Asbury Park, New Jersey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Asbury Park, New Jersey
City
City of Asbury Park
From Left: Asbury Park Convention Hall (image courtesy of Dave Frey), Main Street, Tillie, Cookman Ave, Old Heating Plant, Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel
Map of Asbury Park in Monmouth County, New Jersey, along the Atlantic Ocean (also see: full-state map).
Coordinates: 40°13′22″N 74°00′37″W / 40.22278°N 74.01028°W / 40.22278; -74.01028Coordinates: 40°13′22″N 74°00′37″W / 40.22278°N 74.01028°W / 40.22278; -74.01028
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated March 26, 1874
Government
 • Type 1923 Municipal Manager Law
 • Mayor Ed Johnson (term ends 2013)[1]
 • Manager Terry Reidy[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 1.60 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.43 sq mi (3.7 km2)
 • Water 0.17 sq mi (0.44 km2)
Elevation 20 ft (6 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 16,116
 • Density 10,070/sq mi (3,930/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07712[5]
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 34-01960[6][7]
GNIS feature ID 0874396[8]

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 2010 United States Census, the city population was 16,116.

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.[9]

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.[10]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 2011 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. Accessed July 28, 2011.
  2. A message from the City Manager, City of Asbury Park. Accessed April 1, 2011.
  3. GCT-PH1. Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2000 for Monmouth County, New Jersey -- County Subdivision and Place, United States Census Bureau. Accessed August 31, 2011.
  4. Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Asbury Park city, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed August 31, 2011.
  5. Look Up a ZIP Code, United States Postal Service. Accessed August 31, 2011.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Retrieved July 14, 2008.
  8. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. "The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606–1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 177.
  10. Urgo, Jacqueline L. (May 23, 2008). "Triumph for South Jersey". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Archived from the original on 2008-06-05. http://web.archive.org/web/20080605225601/http://www.philly.com/philly/hp/entertainment/19204259.html. Retrieved 2008-05-30.