Hoboken, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hoboken, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Hoboken had a population of 53,603 as of July 1, 2016. Hoboken ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hoboken is located at latitude 40.7453 and longitude -74.0279 in Hudson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hoboken (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.26 sq. miles and a water area of 0.75 sq. miles. Hudson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Hoboken (GNIS ID: 885257) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hoboken population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hoboken: Hobocan, Hoebuck.

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Hoboken, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 53,603
Population in Households 52,024
Population in Familes 27,272
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,579
Population Density1 42,542
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 26,774
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 10,141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,913 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,082 (28.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,692 (64.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,139 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $594,937
Average Home Value $668,003


Median Household Income $112,223
Average Household Income $157,208
Per Capita Income $79,626
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.12% 1.37%
Households 1.08% 1.37%
Families 1.13% 1.41%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hoboken, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hoboken to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 97th
Population Density1 # 4 99th
Diversity Index2 # 195 64th
Median Household Income # 91 83rd
Per Capita Income # 10 98th

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