Introduction to Howell, New Jersey

Howell, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 3 miles N of Lakewood, New Jersey and 41 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is in the Monmouth - Ocean area. There are 48,903 residents in Howell.

Howell History

Originally, Howell was a part of the Shrewsbury Township. It was incorporated on February 23, 1801. During its incorporation, Howell included parts of the present day Brick Township, Farmingdale and Wall Township.

Howell and nearby Attractions

  • Turkey Swamp Park
  • Manasquan Reservoir
  • Howell Baptist Church
  • Garden State Art Center

Things To Do In Howell

Howell offers unlimited recreational facilities. The town includes an 18-hole public golf course and several parks and playgrounds. You can also enjoy boating, fishing and swimming at the Jersey shore. Howell also includes numerous historical sites, restaurants and shopping centers.

Howell Transportation

International air transportation is available from John F Kennedy International.

Howell Higher Education

Georgian Court University provides facilities for higher education.


Total Population 51,597
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 11.3%
Employed Population 16+ 25,792
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.1%
Median Earnings25+ $52,295
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,448
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,386


Median Family Income $108,053
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 3.5%


People Living Alone 20.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,328
Median House Value $314,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.1%
Irish 24.1%

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

Howell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Lakewood, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07731
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.14
Longitude -74.2

Howell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 12.5 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
Distance 13.2 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, Howell, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wall Township (07731)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brick 74,991 $87,212
Brielle 4,769 $142,868
Farmingdale 1,434 $76,000
Jackson 55,851 $100,720
Lakewood 96,575 $42,423
Sea Girt 1,683 $143,125

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

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