Introduction to Long Branch, New Jersey

Long Branch, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 9 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 30 miles S of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Long Branch contains a population of approximately 31,340.

Long Branch History

In the late 1700s, Long Branch was a popular beach resort town. It was known as the "Hollywood of the East" during the 1800s. Long Branch was incorporated on April 11, 1867. It was developed as a residential area during the 1950s. President Garfield died in this area on September 19, 1881, after being shot on July 2, 1881. On April 8, 1903, Long Branch was incorporated as a city.

Long Branch and nearby Attractions

  • Long Branch Historical Museum
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
  • Allaire State Park
  • Stephen Crane House

Things To Do In Long Branch

In Long Branch, you can enjoy any of the oceanfront parks as well as a number of water sports. It is an ideal destination for the beachgoers. The city also includes a Haunted Mansion and amusement parks as well as museums and other historical sites.

Long Branch Transportation

The nearest major airport is John F. Kennedy International.

Long Branch Higher Education

Monmouth University is nearby.


Total Population 30,721
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 13,993
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 42.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.4%
Median Earnings25+ $31,450
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,593
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,712


Median Family Income $54,621
% Above Poverty Level 81.3%
% Below Poverty Level 18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 5.1%


People Living Alone 33.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,223
Median House Value $315,900


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.3%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 9.2%

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

Long Branch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07740
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.304
Longitude -73.992

Long Branch Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2.6 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
Distance 23.7 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 25.7 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, Long Branch, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Elberon (07740)

North Long Branch (07740)

West End (07740)

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
Little Silver 5,937 $145,614
Monmouth Beach 3,258 $142,083
Oceanport 5,800 $109,241
Shrewsbury 1,181 $58,281
West Long Branch 7,974 $106,397

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

Long Branch Public Libraries

Long Branch Free Public Library
Long Branch, New Jersey
(732) 222-3900

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Long Branch Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
300 2ND AVE
(732) 222-5200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Long Branch High Schools

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,193 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 81 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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Historic Long Branch


Ocean House between 1900 and 1910

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Ocean House between 1900 and 1910

West End Hotel between 1900 and 1906

Hotel Brighton between 1900 and 1910

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