Asbury Park, New Jersey

city in New Jersey, United States

Asbury Park is a city in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It is next to the Atlantic Ocean on the Jersey Shore. Asbury Park is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. In the 2020 United States Census, the city population was 15,188.[9]

Asbury Park, New Jersey
Paramount Theatre and Asbury Park Convention Hall at nightfall, June 2019
Asbury Park station, 2018
Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 2020
Asbury Park's Skyline from the beach, 2013
Nickname: 
Dark City[1][2][3]
Location of Asbury Park in Monmouth County highlighted in red (left). Inset map: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey highlighted in orange (right). Interactive map of Asbury Park, New Jersey
Location of Asbury Park in Monmouth County highlighted in red (left). Inset map: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey highlighted in orange (right).
Map
Interactive map of Asbury Park, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°13′22″N 74°00′37″W / 40.222884°N 74.010232°W / 40.222884; -74.010232[4][5]
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyMonmouth
IncorporatedMarch 26, 1874 (as borough)
ReincorporatedFebruary 28, 1893 (as city)
Named forFrancis Asbury
Government
 • TypeFaulkner Act (council–manager)
 • BodyCity Council
Area
 • Total1.61 sq mi (4.17 km2)
 • Land1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
 • Water0.18 sq mi (0.47 km2)  11.18%
 • Rank439th of 565 in state
36th of 53 in county[4]
Elevation16 ft (5 m)
Population
 • Total15,188
 • Rank173rd of 565 in state
14th of 53 in county[11]
 • Density10,628.4/sq mi (4,103.6/km2)
  • Rank36th of 565 in state
2nd of 53 in county[11]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))
ZIP Codes
07712–07713[12][13]
Area codes732[14]
FIPS code3402501960[4][15][16]
GNIS feature ID0885141[4][17]
Websitewww.cityofasburypark.com

Asbury Park started as a borough on March 26, 1874. It included parts of Ocean Township. Asbury Park became a city as of March 25, 1897.[18]

The city is known for music. Bruce Springsteen comes from the city and started his career there. The New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium called Asbury Park the sixth best beach in New Jersey in the 2008 Top 10 Beaches Contest.[19]

References change

  1. Spahr, Rob. "New brewery ready to be trendsetter in Asbury Park", NJ Advance Media for NJ.com, January 7, 2016, updated January 17, 2019. Accessed October 22, 2021. "One of the 'fun' aspects of Dark City's initial brews is that the brewery - which takes its name from Asbury Park's nickname - has already incorporated other city businesses into its own products and is planning to partner with others who want to do the same."
  2. Annual ArtsCAP Event Features Author Hisani Dubose Archived April 15, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Atlantic Highlands Herald, June 16, 2010. "...Celebrate ArtsCAP's accomplishments in promoting the arts in Asbury Park and ... help plan further blossoming of art and culture in Dark City."
  3. Castellani, Christopher. "Brew Jersey: Dark City Brewing Company", Best of NJ, November 22, 2016. Accessed October 22, 2021. "After a dissatisfying job in digital marketing, Sharpe decided to be a brewer full-time and Dark City was born. Named after Asbury Park's unofficial nickname when blackouts in the 1960s would cause the town to go dark, his aim was to merge Belgian-inspired beer with an American twist."
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 2019 Census Gazetteer Files: New Jersey Places, United States Census Bureau. Accessed July 1, 2020.
  5. US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  6. 2012 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book, Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, March 2013, p. 58.
  7. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
  8. "City of Asbury Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 4, 2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 QuickFacts Asbury Park city, New Jersey, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 20, 2022.
  10. Total Population: Census 2010 - Census 2020 New Jersey Municipalities, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed December 1, 2022.
  11. 11.0 11.1 Population Density by County and Municipality: New Jersey, 2020 and 2021, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed March 1, 2023.
  12. Look Up a ZIP Code for Asbury Park, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 31, 2011.
  13. ZIP Codes, State of New Jersey. Accessed August 23, 2013.
  14. Area Code Lookup - NPA NXX for Asbury Park, NJ, Area-Codes.com. Accessed September 17, 2013.
  15. U.S. Census website, United States Census Bureau. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  16. Geographic Codes Lookup for New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed April 1, 2022.
  17. US Board on Geographic Names, United States Geological Survey. Accessed September 4, 2014.
  18. "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606–1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 177.
  19. Urgo, Jacqueline L. (May 23, 2008). "Triumph for South Jersey". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2008-06-05. Retrieved 2008-05-30.