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Hoboken, NJ
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Living in Hoboken



Hoboken is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 58,690 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Hoboken is the 21st 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.

Hoboken home prices are not only among the most expensive in New Jersey, but Hoboken real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Hoboken telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 22.08% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One thing that you will notice about Hoboken is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Hoboken a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One downside of living in Hoboken, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 39.00 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Hoboken use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Hoboken‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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 80.29% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hoboken in 2018 was $97,083, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $388,332 for a family of four.

Hoboken is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hoboken home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hoboken residents report their race to be 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 15.40% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hoboken include Italian, Irish, German, English, and Polish.

In addition, Hoboken has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.15%).

The most common language spoken in Hoboken is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.