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Overview

Introduction to Belmar, New Jersey

Belmar, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 9 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey and 38 miles S of New York, New York.

Belmar History

In the mid 1800s, around 25 investors built a summer community in the area that is now known as Belmar. This location was preferred because of its proximity to the sea, giving residents the opportunity to fish. Belmar was officially incorporated as Ocean Beach borough in 1885. The community derives its current name from an Italian term meaning beautiful sea.

Belmar and nearby Attractions

  • Allaire Village
  • Classic Amusements-Electra Vend
  • L Street Bathing Beach
  • Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
  • New York Botanical Garden
  • Cattus Island County Park

Things To Do In Belmar

Belmar has a number of beaches and is a popular destination for surfers. It hosts the New Jersey Seafood Festival every June, the Sandcastle Contest every July and the Fall Harvest Festival every October. Ferruggiaro Park, Maclearie Park and Three Acre Park are the local parks. The Belmar Marina is located near the mouth of Shark River, and offers boat-renting facilities and the opportunity to enjoy water sports like surfing, swimming, kayaking and fishing. The Cattus Island County Park offers opportunities for picnicking, crabbing, fishing and hiking.

Belmar Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Belmar Higher Education

Monmouth University, Ocean County College, Georgian Court University and Brookdale Community College are all accessible from Belmar.

People

Total Population 5,745
Male Share of the Population 52.8%
Female Share of the Population 47.2%
Senior Citizens 16.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,212
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 40.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,404
% Above Poverty Level 90.3%
% Below Poverty Level 9.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 42.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,281
Median House Value $511,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.8%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.7%
Irish 27.9%

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

Belmar Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07719
Company Zip Codes 07715
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.178
Longitude -74.022

Belmar 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 6.2 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 TOMS RIVER
Distance 18.9 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
Station HIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 42 to 65 F
Annual Precip 47.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Lake Como (07719)

Shark River Manor (07719)

Wall Township (07719)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bradley Beach 4,297 $77,135
Neptune 4,834 $67,679
Spring Lake 2,989 $137,625
Spring Lake Heights 4,683 $94,400
Wall 26,057 $112,218

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

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Belmar Public Library
517 TENTH AVENUE
Belmar, New Jersey
(732) 681-0775
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