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Farmingdale, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Farmingdale
Downtown Farmingdale
Downtown Farmingdale
Motto(s): 
Today's Town with Yesterday's Touch
Map of Farmingdale in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Farmingdale in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Farmingdale, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Farmingdale, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated April 8, 1903
Government
 • Type Borough
 • Body Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Land 0.52 sq mi (1.35 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0.00%
Area rank 547th of 565 in state
48th of 53 in county
Elevation
75 ft (23 m)
Population
 • Total 1,329
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,354
 • Rank 524th of 566 in state
47th of 53 in county
 • Density 2,547.7/sq mi (983.7/km2)
 • Density rank 243rd of 566 in state
28th of 53 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
07727
Area code(s) 732 exchanges: 751, 919, 938
FIPS code 3402522950
GNIS feature ID 0885218
Website

Farmingdale is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 1,329, reflecting a decline of 258 (-16.3%) from the 1,587 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 125 (+8.5%) from the 1,462 counted in the 1990 Census.

Farmingdale was incorporated as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 8, 1903, from portions of Howell Township. The borough is named for its location at the center of an agricultural area.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.523 square miles (1.354 km2), including 0.522 square miles (1.351 km2) of land and 0.001 square miles (0.002 km2) of water (0.18%).

The borough is completely surrounded by Howell Township, making it part of 21 pairs of "doughnut towns" in the state, where one municipality entirely surrounds another.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 416
1920 474 13.9%
1930 629 32.7%
1940 609 −3.2%
1950 755 24.0%
1960 959 27.0%
1970 1,148 19.7%
1980 1,348 17.4%
1990 1,462 8.5%
2000 1,587 8.5%
2010 1,329 −16.3%
2019 (est.) 1,354 1.9%
Population sources: 1910-1920
1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,329 people, 547 households, and 342 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,547.7 per square mile (983.7/km2). There were 578 housing units at an average density of 1,108.0 per square mile (427.8/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 89.62% (1,191) White, 2.86% (38) Black or African American, 0.45% (6) Native American, 3.16% (42) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.73% (23) from other races, and 2.18% (29) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.92% (92) of the population.

There were 547 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.8 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 97.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $63,191 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,838) and the median family income was $69,688 (+/- $10,093). Males had a median income of $56,518 (+/- $4,270) versus $36,625 (+/- $5,921) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $31,425 (+/- $2,251). About 2.6% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 1,587 people, 625 households, and 406 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,972.2 people per square mile (1,156.1/km2). There were 638 housing units at an average density of 1,194.9 per square mile (464.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 93.64% White, 1.13% African American, 2.33% Asian, 2.08% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.84% of the population.

There were 625 households, out of which 37.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 35.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $48,889, and the median income for a family was $59,625. Males had a median income of $40,000 versus $27,375 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,667. About 5.6% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

2018-05-27 15 54 32 View east along Monmouth County Route 524 and south along Monmouth County Route 547 (Main Street) at Asbury Avenue in Farmingdale, Monmouth County, New Jersey
CR 524 and CR 547, the main roads through Farmingdale

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 6.89 miles (11.09 km) of roadways, of which 5.30 miles (8.53 km) were maintained by the municipality and 1.59 miles (2.56 km) by Monmouth County.

County Route 547 and County Route 524 are the most prominent roads which pass directly through the borough. Route 33 and Route 34 are the closest state highways. Interstate 195 is the nearest limited-access highway.

Airport

Monmouth Executive Airport is a public-use airport located east of Farmingdale.

Education

The Farmingdale School District serves public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade at Farmingdale Elementary School. As of the 2017–18 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 157 students and 21.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.5:1. In the 2016–17 school year, Farmingdale had the 34th-smallest enrollment of any school district in the state, with 161 students.

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Howell High School, as part of the Freehold Regional High School District (FRHSD). The district also serves students from Colts Neck Township, Englishtown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Howell Township, Manalapan Township and Marlboro. As of the 2017–18 school year, the Howell High School had an enrollment of 2,118 students and 139.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 15.2:1. Students may apply to attend one of the district's six specialized learning centers, including the Humanities Learning Center hosted at Howell High School. The FRHSD board of education has nine members, who are elected to three-year terms from each of the constituent districts. Each member is allocated a fraction of a vote that totals to nine points, with Farmingdale allocated one member, who has 0.5 votes.

Notable people

See also (related category): People from Farmingdale, New Jersey

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Farmingdale include:

  • George Fischbeck (1922–2015), television weatherman.
  • Jim Gary (1939–2006), sculptor popularly known for his large, colorful creations of dinosaurs made from discarded automobile parts.
  • Chris Hill (born 1994), soccer defender who currently plays for Harrisburg City Islanders in the USL.
  • Herman Hill (1945–1970), professional baseball outfielder who appeared in 43 games for the Minnesota Twins.
  • Janis Ian (born 1951), singer-songwriter and author known for her 1967 top twenty hit "Society's Child" and her 1975 top five "At Seventeen".
  • Denny Walling (born 1954), Major League Baseball player in the 1980s who played predominantly for the Houston Astros.
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