Introduction to Plumsted, New Jersey

Plumsted, New Jersey, in Ocean County, is 15 miles W of Lakewood, New Jersey and 35 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The population of the town is 7,275.

Plumsted History

Cornelius Hendrickson, a Dutch surveyor, navigator and cartographer, was the first European explorer to arrive in this area. A battle of the French and Indian War took place in this region in 1754. In 1845, when the area was still a part of Monmouth County, land was carved out from Jackson Township to form the community of Plumsted, which was officially incorporated on March 11, 1845. The community was named in honor of local landholder Clement Plumstead. In 1850, Plumsted became a part of the newly-formed Ocean County.

Plumsted and nearby Attractions

  • Berkeley Township Historical Museum
  • Cattus Island County Park
  • Lebanon State Forest
  • Kuser Farm Mansion
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Staten Island Zoo

Things To Do In Plumsted

The Albert Einstein House, the Kuser Farm Mansion, Monmouth Battlefield, and the Princeton Battlefield are some of the historic sites located close to Plumsted. The Berkeley Township Historical Museum, the Charles Waterhouse Museum, the Ocean County Historical Society Museum and the Lakehurst Historical Society Museum showcase artifacts and memorabilia of historic importance. Cattus Island County Park, which is spread across 497 acres of land, features an environmental center, nature trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. It also provides crabbing and fishing opportunities. In addition, visitors can enjoy activities like swimming, fishing, and picnicking at the Princeton Battlefield State Park, Berkeley Island County Park, Lake Shenandoah County Park or at Rancocas State Park.

Plumsted Transportation

Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.

Plumsted Higher Education

Brookdale Community College, Bucks County Community College and Arcadia University are all accessible from Plumsted.


Total Population 8,465
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,256
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.7%
Median Earnings25+ $50,203
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,172
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,521


Median Family Income $104,057
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 20%
Median Gross Rent $1,224
Median House Value $307,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 25.5%

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

Plumsted Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles W of Lakewood, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Ocean
Standard Zip Codes 08533
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.06
Longitude -74.51

Plumsted Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Plumsted Township (08533)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allentown 1,888 $113,362
Chesterfield 7,704 $142,500
Lakehurst 2,669 $66,494
North Hanover 7,659 $61,995
Upper Freehold 6,890 $130,449
Wrightstown 821 $44,250

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

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