Monmouth County, New Jersey

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 02:15 PM

Your Anecdotal Census: A People's History of the New York City Area 2000-2010

Tell us about change that matters in your community. Here are some possible questions to answer. Add your story to the comments below!

How is your community different today than it was 10 years ago?

Who's moving in and who's moving out? 

How has the housing boom/housing bust changed your community?

How have the politics of your community changed? If power has shifted in your community, how and why?

How has 9/11 changed your community? 

Do you have a story about change in your own life over the last decade that you think represents a larger trend?

What's an untold story of change in your community that needs to be told? 

By The Numbers:

What story do you think this data tells? Do you think the data reflects what's really going on in your community?

Monmouth County, NJ1980199020002008/2009
Total Population 503,173 553,124 615,303 644,105
Median Household Income (2008 adjusted dollars) $62,600 $79,700 $83,100 $82,503
% Foreign Born 6.3% 7.54% 10.37% 13.5%
% Under 18 Years Old 28.6% 24.2% 26.1% 23.7%

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Monmouth County, NJ - Median Household Income (2007) - Go to the Interactive Maps at Social Explorer

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Comments [2]

Carol from Middletown

Bernice is right, except that it's not just the loss of Lucent and Ft. Monmouth but the tremendous demise of telecommunications in general--Lucent (formerly Bell Labs), AT&T (the current AT&T used to be Southwestern Bell), Avaya, Telecordia, etc. Even though some of these companies still exist, they are all a fraction of what they used to be.
With the proliferation of McMansions , comes the decrease in habitat for wildlife. The number of run-ins with deer, skunks, groundhogs, and even coyotes and bears, are all on the rise.

Aug. 04 2010 02:47 PM

An important change is the closing of Fort Monmouth and the demise of Lucent, both large technology employers in the county.

Another change is the skyrocketing property tax, making it difficult for those on a fixed income. This is in part caused by the loss of the Fort and Lucent, in that they were both economic engines, and Lucent used to provide real estate tax income.

We have also seen a proliferation of McMansions in the county.

Jun. 08 2010 12:50 PM

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