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Overview

Introduction to Little Silver, New Jersey

Little Silver, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 5 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 28 miles S of New York, New York. The town contains a population of approximately 6,170.

Little Silver History

Established by a Kings Land Grant in 1663, Little Silver witnessed its first settlements in 1667. It was originally inhabited by the Navesink Native Americans. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature separated Little Silver from Shrewsbury Township and incorporated it as its own borough in 1923. Early settlers Joseph and Peter Parker named their holdings Little Silver in honor of their father’s estate in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. The earliest residents of Little Silver were European merchants, fishermen and farmers.

Little Silver and nearby Attractions

  • Post Office Museum
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Shore Acres Estate
  • New York Aquarium
  • Monmouth Battlefield
  • Gateway National Recreation Area

Things To Do In Little Silver

The Conference House, the Stephen Crane House and Fort Wadsworth are some of the historic sites located near Little Silver. Local parks include the Cheesequake State Park, Lake Shenandoah County Park and East Freehold County Park. Allaire State Park operates a museum, a playground, hiking trails, picnic areas, and has provisions for canoeing and fishing. The Staten Island Zoo and the New York Aquarium are each accessible from Little Silver as well.

Little Silver Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Little Silver Higher Education

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

People

Total Population 5,937
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 2,543
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 67.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.9%
Median Earnings25+ $81,619
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,347

Wealth

Median Family Income $145,614
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 13.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 17.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.3%
Median Gross Rent $2,129
Median House Value $597,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 8.2%
Irish 28.9%

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

Little Silver Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07739
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.336
Longitude -74.047

Little Silver 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 5.5 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 20.8 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 25.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Little Silver Point (07739)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Eatontown 12,298 $77,841
Fair Haven 6,075 $167,065
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/.

Little Silver Public Libraries

Library
Little Silver Public Library
484 PROSPECT AVENUE
Little Silver, New Jersey
(732) 747-9649

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Little Silver High Schools

RED BANK REG HIGH
101 RIDGE ROAD
732-842-8000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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