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Ocean County, New Jersey

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Ocean County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. Ocean County boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in New Jersey. It is home to Island Beach State Park and the resort of Seaside Heights. It is also home to Six Flags Great Adventure, and the famous New Jersey Pine Barrens. As of 2000, the population is 510,916. Its county seat is Toms River6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,372 km² (916 mi²). 1,648 km² (636 mi²) of it is land and 724 km² (280 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 30.53% water.

Much of the county is flat and coastal. The highest point is one of three unnamed hills (one in Jackson Township, the other two in Plumsted) that reach at least 230 feet (70 m) in elevation. The lowest elevation in the county is sea level.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 510,916 people, 200,402 households, and 137,876 families residing in the county. The population density is 310/km² (803/mi²). There are 248,711 housing units at an average density of 151/km² (391/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.05% White, 2.99% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 5.02% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 200,402 households out of which 28.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% are married couples living together, 9.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% are non-families. 27.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 16.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.51 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the county the population is spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 22.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 90.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $46,443, and the median income for a family is $56,420. Males have a median income of $44,822 versus $30,717 for females. The per capita income for the county is $23,054. 7.00% of the population and 4.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 10.00% of those under the age of 18 and 5.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

Regions of New Jersey Flag of New Jersey
Jersey Shore | Meadowlands | North Jersey | Pine Barrens | South Jersey | New York metropolitan area | Delaware Valley
Largest cities

Atlantic City | Bayonne | Camden | Clifton | East Orange | Elizabeth | Hackensack | Hoboken | Jersey City | Linden | Long Branch | New Brunswick | Newark | Passaic | Paterson | Perth Amboy | Plainfield | Trenton | Union City | Vineland

Counties of New Jersey

Atlantic | Bergen | Burlington | Camden | Cape May | Cumberland | Essex | Gloucester | Hudson | Hunterdon | Mercer | Middlesex | Monmouth | Morris | Ocean | Passaic | Salem | Somerset | Sussex | Union | Warren

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