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Overview

Introduction to Fair Haven, New Jersey

Fair Haven, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 4 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 26 miles S of New York, New York.

Fair Haven History

Before the Civil War, a free black community was established in the town. Many houses were built along the street that led to Chandler's Dock. This street is now known as Fair Haven Road. An Act of the New Jersey Legislature formally incorporated Fair Haven on March 12, 1912. Red Bank received some of its land in 1957.

Fair Haven and nearby Attractions

  • Allaire State Park
  • Coney Island Museum
  • Stephen Crane House
  • Staten Island Zoo
  • Alice Austen House Museum
  • New York Aquarium

Things To Do In Fair Haven

Fair Haven celebrates the Fireman’s Fair every August. The fair attracts musicians from all over the world. Local parks include the Mc Carter Park, Grange Road Pocket Park and Memorial Park. The Fair Haven Dock has provisions for fishing and crabbing. Nearby historic sites include the Wyckoff House, Fort Wadsworth and the Monmouth Battlefield. The Staten Island Botanical Garden and the Staten Island Zoo are located near Fair Haven as well.

Fair Haven Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International.

Fair Haven Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Brookdale Community College, Wagner College, CUN-Staten Island and Monmouth University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,033
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens11.7%
Employed Population 16+2,736
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married68.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher72.4%
Median Earnings25+$78,750
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,000

Wealth

Median Family Income$180,509
% Above Poverty Level99.1%
% Below Poverty Level0.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time45 minutes
% Working from Home7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation20.1%

Housing

People Living Alone11.5%
Median Gross Rent$2,297
Median House Value$664,500

Ancestry

Irish32%
Italian22.4%
German20.3%
English14.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.8%
Polish4.9%
Scottish4.8%
Greek3.4%
Russian2.4%
Norwegian2.4%
Dutch2.1%
Hungarian2.1%
Canadian1.2%
Swedish1.2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Austrian1.2%
Portuguese0.9%
Belgian0.8%
Danishn0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Bulgarian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Maltese0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Slovak0.1%
African0.1%
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Fair Haven Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7704
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.36
Approximate Longitude-74.03

Fair Haven Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance19.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlantic Highlands4,318$113,472
Little Silver5,922$143,964
Oceanport5,763$127,750
Red Bank12,218$74,771
Rumson6,878$165,268
Shrewsbury1,066$59,180

Fair Haven Public Libraries

Fair Haven Public Library
748 RIVER ROAD
Fair Haven, New Jersey
(732) 747-0241

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Fair Haven Public Schools

Knollwood School
224 Hance Road
ZIP: 7704
(732) 747-0320
Middle
Total Enrollment 592
Viola L Sickles School
25 Willow Street
ZIP: 7704
(732) 741-6151
Primary
Total Enrollment 414

Fair Haven Private Schools

Smart Start Preschool
786 River Rd
ZIP: 7704
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
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