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  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Monmouth County
      County FIPS: 
    40°17′30″N 74°03′15″W
      Area total: 
    5.89 sq mi (15.26 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.84 sq mi (15.13 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.05 sq mi (0.13 km²)
    52 ft (16 m)
    Incorporated April 4, 1873 as township; Incorporated March 8, 1926 as borough
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Eatontown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,327.9 residents per square mile of area (898.8/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Eatontown is a borough in Monmouth County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 Census, the borough's population was 12,709, reflecting a decline of 1,299 (9.3%) from the 14,008 counted in the 2000 Census. The borough was named for Thomas Eaton, an early settler who built a mill c.1670. The United States Army's Fort Monmouth operated in Eatontown from 1917 until its closure in September 2011, based on recommendations from the Base Realignment and Closure Commission. In the center of the borough is the Monmouth Mall, located at the intersection of Route 35 and Route 36, featuring a variety of stores, restaurants, and a 15-screen cineplex. In 1886, a mob broke into the jail and removed a black man, Samuel "Mingo Jack" Johnson, who was being held for the alleged rape of a white woman. The mob brutally beat and then hanged Johnson, the father of five. In 2012, mayor Gerald Tarantolo issued a public apology for the failure of security at the jail. Celebrity chef Bobby Flay previously owned a restaurant in Eatentown. The Unincorporated community of Locust Grove is located within the borough. In 2020, Eatonttown was to celebrate its 350th anniversary, but most of the activities were delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. It was also home to the United States Military Academy Preparatory School (or USMAPS), which trains approximately 250 students per year to enter as freshmen (plebes) at West Point.


Eatontown is the primary city name, but also Tinton Falls are acceptable city names or spellings, Monmouth, Shrewsbury Township, Vail Homes on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. In 1670, Thomas Eaton surveyed the area and constructed a grist mill in present-day Wampum Lake Park. By 1850, Eaton's village had grown to include four stores on Main Street and nearly forty homes. The Eatontown Steamboat Company built docks on Oceanport Creek to ship milled flour and other farm produce up the South Shrewsbury River to markets in New York City. In 1886, a mob broke into the jail and removed a black man, Samuel "Mingo Jack" Johnson, who was being held for the alleged rape of a white woman. The mob brutally beat and then hanged Johnson, the father of five. In 2012, mayor Gerald Tarantolo issued a public apology for the failure of security at the jail. In 2020, EatontOWN was to celebrate its 350th anniversary, but most of the activities were delayed due to COVID-19 concerns. The town's history is documented in the book Eatonttown and Fort Monmouth. The book is published by Simon & Schuster, which also published EatontTown: A History of the Town and the Village of Monmouth County, New Jersey, and Eatont Town: A Historian's Guide to the Town, A History Of The Town and The Village Of Monmouth Counties, which is available on for $16.99.


The Unincorporated community of Locust Grove is located within the borough. The borough borders the Monmouth County municipalities of Shrewsbury borough on the north, Oceanport to the northeast, West Long Branch to the east, Ocean Township to the south and Tinton Falls to the west. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 5.89 square miles (15.26 km²) of land and 0.05 square miles of water (0.87% of the borough's total area) The borough is part of the New Jersey Bay Area, which also includes the towns of Long Branch and Asbury Park. It is the only borough in New Jersey that is not a part of New Jersey's Atlantic City metropolitan area, which is the state's most populous city. It has a population of 2,816. The Borough's population was 2,788 at the 2010 Census. It had a land area of 6.1 square miles, including 5.84 sq miles (15.13 km²), and a water area of 0.13 sq km², which made it the smallest borough in the state with a land mass of 7.2 square miles. The town's population at the time of the 2010 census was 1,716. It was the smallest town in Monmouth county, New Jersey, with a total population of 1,814. It also had the largest land area in the county, with 5.4 square miles or 15.2 km² of land.


As of the 2000 United States Census there were 14,008 people, 5,780 households, and 3,444 families residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 73.29% White, 11.61% African American, 0.34% Native American, 9.32% Asian,0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 12.36% (1,571) of the population. The median household income was $60,188 (with a margin of error of +/ $8,468) and the median family incomes was $77,846 (+/$8,290) in 2010. The per capita income for the borough is $35,200 (+/ $2,933). About 6.4% of families and 9.1% of the residents were below the poverty line, including 12.7% of those under age 18 and 5.4%. The borough has a population density of 2,181.5 people per square mile (842.3/km²) The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the borough's population will reach 12,709 people by the end of the year. The population is expected to reach 13,000 by the year's end. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from New Jersey to New Jersey. It is one of the most densely populated areas of New Jersey, with more than 1,000 people living in it.


