Ocean Acres, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Ocean Acres, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Ocean Acres Census Designated Place had a population of 17,789 as of July 1, 2020. Ocean Acres 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 Ocean Acres is located at latitude 39.7435 and longitude -74.281 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Ocean Acres Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 5.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 125 feet.

The Ocean Acres Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2389608) 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 Acres Census Designated Place is located within Township of Stafford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.


Ocean Acres, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 17,789 (100%)
Population in Households 17,785 (100.0%)
Population in Families 15,944 (89.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 4 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 3,053
Diversity Index2 24


Median Household Income $81,576
Average Household Income $99,581
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $34,675
Wealth Index5 122


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,429 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,754 (89.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 420 ( 6.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $270,044
Average Home Value $285,521
Housing Affordability Index3 137


Total Households 6,174
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 4,904
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.95% 0.98%
Households 1.03% 0.96%
Families 1.13% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
Owner Occupied HU   1.02%


Ocean Acres, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ocean Acres to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 64 88th
Population Density # 224 59th
Median Household Income # 305 44th
Housing Affordability Index # 338 62nd
Per Capita Income # 407 26th
Diversity Index # 415 24th

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