Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 08742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Acceptable Alternative
Bay Head, NJ 08742
Point Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742
Pt Pleas Bch, NJ 08742
Pt Pleasant, NJ 08742
Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Not Acceptable, USPS
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,342
  • Single Family Addresses: 12,029
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 170
  • County: Ocean County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.079, Longitude -74.066
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 24,480
Population in Households 24,280
Population in Familes 19,540
Population in Group Qrtrs 200
Population Density1 4,228
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 9,878
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,439
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,325 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,553 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,137 (24.1%)
Median Home Value $397,744
Average Home Value $488,662


Median Household Income $77,723
Average Household Income $100,715
Per Capita Income $40,946
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.05% 0.24%
Households 0.01% 0.16%
Families -0.07% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08742 to the other 580 ZIP Codes 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 # 127 78th
Population Density1 # 148 75th
Diversity Index2 # 502 13th
Median Household Income # 313 46th
Per Capita Income # 250 57th

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