Eatontown is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council. The borough is located in New Jersey's 4th congressional district and is part of the 11th state legislative district. As of March 23, 2011, there was a total of 7,669 registered voters in Eatontown, of whom 2,037 (26.6%) were registered as Democrats. In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 54.4% of the vote (2,887 cast), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 44.2%. In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 66.8% ofThe borough's 8,184 registered voters (44 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 65.4%. As of 2012, there were 2 voters registered as Libertarians or Greens, for a turn out of 37.46 votes (39 votes spoiled) The borough's last mayor was Anthony Talerico Jr., whose term ends on December 31, 2022. The last borough council member was Maria Grazia Escalante (R, 2022), David Gindi (R), Kevin L. Gonzalez (R, 2024), Danielle M. Jones (D, 2023), Everett D. Lucas (R) and Mark Regan Jr. (R).


As of the 201819 school year, the district, comprised of four schools, had an enrollment of 962 students and 101.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 9.5:1. Public school students in ninth through twelfth grades attend Monmouth Regional High School, located in Tinton Falls. Seats on the nine-member board of education for the high school district are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with three seats allocated to Eatontown.Eatontown is also home to Hawkswood School, a school founded in 1976 that serves the educational needs of disabled students in the area "with complex, multiple disabilities, including autism". The high school is part of the Monmouth regional High School District, which also serves students from Shrewsbury Township and Tintonfalls, along with students from Naval Weapons Station Earle. The district's four schools are: Meadowbrook Elementary School with 292 students in grades K2, Woodmere Elementary School, Margaret L. Vetter Elementary School and Memorial Middle School with 220 students ingrades 7 and 8. As of the 2014-15 school year the district had an enrollment of 972 students and 91.0 classroom teachers, for a studentteacher  ratio of 10.7:1, for a total of 962 students in the district, on an FTE basis.


As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 50.45 miles (81.19 km) of roadways, of which 36.84 miles (59.29 km) were maintained by the municipality. The Garden State Parkway, the largest highway in Monmouth County, is accessible just outside the borough in neighboring Tinton Falls at exit 105. NJ Transit provides local bus transportation on the 831 and 832 routes. The goal of the Eatontown Complete Streets Advisory Committee is to establish a walkable and bikeable community that is safe and accessible for people of all ages and abilities. In May 2018, the committee created a Complete Streets Committee to improve the walkability and accessibility of the borough. The committee's first meeting was held on May 25, 2018, to discuss the goals of the committee and how to make the borough a more walkable, bikeable, and bike-friendly community. The council's next meeting will be on May 26, 2019, when the committee will discuss the goal of making the borough more bike-able and walk-able. The borough is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from Long Branch to Asbury Park. The New Jersey Department of Transportation maintains 7.79 miles (12.54km) of highways in the borough, including 5.82 miles (9.37 km) by Monmouth county and 7.78 miles (11.54 km) for the state. The town is also home to a number of minor county roads, such as CR 537 and CR 547.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Eatontown, Monmouth County, New Jersey = 10.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 16. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Eatontown = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 13,597 individuals with a median age of 39.9 age the population grows by 0.73% in Eatontown, Monmouth County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,327.9 residents per square mile of area (898.8/km²). There are average 2.36 people per household in the 5,811 households with an average household income of $65,258 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.50% of the available work force and has dropped -3.55% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.40%. The number of physicians in Eatontown per 100,000 population = 320.7.


The annual rainfall in Eatontown = 46.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 18.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 117. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 205. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 23.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Eatontown, Monmouth County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 45.68%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 39 years with median home cost = $280,660 and home appreciation of -3.50%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.74 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $9,649 per student. There are 11.4 students for each teacher in the school, 292 students for each Librarian and 584 students for each Counselor. 6.83% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 20.17% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.30% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Eatontown's population in Monmouth County, New Jersey of 13,800 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,99-fold to 13,597 residents after 30 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.96% female residents and 49.04% male residents live in Eatontown, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Eatontown, Monmouth County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 43.10% are single population.

  • 26 minutes is the average time that residents in Eatontown require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    83.01% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.90% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 3.05% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.71% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Eatontown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, 45.68% are owner-occupied homes, another 44.44% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.87% are vacant.

  • The 65.73% of the population in Eatontown, Monmouth County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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