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Overview

Introduction to Asbury Park, New Jersey

Asbury Park, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 12 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey and 36 miles S of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area.

Asbury Park History

Asbury Park is a seaside community that was developed as a residential resort by James A. Bradley in the year 1871. It was originally incorporated as a borough in March of 1874, but it went through further reincorporations before finally being incorporated as a city on March 25, 1897. Asbury Park gets its name from the first American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Francis Asbury. The city suffered quite a bit during the Great Depression and World War II, and its changing fortunes even resulted in the outbreak of riots in the 1970s. However, the turn of the 21st century has brought about a political, cultural, and economic revival of Asbury.

Asbury Park and nearby Attractions

  • Asbury Park Free Public Library
  • Jersey Shore Arts Center
  • Belmar Municipal Marina
  • Historical Society of Ocean Grove Museum
  • Wesley Lake
  • North Asbury Park

Things To Do In Asbury Park

The Asbury Park Free Public Library and the Historical Society of Ocean Grove Museum are the perfect places for visitors interested in the historical and cultural background of the city. The Jersey Shore Arts Center is a classic place to view artists at work. It also offers opportunities for participation in art, theater, dance and music. Belmar Beach is a popular tourist destination. One can also fish at the Belmar Marina. The city also has a number of beautiful, pristine lakes like the Deal Lake, the Wesley Lake and the Sunset Lake. Jenkinson's Aquarium and the North Asbury Park are ideal places to take children to.

Asbury Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F Kennedy International Airport.

Asbury Park Higher Education

Monmouth University is the local university. Apart from this, higher education can be pursued at Brookdale Community College, Beth Medrash Govoha, and Ocean County College.

People

Total Population 15,945
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 10.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,204
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 23.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.9%
Median Earnings25+ $29,173
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,593
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,368

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,343
% Above Poverty Level 68.1%
% Below Poverty Level 31.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.2%
% Using Public Transportation 11.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,063
Median House Value $308,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.1%
US/American 0.4%
English 2.6%
Irish 6.4%

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

Asbury Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07712
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.22
Longitude -74.012

Asbury Park 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 LONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance 3.3 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
Station SANDY HOOK
Distance 16 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 TOMS RIVER
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Asbury Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wayside (07712)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allenhurst 486 $144,375
Bradley Beach 4,297 $77,135
Interlaken 795 $141,429
Loch Arbour 189 $136,250

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

Asbury Park Public Libraries

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Asbury Park Free Public Library
500 FIRST AVENUE
Asbury Park, New Jersey
(732) 774-4221

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ASBURY PARK HIGH
1003 SUNSET AVENUE
732-776-2638
Serves 617 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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Historic Asbury Park

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Coleman House c1901.

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Coleman House c1901.

Coleman House between 1900 and 1910

On the beach 1905 (est.)

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