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Overview

Introduction to Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 3 miles NE of Brick, New Jersey and 45 miles S of New York, New York. The town is home to some 5,314 residents.

Point Pleasant Beach History

The Leni Lanape Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this area. The Point Pleasant Beach borough was founded on June 2, 1886. Summer tourism began in the area in 1800, when Thomas Cook opened a farmhouse nearby. Captain John Arnold helped turn Point Pleasant into a tourist destination. During the 1870s, Arnold had a roadway built to the ocean. He also built a bridge over the Manasquan River, stretching through to Brielle. Railway service was also extended to Point Pleasant Beach because of Captain Arnold.

Point Pleasant Beach and nearby Attractions

  • Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
  • Monmouth Battlefield
  • Berkeley Island County Park
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Stephen Crane House

Things To Do In Point Pleasant Beach

The Point Pleasant Amusement Area, Lakewood Blue Claws, and Jenkinson's Aquarium offer provisions for a wide range of recreational activities. The Stephen Crane House, the Allaire Village, and the Ocean County Historical Museum are all nearby as well. Local parjs include the Allaire State Park, Cattus Island Park and Nature Center, the Double Trouble State Park, and Ocean County Park. The Bel-Air Golf Club, the Bey Lea Municipal Golf Course, and the Spring Meadow Golf Course are some of the local golf courses.

Point Pleasant Beach Transportation

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

Point Pleasant Beach Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Brookdale Community College, Princeton Theological Seminary and Burlington County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,594
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+2,179
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married52.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.5%
Median Earnings25+$59,724
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$54,286

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,558
% Above Poverty Level91.8%
% Below Poverty Level8.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34%
Median Gross Rent$1,484
Median House Value$557,200

Ancestry

Irish33.4%
Italian23.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.9%
Polish10.9%
English8.4%
French Except Basque4.2%
Danishn1.9%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh1.2%
Portuguese1.1%
Swiss1.1%
Scottish1.1%
Romanian1%
Hungarian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Arab0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Greek0.2%
German0.1%
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Point Pleasant Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ocean County
Standard Zip Codes8742
Phone Area Codes732,848
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.09
Approximate Longitude-74.04

Point Pleasant Beach 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
Distance12.4 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
StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance18.9 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
Distance25.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bay Head1,054$125,417
Brick74,969$90,135
Brielle4,745$154,219
Manasquan5,812$116,806
Mantoloking276$127,917
Sea Girt1,697$147,841

Point Pleasant Beach Public Schools

G. Harold Antrim Elementary School
401 Niblick Street
ZIP: 8742
(732) 899-3737
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Point Pleasant Beach High School
700 Trenton Avenue
ZIP: 8742
(732) 899-1817
High
Total Enrollment 371

Point Pleasant Beach Private Schools

St Peter School
415 Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 8742
Elementary
Total Enrollment 194
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