Forked River, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Forked River, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Forked River Census Designated Place had a population of 5,086 as of July 1, 2018. Forked River ranks in 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 Forked River is located at latitude 39.8398 and longitude -74.1901 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Forked River Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.75 sq. miles and a water area of 7.59 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The Forked River Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389100) 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 Forked River Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lacey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.

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Forked River, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,086
Population in Households 5,064
Population in Familes 4,188
Population in Group Qrtrs 22
Population Density2 1,849
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $76,200
Average Household Income $90,794
Per Capita Income $36,498


Total Housing Units 2,611 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,683 (64.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 336 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 591 (22.6%)
Median Home Value $278,373
Average Home Value $326,858


Total Households 2,020
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,388
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.37% 0.02%
Households -0.34% -0.05%
Families -0.36% -0.1%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

Forked River, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Forked River to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 254 54th
Population Density # 344 37th
Diversity Index # 448 18th
Median Household Income # 314 43rd
Per Capita Income # 329 40th

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