Keansburg, New Jersey

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Keansburg, New Jersey

Introduction to Keansburg, New Jersey

Keansburg, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 3 miles N of Middletown, New Jersey and 20 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Keansburg contains a population of approximately 10,732.

Keansburg History

Keansburg was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Europeans arrived in the area beginning with Henry Hudson, who landed here in September of 1609. Europeans began purchasing land from the natives and started settling in the area. Their primary occupation was farming. The area came to be known as "Waackaak," which came from a Lenape term, "Wakioak," meaning the "land of plenty." The present borough of Keansburg was officially incorporated in March 1917.

Keansburg and nearby Attractions

  • Runaway Rapids Waterpark
  • Bayshore Waterfront Park
  • Natco Lake
  • Steamboat Dock Museum
  • Vietnam Era Educational Center
  • Tatum County Park

Things To Do In Keansburg

Keansburg has been a very popular destination for tourists for many years. The seaside and its amusement parks attract people from all over. The water park, Runaway Rapids, is also very popular. Besides that, one can always spend relaxing hours on the beach or go for a swim.

Keansburg Transportation

The Newark International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Keansburg Higher Education

Options for higher education are available at Brookdale Community College, Cuny College of Staten Island and Monmouth University.

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High Points

Keansburg strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Keansburg Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Keansburg, New Jersey

Comparing Keansburg to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Racial Diversity 6 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 1
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Age of the Population 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 6
Portion of People Married 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 5 1
People in Middle Class or Better 4 1
People Above Poverty 3 1
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Short Commute Times 2 5
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
People Living Alone 6 8
Affordability of Rents 3 8
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 3
Low Violent Crime 3 1

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Keansburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles N of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07734
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.441
Longitude -74.13

Keansburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 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
Distance 13.3 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
Distance 13.9 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
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Keansburg Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 10,732 100%
Male 5,237 48.8%
Female 5,495 51.2%
Under 18 2,918 27.2%
18+ 7,814 72.8%
65+ 1,207 11.2%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.35
White 10,014 93.3%
African-American 229 2.1%
Asian 132 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 0.1%
Other 187 1.7%
Mixed Race 152 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 853 7.9%

Estimated Keansburg Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,619
Growth -113
Growth % -1.1%

Keansburg Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 28.4%
Italian 22.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13%
German 10.2%
Polish 4.5%
English 3.6%
US/American 2.8%
Greek 1.5%
Scottish 1.4%
Ukrainian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Norwegian 1.1%
Portuguese 1%
French (except Basque) 1%
French Canadian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Jordanian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Slovak 0.4%
Jamaican 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Canadian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East Keansburg (07734)
Ideal Beach (07734)
West Keansburg (07734)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Keansburg 10,732 $45,438
Aberdeen 17,454 $76,648
Hazlet 21,378 $71,361
Keyport 7,568 $58,176
Matawan 8,910 $72,183
Middletown 66,327 $86,124
Union Beach 6,649 $65,179
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Keansburg High Schools (2004)

Serves 532 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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