Ocean County NJ Information


Ocean County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 597,487
Daytime Population: Workers 183,693
Daytime Population: Residents 336,009
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 519,702
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 590,345
Population in Familes 489,331
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,142
Population Density2 950
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $60,006
Average Household Income $82,539
Per Capita Income $31,620


Total Housing Units 284,185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 176,959 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 48,779 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 58,447 (20.6%)
Median Home Value $274,511
Average Home Value $317,544


Total Households 225,738
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 152,195
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 0.49% 0.53%
Households 0.29% 0.39%
Families 0.26% 0.38%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.38%


Ocean County NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean County to the other 21 counties and county equivalents 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 # 6 76th
Population Density # 12 48th
Diversity Index # 19 14th
Median Household Income # 14 38th
Per Capita Income # 16 29th

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