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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.

People

Total Population 7,974
Male Share of the Population 45.1%
Female Share of the Population 54.9%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,864
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 44.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $106,397
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.4%
% Using Public Transportation 3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 23.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,300
Median House Value $398,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 0.4%
English 6.4%
Irish 25.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

West Long Branch Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 31 miles S of New York, New York
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07764
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.29
Longitude -74.018

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)

Station LONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station NY WESTERLEIGH STAT IS
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 66 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Station TOMS RIVER
Distance 25.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deal 757 $83,438
Eatontown 12,298 $77,841
Long Branch 30,721 $54,621
Monmouth Beach 3,258 $142,083
Oceanport 5,800 $109,241
Shrewsbury 1,181 $58,281

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

West Long Branch Public Libraries

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West Long Branch Public Library
95 POPLAR AVENUE
West Long Branch, New Jersey
(732) 222-5993
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West Long Branch High Schools

SHORE REG HIGH
MONMOUTH PARK HIGHWAY
732-222-9300
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 734 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

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