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Asbury Park, New Jersey
City
City of Asbury Park
Nickname(s): 
The Dark City
From Left: Asbury Park Convention Hall (image courtesy of Dave Frey), Main Street, Tillie, Cookman Ave, Old Heating Plant, Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel
From Left: Asbury Park Convention Hall (image courtesy of Dave Frey), Main Street, Tillie, Cookman Ave, Old Heating Plant, Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel
Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map).
Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map).
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated March 26, 1874
Government
 • Type 1923 Municipal Manager Law
Area
 • Total 4.1 km2 (1.60 sq mi)
 • Land 3.7 km2 (1.43 sq mi)
 • Water 0.44 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 16,116
 • Density 3,930/km2 (10,070/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
07712
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 34-01960
GNIS feature ID 0874396
Website http://www.cityofasburypark.com

Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It is next to the Atlantic Ocean on the Jersey Shore. Asbury Park is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. In the 2010 United States Census, the city population was 16,116.

Asbury Park started as a borough on March 26, 1874. It included parts of Ocean Township. Asbury Park became a city as of March 25, 1897.

The city is known for music. Bruce Springsteen comes from the city and started his career there. The New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium called Asbury Park the sixth best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest.


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