Introduction to Union Beach, New Jersey

Union Beach, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 4 miles NW of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center) and 20 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. About 6,649 people live in Union Beach.

Union Beach History

The community of Union Beach was officially established on March 16th, 1925, from parts of Rariton Township. It was incorporated as a borough one month later, following an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. Union Beach recently adopted the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, in an attempt to reinvigorate the community's economy by emphasizing the natural beauty of the region, its maritime history, dense residential neighborhoods, and traditional downtowns.

Union Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • East Brunswick Museum
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • New York Aquarium
  • Staten Island Zoo

Things To Do In Union Beach

East Brunswick Museum, Monmouth Museum, Steamboat Dock Museum, Hancock Museum, and Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum are several of the museums located within 10 miles of Union Beach. Conference House, the 17th century stone manor, is also close by. Cheesequake State Park, and Gateway National Recreation Area are popular parks offering facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, and picnicking. The New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Staten Island Zoo, and Staten Island Botanical Garden are other attractions in the surrounding area.

Union Beach Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Union Beach Higher Education

Colleges close to Union Beach are Brookdale Community College, Cuny College of Staten Island, Monmouth University, and Middlesex County College.


Total Population 5,885
Male Share of the Population 44.2%
Female Share of the Population 55.8%
Senior Citizens 10.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,797
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 42.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $69,904
% Above Poverty Level 89.5%
% Below Poverty Level 10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.7%


People Living Alone 23.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,691
Median House Value $246,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.4%
Irish 27.7%

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

Union Beach Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07735
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.446
Longitude -74.178

Union Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Distance 10.3 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
Distance 13.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 18,282 $100,913
Hazlet 20,185 $99,737
Keansburg 9,967 $67,452
Keyport 7,195 $83,995
Matawan 8,887 $97,165
Perth Amboy 52,179 $49,140

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

Union Beach Public Libraries

Union Beach Memorial Library
Union Beach, New Jersey
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