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Overview

Introduction to Aberdeen, New Jersey

Aberdeen, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 5 miles W of Middletown, New Jersey and 23 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 17,454 people lived in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen History

This area was originally inhabited by the Lenne Lenape Native American people. Dutch settlers who came in the late 17th century pushed the Native Americans westward. Though they tried to build settlements from 1650 onwards, the Dutch could never succeed in making any permanent settlements. The town was named Aberdeen in November of 1977.

Aberdeen and nearby Attractions

  • Matawan Art Gallery
  • Holmes-Hendrickson House
  • Hendrickson House
  • Tatum Park
  • Longstreet Farm
  • Fort Wadsworth

Things To Do In Aberdeen

Aberdeen has several parks and areas of historical significance which are worth visiting. The town is near the waterfront, which provides good opportunities for boating, fishing and swimming.

Aberdeen Transportation

Newark International Airport provides air transportation.

Aberdeen Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education can be reached at Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University, Rutgers University and Wagner College.

People

Total Population 18,282
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 11.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,220
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38.2%
Median Earnings25+ $50,622
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $38,640
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,846

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,913
% Above Poverty Level 93.3%
% Below Poverty Level 6.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 11.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,447
Median House Value $303,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.3%
Irish 20.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Aberdeen Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07747
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.4
Longitude -74.22

Aberdeen Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Station SANDY HOOK
Distance 12.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Station LONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance 14.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hazlet 20,185 $99,737
Holmdel 16,684 $156,458
Keansburg 9,967 $67,452
Keyport 7,195 $83,995
Matawan 8,887 $97,165
Union Beach 5,885 $69,904

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Serves 1,015 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

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