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Neptune is a township in Monmouth County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for the Roman god of the sea
The latitude of Neptune is 40.208N. The longitude is -74.058W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 69 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 27,690.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Neptune demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monmouth County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 07717 ZIP code.
11% of Neptune residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Neptune ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Neptune was $22,569, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Neptune residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Neptune, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $603. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,389.
Libraries in Neptune include Neptune Township Public Library ... View libraries
Monmouth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Neptune political report.
The average commute time for Neptune workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Neptune between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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