has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Hoboken, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
The city is also nautical, which means that parts of Hoboken are somewhat historic and bounded by the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and tidal rivers. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
In Hoboken, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.66 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. However, the city is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
Hoboken Information and Demographics
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hoboken, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hoboken is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.39% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 14.96%.
The per capita income in Hoboken in 2000 was $43,195, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,780 for a family of four.
Hoboken is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hoboken home come from a variety of different races and ancestries. The most prevalent race in Hoboken is White, followed by Asian. Hoboken also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 20.48% of the city's residents. Important ancestries of people in Hoboken include Italian, Irish, German, English, Polish, and Russian.
The most common language spoken in Hoboken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.