Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 ZIP Code Profile


ZIP Code 08742: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Acceptable Alternative
Bay Head, NJ 08742
Point Pleasant Boro, NJ 08742
Pt Pleas Bch, NJ 08742
Pt Pleasant, NJ 08742
Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742

Not Acceptable, USPS
Point Pleasant, NJ 08742

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Ocean County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.079, Longitude -74.066
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,297
  • PO Box Addresses: 482
  • Residential Addresses: 12,261
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 172
    • Single Family Addresses: 12,089

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,700
Daytime Population: Workers 9,506
Daytime Population: Residents 11,562
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,068
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 24,501
Population in Familes 19,744
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density2 4,282
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $78,914
Average Household Income $102,986
Per Capita Income $41,894


Total Housing Units 13,097 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,369 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,606 (19.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,122 (23.8%)
Median Home Value $398,595
Average Home Value $495,990


Total Households 9,975
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,501
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 0.16% 0.35%
Households 0.14% 0.27%
Families 0.07% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Point Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 08742 to the other 579 ZIP Codes 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 # 127 78th
Population Density # 151 74th
Diversity Index # 503 14th
Median Household Income # 307 47th
Per Capita Income # 247 58th

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