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Ocean Grove, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Ocean Grove Census Designated Place had a population of 3,360 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.2121 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 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.


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Ocean Grove, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ocean Grove, NJ Housing Affordability Index is 47
State of New Jersey Housing Affordability Index is 91
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Ocean Grove, NJ Wealth Index is 119
State of New Jersey Wealth Index is 148
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,360 (100%)
Population in Households 3,233 (96.2%)
Population in Families 1,592 (47.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 127 ( 3.8%)
Population Density 9,032
Diversity Index2 26
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,845
Average Household Income $98,496
Per Capita Income $57,887
Wealth Index4 119

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,136 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 961 (30.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,011 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,164 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $543,622
Housing Affordability Index3 47
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,972
Average Household Size 1.64
Family Households 621
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.06% 0.06%
Households 0.13% 0.06%
Families 0.11% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

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, 2019 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 # 330 40th
Population Density # 36 94th
Diversity Index # 401 27th
Median Household Income # 441 19th
Per Capita Income # 120 78th

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