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Overview

Introduction to Middletown, New Jersey

Middletown, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 23 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. Belford, Lincroft, Fairveiw, Portmouth, North Middletown, Leonardo and Navesink, are unincorporated areas situated within Middletown Township. It's located along the Navesink River and includes a collection of distinctive neighborhoods.

Middletown History

In the mid-1660s English residents of western Long Island and New England established settlements. Three villages were founded, Shrewsbury, Portland Point and Middletown. During the Revolutionary War some important landholding families gave their loyalty to England while others were on the side of the Colonials. Beginning in the early days, Middletown has been known for its numerous distinct neighborhoods.

Farming was prominent in the area and agricultural items were transported to other regions. The fish processing industry was a significant factor for the economy. The township experienced significant population growth after World War II ended. During the third quarter of the 20th Century, Middletown was converted from an agricultural rural region to a suburban community.

Middletown Attractions

  • Middletown Arts Center
  • Middletown Day features a variety of family entertainment
  • Summer Concert Series
  • The Village at Middletown is a National Register of Historic Places historic district
  • Starland Ballroom
  • The Moses D. Heath Farm Exhibit features a blacksmith shop and antique farm equipment
  • New Jersey Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Foundation
  • Deep Cut Gardens features a variety of native plants
  • Longstreet Farm
  • Poricy Park Conservatory offers events and programs regarding the natural history of the region and the history of the region's Native Americans
  • Monmouth Museum
  • The PNC Bank Arts Center offers a variety of entertainment
  • The Asbury Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre features a variety of concerts
  • Malprit Hall

Middletown Activities

The town includes a vast number of parks for outdoor activities. Middletown offers numerous recreation centers. The nearby Runaway Rapids Water Park, Astroland Amusement Park and Keansburg Amusement Park are popular with families. The close by Shadow Lake is utilized for paddling and canoeing. The township offers a variety of festivities and events each year.

The Waterfront Park and the Monmouth Cove Marina are popular destinations. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, golfing, bicycle riding and picnicking. The wooded areas provide a variety of outdoor activities. Tatum Park features scenic wooded areas and trails. The Huber Woods Park includes trails for bicycle riding, hiking and horseback riding.

Middletown Transportation

The township includes a New Jersey Transit rail station.

Middletown Higher Education

Monmouth University and Brookdale Community College are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population65,995
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens16.2%
Employed Population 16+31,951
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher45.4%
Median Earnings25+$59,203
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,783
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,088

Wealth

Median Family Income$125,326
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation11.5%

Housing

People Living Alone21.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,255
Median House Value$397,800

Ancestry

Irish32.2%
Italian32.2%
German17.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.6%
Polish8.3%
English6.5%
Russian1.9%
French Except Basque1.6%
Norwegian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Swedish1.3%
Dutch1.3%
Ukrainian1.1%
Greek1.1%
Hungarian1.1%
Portuguese0.7%
Czech0.7%
Arab0.6%
Canadian0.5%
Romanian0.5%
West Indian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
US/American0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Maltese0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Middletown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7748
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.39
Approximate Longitude-74.11

Middletown 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
Distance8.1 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
StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance10.8 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
StationNEWARK INTL AP
Distance22.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 38 F
Apr Temp44 to 61 F
Jul Temp69 to 85 F
Oct Temp48 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Atlantic Highlands4,318$113,472
Hazlet20,108$101,326
Keansburg9,904$67,000
Lincroft6,352$149,375
Red Bank12,218$74,771
Union Beach5,770$69,891

Middletown Public Libraries

Middletown Township Public Library
55 NEW MONMOUTH ROAD
Middletown, New Jersey
(732) 671-3700

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Middletown Public Schools

Middletown High School North
63 Tindall Road
ZIP: 7748
(732) 706-6061
High
Total Enrollment 1477
Middletown High School South
900 Nut Swamp Road
ZIP: 7748
(732) 706-6111
High
Total Enrollment 1425
Middletown Village Elementary School
147 Kings Highway
ZIP: 7748
(732) 671-0267
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
New Monmouth Elementary School
121 New Monmouth Road
ZIP: 7748
(732) 671-5317
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Nut Swamp Elementary School
925 Nut Swamp Road
ZIP: 7748
(732) 671-5795
Primary
Total Enrollment 575
Thompson Middle School
1001 Middletown Lincroft Road
ZIP: 7748
(732) 671-2212
Middle
Total Enrollment 945
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