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 8,443 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Long Branch: West Longbranch.

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West Long Branch, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,443
Daytime Population: Workers 5,086
Daytime Population: Residents 4,325
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,411
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 7,002
Population in Familes 6,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,441
Population Density2 2,954
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $100,173
Average Household Income $129,611
Per Capita Income $43,767


Total Housing Units 2,653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,985 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 543 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $444,604
Average Home Value $520,101


Total Households 2,528
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 1,856
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.58% 0.49%
Households 0.81% 0.56%
Families 0.77% 0.53%
Median Household Income   1.66%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 2017 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 # 178 68th
Population Density # 229 58th
Diversity Index # 423 23rd
Median Household Income # 142 74th
Per Capita Income # 193 65th

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