Port Monmouth, New Jersey
|• Total||1.34 sq mi (3.48 km2)|
|• Land||1.30 sq mi (3.37 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2) 3.04%|
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|• Density||2,878.55/sq mi (1,111.46/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||02389696|
Port Monmouth is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) within Middletown Township, in Monmouth County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. At the 2010 census, the CDP's population was 3,818.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Port Monmouth had a total area of 1.343 square miles (3.477 km2), including 1.302 square miles (3.371 km2) of land and 0.041 square miles (0.106 km2) of water (3.04%).
|Population sources: 1880-1890|
The 2010 United States census counted 3,818 people, 1,368 households, and 997 families in the CDP. The population density was 2,933.4 per square mile (1,132.6/km2). There were 1,441 housing units at an average density of 1,107.1 per square mile (427.5/km2). The racial makeup was 92.95% (3,549) White, 2.15% (82) Black or African American, 0.21% (8) Native American, 1.99% (76) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 1.49% (57) from other races, and 1.20% (46) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.91% (302) of the population.
Of the 1,368 households, 34.6% had children under the age of 18; 56.0% were married couples living together; 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present and 27.1% were non-families. Of all households, 22.4% were made up of individuals and 9.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.29.
24.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 30.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.7 years. For every 100 females, the population had 95.1 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 91.7 males.
At the 2000 census there were 3,742 people, 1,289 households, and 964 families living in the CDP. The population density was 2,833.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,093.9/km2). There were 1,358 housing units at an average density of 1,028.2 per square mile (397.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.70% White, 1.28% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 1.15% from other races, and 1.26% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.95% of the population.
Of the 1,289 households 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.7% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.2% were non-families. 21.1% of households were one person and 11.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.39. 99% of the population in Port Monmouth.
The age distribution was 27.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% 65 or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.1 males.
The median household income was $53,864 and the median family income was $63,375. Males had a median income of $45,565 versus $30,244 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,369. About 8.6% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.
Port Monmouth is served by the Port Monmouth Fire Company #1 and Port Monmouth First Aid Squad which are both located in the CDP.
Port Monmouth was featured in a 1990 episode of Saturday Night Live during a Weekend Update sketch featuring Al Franken covering a cocaine deal in Port Monmouth, NJ. The tugboats Ocean Prince and Newport can be seen in the footage suggesting it was actually filmed locally in New York City for the show as Port Monmouth and neighboring Belford Harbor are home to fishing vessels - which is noted by Al during the sketch. At the time of filming those tugboats were under the Amerada Hess Corporation which had a storage facility and pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
People who were born in, are residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Port Monmouth include:
- Mike Largey (born 1960), former professional basketball player who played power forward for Hapoel Tel Aviv B.C. of the Israeli Basketball Premier League from 1984 to 1987.
- "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Port Monmouth Census Designated Place, Geographic Names Information System. Accessed August 8, 2012.
- Census Data Explorer: Port Monmouth CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed June 15, 2023.
- Look Up a ZIP Code for Port Monmouth, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 8, 2012.
- Gazetteer of New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 21, 2016.
- U.S. Census website, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed June 9, 2023.
- US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
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- GCT-PH1 - Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County -- County Subdivision and Place from the 2010 Census Summary File 1 for Monmouth County, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 16, 2012.
- Locality Search, State of New Jersey. Accessed April 19, 2015.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data for Port Monmouth CDP, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 8, 2012.
- US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
- Report on Population of the United States at the Eleventh Census: 1890. Part I, p. 239. United States Census Bureau, 1895. Accessed October 20, 2016.
- DP-1 - Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2000 from the Census 2000 Summary File 1 (SF 1) 100-Percent Data for Port Monmouth CDP, New Jersey Archived 2020-02-12 at archive.today, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 8, 2012.
- Monmouth County Bus / Rail Connections, NJ Transit, backed up by the Internet Archive as of July 26, 2010. Accessed August 8, 2012.
- "Watch Saturday Night Live Highlight: Weekend Update Segment - Al Franken". NBC.com. Retrieved September 1, 2022.
- Handleman, Bill. "Largey enjoying status in Israel as star player", Asbury Park Press, July 13, 1986. Accessed May 4, 2021. "Back in 1983, Michael Patrick Largey was a household name in Port Monmouth, Middletown Township, and that was about it. He had emerged from Red Bank Catholic High School not knowing whether he wanted to kick footballs or shoot basketballs."