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 3,405 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Ocean Grove, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,405
Daytime Population: Workers 1,517
Daytime Population: Residents 1,513
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,030
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 3,268
Population in Familes 1,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 137
Population Density2 9,148
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $51,547
Average Household Income $84,589
Per Capita Income $50,457


Total Housing Units 3,146 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 878 (27.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,111 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,157 (36.8%)
Median Home Value $408,904
Average Home Value $469,704


Total Households 1,989
Average Household Size 1.64
Family Households 626
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% 0.18%
Households 0.29% 0.23%
Families 0.24% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.55%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

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, 2017 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 # 329 40th
Population Density # 35 94th
Diversity Index # 393 28th
Median Household Income # 467 14th
Per Capita Income # 125 77th

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