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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    B-
Monmouth County is located in New Jersey with a population of 627,551. Monmouth County is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Monmouth County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Monmouth County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Monmouth County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Monmouth County are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$396,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,315
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Monmouth County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    88
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    204.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,138.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

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Monmouth County Reviews

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This is a great place to live, esp with kids. Living anywhere in Monmouth County means it's a fairly quick drive to New York City, Philadelphia, and the Jersey Shore is HERE!
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The location is unbeatable for raising a family. The shore points are 20 minutes away in one direction and New York City 45 minutes in the other!
Overall, Monmouth County, NJ is a very safe, residential area to live in. The school systems are competitive. Beautiful beaches, New York City, and Philedelphia are all in close proximity.