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Overview

Introduction to Middletown, New Jersey

Middletown, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 23 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. In 2006 Middletown was ranked 50th in CNN Money's list of Best Places to live. Belford, Lincroft, Fairveiw, Portmouth, North Middletown, Leonardo and Navesink, are unincorporated areas situated within Middletown Township. It's located along the Navesink River and includes a collection of distinctive neighborhoods.

Middletown History

In the mid-1660's English residents of western Long Island and New England established settlements. Three villages were founded, Shrewsbury, Portland Point and Middletown. During the Revolutionary War some important landholding families gave their loyalty to England while others were on the side of the Colonials. Beginning in the early days, Middletown has been known for its numerous distinct neighborhoods.

Farming was prominent in the area and agricultural items were transported to other regions. The fish processing industry was a significant factor for the economy. The township experienced significant population growth after World War II ended. During the third quarter of the 20th Century, Middletown was converted from an agricultural rural region to a suburban community.

Middletown Attractions

  • Middletown Arts Center.
  • Middletown Day features a variety of family entertainment.
  • Summer Concert Series.
  • The Village at Middletown is a National Register of Historic Places historic district.
  • Starland Ballroom.
  • The Moses D. Heath Farm Exhibit features a blacksmith shop and antique farm equipment.
  • New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Foundation.
  • Deep Cut Gardens features a variety of native plants.
  • Longstreet Farm.
  • Poricy Park Conservatory offers events and programs regarding the natural history of the region and the history of the region's Native Americans.
  • Monmouth Museum.
  • The PNC Bank Arts Center offers a variety of entertainment.
  • The Asbury Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre features a variety of concerts.
  • Malprit Hall.

Middletown Activities

The town includes a vast number of parks for outdoor activities. Middletown offers numerous recreation centers. The nearby Runaway Rapids Water Park, Astroland Amusement Park and Keansburg Amusement Park are popular with families. The close by Shadow Lake is utilized for paddling and canoeing. The township offers a variety of festivities and events each year.

The Waterfront Park and the Monmouth Cove Marina are popular destinations. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, golfing, bicycle riding and picnicking. The wooded areas provide a variety of outdoor activities. Tatum Park features scenic wooded areas and trails. The Huber Woods Park includes trails for bicycle riding, hiking and horseback riding.

Middletown Transportation

The township includes a New Jersey Transit rail station.

Middletown Higher Education

Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College are close by.

People

Total Population 66,291
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 15.5%
Employed Population 16+ 31,807
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 58%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.1%
Median Earnings25+ $58,565
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,425

Wealth

Median Family Income $124,086
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 11.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,253
Median House Value $397,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0.6%
English 6.4%
Irish 32.6%

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

Middletown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 23 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07748
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.394
Longitude -74.117

Middletown 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 SANDY HOOK
Distance 8.1 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
Station LONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance 10.8 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 NEWARK INTL AP
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 44 to 61 F
Jul Temp 69 to 85 F
Oct Temp 48 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

New Monmouth (07748)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Atlantic Highlands 4,346 $121,393
Hazlet 20,185 $99,737
Keansburg 9,967 $67,452
Lincroft 6,431 $146,818
Red Bank 12,238 $63,977
Union Beach 5,885 $69,904

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

Middletown Public Libraries

Library
Middletown Township Public Library
55 NEW MONMOUTH ROAD
Middletown, New Jersey
(732) 671-3700
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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