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Overview

Introduction to Long Branch, New Jersey

Long Branch, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 9 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 30 miles S of New York, New York. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Long Branch contains a population of approximately 31,340.

Long Branch History

In the late 1700s, Long Branch was a popular beach resort town. It was known as the "Hollywood of the East" during the 1800s. Long Branch was incorporated on April 11, 1867. It was developed as a residential area during the 1950s. President Garfield died in this area on September 19, 1881, after being shot on July 2, 1881. On April 8, 1903, Long Branch was incorporated as a city.

Long Branch and nearby Attractions

  • Long Branch Historical Museum
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
  • Allaire State Park
  • Stephen Crane House

Things To Do In Long Branch

In Long Branch, you can enjoy any of the oceanfront parks as well as a number of water sports. It is an ideal destination for the beachgoers. The city also includes a Haunted Mansion and amusement parks as well as museums and other historical sites.

Long Branch Transportation

The nearest major airport is John F. Kennedy International.

Long Branch Higher Education

Monmouth University is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,705
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+14,244
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married43.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,214
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,584
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,972

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,563
% Above Poverty Level82.9%
% Below Poverty Level17.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,244
Median House Value$318,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47%
Italian13.2%
Irish9.1%
Brazilian6.7%
German5.7%
English3.7%
Portuguese3.4%
Polish3.2%
Russian2.2%
West Indian1.9%
Arab1.7%
African1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Syrian0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Egyptian0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Haitian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Austrian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Sierra Leone0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Long Branch Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7740
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.29
Approximate Longitude-73.98

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)

StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance2.6 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
Distance23.7 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
Distance25.7 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
Eatontown12,233$80,413
Little Silver5,922$143,964
Monmouth Beach3,249$140,431
Oceanport5,763$127,750
Shrewsbury1,066$59,180
West Long Branch7,947$114,727

Long Branch Public Libraries

Long Branch Free Public Library
328 BROADWAY
Long Branch, New Jersey
(732) 222-3900

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Long Branch Hospitals

Monmouth Medical Center
(Non-profit)
300 2nd Avenue
(732) 222-5200
Specialty Hospital At Monmouth
(Proprietary)
300 2nd Avenue
(732) 923-5037

Long Branch Public Schools

A A Anastasia Elementary School
92 Seventh Avenue
ZIP: 7740
(732) 222-3428
Primary
Total Enrollment 598
Academy Of Law & Public Safety
255 West End Avenue
ZIP: 7740
(732) 229-2446
High
Total Enrollment 80
Audrey W. Clark Elementary School
192 Garfield Avenue
ZIP: 7740
(732) 571-4677
Other
George L Catrambone
240 Park Avenue
ZIP: 7740
(732) 571-2868
Primary
Total Enrollment 859
Gregory Elementary School
201 Monmouth Avenue
ZIP: 7740
(732) 222-7048
Primary
Total Enrollment 626
Joseph M. Ferraina Early Childhood Learning Center
80 Avenel Boulevard
ZIP: 7740
(732) 571-4150
Primary
Total Enrollment 429
Lenna W. Conrow Elementary School
335 Long Branch Ave
ZIP: 7740
(732) 222-4539
Primary
Total Enrollment 433
Long Branch High School
404 Indiana Avenue
ZIP: 7740
(732) 229-7300
High
Total Enrollment 1278
Long Branch Middle School
350 Indiana Avenue
ZIP: 7740
(732) 229-5533
Middle
Total Enrollment 1115
Morris Avenue Elementry School
318 Morris Avenue
ZIP: 7740
(732) 571-3139
Primary
Total Enrollment 337
West End Elementary School
132 West End Avenue
ZIP: 7740
(732) 222-3215

Long Branch Private Schools

Ma'or Yeshiva High School For Boys
250 Park Ave
ZIP: 7740
Secondary
Total Enrollment 52
Seashore School
410 Broadway 404 Broadway
ZIP: 7740
Elementary
Total Enrollment 127
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Historic Long Branch

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Ocean House between 1900 and 1910

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Ocean House between 1900 and 1910

West End Hotel between 1900 and 1906

Hotel Brighton between 1900 and 1910

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