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Overview

Introduction to Keansburg, New Jersey

Keansburg, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 3 miles N of Middletown, New Jersey and 20 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area.

Keansburg History

Keansburg was originally inhabited by Native Americans. Europeans arrived in the area beginning with Henry Hudson, who landed here in September of 1609. Europeans began purchasing land from the natives and started settling in the area. Their primary occupation was farming. The area came to be known as "Waackaak," which came from a Lenape term, "Wakioak," meaning the "land of plenty." The present borough of Keansburg was officially incorporated in March 1917.

Keansburg and nearby Attractions

  • Runaway Rapids Waterpark
  • Bayshore Waterfront Park
  • Natco Lake
  • Steamboat Dock Museum
  • Vietnam Era Educational Center
  • Tatum County Park

Things To Do In Keansburg

Keansburg has been a very popular destination for tourists for many years. The seaside and its amusement parks attract people from all over. The water park, Runaway Rapids, is also very popular. Besides that, one can always spend relaxing hours on the beach or go for a swim.

Keansburg Transportation

The Newark International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Keansburg Higher Education

Options for higher education are available at Brookdale Community College, Cuny College of Staten Island and Monmouth University.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,904
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens11.1%
Employed Population 16+4,721
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married39.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.6%
Median Earnings25+$34,755
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,453
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,996

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,000
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation11.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,029
Median House Value$183,000

Ancestry

Irish25.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.5%
Italian20.8%
Polish10.1%
English3.4%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque2.1%
Hungarian1.2%
Russian1.2%
Czech1.1%
West Indian0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Norwegian0.7%
Greek0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Haitian0.4%
Egyptian0.4%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Guyanese0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
US/American0.1%
German0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Keansburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7734
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.44
Approximate Longitude-74.13

Keansburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSANDY HOOK
Distance7.8 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance13.3 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
StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance13.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aberdeen18,292$98,288
Hazlet20,108$101,326
Keyport7,136$82,431
Matawan8,894$101,795
Middletown65,995$125,326
Union Beach5,770$69,891

Keansburg Public Schools

Joseph C. Caruso School
285 Carr Avenue
ZIP: 7734
(732) 787-2007
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Joseph R. Bolger Middle School
100 Palmer Place
ZIP: 7734
(732) 787-2007
Middle
Total Enrollment 393
Keansburg High School
140 Port Monmouth Road
ZIP: 7734
(732) 787-2007
High
Total Enrollment 364
Port Monmouth Road School
142 Port Monmouth Road
ZIP: 7734
(732) 787-2007
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
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