Long Branch, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Long Branch, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Long Branch had a population of 31,348 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Long Branch: Longbranch.

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Long Branch, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 31,348
Population in Households 31,171
Population in Familes 22,854
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density2 5,943
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $55,838
Average Household Income $84,401
Per Capita Income $32,044


Total Housing Units 14,354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,432 (30.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,394 (51.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,528 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $362,324
Average Home Value $426,348


Total Households 11,826
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 6,874
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.25% 0.18%
Households 0.08% 0.1%
Families 0.0% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

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, 2018 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 # 29 95th
Population Density # 81 85th
Diversity Index # 59 89th
Median Household Income # 455 17th
Per Capita Income # 399 27th

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