How many dogs in Hoboken?
A reader wrote in asking for assistance for settling a bet she had about dogs in Hoboken:
I’m wondering if you could settle a bet for me. How many dogs are living in Hoboken? I’m guessing 15,000-20,000. It sounds really high but they are everywhere! My friend says 5000.
Do you know where we can get an actual number?
“That’s a tough estimate.
I don’t believe we can get accurate numbers of dog licenses in town, because they don’t keep track of who moves out. Estimating might be the only way to go. Last census has us with around 38,000 -39,000 people. My guess it’s over 50,000 now, and will be 60,000 by 2010. If one out of 10 people own a dog, then 5,000 seems right.
But It’d be safe to say you lost your bet!”