Forked River, New Jersey Population 2024

4,940

Forked River is a city located in Ocean County New Jersey. Forked River has a 2024 population of 4,940. Forked River is currently declining at a rate of -0.62% annually and its population has decreased by -2.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,066 in 2020.

The average household income in Forked River is $109,328 with a poverty rate of 7.2%. The median age in Forked River is 46.9 years: 46.9 years for males, and 46 years for females.

Forked River Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Forked River was:

  • White: 85.73%
  • Other race: 5.92%
  • Two or more races: 5.8%
  • Asian: 1.16%
  • Black or African American: 0.84%
  • Native American: 0.56%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,805.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.49% (-126)
The current population of Forked River, New Jersey is 4,940 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,066.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,28985.73%
Other race2965.92%
Two or more races2905.8%
Asian581.16%
Black or African American420.84%
Native American280.56%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Forked River Population by Race

Forked River Population Pyramid 2024

Forked River Median Age

46.9

Total

46.9

Male

46

Female

Forked River Adults

There are 3,909 adults, (1,099 of whom are seniors) in Forked River.

Forked River Age Dependency

78

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Forked River Sex Ratio

Female2,51250.21%
Male2,49149.79%

Forked River Population by Age

Forked River Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,0882.3987.512.5
Married1,0093.3792.67.4
Non Family8881.1586.613.4
Female1232.621000
Male683.740100

3.29

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

87.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Forked River Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade952.68%
Associates Degree37710.65%
Bachelors Degree69519.63%
Graduate Degree2597.32%
High School Graduate1,29236.5%
Less Than 9th Grade601.69%
Some College76221.53%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Forked River Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Forked River Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,1863,097810
Hispanic22415958
Other Race1167777
2+ Races929229
Black393838
Asian37370
Native American1470

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 97.44%.

Forked River Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$64,219$74,779$56,899
Graduate Degree$0$59,028$29,421
High School Graduate$55,830$56,632$30,313
Less Than 9th Grade$0$39,922$0
Overall$56,214$58,967$46,958
Some College$53,529$84,000$46,840

$56,214

Average Earnings

$58,967

Average Male

$46,958

Average Female

Forked River Earnings by Educational Attainment

Forked River Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Forked River Language

92.24% of Forked River residents speak only English, while 7.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.06% of the population.

Forked River Language

Forked River Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,1603458.29%
Asian581220.69%
Black3912.56%
Hispanic66210.15%

7.2%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.82%

Male Poverty Rate

10.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Forked River

The race most likely to be in poverty in Forked River is Asian, with 20.69% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Forked River is Hispanic, with 0.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.53%.

Forked River Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School19.04%
Bachelors or Greater3.25%
Less Than 9th Grade1.94%
Some College0%

Forked River Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed20%
Female Employed8.14%
Male Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Forked River Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Forked River Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$124,677$135,797
Households$87,195$109,328
Married Families$127,054$-999,999,999
Non Families$53,015$72,145

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Forked River Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Forked River Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Forked River Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Forked River Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Forked River Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

182

Number of Veterans

182

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam81
Second Gulf War29
First Gulf War12
Korea0
World War II0

Forked River Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+55
65 to 7450
55 to 6436
18 to 3429
35 to 5412

Forked River Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1825.21%

Forked River Veterans by Race

Forked River Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

8.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Forked River Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Forked River Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Forked River Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Forked River Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.66%

Born in Forked River

92.88%

Native Born

7.12%

Foreign Born

1.46%

Non Citizen

5.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.88% of Forked River residents were born in the United States, with 68.66% having been born in New Jersey. 1.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Forked River Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20244,940-31-0.62%
20234,971-32-0.64%
20225,003-136-2.65%
20215,139731.44%
20205,0663056.41%
20194,761601.28%
20184,701-88-1.84%
20174,789931.98%
20164,696-498-9.59%
20155,194-5-0.1%
20145,199-307-5.58%
20135,5061021.89%
20125,40452410.74%
20114,880-364-6.94%
20105,24400%

Forked River Population by Year