Longport is a borough in Atlantic County, New Jersey on the Atlantic Ocean shore of Absecon Island. Longport was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 7, 1898, from portions of Egg Harbor Township. Longport offers surfing and other water sports recreation on the beaches at 32nd Avenue and Pelham Avenue. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 1.560 square miles (4.040 km2), of which, 0.385 square miles (0.998 km2) of it was land and 1.175 square miles (3.043 km2) of it (75.31%) was water
For Kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students from Longport attend the Margate City Schools in Margate City as part of a sending/receiving relationship. Longport is a non-operating school district that had 49 students in the Margate district and 8 in Atlantic City for high school as of 2010, operating with a three-member board of education that oversaw its relationships with its sending districts.
The median income for a household in the borough was $51,324, and the median income for a family was $68,194. Males had a median income of $53,250 versus $36,146 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $50,884. About 2.9% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.5% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.