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Overview

Introduction to Eatontown, New Jersey

Eatontown, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 7 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 30 miles S of New York, New York.The town is part of the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan statistical area.

Eatontown History

Eatontown was incorporated as a township on April 4, 1873. Before its incorporation, Eatontown was a part of Shrewsbury and Ocean Townships. It was named after Thomas Eaton, one of its settlers. Parts of Eatontown were taken on April 7, 1908 to form West Long Branch and on April 6, 1920, to form Oceanport. In 1917, the United States Army's Fort Monmouth was established at Eatontown. It was reincorporated on March 8, 1926 as a borough.

Eatontown and nearby Attractions

  • Eatontown Historical Museum
  • Allaire State Park
  • Monmouth Museum
  • Ocean Historical Museum
  • East Freehold County Park
  • Monmouth Battlefield

Things To Do In Eatontown

There are many parks and playgrounds in Eatontown, which include softball fields, basketball courts, shuffleboard courts and facilities for fishing. You can also enjoy wildlife at the Bliss Price Arboretum and Wildlife Sanctuary. Apart from these, Eatontown also organizes numerous events all through the year.

Eatontown Transportation

You can reach John F. Kennedy International Airport from Eatontown in a few minutes.

Eatontown Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are provided by Monmouth University, Brookdale Community College, Cuny Kingsborough Community College and Ocean County College.

People

Total Population 12,298
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 6,473
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 46.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 34.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,841
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,145
Median House Value $315,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 17.3%

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

Eatontown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07724, 07799
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.296
Longitude -74.051

Eatontown 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 3.4 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 11.2 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 NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 23.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Monmouth (07724)

Shrewsbury Township (07724)

Vail Homes (07724)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Little Silver 5,937 $145,614
Oceanport 5,800 $109,241
Red Bank 12,238 $63,977
Shrewsbury 1,181 $58,281
Tinton Falls 17,872 $107,537
West Long Branch 7,974 $106,397

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

Eatontown Public Libraries

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Eatontown Public Library
33 BROAD ST.
Eatontown, New Jersey
(732) 389-2665

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