Ocean County, New Jersey Population 2021

Ocean County, New Jersey's estimated population is 618,602 with a growth rate of 0.93% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ocean County, New Jersey is the null largest county in New Jersey. The 2010 Population was 577,564 and has seen a growth of 7.11% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021618,6025,7080.93%
2020612,8945,7080.94%
2019607,1865,7080.95%
2018601,4786,0541.02%
2017595,4244,5270.77%
2016590,8973,8060.65%
2015587,0912,6440.45%
2014584,4472,3880.41%
2013582,0592,1270.37%
2012579,9321,0560.18%
2011578,8761,3120.23%
2010577,564144,36133.32%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.93%
County Website
Founded
1850[1]
2010 Population
577,564
Growth Since 2010
7.11%
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Ocean County, New Jersey Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White542,18690.91%
Black or African American18,4653.10%
Some Other Race13,7022.30%
Asian11,1751.87%
Two or More Races10,2281.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native3960.07%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2630.04%
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Ocean County, New Jersey Population By Race

Ocean County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2021

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Ocean County, New Jersey Median Age

42.7


Total

40


Male

45.4


Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Adults

There are 453,916 adults, (133,880 of whom are seniors) in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Ocean County, New Jersey Age Dependency

86.4

Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocean County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Mujer

308,658

51.75%

Masculino

287,757

48.25%

Ocean County, New Jersey Population by Age

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

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Ocean County, New Jersey Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.2%13.8%
All80%20%
Non Family75%25%
Masculino67.5%32.5%
Mujer67.1%32.9%

80.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Ocean County, New Jersey Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All226,1602.6180
Married120,4033.3986.2
Non Family76,3701.1775
Mujer21,0483.1867.1
Masculino8,3393.1267.5

3.27

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Ocean County, New Jersey Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade10,9272.67%
9th to 12th Grade21,8895.34%
High School Graduate139,39834.02%
Some College81,96920.01%
Associates Degree32,8218.01%
Bachelors Degree81,65419.93%
Graduate Degree41,07810.03%
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Ocean County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ocean County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White356,384333,188109,220
Hispanic30,30722,7404,959
Black12,35111,1243,079
Asian7,9957,1864,574
Other Race7,2474,724835
2+ Races4,0873,5851,135
Native American30625750
Islander12712719

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 57.21%.

Ocean County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$46,547$56,846$36,316
Less Than 9th Grade$30,190$33,285$20,462
High School Graduate$36,465$50,440$26,734
Some College$43,867$56,718$32,258
Bachelors Degree$58,310$69,035$52,004
Graduate Degree$70,788$84,059$63,050

$46,547

Average Earnings

$56,846

Average Male

$36,316

Average Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ocean County, New Jersey Language by Age

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Ocean County, New Jersey Language

87.90% of Ocean County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 12.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.85% of the population.

Ocean County, New Jersey Language

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White499,12747,2879.47%
Hispanic54,1727,35013.57%
Black17,9832,70415.04%
Other13,5222,16215.99%
Multiple10,1111,51514.98%
Asian11,0159458.58%
Islander26321079.85%
Native3967819.70%

10.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.55%

Male Poverty Rate

10.60%

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 79.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocean County, New Jersey is Asian, with 8.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.60%.

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.60%
High School8.77%
Some College7.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.95%

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.03%
Male Unemployed18.31%
Female Employed5.62%
Male Employed3.41%

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

Ocean County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,909$93,749
Families$90,024$110,410
Married Families$99,777$120,163
Non Families$38,303$57,451
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Income by Household Type

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

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35,973

Number of Veterans

34,283

Male Veterans

1,690

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam14,228
Korea5,847
Second Gulf War3,687
First Gulf War3,247
World War II2,272

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+14,468
65 to 7410,990
35 to 544,512
55 to 644,186
18 to 341,817

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White34,4788.30%
Hispanic1,3623.78%
Black9256.37%
2+ Races2424.85%
Other Race1862.10%
Asian1401.58%
Native American20.59%

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

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4.08%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

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58.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Employment by Age

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Ocean County, New Jersey Employment by Race

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Ocean County, New Jersey Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.20%

Born in Ocean County, New Jersey

92.22%

Native Born

7.78%

Foreign Born

2.96%

Non Citizen

4.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.22% of Ocean County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 67.20% having been born in New Jersey. 2.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ocean County, New Jersey Place of Birth

  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

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