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Ocean County, New Jersey (NJ)

County population in 2016: 592,497 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 510,916 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 116,259
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 63,127
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 166,779
Renter-occupied apartments: 41,725 (it was 33,623 in 2000)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

35%

Land area: 636 sq. mi.

Water area: 279.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 931 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Ocean County: 120.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.9%), Educational, health and social services (13.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.3%), Retail trade (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Ocean County, New Jersey:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (9.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.8%)
  • Asian alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
Median resident age:  42.8 years
New Jersey median age:  39.5 years
Males: 285,718  (48.2%)
Females: 306,779  (51.8%)

Ocean County,NJ real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Ocean County:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $62,222 ($46,443 in 1999)

This county:

$62,222
New Jersey:

$76,126

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $1,180 (lower quartile is $932, upper quartile is $1,475)
This county:

$1180
State:

$1125


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $272,900 (it was $128,000 in 2000)
Ocean:

$272,900
New Jersey:

$328,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $179,400 - $388,800

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $342,766
Here:

$342,766
State:

$401,764

Townhouses or other attached units: $191,203
Here:

$191,203
State:

$266,552

In 2-unit structures: $404,101
Here:

$404,101
State:

$327,480

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,015
Here:

$175,015
State:

$297,734

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $202,502
Here:

$202,502
State:

$275,779

Mobile homes: $67,312
Here:

$67,312
State:

$82,857
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,907
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $726

Institutionalized population: 4,956
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Health of residents in Ocean County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
69.7% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
54.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
74.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
74.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 164 pounds. This is about average.
11.1% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 5032 buildings, average cost: $95,100
  • 2001: 3578 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2002: 3376 buildings, average cost: $110,800
  • 2003: 3305 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2004: 3300 buildings, average cost: $132,300
  • 2005: 2743 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2006: 2079 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2007: 1544 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2008: 1115 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2009: 874 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2010: 861 buildings, average cost: $197,400
  • 2011: 759 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2012: 937 buildings, average cost: $177,200
  • 2013: 1959 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2014: 2660 buildings, average cost: $202,300
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $5,770 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $4,897 (2.1%)

Ocean County household income distribution in 2013 Ocean County home values distribution in 2013 Ocean County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.2%
Ocean County:

11.2%
New Jersey:

10.4%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.0% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.2% for American Indian residents, 64.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.7% for other race residents, 17.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 42.8 years old
(Males: 39.8 years old, Females: 45.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 39.0 years old, American Indian residents: 62.2 years old, Asian residents: 40.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.0 years old, Other race residents: 25.3 years old)

Area name: New York-Monmouth-Ocean, NY-NJ HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ocean County is $1003 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1133 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1406 a month.

Cities in this county include: Toms River, Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Holiday City-Berkeley, Ocean Acres, Leisure Village West-Pine Lake Park, Beachwood, Pine Lake Park, Mystic Island, Crestwood Village.

Ocean County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2012 air pollution in Ocean County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.032 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Monmouth County , Gilpin County, Colorado , Sierra County, California , Rio Blanco County, Colorado , Piatt County, Illinois , Shelby County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.7%
New Jersey:

5.4%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 20,490
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 50,201 (59.2% naturalized citizens)

Ocean County:

8.5%
Whole state:

22.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Ocean County population
  • 6,8102010 or later
  • 14,7052000 to 2009
  • 8,0011990 to 1999
  • 5,2051980 to 1989
  • 3,1201970 to 1979
  • 15,115Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.7%

Ocean County marital status for males Ocean County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 210,984
  • One, attached: 25,902
  • Two: 8,629
  • 3 or 4: 7,073
  • 5 to 9: 6,598
  • 10 to 19: 5,530
  • 20 to 49: 3,092
  • 50 or more: 7,582
  • Mobile homes: 6,815

Housing units in Ocean County with a mortgage: 106,089 (2,375 second mortgage, 13,254 home equity loan, 296 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 69,756

Here:

60.6% with mortgage
State:

67.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ocean County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic173,31826
Other56,416108
Mainline Protestant28,02974
Evangelical Protestant14,51079
Black Protestant2,30311
Orthodox1,2804
None300,711-
Ocean County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 90
Ocean County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 110
This county:

1.95 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

1.76 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 49
Ocean County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
New Jersey:

0.81 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 359
This county:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.15 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ocean County:

9.2%
New Jersey:

8.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Ocean County:

26.4%
State:

23.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

18.0%

Agriculture in Ocean County:

Average size of farms: 56 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $49,434
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $3125.38
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.04%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.41%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $42,461
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.44%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.70%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,164
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.18%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.61
Corn for grain: 378 harvested acres
Vegetables: 875 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 47 acres

