Ocean County, New Jersey Population 2020

Ocean County, New Jersey's estimated population is 614,013 with a growth rate of 1.02% 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
2020614,0136,1811.02%
2019607,8326,1811.03%
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%

Ocean County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White539,68991.17%
Black or African American18,1853.07%
Some Other Race12,5182.11%
Asian11,4071.93%
Two or More Races9,5281.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native3370.06%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2750.05%

Ocean County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2020

Ocean County, New Jersey Median Age

42.9


Total

40.1


Male

45.4


Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Adults

There are 451,408 adults, (131,798 of whom are seniors) in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Ocean County, New Jersey Age Dependency

85.2

Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocean County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female

306,568

51.79%

Male

285,371

48.21%

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
Married85.9%14.1%
All80%20%
Non Family76%24%
Male66.4%33.6%
Female65.9%34.1%

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All225,2702.680
Married120,0793.3585.9
Non Family75,2201.1776
Female21,3703.1665.9
Male8,6013.1666.4

3.24

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Ocean County, New Jersey Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,1392.74%
9th to 12th Grade22,2715.47%
High School Graduate138,02133.90%
Some College84,66820.79%
Associates Degree32,3687.95%
Bachelors Degree78,98319.40%
Graduate Degree39,7159.75%

Ocean County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White355,110331,932105,915
Hispanic29,68921,6474,776
Black11,98410,5933,052
Asian7,8797,2424,406
Other Race6,6794,409604
Multiple Races3,9413,349917
Native American27323218
Islander1351356

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 55.92%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$44,400$54,890$35,548
Less Than High School$26,519$30,991$18,193
High School Grad$36,181$49,205$26,822
Some College$42,354$55,555$32,087
Bachelors Degree$56,031$66,192$50,116
Graduate Degree$68,535$83,125$61,617

$44,400

Average Earnings

$54,890

Average Male

$35,548

Average Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Language

Ocean County, New Jersey Language by Age

Ocean County, New Jersey Language

87.71% of Ocean County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 12.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.05% of the population.

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White496,22048,6069.80%
Hispanic53,2849,09717.07%
Black17,7033,06417.31%
Other12,3722,14817.36%
Multiple9,4171,47615.67%
Asian11,2478827.84%
Islander27521578.18%
Native3376118.10%

10.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.07%

Male Poverty Rate

11.38%

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 78.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocean County, New Jersey is Asian, with 7.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.94%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.84%
High School8.88%
Some College7.90%
Bachelors or Greater4.94%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.65%
Male Unemployed18.03%
Female Employed5.87%
Male Employed3.62%

Ocean County, New Jersey Income

Ocean County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,021$90,114
Families$84,999$105,639
Married Families$94,775$115,220
Non Families$36,608$55,360

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.5%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

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 Over 65, 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

37,637

Number of Veterans

35,942

Male Veterans

1,695

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam14,329
Korea6,461
First Gulf War3,408
Second Gulf War3,347
World War II2,917
Name Veterans % of Total
White36,0288.69%
Hispanic1,2233.47%
Black1,0577.50%
2 or More2465.19%
Asian1822.07%
Other1231.50%
Indian10.34%

$Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

4.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Employment Status

58.6%

Labor Force Participation

55%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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

67.25%

Born in New Jersey

92.09%

Native Born

7.91%

Foreign Born

3.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.09% of Ocean County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 67.25% having been born in New Jersey. 3.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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