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Overview

Introduction to Holmdel, New Jersey

Holmdel, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 4 miles SW of Middletown, New Jersey and 27 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is included in the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,781 people lived in Holmdel.

Holmdel History

This township was formed in February 1857 from portions of Hazlet, which was known as Raritan Township at that time. The name Holmdel came from the Holmes family, who were major landowners in the area in the 19th century. It was in this town that Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias discovered the cosmic microwave background radiation in 1964.

Holmdel and nearby Attractions

  • Holmdel Arboretum
  • PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Holmdel Park
  • Holmes-Hendrickson House
  • Longstreet Farm
  • East Freehold County Park

Things To Do In Holmdel

Holmdel is a small town with a quiet, rural feel. It has several parks which make for excellent picnic spots and playing areas. The PNC Bank Arts Center is an amphitheatre which can accomodate 17,500 people. It is counted among the most successful amphitheatres of the country and hosts numerous concerts from May to September.

Holmdel Transportation

Newark International is the nearest major airport to Holmdel.

Holmdel Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided at Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University, Wagner College and Rutgers University.

People

Total Population 16,722
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 7,068
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 63.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 61.4%
Median Earnings25+ $77,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $63,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,214

Wealth

Median Family Income $163,008
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 10%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.4%
% Using Public Transportation 16.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,336
Median House Value $630,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 32%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.1%
Irish 16%

Holmdel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07733
Company Zip Codes 07777
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.345
Longitude -74.184

Holmdel 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 4 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 LONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance 11.1 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 20.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Holmdel Village (07733)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 18,216 $103,268
Colts Neck 10,103 $141,438
Hazlet 20,253 $101,023
Lincroft 6,436 $146,250
Marlboro 40,370 $150,053
Tinton Falls 17,933 $105,673

Holmdel Hospitals

BAYSHORE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
727 N BEERS ST
(732) 739-5900
Emergency Service: Yes

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732-946-1832
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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