Shrewsbury, New Jersey

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Shrewsbury is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 3,590.

Shrewsbury was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 22, 1926, from portions of Shrewsbury Township), based on the results of a referendum held on May 11, 1926.[6]

Shrewsbury was the birthplace of explorer and writer John Lloyd Stephens.



Shrewsbury is located at 40°19′35″N 74°03′33″W / 40.326524°N 74.059289°W / 40.326524; -74.059289 (40.326524, -74.059289).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.90%) is water.

Shrewsbury was once a much larger township, encompassing several of the other municipalities nearby.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,590 people, 1,207 households, and 1,016 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,627.1 people per square mile (627.2/km2). There were 1,223 housing units at an average density of 554.3/sq mi (213.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.60% White, 0.53% African American, 1.67% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.92% of the population.

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