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Overview

Introduction to Rumson, New Jersey

Rumson, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 6 miles E of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center) and 25 miles S of New York, New York. The town has a population of 7,137.

Rumson History

The area now known as Rumson, was originally known as "Navarumsunk", a name given by the Native Americans. However, it was shortened to "Rumson" in 1663. The community was officially incorporated as a borough in 1907. Besides "Rumson", the area was also known as Port Washington, Black Point and Oceanic. The area was purchased by the English settlers in pieces. The first was purchased on January 25th, 1665 and the rest was purchased in parts on April 7th and June 5th, 1665.

Rumson and Nearby Attractions

  • Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Meadow Ridge Park
  • Fort Wadsworth
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden
  • New York Aquarium

Things To Do In Rumson

Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island Botanical Garden and New York Aquarium have an array of interesting flora and fauna on display. Several museums located in the area including Havens Homestead Museum, Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum, Steamboat Dock Museum, Historic Richmond Town and Scandinavian East Coast Museum, all of which have historical artifacts on display. Poricy Park Conservancy, Highland Beach and Sea Bright Beach offer provisions for various recreational activities.

Rumson Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F Kennedy International Airport.

Rumson Higher Education

Colleges and universities located nearby include Monmouth University, CUNY College of Staten Island and Brookdale Community College.

People

Total Population 6,993
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 11%
Employed Population 16+ 2,701
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 63.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 69.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $174,231
% Above Poverty Level 97.1%
% Below Poverty Level 2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 9.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 22.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.5%
Median Gross Rent $2,250
Median House Value $957,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 12.8%
Irish 34.8%

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

Rumson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07760
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.371
Longitude -73.999

Rumson 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 5.5 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 7.3 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 NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 21.8 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, Rumson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Locust (07760)

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
Fair Haven 6,075 $167,065
Highlands 4,947 $86,458
Monmouth Beach 3,258 $142,083
Oceanport 5,800 $109,241
Sea Bright 1,387 $89,659

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

Rumson Public Libraries

Library
Oceanic Free Library
109 AVENUE OF TWO RIVERS
Rumson, New Jersey
(732) 842-2692
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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