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Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury.

The latitude of Asbury Park is 40.220N. The longitude is -74.012W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 16,693.


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Median household income
Local
$23,081
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Asbury Park demographic reports
Asbury Park is on the Atlantic coast.
Developed by New York businessman James A. Bradley, as a resort for temperance advocates

Riots erupted here on July 4, 1970

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 377. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 22.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· TV series, "The Sopranos"
· 1999 movie, "Dogma"
· 2002 movie, "City by the Sea"
Well-known residents have included:
· Bruce Springsteen, rock musician
· William "Bud" Abbott, comedian
· Stephen Crane, writer
Local bands (past and present) have included Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes
Local festivals include:
  • Clearwater Festival - Aug. 18-19, 2007
  • Gay Pride Celebration - June 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Asbury Park web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Stephen Crane House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 158

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Asbury Park 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 07712 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Asbury Park residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Asbury Park ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Asbury Park was $13,516, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

11% of Asbury Park residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Asbury Park festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Asbury Park, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $570.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,189.


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Libraries in Asbury Park include Asbury Park Free Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Asbury Park include Asbury Park Press

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Asbury Park workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Asbury Park between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Asbury Park include Berkeley Carteret Oceanfront.

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