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Okay: Some Website Says Hoboken Is the Most Hipster City in America

The lovely city of Hoboken. Photo: Shutterstock
The lovely city of Hoboken. Photo: Shutterstock

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Close your eyes for a minute and try to picture the city of Hoboken, New Jersey. Perhaps you're imagining that poster you had in college of Frank Sinatra's mug shot, or watching Cake Boss with your mom, or, if you're like us and currently very hungry, infinite trays of lasagna. Regardless, the last thing you're probably thinking is, "Oh, I heard they just got a really cool kombucha place."

But according to some website, Hoboken, New Jersey, is the most hipster city in America. Why? A) It has over 50,000 people. B) It has a "high percentage" of residents between the ages of 20 and 34. C) It also has a "high percentage" of residents with at least a Bachelor's Degree, and D) It has "many" cafes and yoga studios per capita.

According to, Hoboken tops out the list, with 50,929 residents and 13.1 cafes per 10,000 people, as well as one yoga studio per 10,000 people (so, uh, five yoga studios?). Other cities that made the cut: Ames, Iowa, Somerville, Massachusetts, Auburn, Alabama, and Mormon hub Provo, Utah.

A word of advice for the next time a website embarks on such a quest: Consider the number of aerial yoga studios and matcha cafes per capita of a city before determining the true winner.