Monmouth Beach, New Jersey

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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
Borough
Borough of Monmouth Beach
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
Coordinates: 40°20′09″N 73°59′08″W / 40.335895°N 73.985608°W / 40.335895; -73.985608Coordinates: 40°20′09″N 73°59′08″W / 40.335895°N 73.985608°W / 40.335895; -73.985608[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated March 9, 1906
Government[4]
 • Type Walsh Act
 • Mayor Susan Howard (term ends May 2017)
 • Administrator Gerald Chismar[3]
 • Clerk Joyce Escalante[3]
Area[1]
 • Total 2.069 sq mi (5.359 km2)
 • Land 1.075 sq mi (2.785 km2)
 • Water 0.994 sq mi (2.574 km2)  48.03%
Area rank 408th of 566 in state
30th of 53 in county[1]
Elevation[5] 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010 Census)[6][7][8]
 • Total 3,279
 • Estimate (2013)[9] 3,290
 • Rank 440th of 566 in state
39th of 53 in county[10]
 • Density 3,049.5/sq mi (1,177.4/km2)
 • Density rank 212th of 566 in state
24th of 53 in county[10]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07750[11][12]
Area code(s) 732[13]
FIPS code 3402547130[1][14][15]
GNIS feature ID 0885305[1][16]
Website www.monmouthbeach.us

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,[6][7][8] 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.[17]

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.[18]

Geography[edit]

Monmouth Beach is located at 40°20′09″N 73°59′08″W / 40.335895°N 73.985608°W / 40.335895; -73.985608 (40.335895,-73.985608). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 2.069 square miles (5.359 km2), of which, 1.075 square miles (2.785 km2) of it was land and 0.994 square miles (2.574 km2) of it (48.03%) of it was water.[1][2]

The borough is a small beach community located on the Jersey Shore, known for its Victorian houses and the new multi-million dollar homes located throughout the neighborhood. It was recently affected by Hurricane Sandy, damaging multiple home. Monmouth Beach is one square mile, with the ocean to the east and the Shrewsbury River to the northwest.[19] 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.[20]

The borough is surrounded by other communities such as Sea Bright and Rumson, and the newly redeveloped Long Branch. 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.

Monmouth Beach offers fishing, as well as surfable waves. The Shrewsbury River, which borders the borough, offers sailing, kayaking, and fishing.

Demographics[edit]

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%
Est. 2013 3,290 [9][21] 0.3%
Population sources:
1910-1920[22] 1910[23] 1910-1930[24]
1930-1990[25] 2000[26][27] 2010[6][7][8]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 3,279 people, 1,494 households, and 854.6 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. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 1.89% (62) of the population.[6]

There were 1,494 households, 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.[6]

In the borough, 20.1% of the population were 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 age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.[6]

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.[28]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[14] 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.[26][27]

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.[26][27]

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.[26][27]

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.[26][27]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

The Borough of Monmouth Beach has been governed under the Walsh Act, by a three-member commission, since 1929.[29] Members of the commission are elected at-large in nonpartisan elections to serve four-year terms of office on a concurrent basis.[4]

As of 2014, members of the Borough Commission are Mayor Susan Howard, James F. Cunniff and William J. McBride, Jr., whose terms of office end in May 2017.[3][30]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Monmouth Beach is located in the 6th Congressional District[31] and is part of New Jersey's 13th state legislative district.[7][32][33] Prior to the 2011 reapportionment following the 2010 Census, Monmouth Beach had been in the 11th state legislative district.[34]

New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch).[35] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[36][37] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[38][39]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 13th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph M. Kyrillos (R, Middletown Township) and in the General Assembly by Amy Handlin (R, Middletown Township) and Declan O'Scanlon (R, Little Silver).[40] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[41] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[42]

Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Director and another as Deputy Director.[43] As of 2014, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014),[44] Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014),[45] Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016),[46] John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015)[47] and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016).[48][49] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township),[50] Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale)[51] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).[52]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 2,550 registered voters in Monmouth Beach, of which 605 (23.7%) were registered as Democrats, 742 (29.1%) were registered as Republicans and 1,200 (47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 3 voters registered to other parties.[53]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 57.3% of the vote here (1,196 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 40.1% (837 votes) and other candidates with 1.2% (24 votes), among the 2,086 ballots cast by the borough's 2,725 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.6%.[54] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 60.3% of the vote here (1,270 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 38.8% (817 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (19 votes), among the 2,107 ballots cast by the borough's 2,813 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 74.9.[55]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 65.1% of the vote here (1,015 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 28.4% (443 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 5.5% (86 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (7 votes), among the 1,559 ballots cast by the borough's 2,621 registered voters, yielding a 59.5% turnout.[56]

Education[edit]

Public school students in Kindergarten through eighth grade are served by the Monmouth Beach School District at Monmouth Beach School. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's one school had an enrollment of 312 students and 26.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.95:1.[57] 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.[58]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend Shore Regional High School, a comprehensive regional high school that is part of the Shore Regional High School District, which serves students from the constituent districts of Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Sea Bright and West Long Branch.[19][59][60]

Public school students can also apply to attend the schools of the Monmouth County Vocational School District.[61]

Transportation[edit]

Roads and highways[edit]

As of 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.[62]

Public transportation[edit]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service to Newark on the 61 route.[63]

The SeaStreak ferry route to Wall Street and the East Side of Manhattan in New York City is a 5-10 minute drive to Atlantic Highlands / Highlands.[64]

Notable people[edit]

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

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Preceded by
Sea Bright
Beaches of New Jersey Succeeded by
Long Branch