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Overview

Introduction to Rumson, New Jersey

Rumson, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 6 miles E of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center) and 25 miles S of New York, New York.

Rumson History

The area now known as Rumson, was originally known as "Navarumsunk," a name given by the Native Americans. However, it was shortened to "Rumson" in 1663. The community was officially incorporated as a borough in 1907. Besides "Rumson," the area was also known as Port Washington, Black Point and Oceanic. The area was purchased by the English settlers in pieces. The first was purchased on January 25th, 1665 and the rest was purchased in parts on April 7th and June 5th, 1665.

Rumson and Nearby Attractions

  • Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum
  • Gateway National Recreation Area
  • Meadow Ridge Park
  • Fort Wadsworth
  • Staten Island Botanical Garden
  • New York Aquarium

Things To Do In Rumson

Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island Botanical Garden and New York Aquarium have an array of interesting flora and fauna on display. Several museums located in the area including Havens Homestead Museum, Point Pleasant Historical Society Museum, Steamboat Dock Museum, Historic Richmond Town and Scandinavian East Coast Museum, all of which have historical artifacts on display. Poricy Park Conservancy, Highland Beach and Sea Bright Beach offer provisions for various recreational activities.

Rumson Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F Kennedy International Airport.

Rumson Higher Education

Colleges and universities located nearby include Monmouth University, CUNY College of Staten Island and Brookdale Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,878
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+2,750
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married63.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.1%
Median Earnings25+$74,135
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$46,111

Wealth

Median Family Income$165,268
% Above Poverty Level97.5%
% Below Poverty Level2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation20.9%

Housing

People Living Alone18.9%
Median Gross Rent$2,567
Median House Value$956,600

Ancestry

Irish33.6%
Italian25.8%
German19.7%
English9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.8%
Polish4.2%
Scottish2.6%
Russian1.8%
French Except Basque1.7%
Greek1.6%
Canadian1.2%
Norwegian1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Arab1.1%
Australian1%
Lebanese0.8%
Brazilian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Slovak0.7%
Danishn0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Latvian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Iranian0.4%
New Zealand0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Rumson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7760
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.36
Approximate Longitude-74

Rumson 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
Distance5.5 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
StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance7.3 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
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance21.8 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
Atlantic Highlands4,318$113,472
Fair Haven6,033$180,509
Highlands4,900$82,472
Monmouth Beach3,249$140,431
Oceanport5,763$127,750
Sea Bright1,333$101,964

Rumson Public Libraries

Oceanic Free Library
109 AVENUE OF TWO RIVERS
Rumson, New Jersey
(732) 842-2692

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Rumson Public Schools

Deane-porter Elementary School
50 Blackpoint Road
ZIP: 7760
(732) 842-0330
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Forrestdale School
60 Forrest Avenue
ZIP: 7760
(732) 842-0383
Middle
Total Enrollment 483
Rumson-fair Haven Regional High School
74 Ridge Road
ZIP: 7760
(732) 842-1597
High
Total Enrollment 938

Rumson Private Schools

Holy Cross School
40 Rumson Rd
ZIP: 7760
Elementary
Total Enrollment 349
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