Ocean County, New Jersey Population 2024

667,723

Ocean County, New Jersey's estimated 2024 population is 667,723 with a growth rate of 0.91% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ocean County, New Jersey is the 5th largest county in New Jersey. The 2010 population was 577,574 and has seen a growth of 15.61% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029697,6935,9940.87%
2028691,6995,9940.87%
2027685,7055,9940.88%
2026679,7115,9940.89%
2025673,7175,9940.9%
2024667,7235,9940.91%
2023661,7295,9940.91%
2022655,7355,9940.92%
2021649,74111,3191.77%
2020638,42230,9245.09%
2019607,4985,8490.97%
2018601,6496,0851.02%
2017595,5644,4220.75%
2016591,1423,9040.66%
2015587,2382,6750.46%
2014584,5632,3970.41%
2013582,1662,1530.37%
2012580,0131,0910.19%
2011578,9221,3480.23%
2010577,574
1990433,20387,16525.19%
1980346,038137,56865.99%
1970208,470100,22992.6%
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%
186011,1761,14411.4%
185010,032-687,661-98.56%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.91% (5,994)
County Website
Ocean County
County Seat
2010 Population
577,574
Area
629 mi²
Density
1062 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
15.61% (90,149)
Founded
1850

Ocean County, New Jersey Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White555,74287.01%
Two or more races30,2934.74%
Black or African American19,8103.1%
Other race19,2493.01%
Asian11,9561.87%
Native American1,5350.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1060.02%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ocean County, New Jersey Population by Race

Ocean County, New Jersey Population Pyramid 2024

Ocean County, New Jersey Median Age

41.8

Total

39.4

Male

44.4

Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Adults

There are 482,421 adults, (143,400 of whom are seniors) in Ocean County, New Jersey.

Ocean County, New Jersey Age Dependency

88.4

Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Ocean County, New Jersey Sex Ratio

Female327,81851.33%
Male310,87348.67%

Ocean County, New Jersey Population by Age

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

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All239,4662.6479.920.1
Married126,3463.4585.814.2
Non Family81,0261.1975.824.2
Female22,9703.116832
Male9,1243.1465.434.6
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3.31

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

79.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ocean County, New Jersey Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Ocean County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 59.46%.

Ocean County, New Jersey Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,940

Average Earnings

$65,159

Average Male

$42,028

Average Female

Ocean County, New Jersey Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ocean County, New Jersey Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ocean County, New Jersey Language

87.88% of Ocean County, New Jersey residents speak only English, while 12.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.38% of the population.

Ocean County, New Jersey Language

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White525,59955,12010.49%
Hispanic61,2366,62610.82%
Multiple29,8583,24310.86%
Black19,0832,42312.7%
Other19,0692,02110.6%
Asian11,8707936.68%
Native1,5231509.85%
Islander10687.55%
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10.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.02%

Male Poverty Rate

10.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ocean County, New Jersey

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ocean County, New Jersey is Black, with 12.7% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ocean County, New Jersey is Asian, with 6.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.52%.

Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.15%
High School9.8%
Some College6.75%
Bachelors or Greater4.97%
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Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed25.29%
Male Unemployed18.24%
Female Employed5.11%
Male Employed3.26%
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Ocean County, New Jersey Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ocean County, New Jersey Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ocean County, New Jersey Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

32,332

Number of Veterans

30,761

Male Veterans

1,571

Female Veterans

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Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by War

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Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Age

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Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Race

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.9%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Ocean County, New Jersey Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ocean County, New Jersey Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ocean County, New Jersey 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

66.39%

Born in Ocean County, New Jersey

92.23%

Native Born

7.77%

Foreign Born

2.78%

Non Citizen

4.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.23% of Ocean County, New Jersey residents were born in the United States, with 66.39% having been born in New Jersey. 2.78% 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

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