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Overview

Introduction to Keyport, New Jersey

Keyport, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 5 miles NW of Middletown, New Jersey and 21 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. About 7,568 people live in Keyport.

Keyport History

In 1714, the Kearny family settled in the area and established a plantation featuring timber and produce. This plantation was auctioned off more than a century later, and the community of Keyport was established in 1830. It developed into a major shipping and shipbuilding center over the next few decades. The town of Keyport was formed on March 17, 1870. One of the pioneering aviation companies, the Aeromarine Plan & Motor Company, operated in Keyport from 1917 to 1937. On April 2, 1908, Keyport was reincorporated as a borough. The community is nicknamed the "Gateway to the Bayshore" or the "Pearl of the Bayshore".

Keyport and nearby Attractions

  • Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
  • Steamboat Dock Museum
  • Allaire State Park
  • Keyport Fire Museum
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Keyport

Keyport is home to the Steamboat Dock Museum and the Keyport Fire Museum. The Steamboat Dock Museum houses historically important artifacts and memorabilia, while the Keyport Fire Museum has equipment from the 19th century on display. The Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park features the Empire Fulton Ferry as well as a 9-acre waterfront park. At the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, picnicking, horseback riding and biking.

Keyport Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark Liberty International Airport.

Keyport Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University and Middlesex County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,136
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+3,464
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married44.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.5%
Median Earnings25+$37,993
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,596
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,310

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,431
% Above Poverty Level88.3%
% Below Poverty Level11.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work5.8%
% Using Public Transportation7.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,037
Median House Value$257,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.1%
Irish22.8%
Italian19.5%
Polish10%
English7.7%
Greek3.5%
Arab3.3%
Egyptian2.8%
Hungarian2.5%
West Indian1.1%
Russian0.9%
Jamaican0.7%
Portuguese0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Scottish0.6%
African0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Syrian0.3%
Slovak0.3%
German0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Maltese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Keyport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7735
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.43
Approximate Longitude-74.2

Keyport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance8.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationSANDY HOOK
Distance11.5 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
Distance14.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aberdeen18,292$98,288
Hazlet20,108$101,326
Keansburg9,904$67,000
Matawan8,894$101,795
South Amboy8,762$89,057
Union Beach5,770$69,891

Keyport Public Libraries

Keyport Free Public Library
109 BROAD STREET
Keyport, New Jersey
(732) 264-0543

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Keyport Public Schools

Keyport Central School
335 Broad Street
ZIP: 7735
(732) 212-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Keyport High School
351 Broad Street
ZIP: 7735
(732) 212-6100
High
Total Enrollment 388

Keyport Private Schools

Icob Academy
205 State Route 35
ZIP: 7735
Elementary
Total Enrollment 43
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