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Renter’s City Guide to Hoboken, NJ

Introducing Hoboken Expenses & Housing Stats Jobs & Education Lifestyle & Renting Tips

Hoboken is a residential neighborhood in New Jersey. Located on the Hudson Waterfront, it is also part of the New York Metropolitan Area. The city has been ranked one of the best cities for college graduates by Livability in 2015 and the #2 best cities for singles because nearly half its population is single.

How big is Hoboken?

Hoboken has a total area of just 1.25 square miles, which has earned it the nickname of ‘The Mile Square City’.

What other cities are close to Hoboken?

Hoboken is only 6 miles away from Manhattan and about a 1-hour drive from Brooklyn, making it a popular commuter hub for those working in New York City. Hoboken is also a 1.5-hour drive from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

What is the weather like in Hoboken?

Hoboken has a humid subtropical climate. It has all four seasons: summer from June to August, autumn from September to November, winter from December to February, and spring from March through to May. The hottest month is July, with average temperatures reaching 84°F, and the coldest is January, seeing averages as low as 27°F. Weather in Hoboken can also be a bit wet, as the city gets 22 inches of snow per year and 77 inches of rain.


What are the pros of living in Hoboken?

One of the pros of living in Hoboken is, undoubtedly, its proximity to New York City. This makes Hoboken a great place for those looking for career or educational opportunities, without the crowded feel of living in a metropolis. Hoboken also has a diverse cultural and entertainment scene, but if you're craving more, The Big Apple is literally just over the river.

What are the cons of living in Hoboken?

Due to being so close to New York City, the cost of living in Hoboken can be quite high, especially if you're renting. Many residents are also commuting into Manhattan for work, which can result in heavy traffic and long commute times. 

Is Hoboken a diverse city?

Hoboken is not a particularly diverse city. Residents are predominantly white, and while the Hispanic/Latino community is sizable, Asian and African American ethnicities make up less than 10% of the city’s population.

Hoboken Demographic Highlights
Total Population 59,369
Median Age 32

How much is public transportation in Hoboken?

Public transport in Hoboken is provided by ‘The Hop’, a community shuttle bus service with stops within two blocks of any residents. Hoboken has the highest percentage of commuters who use public transport in the U.S., and the best part about 'The Hop' is that it's free. The city is also served by the New York City transit system, as well as the NY Waterway ferry, the New Jersey Transit and the PATH subway system, which runs from Hoboken Terminal to Manhattan and Newark. However, average commute times are very high at 37.7 minutes, and they are significantly above the national average of 25.1 minutes.

How much does a meal cost in Hoboken?

A three-course mail for two in a mid-range restaurant in Hoboken is $60 on average. A regular cappuccino is around $3.40.

How much are utilities in Hoboken?

The average monthly utility bill for a 915 sq ft apartment in Hoboken is $141.49, which is below the national average of $159.92.

Hoboken Rent Statistics
Apartment Rent Ranges
$501 - $7000%
$701 - $1,0000%
$1,001 - $1,5000%
$1,501 - $2,0000.34%
> $200099.66%
Average Rent Trends
What is the average rent in Hoboken?

The average rent for an apartment in Hoboken is $4,309 per month.

What is the average apartment size in Hoboken?

The average apartment size in Hoboken is 971 sq. ft.

What is the rent for a studio apartment in Hoboken?

Rent for a studio apartment in Hoboken ranges between $2,200 and $3,770 per month.

What is the rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hoboken?

Rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hoboken ranges between $1,600 and $4,430 per month.

What is the rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Hoboken?

Rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Hoboken ranges between $2,500 and $5,450 per month.

What is the rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Hoboken?

Rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Hoboken ranges between $3,750 and $6,565 per month.

Hoboken Housing Statistics
Occupied Housing Units 27,932
Owner occupied 35.09%
Renter occupied 64.91%

Is Hoboken a good city for work?

Hoboken enjoys a low unemployment rate, as well as plenty of work opportunities, especially if you want to commute into New York City. In 2015, the unemployment rate was 3%, below the national average of 4.9%, as well as the New Jersey average of 6.5%.

What are the top employers in Hoboken?

One of the major employers in Hoboken is Stevens Institute of Technology, a powerhouse for the local economy, employing over 1,200 on its main campus. John Wiley & Sons Inc. is a publishing company headquartered in Hoboken, employing over 1,500. Hoboken University Medical Center and Marsh USA are other top employers, and residents also have the option to look for work across the Hudson River and into New York City.

Hoboken Employment Statistics
White Collar 38,559
Blue Collar 1,367
White Collar 96.58%
Blue Collar 3.42%
Self Employment 2,336
Private Companies 31,999
Governmental Workers 2,672
Not for Profit Companies 2,919
Self Employment 5.85%
Private Companies 80.15%
Governmental Workers 6.69%
Not for Profit Companies 7.31%

Does Hoboken have good schools?

The Hoboken Public School System has three combined elementary and middle schools, which serve 1,800 K-12 students. In addition, it includes a high school, Hoboken High, which has been ranked one of the best public high schools in New Jersey. There are also three charter schools in the city, as well as several private and religiously affiliated schools.

What are the top colleges in Hoboken?

Stevens Institute of Technology is the only four-year higher education institution in Hoboken. It has a campus in the city, and it enrolls around 7,000 students.

Hoboken Education Statistics
No High School1.84%
Some High School9.53%
Some College11.18%
Associate Degree1.41%
Bachelor Degree47.32%
Graduate Degree28.72%

What can you do in Hoboken for free?

Even though New York City is right next door, there's plenty to do in Hoboken as well. If you're looking for the city's free attractions, the Hoboken Waterfront Walkway and the Pier A Park nearby offer an excellent opportunity for sightseeing. Take a moment to enjoy the iconic Manhattan skyline, with its Empire State Building, Intrepid and Freedom Tower.

Where to go out in Hoboken?

Hoboken is a young city, and with so many singles calling it home, you can be sure that it has a vibrant entertainment scene. Check out some of its top restaurants, such as The Cuban Restaurant and Bar, City Bistro, Cucharamama and Augustino’s. Or, if you’re ready for a night out, don’t miss out on some of the city’s best night-time and weekend venues, which include Black Bear Bar & Grill, Moran’s and Willie McBride’s.

What are the best museums in Hoboken?

There are numerous cultural attractions in Hoboken, from museums to art galleries. If you fancy a trip down memory lane, visit the Hoboken Historical Museum, which will take you back in time into the city's history. Art lovers shouldn't miss out on Barsky's Gallery, a contemporary art gallery which, although small, has a well-curated display of historical photos of Hoboken. The Proto Gallery is another contemporary art hub showcasing the works of talented, emerging artists from New York City.

Hoboken Household Statistics
Total Number of Households 27,932
Average People Per Household 2
Median Household Income$160,890
Average Household Income$206,004
No Children

What are the renter’s rights in Hoboken?

New Jersey laws stipulate that landlords cannot charge a security deposit that is more than 1.5 times the monthly rent. Leases may require a set late charge if the rent is not paid by a certain date of the month. Also, state laws prevent landlords from evicting tenants for nonpayment of late charges unless the lease states explicitly that late charges are considered part of the tenant's rent. The Legal Services of New Jersey are a helpful resource for tenants, so make sure to check out their website before renting in Hoboken.