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Overview

Introduction to West Long Branch, New Jersey

West Long Branch, New Jersey, in Monmouth County, is 8 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey and 31 miles S of New York, New York.

West Long Branch History

The region that now comprises West Long Branch was known by a variety of names, including Hoppersville, Mechanicsville and Branchburg. A map from 1889 recorded the area as West Long Branch School District and West Long Branch P.O. The townspeople were unhappy about paying taxes to Eatontown, so they requested annexation. Eatontown Township initially resisted because of the wealth in West Long Branch, but on June 16, 1908, West Long Branch became independent.

West Long Branch and nearby Attractions

  • Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum
  • Stephen Crane House
  • Allaire State Park
  • Monmouth Battlefield
  • New York Aquarium
  • Blue Mountain

Things To Do In West Long Branch

The Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum, Monmouth Museum and the Coney Island Museum are some of the local museums. Allaire State Park, Gateway National Recreation Area and Cheesequake State Park are among the several parks accessible from West Long Branch.

West Long Branch Transportation

Newark Liberty International is the nearest major airport.

West Long Branch Higher Education

Monmouth University is located in West Long Branch. Other nearby colleges and universities include Adelphi University and Brookdale Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,947
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+3,672
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married45.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37.4%
Median Earnings25+$51,548
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,795

Wealth

Median Family Income$114,727
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone22.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,417
Median House Value$393,900

Ancestry

Italian30.2%
Irish27.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.7%
English5.7%
Polish5%
Arab2.7%
Brazilian2.3%
Portuguese2.2%
Syrian2%
Belgian1.7%
Israeli1.5%
French Except Basque1.3%
Norwegian1.3%
Czech1.1%
Swedish1.1%
Welsh1%
Hungarian0.9%
Russian0.8%
Slovak0.7%
West Indian0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Greek0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
US/American0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
African0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.3%
Nigerian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Estonian0.2%
German0.2%
British0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Iraqi0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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West Long Branch Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7764
Phone Area Codes732,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.29
Approximate Longitude-74.01

West Long Branch 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
Distance1.9 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
StationNY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance24.3 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
StationTOMS RIVER
Distance25.8 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
Deal708$86,786
Eatontown12,233$80,413
Long Branch30,705$59,563
Monmouth Beach3,249$140,431
Oceanport5,763$127,750
Shrewsbury1,066$59,180

West Long Branch Public Schools

Betty Mcelmon Elementary
20 Parker Road
ZIP: 7764
(732) 222-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 241
Frank Antonides School
135 Locust Avenue
ZIP: 7764
(732) 222-5900
Middle
Total Enrollment 338
Shore Regional High School
132 Monmouth Park Highway 36
ZIP: 7764
(732) 222-9300
High
Total Enrollment 630

West Long Branch Private Schools

Colonial Christian Academy
714 Coolidge Ave
ZIP: 7764
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
St Jerome Elementary School
250 Wall St
ZIP: 7764
Elementary
Total Enrollment 237
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