This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, West Long Branch has a very low population density. West Long Branch is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
West Long Branch, NJ is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. West Long Branch has a population density of 2,861, with 8,261 current residents.
Out of the 8,261 current residents, 47% are male and 53% are female. 57% of the residents are married and 43% are single.
- 57% Sun
- 47% Rain
- 19% Snow
53°F average temperature
- 48 years Median home age
- $349,070 Median home price
- -6.08% Home appreciation rate
- 21.74% Annual property tax
As for living in West Long Branch, the air quality is 11% and the weather, on average, is 57% sunny, 47% rainy, and 19% snowy. The average temperature is 53°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in West Long Branch, you should know that 81.5% of homes are owned while 14.4% of homes are rented, and 4.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $349,070, the median age of homes is 48 years, the annual home appreciation is -6.08% and the annual property tax is 21.74%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)3
When looking at the community of West Long Branch, it’s important to determine the crime rate. West Long Branch’s crime rate is 3 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in West Long Branch is 33 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 47.46% Democratic, 51.19% Republican, and 1.35% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
87%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
14%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at West Long Branch, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.50% of residents are unemployed in West Long Branch (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed West Long Branch residents: 14.9% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 24.14% are in the arts and sciences field, 15.1% are in the customer service field, 31.3% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 10.2% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 4.4% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 87.17%, 4.91% of residents have an associate’s degree, 20.65% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 14.27% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in West Long Branch, you should be aware that the average commute time is 26 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of West Long Branch have a few different options. 76% of commuters use their own cars, 8% of commuters carpool, 3% of commuters use the transit system, and 5% of residents work from home.