Point Pleasant, New Jersey

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Point Pleasant is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 19,306. The United States Census Bureau's 2008 population estimate for Point Pleasant was 20,139.[4] Point Pleasant is distinct from Point Pleasant Beach, which is a separate community.[8]

Point Pleasant was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 21, 1920, from portions of Brick Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 19, 1920. The borough was reincorporated on March 12, 1928.[9]



Point Pleasant is located at 40°04′47″N 74°04′14″W / 40.079642°N 74.070419°W / 40.079642; -74.070419 (40.079642, -74.070419).[10]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.8 km2), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (15.14%) is water.

The Borough is bounded on the north by the Manasquan River, on the east by Point Pleasant Beach and Bay Head, on the south by Beaver Dam Creek and on the west by Brick Township.[8] The town is home to the Point Pleasant Canal, completed in 1925, at the northern end of the Intracoastal Waterway. The two lift bridges over the canal, at Route 88 and Bridge Avenue, can be opened as many as 300 times per day during the summer to allow boats to pass underneath as marine traffic has the right of way.[11]

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