Introduction to Neptune, New Jersey

Neptune, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 10 miles N of Brick, New Jersey and 37 miles S of New York, New York. The town is part of the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan statistical area.

Neptune History

The town of Neptune derived its name from the Roman God of the Sea. It was incorporated on October 4, 1881. Originally, Neptune included the present day Bradley Beach, Neptune City and Ocean Grove. In the last decade, Neptune experienced a tremendous development in technology and is also known as the "Crossroads of the Jersey Shore."

Neptune and nearby Attractions

  • Shark River Park
  • Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
  • Stephen Crane House
  • Allaire State Park
  • Ocean Historical Museum
  • Historic Allaire Village

Things To Do In Neptune

The recreational activities in Neptune include fishing, hiking and playing golf. The town of Neptune also lies in a close proximity to the charming Ocean Grove and legendary Rock Clubs of Asbury.

Neptune Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Neptune Higher Education

Monmouth University provides facilities for higher education.


Total Population4,834
Male Share of the Population43.8%
Female Share of the Population56.2%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+2,089
Age of the Population42


% of people married40.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24%
Median Earnings25+$40,407
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,519
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,417


Median Family Income$67,679
% Above Poverty Level85.2%
% Below Poverty Level14.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%


People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,114
Median House Value$273,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)33.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Neptune Almanac

Nearest Medium City 10 miles N of Brick, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City37 miles S of New York, New York
Standard Zip Codes07753
P.O. Box Zip Codes07754
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Neptune Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance5.1 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
Distance17.5 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
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Neptune, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Wall Township (07753)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Asbury Park15,945$35,343
Bradley Beach4,297$77,135

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Neptune Public Libraries

Neptune Township Public Library
Neptune, New Jersey
(732) 775-8241
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Neptune Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1945 RTE 33
(732) 775-5500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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Serves 283 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

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