Long Branch, New Jersey

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Long Branch, New Jersey

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Long Branch Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Long Branch Racial Diversity
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Long Branch Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Long Branch, New Jersey

Comparing Long Branch 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
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Senior Citizens 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Male Share of the Population 6 6
Female Share of the Population 5 5
Age of the Population 5 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 5 3
Portion of People Married 2 1


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 3 3
Short Commute Times 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 9
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Rents 4 7
Housing Recently Built 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 4
Low Violent Crime 4 2

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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
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Long Branch Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 31,340 100%
Male 15,210 48.5%
Female 16,130 51.5%
Under 18 7,450 23.8%
18+ 23,890 76.2%
65+ 4,036 12.9%
Median Age 34.7
Average Family Size 3.19
White 21,320 68%
African-American 5,847 18.7%
Asian 513 1.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 113 0.4%
Other 2,220 7.1%
Mixed Race 1,312 4.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6,477 20.7%

Estimated Long Branch Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 32,091
Growth 751
Growth % 2.4%

Long Branch 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.8%
Italian 18.6%
Irish 8.6%
German 4.6%
US/American 3.8%
Portuguese 3.6%
Brazilian 3.3%
English 2.7%
Polish 1.8%
Russian 1.5%
Scottish 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Hungarian 0.6%
African 0.6%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Syrian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Haitian 0.5%
Jamaican 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
West Indian 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Belizean 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Long Branch 31,340 $42,825
Eatontown 14,008 $69,397
Little Silver 6,170 $104,033
Monmouth Beach 3,595 $93,401
Oceanport 5,807 $85,038
Shrewsbury 3,590 $92,719
West Long Branch 8,258 $80,127

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 (2004)

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Serves 1,193 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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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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