This article is about the community in New Jersey. For the article about the city in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, see: Allentown, Pennsylvania. Allentown is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,882. The 2006 census estimated population was 1,847. Allentown was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 29, 1889, from portions of Upper Freehold Township, based on the results of a referendum held that day. Allentown's shopping district has antique and specialty shops, as well as restaurants. Many historic homes and historic buildings are located in the borough. The borough received the 'Village Center' designation in 2002.