Long Branch, NJ


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Long Branch, NJ Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Long Branch Housing Market Information

With 30,941 people, 11,973 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $414,453, real estate costs in Long Branch are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive New Jersey communities.

Large apartment complexes or high rise apartments are the single most common housing type in Long Branch, accounting for 40.34% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Long Branch include single-family detached homes ( 34.40%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 17.08%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 8.01%). This particular housing mix is relatively uncommon and characteristic of cities that are compact and walkable, and which often have a lively downtown.

People in Long Branch primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) units, chiefly found in large apartment complexes or high rise apartments. Long Branch has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Long Branch's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 32.42% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Long Branch include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 27.39%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 24.12%). There's also some housing in Long Branch built between 2000 and later ( 16.07%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Long Branch. Fully 19.48% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Long Branch homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Long Branch real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Long Branch Home Appreciation Rates

Long Branch's appreciation rate notably has been below the national average for the last ten years. The average annual home appreciation rate in Long Branch during the period has been just -1.72%, which is lower than 80% of US communities.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Long Branch that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Long Branch real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Long Branch appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 7.04%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 81.56% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Long Branch. Long Branch appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 0.66%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 2.68%.

Relative to New Jersey, our data show that Long Branch's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 90% of the other cities and towns in New Jersey.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Long Branch differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Long Branch - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Long Branch real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,150,000 1.6
$863,001 - $1,150,000 3.9
$575,001 - $863,000 10.9
$460,001 - $575,000 11.8
$345,001 - $460,000 24.3
$230,001 - $345,000 30.8
$115,001 - $230,000 10.7
$58,001 - $115,000 2.4
$0 - $58,000 3.7

High for NJ
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
8.77182702449314 37.1951219512195

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Long Branch Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
89.10% 3.76% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,789 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 40.34
Renters 59.66
Vacant 19.48

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Long Branch HOMES
2000 or Newer 16.1
1970 - 1999 27.4
1940 - 1969 32.4
1939 or Older 24.1

Types of Homes

Single-Family 34.4
Townhomes 8.0
Small Apt. Buildings 17.1
Apt. Complexes 40.3
Mobile Homes 0.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.69
1 Bedroom 28.04
2 Bedrooms 30.88
3 Bedrooms 25.54
4 Bedrooms 9.51
5 or more bedrooms 3.34