Allentown, New Jersey

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Allentown is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,882. The 2006 census estimated population was 1,847.[3]

Allentown was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 29, 1889, from portions of Upper Freehold Township, based on the results of a referendum held that day.[7]

Allentown's shopping district has antique and specialty shops, as well as restaurants. Many historic homes and historic buildings are located in the borough.

The borough received the 'Village Center' designation in 2002.[8]



Allentown is located at 40°10′34″N 74°35′06″W / 40.176049°N 74.584910°W / 40.176049; -74.584910 (40.176049, -74.584910).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), of which 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) (3.23%) is water.

Allentown borders Upper Freehold Township and Robbinsville Township.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,882 people, 708 households, and 526 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,097.1 people per square mile (1,191.2/km2). There were 718 housing units at an average density of 1,181.6/sq mi (454.5/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 90.65% White, 6.43% African American, 0.58% Native American, 0.64% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

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