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Overview

Introduction to Fair Haven, New Jersey

Fair Haven, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 4 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 26 miles S of New York, New York. There are 5,937 residents in the town.

Fair Haven History

Before the Civil War, a free black community was established in the town. Many houses were built along the street that led to Chandler's Dock. This street is now known as Fair Haven Road. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature formally incorporated Fair Haven on March 12, 1912. Red Bank received some of its land in 1957.

Fair Haven and nearby Attractions

  • Allaire State Park
  • Coney Island Museum
  • Stephen Crane House
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Alice Austen House Museum
  • New York Aquarium

Things To Do In Fair Haven

Fair Haven celebrates the Fireman’s Fair every August. The fair attracts musicians from all over the world. Local parks include the Mc Carter Park, Grange Road Pocket Park and Memorial Park. The Fair Haven Dock has provisions for fishing and crabbing. Nearby historic sites include the Wyckoff House, Fort Wadsworth and the Monmouth Battlefield. The Staten Island Botanical Garden and the Staten Island Zoo are located near Fair Haven as well.

Fair Haven Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International.

Fair Haven Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Brookdale Community College, Wagner College, CUN-Staten Island and Monmouth University.

People

Total Population 6,075
Male Share of the Population 48.3%
Female Share of the Population 51.7%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,774
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 70.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 73.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $167,065
% Above Poverty Level 99.1%
% Below Poverty Level 0.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 41 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 18.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,805
Median House Value $643,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.3%
US/American 0.2%
English 14.6%
Irish 32.9%

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

Fair Haven Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 26 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07704
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.36
Longitude -74.038

Fair Haven 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 6.8 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
Station NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 19.3 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
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantic Highlands 4,346 $121,393
Little Silver 5,937 $145,614
Oceanport 5,800 $109,241
Red Bank 12,238 $63,977
Rumson 6,993 $174,231
Shrewsbury 1,181 $58,281

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

Fair Haven Public Libraries

Library
Fair Haven Public Library
748 RIVER ROAD
Fair Haven, New Jersey
(732) 747-5031
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