Rumson, New Jersey

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Rumson is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 7,137.

Rumson was formed as a borough by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 15, 1907, from portions of Shrewsbury Township, based on the results of a referendum held on June 18, 1907.[7]



Rumson is located at 40°22′11″N 74°00′06″W / 40.369644°N 74.001667°W / 40.369644; -74.001667 (40.369644, -74.001667).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 7.2 square miles (18.8 km2), of which, 5.2 square miles (13.5 km2) of it is land and 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) of it (27.76%) is water.

Public parks include Meadowridge Park, Piping Rock Park, Riverside Park, Rogers Park, Victory Park and West Park.[9]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 7,137 people, 2,452 households, and 1,988 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,366.0 people per square mile (527.9/km2). There were 2,610 housing units at an average density of 499.5/sq mi (193.1/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.77% White, 0.24% African American, 0.06% Native American, 1.06% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

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