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Long Branch, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Long Branch had a population of 31,683 as of July 1, 2016. Long Branch ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Long Branch is located at latitude 40.2954 and longitude -73.9899 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Long Branch (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.27 sq. miles and a water area of 1.01 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Long Branch (GNIS ID: 885285) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Long Branch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Long Branch: Longbranch.

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Long Branch, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 31,683
Population in Households 31,508
Population in Familes 22,871
Population in Group Qrtrs 175
Population Density1 6,007
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 12,036
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 7,001
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,569 (31.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,467 (51.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,507 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $348,118
Average Home Value $414,691


Median Household Income $52,201
Average Household Income $76,347
Per Capita Income $29,204
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.31%
Households 0.38% 0.27%
Families 0.3% 0.22%
Median Household Income   -1.78%
Per Capita Income   0.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Long Branch, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Long Branch to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 95th
Population Density1 # 80 86th
Diversity Index2 # 57 90th
Median Household Income # 461 16th
Per Capita Income # 408 25th

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