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.


Total Population 9,967
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 13%
Employed Population 16+ 4,753
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 39.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $67,452
% Above Poverty Level 83.8%
% Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 9.4%


People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $969
Median House Value $190,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.8%
Irish 30.1%

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

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

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 Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 18,282 $100,913
Hazlet 20,185 $99,737
Keyport 7,195 $83,995
Matawan 8,887 $97,165
Middletown 66,291 $124,086
Union Beach 5,885 $69,904

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

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Keansburg High Schools

Serves 532 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.9

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