Ocean County NJ Information


Ocean County Subdivisions

Ocean County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 580,997
Population in Households 573,828
Population in Familes 475,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,169
Population Density1 924
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 222,155
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 150,301
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 280,225 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176,231 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 45,924 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 58,070 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $240,718
Average Home Value $279,768


Median Household Income $57,908
Average Household Income $78,833
Per Capita Income $30,358
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.28%
Households 0.09% 0.22%
Families 0.12% 0.25%
Median Household Income   3.06%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
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 County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 6 76th
Population Density1 # 12 48th
Diversity Index2 # 18 19th
Median Household Income # 15 33rd
Per Capita Income # 17 24th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE New Jersey Census Data Comparison Tool.