Ocean Grove, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ocean Grove, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Ocean Grove Census Designated Place had a population of 3,379 as of July 1, 2016. Ocean Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ocean Grove is located at latitude 40.2118 and longitude -74.0069 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Ocean Grove Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.37 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 16 feet.

The Ocean Grove Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389609) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ocean Grove Census Designated Place is located within Township of Neptune, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monmouth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ocean Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Ocean Grove, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,379
Population in Households 3,244
Population in Familes 1,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 135
Population Density1 9,079
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 1,984
Average Household Size 1.64
Family Households 624
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 882 (28.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,102 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,152 (36.7%)
Median Home Value $416,000
Average Home Value $475,907


Median Household Income $47,925
Average Household Income $80,697
Per Capita Income $48,423
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.15%
Households 0.29% 0.18%
Families 0.23% 0.1%
Median Household Income   -1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ocean Grove, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean Grove to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 331 39th
Population Density1 # 35 94th
Diversity Index2 # 391 28th
Median Household Income # 485 11th
Per Capita Income # 136 75th

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