Ocean County, New Jersey Population 2019

Ocean County, New Jersey's estimated population is 595,470 with a growth rate of 0.76% 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
2018601,6516,1811.04%
2017595,4704,4800.76%
2016590,9903,8530.66%
2015587,1372,6880.46%
2014584,4492,4270.42%
2013582,0222,1620.37%
2012579,8601,0110.17%
2011578,8491,2750.22%
2010577,574144,37133.33%
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%

How Many People Live in Ocean County, New Jersey?

595,470

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White538,49891.32%
Black or African American17,8003.02%
Some Other Race12,0952.05%
Asian11,6181.97%
Two or More Races9,1361.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native3100.05%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2420.04%

Ocean County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2019

Ocean County, New Jersey Median Age

42.9


Total

40.2


Male

45.4


Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Adults

There are 450,541 adults, (130,257 of whom are seniors) in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Ocean County, New Jersey Age Dependency

84.1

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocean County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

305,740

51.85%

Male

283,959

48.15%

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
Married86.2%13.8%
All80%20%
Non Family76%24%
Female66.2%33.8%
Male64%36%

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All223,1352.6180
Married119,0133.3586.2
Non Family73,7331.1776
Female21,6133.2366.2
Male8,7763.2664

3.25

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

4.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ocean County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade12,5113.08%
9th to 12th Grade23,3395.75%
High School Graduate139,38134.32%
Some College84,56720.82%
Associates Degree31,0107.64%
Bachelors Degree76,80618.91%
Graduate Degree38,4739.47%

Ocean County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White354,609329,578103,212
Hispanic29,21520,8554,303
Black11,51310,0212,671
Asian8,0767,3424,602
Other Race6,6554,484629
Multiple Races3,9673,347804
Native American22517428
Islander1121127

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 asian people with a rate of 56.98%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,533$53,545$33,823
Less Than High School$24,472$30,723$17,265
High School Grad$35,087$46,435$26,382
Some College$41,703$55,523$31,610
Bachelors Degree$54,754$65,371$48,263
Graduate Degree$68,600$84,639$61,518

$42,533

Average Earnings

$53,545

Average Male

$33,823

Average Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Language

Ocean County, New Jersey Language by Age

Ocean County, New Jersey Language

87.35% of Ocean County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 12.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.25% of the population.

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White494,49649,0209.91%
Hispanic52,5088,84316.84%
Black17,2723,29519.08%
Multiple9,0451,61817.89%
Other11,8991,59313.39%
Asian11,4777016.11%
Islander24217973.97%
Native3105919.03%

10.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.24%

Male Poverty Rate

11.42%

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 73.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocean County, New Jersey is Asian, with 6.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.82%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.57%
High School9.10%
Some College7.94%
Bachelors or Greater4.57%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed20.42%
Male Unemployed17.20%
Female Employed5.63%
Male Employed3.66%

Ocean County, New Jersey Income

Ocean County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,771$86,433
Families$82,380$101,448
Married Families$92,273$110,970
Non Families$34,795$52,304

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.2%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status by Race

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans

39,940

Number of Veterans

37,875

Male Veterans

2,065

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam14,616
Korea6,895
World War II3,633
First Gulf War3,577
Second Gulf War3,520
Age Group Veterans
75+15,704
65 to 7411,898
35 to 545,199
55 to 645,191
18 to 341,948

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White38,2679.24%
Hispanic1,3713.93%
Black1,0197.43%
2 or More3006.45%
Asian2102.32%
Other1441.80%

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

4.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Employment Status

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

54.5%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.18%

Born in New Jersey

91.99%

Native Born

8.01%

Foreign Born

3.40%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.99% of Ocean County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 67.18% having been born in New Jersey. 3.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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