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All About

Living In Union Beach, NJ

The small town of Union Beach, New Jersey is home to approximately 6,000 residents. Young adults aged 15-24 will feel welcome, as they account for an above-average 17% of the population, while young professionals account for a smaller percentage of the town. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just under 38, skew younger than most cities in New Jersey. Most residents own their homes in Union Beach, and 12% of residents rent. With an average rent of $1,660 per month, exceeding the state average by $388 per month, relatively high rent costs could be a contributing factor in the higher levels of ownership.

Union Beach has an average commute time of about 38 minutes, longer than the New Jersey average of about 34 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, chosen by 42% of workers, while public transit is not widely used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Many Union Beach residents work in one of two industries: retail and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 17% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, making it the top profession in the town. Union Beach workers bring in an average annual income of around $86,000, roughly the same as the state average. Union Beach, however, compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Union Beach has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (27%) compared to the national average. In addition, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.

Top Scores: Nightlife, Gas Stations, Grocery Stores

Things to do in Union Beach

Top Score

Nightlife

Disco is definitely dead around here.
  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.
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  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 62% fewer gas stations than average
  3. Significantly more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

Got a hunch you'll be dialing for lunch.
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  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

The lack of restaurants here may leave a bad taste in your mouth.
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  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 96% fewer restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

Union Beach isn't on the top of our shopping list.
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  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly fewer shops than average
  3. Far fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

Union Beach ain't pulling its weight. A low score for fitness.
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  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly fewer gyms than average
  3. Far fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

Pets may want to go elsewhere for their fur-ever home.
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  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly fewer pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

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  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly fewer coffee shops than average
  3. A standard number of coffee shops compared to areas of a similar size

Parks

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  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly fewer parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

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  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly fewer fine art centers than average
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Medical Care

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  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly fewer medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Education

Top Schools in Union Beach

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P.S. 005 Huguenot

348 Deisius St
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 005 Huguenot
10/10
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Frank Defino Central School

175 Rt. 79 North
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Frank Defino Central School
9/10
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P.S. 23 Richmondtown

30 Natick St
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 23 Richmondtown
9/10
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Alan B. Shepard Elementary School

33 Bushnell Rd
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Alan B. Shepard Elementary School
8/10
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Asher Holmes Elementary Schoool

48 Menzel Ln
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Asher Holmes Elementary Schoool
8/10
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Knollwood School

224 Hance Rd
Grades 4-8 | Public
Apartments Near Knollwood School
8/10
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Middletown Village Elementary School

145 Kings Hwy
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Middletown Village Elementary School
8/10
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Nut Swamp Elementary School

925 Nut Swamp Road
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Nut Swamp Elementary School
8/10
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P.S. 032 The Gifford School

232 Barlow Ave
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 032 The Gifford School
8/10
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P.S. 036 J. C. Drumgoole

255 Ionia Avenue
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 036 J. C. Drumgoole
8/10
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P.S. 050 Frank Hankinson

200 Adelaide Ave
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 050 Frank Hankinson
8/10
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P.S. 053 Barbara Esselborn School

330 Durant Ave
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 053 Barbara Esselborn School
8/10
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P.S. 056 The Louis Desario School

250 Kramer Avenue
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near P.S. 056 The Louis Desario School
8/10
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Ravine Drive Elementary School

170 Ravine Drive
Grades K-3 | Public
Apartments Near Ravine Drive Elementary School
8/10
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Strathmore Elementary School

282 Church Street
Grades K-3 | Public
Apartments Near Strathmore Elementary School
8/10
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Atlantic Highlands Elementary School

140 1st Ave
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Atlantic Highlands Elementary School
7/10
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Indian Hill School

735 Holmdel Rd
Grades 4-6 | Public
Apartments Near Indian Hill School
7/10
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Middle Road School

305 Middle Rd
Grades 1-4 | Public
Apartments Near Middle Road School
7/10
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Beers St School

610 Beers St
Grades 5-6 | Public
Apartments Near Beers St School
6/10
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Cove Road School

8 Cove Rd
Grades 5-6 | Public
Apartments Near Cove Road School
6/10
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Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick

1 Convery Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick
10/10
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I.S. 007 Elias Bernstein

1270 Huguenot Avenue
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near I.S. 007 Elias Bernstein
9/10
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I.S. 034 Tottenville

528 Academy Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near I.S. 034 Tottenville
9/10
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I.S. 075 Frank D Paulo

455 Huguenot Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near I.S. 075 Frank D Paulo
9/10
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Marlboro Memorial Middle School

71 Nolan Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Marlboro Memorial Middle School
9/10
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Knollwood School

224 Hance Rd
Grades 4-8 | Public
Apartments Near Knollwood School
8/10
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Marlboro Middle School

355 County Rd 520
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Marlboro Middle School
8/10
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Marsh Avenue School For Expeditionary Learning

100 Essex Dr
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Marsh Avenue School For Expeditionary Learning
8/10
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Atlantic Highlands Elementary School

140 1st Ave
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Atlantic Highlands Elementary School
7/10
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I.S. 024 Myra S Barnes

225 Cleveland Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near I.S. 024 Myra S Barnes
7/10
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Indian Hill School

735 Holmdel Rd
Grades 4-6 | Public
Apartments Near Indian Hill School
7/10
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Matawan Aberdeen Middle School

469 Matawan Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Matawan Aberdeen Middle School
7/10
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Thompson Middle School

Middletown Lincroft Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Thompson Middle School
7/10
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William R. Satz Intermediate School

24 Crawfords Corner Road
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near William R. Satz Intermediate School
7/10
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Beers St School

610 Beers St
Grades 5-6 | Public
Apartments Near Beers St School
6/10
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Cove Road School

8 Cove Rd
Grades 5-6 | Public
Apartments Near Cove Road School
6/10
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High Technology High School

Bcc Newman Springs Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near High Technology High School
10/10
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Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick

1 Convery Blvd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middlesex County Vocational School East Brunswick
10/10
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Staten Island Technical High School

485 Clawson St
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Staten Island Technical High School
10/10
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Marine Academy Science And Technology

Building 305
Grades 9-12 | Public
9/10
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Csi High School For International Studies

100 Essex Dr
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Csi High School For International Studies
8/10
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Holmdel High School

36 Crawfords Corner Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Holmdel High School
8/10
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Marlboro High School

95 North Main Street
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Marlboro High School
7/10
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Matawan Regional High School

450 Atlantic Avenue
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Matawan Regional High School
6/10
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Middletown High School South

900 Nut Swamp Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middletown High School South
6/10
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Red Bank Regional High School

101 Ridge Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Red Bank Regional High School
6/10
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Gaynor Mccown Expeditionary Learning School

100 Essex Dr
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Gaynor Mccown Expeditionary Learning School
5/10
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Middletown High School North

63 Tindall Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middletown High School North
5/10
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Old Bridge High School

4209 Route 516
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Old Bridge High School
5/10
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Raritan High School

419 Middle Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Raritan High School
5/10
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Tottenville High School

100 Luten Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Tottenville High School
5/10
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Sayreville War Memorial High School

820 Washington Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Sayreville War Memorial High School
4/10
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