Hoboken, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Hoboken, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Hoboken had a population of 54,966 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hoboken: Hobocan, Hoebuck.

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Hoboken, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 54,966
Population in Households 53,376
Population in Familes 28,800
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,590
Population Density1 43,624
Diversity Index2 54


Median Household Income $123,001
Average Household Income $171,717
Per Capita Income $85,798


Total Housing Units 29,067 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,356 (28.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,761 (64.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,950 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $621,162
Average Home Value $742,230


Total Households 27,117
Average Household Size 1.97
Family Households 10,392
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.15% 1.17%
Households 0.97% 1.03%
Families 1.15% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 2018 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 Density # 4 99th
Diversity Index # 199 64th
Median Household Income # 81 85th
Per Capita Income # 9 99th

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