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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.


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Median household income
Local
$46,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Neptune demographic reports
Neptune is on the Atlantic Ocean
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 111. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jack Nicholson, actor
· Danny DeVito, actor
Nearby parks & recreation: Shark River Park
Historic sites and museums: Neptune Historical Museum
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.)

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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24% of Neptune residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Neptune, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $603.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,389.


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Libraries in Neptune include Neptune Township Public Library ... View libraries

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Monmouth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Neptune political report.

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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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Hotels in Neptune include Days Inn Neptune, Neptune Motor Lodge.

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