Earthquake activity:

Ocean County-area historical earthquake activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 88% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.7 miles away from Ocean County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 279.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 215.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 317.0 miles away from Ocean County center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 24, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4264: March 14, 2016, FEMA Id: 4264, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3354: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3354, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4086: October 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 4086, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4021: August 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 4021, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3332: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3332, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • New Jersey Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 26, 2010 to December 27, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1954: February 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1954, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 15, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1897: April 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1897, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • New Jersey Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 19, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1873: February 05, 2010, FEMA Id: 1873, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • New Jersey Severe Storms and Flooding Associated with Tropical Depression Ida and a Nor'easter, Incident Period: November 11, 2009 to November 15, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1867: December 22, 2009, FEMA Id: 1867, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • New Jersey Warren Grove Fire, Incident Period: May 15, 2007 to December 31, 1969, Fire Management Assistance Declared: May 16, 2007, FEMA Id: 2695, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 16 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ocean County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Fires: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Water Shortages: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Tropical Depression: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 2 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (20%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Italy (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ocean County


  • Italian (22%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • American (9%)
  • German (6%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • English (2%)
  • European (2%)

Ocean County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 144,426 (79.8%)
  • Carpooled: 14,523 (8.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 857 (0.5%)
  • Railroad: 44 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 3,436 (1.9%)
  • Bicycle: 1,338 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 4,625 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 11,704 (6.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Ocean County, New Jersey in 2000:

  • 4,570 people in nursing homes
  • 851 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 800 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 422 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 318 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 210 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 187 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 105 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 93 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 61 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 52 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 41 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 40 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 31 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 30 people in religious group quarters
  • 28 people in other group homes
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 20 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Ocean County, New Jersey in 2010:

  • 4,277 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,261 people in college/university student housing
  • 581 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 540 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 187 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 75 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 63 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 52 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 31 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 30 people in military treatment facilities with assigned patients
  • 27 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $61,299.

3.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($55,946 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
New Jersey average:

5.08%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($283 average AGI)
Ocean County:

0.03%
New Jersey average:

0.06%

2.47% relocated from other counties in New Jersey ($40,677 average AGI)
1.38% relocated from other states ($14,986 average AGI)
Ocean County:

1.38%
New Jersey average:

2.19%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Monmouth County, NJ  0.88% ($58,512 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, NJ  0.31% ($61,910)
from Bergen County, NJ  0.16% ($73,980)
from Union County, NJ  0.15% ($72,071)
from Burlington County, NJ  0.14% ($56,577)
from Essex County, NJ  0.13% ($60,957)
from Hudson County, NJ  0.12% ($66,372)


3.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($51,559 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.94%
New Jersey average:

5.65%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($292 average AGI)
Ocean County:

0.03%
New Jersey average:

0.09%

1.87% relocated to other counties in New Jersey ($23,624 average AGI)
2.03% relocated to other states ($27,643 average AGI)
Ocean County:

2.03%
New Jersey average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Monmouth County, NJ  0.77% ($49,619 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, NJ  0.20% ($45,747)
to Burlington County, NJ  0.12% ($50,424)
to Atlantic County, NJ  0.10% ($40,630)
to Hudson County, NJ  0.09% ($52,318)
to Mercer County, NJ  0.09% ($52,021)
to Bergen County, NJ  0.08% ($65,376)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.0

Births per 1000 population in Ocean County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Ocean County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 2.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ocean County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ocean County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ocean County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ocean County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ocean County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ocean County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ocean County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 128,296 (114,559 aged, 13,737 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 9,920 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Ocean County, New Jersey in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (16,001)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (7,549)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (5,637)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (4,036)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (3,443)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (2,804)
  • Congestive heart failure (2,700)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (2,578)
  • Unspecified dementia (2,397)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,281)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,385
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 208
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,535

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,298
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,196
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 16

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 20.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 8.5
  • Other - 12.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 28.3
  • Suffocation - 27.2
  • Poisoning - 20.3
  • Other - 11.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 592,497
  • In family households: 493,226 (78,369 male householders, 65,747 female householders)
    112,683 spouses, 198,273 children (188,809 natural, 4,039 adopted, 5,425 stepchildren), 8,328 grandchildren, 4,068 brothers or sisters, 6,847 parents, 8,338 other relatives, 10,573 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 92,577 (32,136 male householders (26,456 living alone)), 48,056 female householders (44,363 living alone)), 12,385 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,694

Size of family households: 66,197 2-persons, 30,618 3-persons, 24,296 4-persons, 10,493 5-persons, 5,694 6-persons, 6,818 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 70,819 1-person, 8,740 2-persons, 314 3-persons, 192 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

106,657 married couples with children.
24,008 single-parent households (4,934 men, 19,074 women).

