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Overview

Introduction to Union Beach, New Jersey

Union Beach, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 4 miles NW of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center) and 20 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. About 6,649 people live in Union Beach.

Union Beach History

The community of Union Beach was officially established on March 16th, 1925, from parts of Rariton Township. It was incorporated as a borough one month later, following an Act of the New Jersey Legislature. Union Beach recently adopted the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, in an attempt to reinvigorate the community's economy by emphasizing the natural beauty of the region, its maritime history, dense residential neighborhoods, and traditional downtowns.

Union Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • East Brunswick Museum
  • Castle Clinton National Monument
  • Washington Rock State Park
  • New York Aquarium
  • Staten Island Zoo

Things To Do In Union Beach

East Brunswick Museum, Monmouth Museum, Steamboat Dock Museum, Hancock Museum, and Thomas A. Edison Memorial Tower & Museum are several of the museums located within 10 miles of Union Beach. Conference House, the 17th century stone manor, is also close by. Cheesequake State Park, and Gateway National Recreation Area are popular parks offering facilities for swimming, boating, fishing, and picnicking. The New York Aquarium, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Staten Island Zoo, and Staten Island Botanical Garden are other attractions in the surrounding area.

Union Beach Transportation

Newark Liberty International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Union Beach Higher Education

Colleges close to Union Beach are Brookdale Community College, Cuny College of Staten Island, Monmouth University, and Middlesex County College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,770
Male Share of the Population45.4%
Female Share of the Population54.6%
Senior Citizens10.1%
Employed Population 16+2,670
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$40,861
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,444
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,641

Wealth

Median Family Income$69,891
% Above Poverty Level89.3%
% Below Poverty Level10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.6%

Housing

People Living Alone20.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,670
Median House Value$254,100

Ancestry

Irish28.3%
Italian25%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.7%
German17%
English11.1%
Polish5.1%
Czech2.9%
Hungarian2.5%
Scottish1.9%
Russian1.6%
Arab1.6%
Lebanese1.6%
Norwegian1.3%
Portuguese1.3%
Turkish1.2%
French Except Basque1%
Lithuanian0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Romanian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Haitian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Greek0.2%
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Union Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7735
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.43
Approximate Longitude-74.2

Union 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)

StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance9.7 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
Distance10.3 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
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 40 F
Apr Temp42 to 62 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp47 to 66 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aberdeen18,292$98,288
Hazlet20,108$101,326
Keansburg9,904$67,000
Keyport7,136$82,431
Matawan8,894$101,795
Perth Amboy52,265$53,275

Union Beach Public Libraries

Union Beach Memorial Library
810 UNION AVENUE
Union Beach, New Jersey
(732) 264-3792

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Union Beach Public Schools

Memorial School
221 Morningside Avenue
ZIP: 7735
(732) 264-5400
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
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