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Overview

Introduction to Plumsted, New Jersey

Plumsted, New Jersey, in Ocean County, is 15 miles W of Lakewood, New Jersey and 35 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Plumsted History

Cornelius Hendrickson, a Dutch surveyor, navigator and cartographer, was the first European explorer to arrive in this area. A battle of the French and Indian War took place in this region in 1754. In 1845, when the area was still a part of Monmouth County, land was carved out from Jackson Township to form the community of Plumsted, which was officially incorporated on March 11, 1845. The community was named in honor of local landholder Clement Plumstead. In 1850, Plumsted became a part of the newly-formed Ocean County.

Plumsted and nearby Attractions

  • Berkeley Township Historical Museum
  • Cattus Island County Park
  • Lebanon State Forest
  • Kuser Farm Mansion
  • Black River & Western Railroad
  • Staten Island Zoo

Things To Do In Plumsted

The Albert Einstein House, the Kuser Farm Mansion, Monmouth Battlefield, and the Princeton Battlefield are some of the historic sites located close to Plumsted. The Berkeley Township Historical Museum, the Charles Waterhouse Museum, the Ocean County Historical Society Museum and the Lakehurst Historical Society Museum showcase artifacts and memorabilia of historic importance. Cattus Island County Park, which is spread across 497 acres of land, features an environmental center, nature trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. It also provides crabbing and fishing opportunities. In addition, visitors can enjoy activities like swimming, fishing, and picnicking at the Princeton Battlefield State Park, Berkeley Island County Park, Lake Shenandoah County Park or at Rancocas State Park.

Plumsted Transportation

Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.

Plumsted Higher Education

Brookdale Community College, Bucks County Community College and Arcadia University are all accessible from Plumsted.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,490
Male Share of the Population50.6%
Female Share of the Population49.4%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+4,307
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married53%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.2%
Median Earnings25+$51,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,581

Wealth

Median Family Income$106,424
% Above Poverty Level94.8%
% Below Poverty Level5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone20.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,189
Median House Value$303,000

Ancestry

Italian27.4%
German24.9%
Irish24.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
Polish10.8%
English10.2%
Hungarian3.8%
French Except Basque2%
Slovak2%
Swedish1.6%
Russian1.6%
Lebanese1%
Arab1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Austrian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
West Indian0.7%
Turkish0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Croatian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Romanian0.1%
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Plumsted Almanac

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Plumsted Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAKEHURST NAS
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationPEMBERTON
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.1 inches
StationTOMS RIVER
Distance17.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Allentown1,890$114,241
Chesterfield7,621$148,033
Lakehurst2,673$65,298
North Hanover7,630$62,409
Upper Freehold6,874$136,686
Wrightstown764$44,141
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