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Keyport, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Keyport
Downtown Keyport at Broad and Front streets
Downtown Keyport at Broad and Front streets
Nickname(s): "Pearl of the Bayshore"
Map of Keyport in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Keyport in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Keyport, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Keyport, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated April 2, 1908
Area
 • Total 1.469 sq mi (3.807 km2)
 • Land 1.395 sq mi (3.614 km2)
 • Water 0.074 sq mi (0.193 km2)  5.06%
Area rank 455th of 566 in state
37th of 53 in county
Elevation 26 ft (8 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 7,240
 • Estimate (2015) 7,145
 • Rank 312th of 566 in state
23rd of 53 in county
 • Density 5,188.4/sq mi (2,003.3/km2)
 • Density rank 106th of 566 in state
11th of 53 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07735
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402536810
GNIS feature ID 0885268
Website www.keyportonline.com

Keyport is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. At the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 7,240, following a decline of 328 (-4.3%) from the 7,568 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 18 (-0.2%) from the 7,586 counted in the 1990 Census. Keyport's nickname is the "Pearl of the Bayshore" or the "Gateway to the Bayshore".

Keyport was originally formed as a Town on March 17, 1870, from portions of Raritan Township (now Hazlet). On April 2, 1908, the Borough of Keyport was formed, replacing Keyport Town.

Keyport is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, an effort by nine municipalities in northern Monmouth County to reinvigorate the area's economy by emphasizing the traditional downtowns, dense residential neighborhoods, maritime history, and the natural beauty of the Raritan Bayshore coastline.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.469 square miles (3.807 km2), including 1.395 square miles (3.614 km2) of land and 0.074 square miles (0.193 km2) of water (5.06%).

The borough borders the boroughs of Keansburg (via a maritime boundary) and Union Beach, and the townships of Aberdeen and Hazlet to the northeast, southwest and southeast respectively.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 2,366
1890 3,411
1900 3,413 0.1%
1910 3,554 4.1%
1920 4,415 24.2%
1930 4,940 11.9%
1940 5,147 4.2%
1950 5,888 14.4%
1960 6,440 9.4%
1970 7,205 11.9%
1980 7,413 2.9%
1990 7,586 2.3%
2000 7,568 −0.2%
2010 7,240 −4.3%
Est. 2015 7,145 −1.3%
Population sources:
1870-1920 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 7,240 people, 3,067 households, and 1,693 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,188.4 per square mile (2,003.3/km2). There were 3,272 housing units at an average density of 2,344.8 per square mile (905.3/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 80.00% (5,792) White, 7.20% (521) Black or African American, 0.28% (20) Native American, 2.38% (172) Asian, 0.03% (2) Pacific Islander, 7.62% (552) from other races, and 2.50% (181) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.26% (1,322) of the population.

There were 3,067 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.8% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.5 years. For every 100 females there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 95.6 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $56,509 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,915) and the median family income was $82,714 (+/- $13,757). Males had a median income of $56,156 (+/- $6,693) versus $41,782 (+/- $4,326) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,545 (+/- $2,210). About 4.9% of families and 9.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

At the 2000 United States Census, there were 7,568 people, 3,264 households and 1,798 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,358.4 per square mile (2,072.4/km²). There were 3,400 housing units at an average density of 2,407.3 per square mile (931.0/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 85.2% White, 7.0% African American, 0.12% Native American, 2.22% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.96% from other races, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.09% of the population.

There were 3,264 households of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.4% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.9% were non-families. 38.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.11.

21.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.8 males.

The median household income was $43,869 and the median family income was $58,176. Males had a median income of $40,324 compared with $34,036 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $23,288. About 4.9% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 25.51 miles (41.05 km) of roadways, of which 18.70 miles (30.09 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.96 miles (7.98 km) by Monmouth County and 1.85 miles (2.98 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 35 and Route 36 both pass through in the southern section. The Garden State Parkway is just outside in both neighboring Aberdeen and Hazlet Townships at Exit 117.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers local bus service on the 817 route. NJ Transit train service is available nearby at the Hazlet and Aberdeen-Matawan stations on the North Jersey Coast Line.

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