87.9% of residents of Ocean speak English at home.
5.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,374,923,000 ($6,100 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $241,334,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,838,323,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $950,208,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,851,000
Federal grants: $267,417,000
Federal procurement contracts: $120,230,000 ($86,640,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $195,895,000 ($110,697,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $10,395,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $406,692,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,279,343,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 36,570
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 36,265
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3,803
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +43,472
Here +78 per 1000 residents
State -22 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ocean County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 49.64 millions of gallons per day (87% from ground, 13% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.1

Year house built in Ocean County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Ocean County population
  • 6,2172014 or later
  • 8,3032010 to 2013
  • 37,9002000 to 2009
  • 39,1351990 to 1999
  • 50,4221980 to 1989
  • 51,2191970 to 1979
  • 40,3251960 to 1969
  • 28,1891950 to 1959
  • 8,7701940 to 1949
  • 11,7251939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ocean County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ocean County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Ocean County population
  • 4821 room
  • 3072 rooms
  • 3,3513 rooms
  • 19,8094 rooms
  • 33,2785 rooms
  • 39,2356 rooms
  • 29,9357 rooms
  • 22,8698 rooms
  • 26,5799+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ocean County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Ocean County population
  • 1,9051 room
  • 3,0602 rooms
  • 7,0033 rooms
  • 11,0294 rooms
  • 11,4605 rooms
  • 5,8256 rooms
  • 4,2307 rooms
  • 1,7898 rooms
  • 2,1629+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ocean County, New Jersey
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ocean County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Ocean County population
  • 591no bedroom
  • 4,2801 bedroom
  • 58,7692 bedrooms
  • 61,1563 bedrooms
  • 39,3784 bedrooms
  • 11,6715+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ocean County, New Jersey Note: State values scaled to Ocean County population
  • 2,054no bedroom
  • 10,2051 bedroom
  • 17,7522 bedrooms
  • 12,7853 bedrooms
  • 4,0614 bedrooms
  • 1,6065+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ocean County, New Jersey in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ocean County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Ocean County population
  • 8,461no vehicle
  • 61,6781 vehicle
  • 67,0052 vehicles
  • 26,8573 vehicles
  • 8,3554 vehicles
  • 3,4895+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ocean County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Ocean County population
  • 8,655no vehicle
  • 21,9131 vehicle
  • 14,1922 vehicles
  • 2,4013 vehicles
  • 1,1094 vehicles
  • 1935+ vehicles

89.0% of Ocean County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in New Jersey.

Ocean County:

89.0%
State average:

89.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 399,285
  • Other state: 133,437
  • Northeast: 104,413
  • Midwest: 9,685
  • South: 14,096
  • West: 5,243
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ocean County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 81.8%Utility gas
  • 10.7%Electricity
  • 5.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 67.6%Utility gas
  • 25.6%Electricity
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Other fuel
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20,008
Here:

32.4%
New Jersey:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,560
Here:

21.5%
New Jersey:

11.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9,825
Here:

38.9%
New Jersey:

25.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Ocean County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,742,000
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $1,910,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $33,900,000
    General - Other: $20,401,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,725,000
    Other Higher Education: $3,417,000
    Libraries: $1,866,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,173,000
    Air Transportation: $991,000
    Parks and Recreation: $525,000
    Health - Other: $109,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $70,596,000
    Other Higher Education: $52,074,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,015,000
    Libraries: $27,194,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $21,405,000
    Regular Highways: $21,237,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,466,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,477,000
    Police Protection: $10,316,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,432,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $7,011,000
    Financial Administration: $5,632,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,436,000
    Central Staff Services: $5,355,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,245,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,905,000
    Health - Other: $3,983,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,843,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,364,000
    Corrections - Other: $208,000
    Transit Utilities: $151,000
    Air Transportation: $64,000
    Local Fire Protection: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $13,159,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,941,000
    Regular Highways: $5,034,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,596,000
    Financial Administration: $764,000
    Other Higher Education: $445,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $315,000
    Police Protection: $133,000
    General Public Building: $17,000
    Health - Other: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $128,320,000

