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Overview

Introduction to West Long Branch, New Jersey

West Long Branch, New Jersey, in Monmouth County, is 8 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 31 miles S of New York, New York. There are an estimated 8,258 people in the town.

West Long Branch History

The region that now comprises West Long Branch was known by a variety of names, including Hoppersville, Mechanicsville and Branchburg. A map from 1889 recorded the area as West Long Branch School District and West Long Branch P.O. The townspeople were unhappy about paying taxes to Eatontown, so they requested annexation. Eatontown Township initially resisted because of the wealth in West Long Branch, but on June 16, 1908, West Long Branch became independent.

West Long Branch and nearby Attractions

  • Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
  • Stephen Crane House
  • Allaire State Park
  • Monmouth Battlefield
  • New York Aquarium
  • Blue Mountain

Things To Do In West Long Branch

The Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum, Monmouth Museum and the Coney Island Museum are some of the local museums. Allaire State Park, Gateway National Recreation Area and Cheesequake State Park are among the several parks accessible from West Long Branch.

West Long Branch Transportation

Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.

West Long Branch Higher Education

Monmouth University is located in West Long Branch. Other nearby colleges and universities include Adelphi University and Brookdale Community College.

People

Total Population 8,391
Male Share of the Population 43.6%
Female Share of the Population 56.4%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,995
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.3%
Median Earnings25+ $54,781
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,114
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,267

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,112
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 23%
Median Gross Rent $1,014
Median House Value $392,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 7%
Irish 26.9%

West Long Branch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07764
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.29
Longitude -74.018

West Long Branch 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 LONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance 1.9 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 NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 24.3 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
Station TOMS RIVER
Distance 25.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deal 769 $83,750
Eatontown 12,323 $80,459
Long Branch 30,590 $56,661
Monmouth Beach 3,278 $120,625
Oceanport 5,834 $113,864
Shrewsbury 1,130 $57,868

West Long Branch Public Libraries

Library
West Long Branch Public Library
95 POPLAR AVENUE
West Long Branch, New Jersey
(732) 222-5993
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West Long Branch High Schools

SHORE REG HIGH
MONMOUTH PARK HIGHWAY
732-222-9300
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 734 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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