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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Monmouth Beach
Southern portion of Monmouth Beach along Ocean Avenue (Route 36)
Southern portion of Monmouth Beach along Ocean Avenue (Route 36)
Map of Monmouth Beach in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Monmouth Beach in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated March 9, 1906
Government
 • Type Walsh Act
 • Body Board of Commissioners
Area
 • Total 2.07 sq mi (5.37 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.70 km2)
 • Water 1.03 sq mi (2.67 km2)  49.81%
Area rank 406th of 565 in state
30th of 53 in county
Elevation
20 ft (6 m)
Population
 • Total 3,279
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,239
 • Rank 440th of 566 in state
39th of 53 in county
 • Density 3,049.5/sq mi (1,177.4/km2)
 • Density rank 212th of 566 in state
24th of 53 in county
Time zone UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Code
07750
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402547130
GNIS feature ID 0885305
Website

Monmouth Beach is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,279, reflecting a decline of 316 (-8.8%) from the 3,595 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 292 (+8.8%) from the 3,303 counted in the 1990 Census.

History

The area was first settled in 1668 and grew into a community with the arrival of the Long Branch and Sea Shore Railroad.

Monmouth Beach was incorporated as a borough on March 9, 1906, by an act of the New Jersey Legislature, when it was created from portions of Ocean Township.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.069 square miles (5.359 km2), including 1.075 square miles (2.785 km2) of land and 0.994 square miles (2.574 km2) of water (48.03%).

The borough is a small beach community located on the Jersey Shore, known for its Victorian houses and the new multimillion-dollar homes located throughout the neighborhood. It was recently affected by Hurricane Sandy, damaging multiple homes. Monmouth Beach is one square mile, with the ocean to the east and the Shrewsbury River to the northwest. In the Forbes magazine 2012 rankings of "America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes", the borough was ranked 276th, with a median price of $937,020.

Unincorporated communities, localities and place names located partially or completely within the township include Galilee.

The borough is bordered by the Monmouth County communities of Little Silver, Long Branch, Oceanport, Rumson and Sea Bright.

Within Monmouth Beach are two beach clubs. These are Monmouth Beach Bathing Pavilion, known to locals as "Little Monmouth", and Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club, also known as "Big Monmouth". These are beautiful, spacious beach clubs equipped with pool and beach access. They have lockers, activities, swim teams, and more. Many locals attend these beach clubs, as well as people from out of town.

Monmouth Beach offers fishing, as well as surfable waves. The Shrewsbury River, which borders the borough, offers sailing, kayaking, and fishing. Places to go within the area are Pier Village in Long Branch, Red Bank, and the numerous beaches all along the shore towns to the north and south.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 485
1920 410 −15.5%
1930 457 11.5%
1940 584 27.8%
1950 806 38.0%
1960 1,363 69.1%
1970 2,042 49.8%
1980 3,318 62.5%
1990 3,303 −0.5%
2000 3,595 8.8%
2010 3,279 −8.8%
2019 (est.) 3,239 −1.2%
Population sources:
1910-1920 1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,279 people, 1,494 households, and 855 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,049.5 per square mile (1,177.4/km2). There were 1,981 housing units at an average density of 1,842.4 per square mile (711.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 97.50% (3,197) White, 0.34% (11) Black or African American, 0.09% (3) Native American, 0.73% (24) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.27% (9) from other races, and 1.04% (34) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% (62) of the population.

There were 1,494 households out of which 21.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 37.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 20.1% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 18.6% from 25 to 44, 35.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 48.7 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 86.9 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $94,583 (with a margin of error of +/- $29,606) and the median family income was $129,886 (+/- $7,489). Males had a median income of $108,369 (+/- $6,617) versus $76,813 (+/- $5,948) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $61,385 (+/- $8,902). About 2.1% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 3.0% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,595 people, 1,633 households, and 976 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1, 297.2/km2 (3,354.4/sq mi). There were 1,969 housing units at an average density of 1,837.2 per square mile (710.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.66% White, 0.53% African American, 0.86% Asian, 0.33% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.89% of the population.

There were 1,633 households, out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 35.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.3% under the age of 18, 3.5% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $80,484, and the median income for a family was $93,401. Males had a median income of $65,060 versus $45,208 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $52,862. About 1.4% of families and 1.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 2.3% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

2018-05-25 14 07 53 View north along New Jersey State Route 36 (Ocean Avenue) just south of Vista Court in Monmouth Beach, Monmouth County, New Jersey
Route 36 in Monmouth Beach

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 15.76 miles (25.36 km) of roadways, of which 14.12 miles (22.72 km) were maintained by the municipality and 1.64 miles (2.64 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

New Jersey Route 36 (Ocean Avenue) is the main highway serving Monmouth Beach. Route 36 connects the borough to Long Branch on the south and Sea Bright to the north.

Public transportation

Academy Bus provided bus service to Newark on the 61 route.

The SeaStreak ferry route to Wall Street and the East Side of Manhattan in New York City is a 10-15 minute drive to Atlantic Highlands / Highlands.

Education

Public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade are served by the Monmouth Beach School District at Monmouth Beach School. As of the 2018–19 school year, the district, comprised of one school, had an enrollment of 236 students and 26.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.9:1. Karen Ginty, a kindergarten teacher at Monmouth Beach Elementary School who had been at the school for 33 years, was named the 2006-07 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year.

Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Shore Regional High School, a regional high school that also serves students from the constituent districts of Oceanport, Sea Bright and West Long Branch. The high school is located in West Long Branch and is part of the Shore Regional High School District. As of the 2018–19 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 649 students and 57.2 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.3:1. Seats on the high school district's nine-member board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with one seat assigned to Monmouth Beach.

Public school students from Monmouth Beach, and all of Monmouth County, are eligible to apply to attend the schools of the Monmouth County Vocational School District.

Notable people

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

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

  • William Warren Barbour (1888–1943), represented New Jersey in the United States Senate from 1931 to 1937.
  • Warren A. Croll Jr. (born 1920), retired Hall of Fame Thoroughbred race horse trainer.
  • William Fargo (1818-1881), founder of Wells Fargo.
  • John Farrell (born 1962), former MLB baseball player and pitching coach; former manager of the Boston Red Sox.
  • Jim Garrett (born 1930), former NFL football player and coach.
  • Kim Guadagno (born 1959), former Monmouth Beach commissioner, elected sheriff of Monmouth County, New Jersey and first Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey
  • Jay Gould (1836-1892), robber baron.
  • Garret Hobart (1844-1899), United States vice president.
  • Philip B. Hofmann (1909-1986), businessman who was the first non-family-member to serve as chairman and chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson.
  • Frederick K. Humphreys (1816–1900), physician and the founder of Humphreys Homeopathic Medicine Company.
  • Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), wireless radio pioneer.
  • Brian Wenning (born 1981), professional skateboarder.

See also

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