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Keyport is a suburban Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Keyport's nickname is the "Pearl of the Bayshore" or the "Gateway to the Bayshore". Keyport was originally formed as a Town on March 17, 1870, from portions of Raritan Township (now Hazlet). On April 2, 1908, the Borough of Keyport was formed, replacing Keyport Town. Keyport is best known for its thriving oyster industry, and as the home of the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company which built Navy seaplanes during World War I. This company also produced the first air mail flight.
The Keyport Public Schools serve students in Pre-K through 12th grade. Schools in the district (with 2005–06 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Keyport Central School (grades PreK–7; 611 students) and Keyport High School (grades 8–12; 570). Students in public school for grades 9–12 from Union Beach attend the district's high school as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Union Beach.
As of the census of 2000, there were 7,568 people, 3,264 households, and 1,798 families residing in the borough. The population density was 5,358.4 people per square mile (2,072.4/km?). There were 3,400 housing units at an average density of 2,407.3/sq mi (931.0/km?). There were 3,264 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them.