Ocean County NJ Information


Ocean County Subdivisions

Ocean County NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 606,422
Population in Households 599,245
Population in Familes 498,652
Population in Group Qrtrs 7,177
Population Density1 964
Diversity Index2 33


Median Household Income $63,766
Average Household Income $87,319
Per Capita Income $33,474


Total Housing Units 288,624 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 179,816 (62.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49,657 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 59,151 (20.5%)
Median Home Value $277,195
Average Home Value $329,436


Total Households 229,473
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 154,349
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.73%
Households 0.45% 0.63%
Families 0.4% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.83%


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, 2018 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 # 15 33rd
Per Capita Income # 16 29th

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