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West Freehold, New Jersey
Along Schanck Road in the neighborhood of Stonehurst East
Map of West Freehold highlighted with in Monmouth County. Right: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey.
|• Total||5.927 sq mi (15.350 km2)|
|• Land||5.913 sq mi (15.314 km2)|
|• Water||0.014 sq mi (0.036 km2) 0.24%|
|Elevation||141 ft (43 m)|
|• Density||2,302.3/sq mi (888.9/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||02390471|
West Freehold is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) within Freehold Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 13,613. Due to the community's close proximity to the Battle of Monmouth, West Freehold is home to several important historical structures, which have been preserved in the 'West Freehold Village Historic District'. The historically preserved Monmouth Battlefield, along with the historic villages of Clarksburg, Englishtown, Smithburg and Tennent are a short distance away.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 5.927 square miles (15.350 km2), including 5.913 square miles (15.314 km2) of land and 0.014 square miles (0.036 km2) of water (0.24%).
|Population sources: 1980
1990–2010 2000 2010
As of the census of 2010, there were 13,613 people, 4,941 households, and 3,612 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,302.3 per square mile (888.9/km2). There were 5,108 housing units at an average density of 863.9 per square mile (333.6/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.06% (11,851) White, 3.17% (431) Black or African American, 0.22% (30) Native American, 6.19% (842) Asian, 0.01% (1) Pacific Islander, 1.59% (217) from other races, and 1.77% (241) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.13% (1,107) of the population.
There were 4,941 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.1% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 29.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.4 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.5 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 12,498 people, 4,659 households, and 3,429 families living in the CDP. The population density was 822.1/km2 (2,130.3/mi2). There were 4,740 housing units at an average density of 311.8/km2 (807.9/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.68% White, 2.46% African American, 0.15% Native American, 4.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 1.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.38% of the population.
There were 4,659 households, out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the CDP the population was spread out, with 23.8% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 28.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $72,577, and the median income for a family was $87,609. Males had a median income of $62,074 versus $36,563 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,218. About 3.7% of families and 4.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.0% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.
New Jersey Transit provides local bus transportation on the 307 route. It also provides bus transportation to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan on the 139 route, and to the Newark/Jersey City/Hoboken area on the 67 route. Major roads that run through the CDP include Monmouth Road/West Main Street (County Route 537) within the heart of the community and home to numerous businesses, Elton-Adelphia Road (County Route 524) on the community's southern edge near Turkey Swamp Park, U.S. Route 9, which also happens to feature numerous businesses, on the eastern edge, New Jersey Route 79 at the northeastern corner, and the New Jersey Route 33 freeway, known as the "Freehold Bypass", on the community's northern edge with interchanges at Wemrock Road, CR 537, and US 9/Route 79.
CentraState Medical Center is affiliated with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The facility has 287 beds and is part of CentraState Healthcare System, the county's fourth-largest employer. It is located on West Main Street (County Route 537).
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The neighborhood of Stonehurst West at the intersection of Double Creek Parkway and Fern Avenue
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