West Long Branch has the 2881st largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 1.3% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. West Long Branch is part of the New York City metro area. Unemployment in the New York City area is 4%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. New York City has the largest local economy in the US, and a high cost of living. The average pay for jobs in West Long Branch is above average at $61,300, and the median cost of a home in West Long Branch is $392,400, which is above the national average. 41% of workers in West Long Branch hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 94% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in West Long Branch. 73% of West Long Branch workers drive to work alone, 9% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 9% walk. People in West Long Branch spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.