Introduction to Red Bank, New Jersey

Red Bank, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 4 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 27 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan statistical area. About 11,844 people live in Red Bank.

Red Bank History

Red Bank was first settled during the 17th century. On March 17, 1870, it was incorporated as a town and on February 14, 1879, the area was named Shrewsbury City. On March 10, 1908, Red Bank was separated from Shrewsbury Township and was reincorporated as a borough.

Red Bank and nearby Attractions

  • Marine Park
  • Monmouth Museum
  • East Freehold County Park
  • Ocean Historical Museum
  • Stephen Crane House

Things To Do In Red Bank

Red Bank includes a number of boutiques, home stores and shops selling designer clothing. The town also offers several movie theaters and restaurants as well as several popular nightspots. Apart from these, Red Bank also organizes a variety of events and festivals, such as Kaboom Fireworks, Red Bank International Film Festival and Red Bank Jazz and Blues Festival.

Red Bank Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Red Bank Higher Education

The nearest universities and colleges are Brookdale Community College, Cuny Kingsborough Community College and Monmouth University.


Total Population 12,238
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 6,514
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 31.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.3%
Median Earnings25+ $38,128
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,700
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,639


Median Family Income $63,977
% Above Poverty Level 85.1%
% Below Poverty Level 14.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 13.8%
% Using Public Transportation 9.8%


People Living Alone 42.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,281
Median House Value $353,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.2%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.3%
Irish 15.1%

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

Red Bank Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07701, 07702, 07703, 07704
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.346
Longitude -74.064

Red Bank Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 6.5 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
Distance 20 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 25.3 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, Red Bank, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fort Monmouth (07703)

Westboro (07701)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fair Haven 6,075 $167,065
Lincroft 6,431 $146,818
Little Silver 5,937 $145,614
Oceanport 5,800 $109,241
Shrewsbury 1,181 $58,281
Tinton Falls 17,872 $107,537

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

Red Bank Public Libraries

Red Bank Public Library
Red Bank, New Jersey
(732) 842-0690

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Red Bank Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(732) 741-2700
Emergency Service: Yes

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