Marlboro, NJ Local Area Information
Marlboro Township is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township had a population of 40,191, reflecting an increase of 5,449 (+16.3%) from the 33,423 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 6,707 (+25.1%) from the 26,716 counted in the 1990 Census.
Marlboro was formed as a Township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 17, 1848, from portions of Freehold Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 30.471 square miles (78.921 km2), of which 30.361 square miles (78.636 km2) is land and 0.110 square miles (0.285 km2) (0.36%) is water. The New Jersey Geological Survey map suggests the land is mostly made up of cretaceous soil consisting of sand, silt and clay.
Morganville (2010 Census population of 5,040) and Robertsville (2010 population of 11,297) are census-designated places and unincorporated areas located within Marlboro Township.
Marlboro is located close to the Atlantic Ocean. Due to the Marlboro Township’s location on the Eastern Seaboard, the following weather features are noted:
– On average, the warmest month is July where the average high is 85 °F (29 °C) and the average low is 66 °F (19 °C)
– The highest recorded temperature was 106 °F (41 °C) in 1936
– On average, the coolest month is January reaching an average low of 22 °F (−6 °C) and an average high of 40 °F (4 °C)
– The lowest recorded temperature was −20 °F (−29 °C) in 1934
– The most precipitation on average occurs in July with an average 5.03 inches (128 mm) of rain
– The least precipitation on average occurs in February with an average of 3.08 inches (78 mm) of rain
– The average annual precipitation is 46.98 inches (1,193 mm)
– The average number of freezing days is 179
– The average snowfall (in inches) is 23.2
According to the Köppen climate classification, Marlboro Township is considered to be in the Cfa zone. Marlboro Township has a humid sub-tropical climate placing it in Zone 7B on the USDA hardiness scale. This extends from Monmouth County, NJ to Northern Georgia. Because of its sheltered location and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, some Palm trees can survive with minimal winter protection. Also, many Southern Magnolias, Crepe Myrtles, Musa Basjoo (Hardy Japanese Banana plants), native bamboo, native opuntia cactus, and bald cypress can be seen throughout commercial and private landscapes.
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