West Long Branch, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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West Long Branch, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of West Long Branch had a population of 8,418 as of July 1, 2016. West Long Branch ranks in the lower quartile for 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 West Long Branch is located at latitude 40.2879 and longitude -74.02 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of West Long Branch (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Borough of West Long Branch (GNIS ID: 885437) 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 West 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 West Long Branch: West Longbranch.

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


Total Population 8,418
Population in Households 6,990
Population in Familes 5,996
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,428
Population Density1 2,945
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,535
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 1,858
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,996 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 539 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $444,420
Average Home Value $514,629


Median Household Income $91,789
Average Household Income $123,347
Per Capita Income $42,073
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.48%
Households 0.99% 0.62%
Families 0.91% 0.59%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

West Long Branch, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West 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 # 175 68th
Population Density1 # 230 58th
Diversity Index2 # 421 23rd
Median Household Income # 172 69th
Per Capita Income # 198 64th

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