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Ocean Grove, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Ocean Grove CDP(1) had a population of 3,022 as of July 1, 2023. Ocean Grove 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 Grove is located at latitude 40.2121 and longitude -74.0065 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Ocean Grove Census Designated Place 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 Ocean Grove Census Designated Place 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Ocean Grove, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 3,022 (100%)
Population in Households 2,933 (97.1%)
Population in Families 1,418 (46.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 89 ( 2.9%)
Population Density 8,146
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $66,461
Average Household Income $118,866
% of Income for Mortgage4 76%
Per Capita Income $72,633
Wealth Index5 112
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (58.7)


Total HU (Housing Units) 3,107 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 789 (25.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,056 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,262 (40.6%)
Median Home Value $844,741
Average Home Value $875,760
Housing Affordability Index3 29


Total Households 1,845
Average Household Size 1.59
Family Households 547
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.35% -0.35%
Households -0.13% -0.08%
Families   -0.07%
Median Household Income   2.20%
Per Capita Income   3.09%
Owner Occupied HU   0.80%

Ocean Grove, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean Grove to the other 700 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 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 # 387 45th
Population Density # 50 93rd
Median Household Income # 605 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 31 4th
Per Capita Income # 138 80th
Diversity Index # 547 22nd

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