A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$591,900
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,931
National
$928
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%

Hoboken Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    189
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    17
    41
  • Robbery
    61
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    172
    1
  • Theft
    1,438
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70
    0

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$114,381
National
$53,889
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    50%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    8%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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Hoboken Reviews

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Hoboken is a convenient town, located on the Hudson Waterfront across Manhattan NY. The city has a diverse community with mixed cultural backgrounds and ages. It is home to Stevens Institute of Technology, and hometown of Frank Sinatra.
Just like any other towns, living in Hoboken has its pros and cons.
One of its pros is its convenient location. Many people commute to New York or others cities from here. Also, there are many bars and restaurants and businesses that serve not only college students but families with or without children.
Some of its cons: the city overpopulated, and cost of living is high.
Review Hoboken
I like that Hoboken is very diverse and the community always seems to accept different people of different backgrounds. When I walk down any block in Hoboken I see many different faces and they all intermingle with each other with no problems. The only thing I would change about Hoboken is the fact that higher income families are choosing to live there which causes the cost of living there to skyrocket. As it stands now, the people who have been in Hoboken all their lives are basically unable to stay and raise their children there due to the current real estate market being so expensive. Other than that, I love Hoboken and think its a great place to raise a family, hang out, eat or simply take a walk.
Hoboken is a great place to start out when you're a recent college graduate,
when you want to live in close proximity to New York City without paying Manhattan rent, or in my case, all of the above. The "Mile Square City" has become somewhat of a hub for young professionals who commute into NYC for work (by a quick NJ Transit train ride), and stay for the food and drink options.