Union Beach, New Jersey

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Union Beach is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 6,649.

Union Beach was formed as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 16, 1925, from portions of Raritan Township (now Hazlet), based on the results of a referendum held on April 16, 1925.[7]

Union Beach is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, an effort by nine municipalities in northern Monmouth County to reinvigorate the area's economy by emphasizing the traditional downtowns, dense residential neighborhoods, maritime history, and the natural beauty of the Raritan Bayshore coastline.



Union Beach is located at 40°26′38″N 74°10′13″W / 40.443792°N 74.170237°W / 40.443792; -74.170237 (40.443792, -74.170237).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.9 square miles (5.0 km2), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (3.11%) is water. Union Beach has recently undergone extensive beach front restoration which offers a fantastic view of the New York skyline.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,649 people, 2,143 households, and 1,722 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,545.1 people per square mile (1,365.5/km2). There were 2,229 housing units at an average density of 1,188.5/sq mi (457.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.45% White, 0.87% African American(U.S. Census), 0.20% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 1.35% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.09% of the population.

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