Profile for Hoboken, New Jersey, NJ
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Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, in the New York metro area.
One tradition says the community was named for a village in Belgium; another says the name derives from an Indian term for "land of the tobacco pipe."
The latitude of Hoboken is 40.743N. The longitude is -74.032W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,482.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Hoboken demographic reports
Hoboken is on the Hudson River.
Col. John Stevens developed the area as a resort for wealthy vacationers from New York City.
Lays claim to being the birthplace of the zipper, the Blimpie and the electric train
Public transportation: PATH Rail, New York Harbor Ferry (See the transit and travel sections below.)
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 140. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Hoboken received national attention for 1900 waterfront fire, which killed 145 people and caused $10 million in damage
Filming location for:
· 1954 movie, "On the Waterfront"
· 2007 movie, "The Nanny Diaries"
Well-known residents have included:
· Frank Sinatra, singer and actor
· Alfred C. Kinsey, scientist, sex researcher
· Alfred Stieglitz, photographer
· Dorothea Lange, photographer
· John Sayles, writer and filmmaker
Local bands (past and present) have included Bongos
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Chock Full o' Nuts, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- St. Ann's Italian Festival - July 18-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hoboken web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Hoboken Historical Museum
Colleges and universities:
Stevens Institute of Technology
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 128
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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hoboken demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hudson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Jersey City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07030 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
9% of Hoboken residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hoboken ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hoboken was $43,195, compared with $21,587 nationally.
59% of Hoboken residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Hoboken festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- St. Ann's Italian Festival - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Hoboken, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $953. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,622.
Libraries in Hoboken include Hoboken Public Library ... View libraries
Hudson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hoboken political report.
Hoboken restaurants taking online reservations include City Bistro, Frankie and Johnnie's Steakhouse - NJ, Sushi Lounge, The Brass Rail, Trinity - Hoboken ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Hoboken workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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