Facts and Figures
County Seat Freehold (established 1715)

Form of Government

5 member Board of Chosen Freeholders, elected at large
Municipalities 53
Cities 2
Townships 15
Boroughs 35
Villages 1

Ratings by Size & Population
Monmouth is the Sixth Largest County in NJ
Largest Municipality (size) Howell (62.1 mi2)
Largest Municipality (pop.) Middletown (66,327)
Most densely populated municipalities (persons/mi2) Asbury Park (16,930) Keansburg (10,732) Shrewsbury Twp. (1,098)
Least densely populated municipalities (persons/mi2) Upper Freehold Twp. (4,282)

Population Information
Total Population (2000) 615,301
Rank among NJ counties 4th
Percent of NJ population 7.3%
Population density in 1996 (persons/mi2) 1,256 (12.5% increase from 1980-90)
Monmouth County is one of the fastest growing counties in NJ

2000 Population Statistics - Age Breakdown
Total residents
615,301
65 and older
76,923
45-64
148,114
18-44
229,562
5-17
118,111
under 5
42,231
Median age
37.7 (younger than many NJ counties)

Educational Attainment Statistics
Residents 25 years and older (1990) 368,859
Percent high school graduates 82.8%
Percent college graduates 28.4%
Less than 9th grade 22,436
9th-12th grade, no diploma 49,461
High school graduates (including equivalency) 127,180
Some college, no degree 81,465
Associate's degree 26,670
Bachelor's degree 79,976
Graduate/Professional degree 39,856

Income & Housing Information
Households (2000) 224,236
Persons per household (1990) 2.74
Per capita income (2000) $32,816
Median family income (2000) $85,515
Median household income (2000) $73,263
Housing units (2000) 240,884
Median value of owner occupied housing (1990) $180,400

NJ Travel & Tourism Visitor Spending
Total visitor spending (billions) $1.79
Restaurant (millions) $559
Lodging (millions) $118
Automobile (millions) $263
Recreation (millions) $146
Transportation (millions) $12
Retail (millions) $577

Impact of Visitor Spending
Jobs (thousands) 45.2
Payroll (millions) $781
State Taxes (millions) $224.5
Local Taxes (millions) $82

Geographic Information Land Area
Area (mi2) 471.57 (301,805 acres)
Rank in NJ 6th
Percent of NJ 6.2%

Public Open Space
Federal (acres) 1,668
State (acres) 12,843
County (acres) 19,200
Municipal (acres) 8,400
Total acreage 42,111 (10.63% of county)

Elevations

Highest 391 ft above sea level (Crawford Hill, Holmdel)
Lowest sea level

Coastlines
Ocean 27 miles
Bay 26 miles

Major Rivers
Manasquan
Shrewsbury
Navesink
Shark

Distances to Major Metropolitan Areas (miles)
Boston, Massachusetts 258
Chicago, Illinois 792
Cleveland, Ohio 466
Detroit, Michigan 622
NYC, New York 71
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 62
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 350
Toronto, Canada 471
Washington D.C. 191

Business & Industry Trends County Business Patterns
Category Number Employed

1990 1996
Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries 1,531 1,657
Mining 110 48
Construction 11,641 10,464
Manufacturing 25,025 17,226
Communications, Public Utilities 10,983 13,694
Wholesale trade 12,813 11,396
Retail trade 47,792 47,651
F.I.R.E. 12,994 12,181
Services 60,162 70,657
Unclassified 781 62

Labor Force & Employment (1991)
Total Civilian Labor Force 306,052
Employed 288,171
Unemployment Rate 5.8%

Freehold, NJ Climate

Average January Temp (F)

31.3°
Average July Temp (F) 74.5°
Average Annual Temp (F) 53.0°
Average January Precipitation (inches) 3.17
Average July Precipitation (inches) 4.69
Average Annual Precipitation (inches) 44.72

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