Ocean Gate, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ocean Gate, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Ocean Gate had a population of 1,986 as of July 1, 2016. Ocean Gate ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index 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 Gate is located at latitude 39.9258 and longitude -74.1346 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Ocean Gate (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Borough of Ocean Gate (GNIS ID: 885333) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ocean Gate: Oceangate.

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


Total Population 1,986
Population in Households 1,986
Population in Familes 1,566
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,416
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 820
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 524
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 517 (43.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 303 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (31.8%)
Median Home Value $253,214
Average Home Value $301,599


Median Household Income $57,322
Average Household Income $68,221
Per Capita Income $28,106
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.2% 0.04%
Households -0.23% 0.0%
Families -0.3% -0.04%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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 Gate, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean Gate 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 # 401 27th
Population Density1 # 133 76th
Diversity Index2 # 418 23rd
Median Household Income # 419 23rd
Per Capita Income # 436 20th

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