Ocean County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Higher Education - Other: $23,763,000
    All Other: $21,118,000
    Higher Education Auxiliary Enterprises: $5,829,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,470,000
    Air Transportation: $270,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $28,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,311,000
    All Other: $1,377,000
    Education: $985,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $15,661,000
    Highways: $2,154,000
    All Other: $32,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,844,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,111,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,635,000
    Sale of Property: $134,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $47,000
    Rents: $20,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $36,081,000
    All Other: $19,948,000
    Education: $17,872,000
    Health and Hospitals: $3,168,000
    Highways: $942,000
    Transit Utilities: $361,000
  • Tax - Property: $242,643,000
    Other License: $24,000

Ocean County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $311,841,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $307,521,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,245,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $91,925,000

Ocean County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $127,421,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,376,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,479
  • Number of aged recipients: 723
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 4,756
  • Number of recipients under 18: 748
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,508
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,223
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 2,078
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,493
Ocean County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Ocean County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
Fatal accident count
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents
Fatal accidents involving drunken persons
Fatalities
Persons involved in fatal accidents
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 116 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,075$232,8443,348$258,30915,970$243,3251,047$100,7099$5,720,6673,467$333,06556$66,446
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED164$211,463342$247,5851,333$238,409144$50,0210$0264$328,95518$46,722
APPLICATIONS DENIED370$239,346563$235,5365,820$261,272787$60,9573$1,540,000944$297,89235$54,257
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN218$232,881360$247,7813,534$246,548175$105,8740$0464$293,6556$91,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS122$239,13183$261,602929$259,94147$95,8090$0115$329,1571$60,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 108 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED305$245,964159$286,84919$267,737
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED137$273,54798$301,33734$309,882
APPLICATIONS DENIED65$267,00074$277,3386$283,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN19$232,63225$282,4804$249,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$258,77812$282,0833$234,667
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
Most common first names in Ocean County, NJ among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6,19175.9 years
William4,19776.0 years
Mary4,15781.2 years
Joseph4,03176.2 years
Helen2,80581.1 years
George2,59276.5 years
Robert2,46372.4 years
James2,42174.6 years
Charles2,41876.7 years
Margaret2,39480.0 years
Most common last names in Ocean County, NJ among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,00377.9 years
Johnson60076.9 years
Miller56078.1 years
Brown45776.7 years
Anderson31477.4 years
Jones31275.4 years
Williams30176.6 years
Kelly29277.6 years
Thompson26776.8 years
Murphy26077.4 years
Businesses in Ocean County, NJ
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven23KFC4
A&P1Kmart2
ALDI1Kohl's3
ALDO1Kroger2
AT&T13LA Fitness1
Ace Hardware3La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts6Lane Bryant1
Aeropostale2Lane Furniture5
Aerosoles1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Levi Strauss & Co.1
Ann Taylor1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's4Lowe's3
Arby's1Macy's1
AutoZone3Marshalls1
Avenue1MasterBrand Cabinets78
Banana Republic1McDonald's16
Baskin-Robbins11Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity3
Bed Bath & Beyond2New Balance3
Ben & Jerry's4New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike1
Blockbuster6Nissan2
Brooks Brothers1Old Navy1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Olive Garden2
Budget Car Rental1Pac Sun2
Burger King12Panda Express1
CVS13Papa John's Pizza1
Casual Male XL2Pathmark1
Catherines1Payless3
Charlotte Russe2Penske2
Cinnabon 1PetSmart2
Circle K1Pier 1 Imports2
Clarks1Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery3Quality2
Comfort Inn2RadioShack8
Costco1Red Lobster1
Curves4Red Roof Inn1
DHL2Rite Aid25
Dairy Queen5Rodeway Inn1
Decora Cabinetry22Ruby Tuesday2
Domino's Pizza6SONIC Drive-In2
DressBarn2Safeway1
Dressbarn2Sears8
Dunkin Donuts32Sephora1
Express1Skechers USA1
Famous Footwear3Spencer Gifts1
Fashion Bug3Sprint Nextel2
FedEx56Staples4
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Starbucks5
Foot Locker1Stop & Shop6
Ford4Subaru2
Forever 211Subway14
GNC14Superfresh1
GameStop3T-Mobile13
Gap2T.G.I. Driday's2
Goodwill1T.J.Maxx2
Gymboree2Taco Bell3
H&R Block14Target2
Hilton1Toyota2
Holiday Inn2Toys"R"Us4
Hollister Co.1True Value3
Home Depot4U-Haul16
Honda1UPS87
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless6
Hyundai2Victoria's Secret1
IHOP3Volkswagen1
IZOD1Walgreens10
J.Crew1Walmart2
JCPenney1Wendy's6
Johnny Rockets3White Castle1
Journeys2Wine & Spirits1
Justice1YMCA1

Ocean County on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other congregations"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"