Ocean County, New Jersey Population 2018

Ocean County, New Jersey's estimated population is 597,943 with a growth rate of 2.01% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ocean County, New Jersey is the 6th largest county in New Jersey.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017597,94311,7772.01%
2016586,166-6,778-1.14%
2016592,9444,2370.72%
2015588,7072,8970.49%
2014585,8102,7200.47%
2013583,0902,5010.43%
2012580,5891,4270.25%
2011579,1621,5410.27%
2010577,621144,41833.34%
1990433,20387,16525.19%
1980346,038137,56865.99%
1970208,470100,22992.60%
1960108,24151,61991.16%
195056,62218,91650.17%
194037,7064,63714.02%
193033,06910,91449.26%
192022,1558373.93%
191021,3181,5717.96%
190019,7473,77323.62%
189015,9741,51910.51%
188014,4558276.07%
187013,6282,45221.94%
186011,1761,14411.40%
185010,0320.00%

Ocean County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White537,404
Black or African American18,082
Asian11,113
Some Other Race10,089
Two or More Races8,668
American Indian and Alaska Native600
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Ocean County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Ocean County, New Jersey Median Age

42.8


Total

40.2


Male

45.3


Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Adults

There are 448,417 adults, (128,370 of which are seniors) in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Ocean County, New Jersey Age Dependency

83.3

Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocean County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

304,098

51.88%

Male

282,068

48.12%

Ocean County, New Jersey Households and Families

Ocean County, New Jersey Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Ocean County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.5%13.5%
All80.1%19.9%
Non Family75.8%24.2%
Female66.5%33.5%
Male64.7%35.3%

80.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ocean County, New Jersey Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All222,6092.680.1
Married118,0283.3386.5
Non Family73,6961.1675.8
Female21,8033.2366.5
Male9,0823.2664.7

3.23

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ocean County, New Jersey Households

Ocean County, New Jersey Education

Ocean County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,5433.10%
9th to 12th Grade24,2105.99%
High School Graduate142,48335.25%
Some College83,49620.66%
Associates Degree30,3927.52%
Bachelors Degree74,06318.32%
Graduate Degree37,0219.16%

Ocean County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White353,926327,88699,875
Hispanic28,54220,3353,974
Black11,4989,9802,286
Asian7,8777,1324,500
Other Race5,8353,819454
Multiple Races3,3182,892674
Native American33629045
Islander888812

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 57.13%.

Ocean County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,541$52,168$32,478
Less Than High School$22,384$28,795$16,657
High School Grad$33,535$45,927$25,998
Some College$40,941$54,314$31,069
Bachelors Degree$53,331$65,184$46,014
Graduate Degree$66,732$81,128$60,727

$41,541

Average Earnings

$52,168

Average Male

$32,478

Average Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Language

Ocean County, New Jersey Language by Age

Ocean County, New Jersey Language

87.55% of Ocean County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 12.45% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.08% of the population.

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White492,99249,2609.99%
Hispanic51,25910,51020.50%
Black17,4843,16118.08%
Other9,8911,74317.62%
Multiple8,5681,69719.81%
Asian10,9805735.22%
Islander21015171.90%
Native60013622.67%

11.19%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.41%

Male Poverty Rate

11.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ocean County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ocean County, New Jersey is Islander, with 71.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocean County, New Jersey is Asian, with 5.22% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.69%.

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.84%
High School8.99%
Some College7.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.74%

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.34%
Male Unemployed17.05%
Female Employed5.83%
Male Employed3.91%

Ocean County, New Jersey Income

Ocean County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,108$82,350
Families$78,935$96,793
Married Families$88,143$105,702
Non Families$33,664$49,648

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

Ocean County, New Jersey Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by War

42,494

Number of Veterans

40,335

Male Veterans

2,159

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam14,644
Korea7,513
World War II4,504
First Gulf War3,543
Second Gulf War3,403

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+16,462
65 to 7412,208
55 to 646,046
35 to 545,757
18 to 342,021

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White40,6159.82%
Hispanic1,3864.07%
Black1,2409.11%
Asian2542.92%
2 or More2475.84%
Other1271.82%
Indian113.01%

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

4.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Employment Status

Ocean County, New Jersey Employment by Age

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Employment by Race

Ocean County, New Jersey Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Ocean County, New Jersey

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Point Pleasant18373185451720.94%
Beachwood11042111961541.39%
Point Pleasant Beach46854544-141-3.01%
South Toms River36853761762.06%
Tuckerton33483378300.90%
Seaside Heights2887289690.31%
Lakehurst26542692381.43%
Pine Beach21302152221.03%
Ocean Gate2003200850.25%
Lavallette18751832-43-2.29%
Island Heights1644164730.18%
Seaside Park15811551-30-1.90%
Surf City11801178-2-0.17%
Beach Haven1170117330.26%
Ship Bottom11471139-8-0.70%
Bay Head97497840.41%
Barnegat Light58658710.17%
Harvey Cedars34034000.00%
Mantoloking294251-43-14.63%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990