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Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Shrewsbury
Map of Shrewsbury in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Shrewsbury in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Shrewsbury, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated May 11, 1926
Named for Shrewsbury, England
Area
 • Total 2.200 sq mi (5.697 km2)
 • Land 2.168 sq mi (5.614 km2)
 • Water 0.032 sq mi (0.083 km2)  1.45%
Area rank 394th of 566 in state
27th of 53 in county
Elevation 39 ft (12 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 3,809
 • Estimate (2015) 4,131
 • Rank 423rd of 566 in state
38th of 53 in county
 • Density 1,757.2/sq mi (678.5/km2)
 • Density rank 307th of 566 in state
38th of 53 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07702
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402567350
GNIS feature ID 0885395
Website www.shrewsburyboro.com

Shrewsbury is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, USA. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 3,809, reflecting an increase of 219 (+6.1%) from the 3,590 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 494 (+16.0%) from the 3,096 counted in the 1990 Census.

Episcopalian church in Shrewsbury New Jersey on Route 35
Christ Church along Route 35.

Shrewsbury was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 22, 1926, from portions of Shrewsbury Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 11, 1926. The borough's name comes from Shrewsbury, England.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, Shrewsbury borough had a total area of 2.200 square miles (5.697 km2), including 2.168 square miles (5.614 km2) of land and 0.032 square miles (0.083 km2) of water (1.45%).

The borough borders the Monmouth County municipalities of Eatontown, Little Silver, Oceanport, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Township and Tinton Falls, all in Monmouth County.

Shrewsbury Borough prior to 1926 was a part of Shrewsbury Township, which was much larger in the past and had encompassed several of the other municipalities nearby.

Demographics

Shrewsbury NJ Route 35 streetview
Route 35 is a main commercial thoroughfare for the borough.
Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 857
1940 1,058 23.5%
1950 1,613 52.5%
1960 3,222 99.8%
1970 3,315 2.9%
1980 2,962 −10.6%
1990 3,096 4.5%
2000 3,590 16.0%
2010 3,809 6.1%
Est. 2015 4,131 8.5%
Population sources: 1930
1930–1990 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,809 people, 1,261 households, and 1,026 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,757.2 per square mile (678.5/km2). There were 1,310 housing units at an average density of 604.4 per square mile (233.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the borough was 95.62% (3,642) White, 0.66% (25) Black or African American, 0.11% (4) Native American, 2.13% (81) Asian, 0.03% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.58% (22) from other races, and 0.89% (34) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.49% (95) of the population.

There were 1,261 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.5% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.24.

In the borough, the population was spread out with 27.0% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 19.2% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44.3 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 84.7 males.

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $111,648 (with a margin of error of +/- $15,595) and the median family income was $124,091 (+/- $10,340). Males had a median income of $111,645 (+/- $13,085) versus $54,313 (+/- $9,453) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $47,698 (+/- $5,936). About 0.0% of families and 1.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.0% of those under age 18 and 4.3% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

Restaurant in mall along Route 35.

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 3,590 people, 1,207 households, and 1,016 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,627.1 people per square mile (627.2/km2). There were 1,223 housing units at an average density of 554.3 per square mile (213.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.60% White, 0.53% African American, 1.67% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

There were 1,207 households out of which 46.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.6% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 12.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the borough the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 4.0% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $86,911, and the median income for a family was $92,719. Males had a median income of $85,875 versus $37,554 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $38,218. None of the families and 1.0% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under 18 and 3.0% of those over 64.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 21.50 miles (34.60 km) of roadways, of which 16.88 miles (27.17 km) were maintained by the municipality, 2.75 miles (4.43 km) by Monmouth County and 1.87 miles (3.01 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Route 35 is the main north-south road while CR 520 passes along the northern border.

The Garden State Parkway is accessible in neighboring Tinton Falls or via CR 520 in Middletown.

Public transportation

NJ Transit offers train service on the North Jersey Coast Line at the Little Silver station. NJ Transit local bus service is available on the 831 and 832 routes.

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