Hoboken Population skyrockets 30%!!

2/3/2011:

Hoboken becomes 5th most populous in Hudson County

I knew this was going to happen. The Census Results were released today – and Hoboken’s population grew a staggering 30% since 2000 – even surpassing Kearny and West New York.

Hoboken hasn’t had a population this big since 1950.

And you think we can lay off more cops?

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PS – this number is most likely even higher. I know countless people who refused to partake in the census.

17 Responses

  1. Evelyn says:

    Now it makes sense why we keep getting more pizza places!

  2. NorthKrissy says:

    Praying that they don’t stuff more condo buildings uptown. Is it really necessary to fill every plot with construction? Judging from some recent plans I saw, the proposed park space was a joke. A way to halt building until the house in order is a good idea.

  3. WorldBFree says:

    p.s. i think countless people also refused to take part in the 2000 census.

  4. homeworld says:

    What are people’s reasons for “refusing to take part in the census” other than stubbornness? If it’s for libertarian and/or constitutional reasons, or even if you think the census is some sort of Obama communist ACORN conspiracy that Jeff Boss witnessed the NSA arrange, you can just fill out the bare minimum information so at least you’re counted in the population totals.

    • hoboken411 says:

      From what I gathered, it was just a general “screw you” to the government. Some people I talked to also found the harassment displeasurable, equating the incessant nature of the street workers to pushy Electrolux salesman. [quote comment=”202940″]What are people’s reasons for “refusing to take part in the census” other than stubbornness? If it’s for libertarian and/or constitutional reasons, or even if you think the census is some sort of Obama communist ACORN conspiracy that Jeff Boss witnessed the NSA arrange, you can just fill out the bare minimum information so at least you’re counted in the population totals.
      [/quote]

      • homeworld says:

        Do these people also not vote or go to jury duty as a “screw you” to the government? How about not paying taxes?[quote comment=”202941″]From what I gathered, it was just a general “screw you” to the government. Some people I talked to also found the harassment displeasurable, equating the incessant nature of the street workers to pushy Electrolux salesman.

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  5. BamBam says:

    Regardless of what the nutty conspiracists did to foil the official government population count, many more took the census seriously and got counted. The final numbers now speak volumes about the desirability of this city as an alternative to the skyscraper metropolis across the river. Yes, it has many flaws and its government still operates in many ways like a mom-and-pop shop, but it’s always been the people that made history in this city. Fifty thousand people — many of them highly educated and working professionals — squeezed into one square mile is a force to reckon with. A thirty percent growth rate is monumental, and no other city or town in Hudson County scored even half of that growth in the same period, even with all the same new fancy condos built up and down Hudson County.

    It would be shameful to waste this opportunity to parlay our numbers into a more powerful influence on county politics and finances. Let’s hope Hoboken 2020 will not have the same ancient Roman sewer system, the same Made-in-Kazakhstan waterfront, the same Taliban-certified roads, the same overcrowded, dilapidated public schools and the same Mayberry-modeled city goevernment!

  6. camel2 says:

    Speaking of cops, maybe Zimmer should do the police audit over again. Their inaccurate one was based on much lower population counts.

  7. HB_Newbie says:

    And yet 126 bus service probably has not increased…

  8. JohnCarani says:

    This is a good thing, we can easily accommodate another 10,000 people which would really make Hoboken fulfill its potential. With more people more business, and more action there will be more Hoboken and more options for transportation, recreation and dynamic interactions that will make Hoboken shine !!!

    • HansBrix says:

      I’m not sure if adding more people makes a place better. Sounds like overcrowding to me.

      What if the PATH comes to this:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-X6dC2yrUc
      [quote comment=”202947″]This is a good thing, we can easily accommodate another 10,000 people which would really make Hoboken fulfill its potential. With more people more business, and more action there will be more Hoboken and more options for transportation, recreation and dynamic interactions that will make Hoboken shine !!![/quote]

      • animal_lover says:

        I don’t know what town JohnCarani lives in or who pays him to spin such falsehoods.[quote comment=”202994″]I’m not sure if adding more people makes a place better. Sounds like overcrowding to me. What if the PATH comes to this: [/quote]

  9. Adam_C says:

    I can see Fifty Thousand and “50K” being heavily overused buzzwords in the coming decade. Prepare yourselves.

  10. BHaze726 says:

    Does this mean we’re getting 30% more parking spots?

  11. tigerpac says:

    I’m more surprised at Jersey City’s lack of growth than Hoboken’s strong growth. They can keep putting up condos in the NW redevelopment zone and maybe one day they’ll be something else up there other than shoprite.

  12. animal_lover says:

    What is worse the overcrowding, lack of civility or stupidity of the politicians who are “correcting” the ills of the past administration? … a perfect storm.

  13. truth1 says:

    The population was higher during World War II (I believe). A lot of big families in tenements and the past makeup of Hoboken with its industry, piers, ship building and repair yards. As for being civil, it comes with honesty, trust, ethics, being considerate and to realize that civil people should help each other. LOL ! 😛

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