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Berkeley township, NJ map Land area: 42.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 12.9 sq. mi.
Population: 39,991 (98% urban, 2% rural)
Males: 17,765  (44.4%)
Females: 22,226  (55.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 39,403 (36,373 owner occupied, 3,030 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

8%
State:

34%


Races in Berkeley township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.4%
  • Black: 1.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 0.4%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 2.3%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 66.3
Median age of females: 67.7

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Average household size: 1.99

Berkeley township:

2.0 people
New Jersey:

2.7 people

Average family size: 2.52

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,310 ($32,134 in 1999)
This township:

$41,310
New Jersey:

$68,342

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $959 (lower quartile is $528, upper quartile is $1,316)
Here:

$959
State:

$962

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $225,816 (it was $102,100 in 2000)
Berkeley township:

$225,816
New Jersey:

$348,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $173,343 - $301,677

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $205,799
Here:

$205,799
State:

$429,197

Townhouses or other attached units: $221,533
Here:

$221,533
State:

$286,566

In 2-unit structures: $773,741
Here:

$773,741
State:

$397,697

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $292,392
Here:

$292,392
State:

$336,988

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $379,157
Here:

$379,157
State:

$292,192

Mobile homes: $101,714
Here:

$101,714
State:

$53,584

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $500,637
Here:

$500,637
State:

$87,707
Population density: 932 people per square mile 
 
 (very high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.4%
Whole state:

8.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.7%
Whole state:

4.2%

Cities in this township include: Holiday City-Berkeley, Holiday City South, Holiday Heights, Ocean Gate, Silver Ridge.


Click to draw/clear Berkeley township borders

Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Berkeley township: Seaside Park Yacht Club (A), Barnegat Pier (B), Central Water Pollution Control Facility (C), Bayville First Aid Squad (D), Quality Medical Transport (E), Berkeley Township Fire Department Office (F), Bayville Volunteer Fire Company 1 (G), Pinewald Pioneer Volunteer Fire Company 2 (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Berkeley township include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (A), Morning Star Presbyterian Church (B), Emmanuel Baptist Church (C), Cedar Creek Community Church (D), Saint Barnabas Catholic Church (E), Trinity United Methodist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mill Creek (A), Maple Creek (B), Daniels Branch (C), Clamming Creek (D), Toms River (E), Cedar Creek (F), Potter Creek (G), Sloop Creek (H), Deep Hollow Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Berkeley township include: Berkeley Island County Park (1), Glen Cedars (2), Island Beach State Park (3), Veterans Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 2,680 (84% naturalized citizens)

Berkeley township:  6.7%
State:  17.5%

68% of Berkeley township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in New Jersey.

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

  • This state: 24823
  • Northeast: 10340
  • Midwest: 609
  • South: 943
  • West: 276

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $93,200

Berkeley township, New Jersey satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Berkeley township, New Jersey:

  • 348 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 219 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 21,141
  • One, attached: 260
  • Two: 126
  • 3 or 4: 77
  • 5 to 9: 177
  • 10 to 19: 303
  • 20 to 49: 85
  • 50 or more: 35
  • Mobile homes: 79
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 8

Median worth of mobile homes: $101,100


Housing units in Berkeley township with a mortgage: 6,660 (599 second mortgage, 1,191 home equity loan, 18 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 11,268

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 260
  • 1995 to 1998: 1,087
  • 1990 to 1994: 2,030
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,369
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,573
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,831
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,339
  • 1940 to 1949: 365
  • 1939 or earlier: 437

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Berkeley township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 64
  • 3 rooms: 204
  • 4 rooms: 2,376
  • 5 rooms: 7,047
  • 6 rooms: 5,958
  • 7 rooms: 1,594
  • 8 rooms: 798
  • 9 or more rooms: 389

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley township, New Jersey:

  • 1 room: 29
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 345
  • 4 rooms: 346
  • 5 rooms: 305
  • 6 rooms: 210
  • 7 rooms: 56
  • 8 rooms: 73
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Berkeley township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 286
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,521
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,244
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,232
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 147

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Berkeley township:

  • no bedroom: 29
  • 1 bedroom: 452
  • 2 bedrooms: 593
  • 3 bedrooms: 256
  • 4 bedrooms: 47
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 21

Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 2,029
  • 1 vehicle: 10,842
  • 2 vehicles: 4,157
  • 3 vehicles: 1,036
  • 4 vehicles: 235
  • 5 or more vehicles: 131

Cars and other vehicles available in Berkeley township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 343
  • 1 vehicle: 663
  • 2 vehicles: 296
  • 3 vehicles: 66
  • 4 vehicles: 23
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Berkeley township:

  • Italian (31.2%)
  • Irish (17.2%)
  • German (13.4%)
  • Polish (8.6%)
  • English (4.4%)
  • United States or American (3.8%)
  • Scottish (1.5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Italy (19%)
  • Germany (18%)
  • United Kingdom (9%)
  • Poland (8%)
  • Ireland (6%)
  • Mexico (5%)
  • Ukraine (2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,657 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,210 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 217 (2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 8 (0%)
  • Railroad: 37 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 25 (0%)
  • Walked: 53 (1%)
  • Other means: 45 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 282 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

People in group quarters in Berkeley township, New Jersey:

  • 348 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 219 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in homes for the physically handicapped

90.8% of residents of Berkeley township speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
6.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (68% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 27% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 39,397
  • In family households: 31,035 (10,126 male householders, 2,060 female householders)
    10,658 spouses, 6,552 children (5,955 natural, 222 adopted, 375 stepchildren), 246 grandchildren, 411 brothers or sisters, 292 parents, 372 other relatives, 318 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,362 (1,939 male householders (1,619 living alone)), 5,753 female householders (5,534 living alone)), 670 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 591 (223 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 8,566 2-persons, 1,732 3-persons, 1,065 4-persons, 522 5-persons, 218 6-persons, 83 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 7,153 1-person, 477 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 20 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons,

3,345 married couples with children.
758 single-parent households (221 men, 537 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 81
Here:

3.7%
New Jersey:

13.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 101
Here:

7.7%
New Jersey:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 177
Here:

25.1%
New Jersey:

30.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Berkeley township:

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