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A+ Long Branch Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Long Branch Cost of Living Cost of living is 16% higher than New Jersey
Long Branch
14444% more expensive than the US average
New Jersey
12525% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Long Branch cost of living
C Long Branch Crime Total crime is 71% higher than New Jersey
Total crime
3,05111% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3311% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
21%Year over year crime is up
Long Branch crime
D Long Branch Employment Household income is 30% lower than New Jersey
Median household income
$51,4357% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$30,1411% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%39% higher than the US average
Long Branch employment
F Long Branch Housing Home value is 1% higher than New Jersey
Median home value
$318,60072% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,24431% higher than the US average
Home ownership
42%33% lower than the US average
Long Branch real estate or Long Branch rentals
F Long Branch Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than New Jersey
High school grad. rates
81%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
23%53% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
10:138% lower than the US average
Long Branch K-12 schools

Living in Long Branch, NJ

Long Branch is a mid-sized city located in the state of New Jersey. The city has a population of 30,705 inhabitants. With a population density of 5,992 people per square mile, Long Branch is well above the nation's average density level. At 67%, the majority of the Long Branch population is White; this is followed by 13% Black and 4% Asian. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Long Branch are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 27% of the population also speak Spanish.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very intimidating task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Long Branch, New Jersey. The best areas in Long Branch and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, cost of living, education, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the New Jersey and national averages.

Long Branch, NJ receives 56 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #521 in New Jersey and #26,935 in the USA. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. Something also worth noting is that Long Branch ranks among some of the lowest scoring cities in the USA, with more than 90% of cities obtaining a higher score. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Long Branch ranks very well for amenities (A+). On a more negative note, Long Branch does not have favorable grades for the following: cost of living (F), weather (D), education (F), employment (D) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Long Branch, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Spa at Ocean Place, New Jersey Repertory Company, and Brighton Bar.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Long Branch is actually affordable. The median home price for Long Branch homes is $318,600, which is 0.7% higher than the New Jersey average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Long Branch, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.2, which is 44.2% higher than the New Jersey average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Long Branch will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Long Branch, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 13.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 5.7%.

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Compare Long Branch, NJ Livability To Other Cities

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Yardville, NJ7936.37,147

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My Own Slice of the Jersey Shore

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One of the reasons I love living in Long Branch, New Jersey is because I am literally on one of the best beaches on the entire east coast. When the New York crowds come to Jersey for the summer, they head to Point Pleasant and Seaside, driving right by Long Branch without giving it a second look.

The best areas in Long Branch are certainly along the coast, from the iconic Max Hotdogs to the boardwalk and arcade halls. This area has been getting a facelift as of late, and luxury shops and premium shopping centers are popping up all over.

We can jump in the car and head north to New York in an hour, west to Philadelphia in two hours, or south to Atlantic city in an hour. The community I live are all friendly folks, and there is plenty to do here after the sun goes down. The Stone Pony is a few miles away, where Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi all got their starts.
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Source: The Long Branch, NJ data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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