Profile for Long Branch, New Jersey, NJ
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Long Branch is a city in Monmouth County, in the New York metro area.
The latitude of Long Branch is 40.304N. The longitude is -73.992W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 31,523.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Long Branch demographic reports
Long Branch is on the Atlantic Ocean.
Long Branch was a popular 19th-century health resort, frequented by celebrities such as Lillian Russell and Diamond Jim Brady.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 139. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Ulysses S. Grant, U.S. president and Civil War general
· Norman Mailer, writer
· Clint Black, country singer
· Robert Pinsky, poet
Local festivals include:
- Long Branch Day - Sept. 8, 2007
- Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival - Sept. 1, 2007
- Oceanfest - July 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Long Branch web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
Historic sites and museums: Church of the Presidents
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Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 125
Gigolos were introduced at Long Branch, not as dancing partners but as bathing companions.
-- New Jersey: A Guide to its Present and Past (American Guide Series)
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Ancestry & family history
6% of Long Branch residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Long Branch ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Long Branch was $20,532, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Long Branch residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Long Branch festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Long Branch Day - S
- Oceanfest - J
- Long Branch Jazz and Blues Festival - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Long Branch, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $670. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,380.
Libraries in Long Branch include Elberon Branch, Long Branch Public Library ... View libraries
Monmouth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Long Branch political report.
Long Branch restaurants taking online reservations include Avenue, Tavolo ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Long Branch workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Long Branch between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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