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Ocean County Information

New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
Division of Labor Market and Demographic Research
Bureau of Labor Market Information

Jackson Point Pleasant Beach
Lakewood Bay Head
Plumsted Brick Point Pleasant
Mantoloking
Lakehurst
Dover
Lavallette
South Toms River
Manchester Island HeightsSeaside Heights
Pine Beach Seaside Park
Beachwood
Ocean Gate
Berkeley
Lacey

Ocean
Barnegat Light
Barnegat
Long Beach
Stafford Harvey Cedars
Long Beach
Eagleswood Surf City
Ship Bottom
Tuckerton Long Beach
Little Egg Harbor
Beach Haven

Long Beach

Population & Demographic Facts Ocean County New Jersey

Population, 2000 Census 510,916 8,414,350

Population, July 1, 2006 estimate (Census Bureau) 562,335 8,724,560

Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006 10.1% 3.7%

White persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 94.0% 76.6%

Black persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 3.4% 14.5%

American Indian and Alaskan Native persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 0.2% 0.3%

Asian persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 1.6% 7.2%

Native Hawaiian persons, percent, 2005 estimate1 0.0% 0.1%

Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2005 estimate 0.8% 1.3%

Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2005 estimate 2
6.3% 15.2%

Male population, 2005 estimate 266,189 4,248,897

Female population, 2005 estimate 292,152 4,469,028

Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2005 23.2% 24.8%

Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2005 21.0% 13.0%

High school graduate or higher, 25 years and over (%), 2000 Census 83.0% 82.1%

Bachelor graduate or higher, 25 years and over (%), 2000 Census 19.5% 29.8%

Housing Units, 2005 estimate 268,843 3,443,981

Homeownership rate (%), 2000 Census 83.2% 65.6%

Single family homes (number), 2000 Census 209,232 2,080,235

Households, 2000 Census 200,402 3,064,645

Persons per household, 2000 Census 2.51 2.68

Family households, 2000 Census 3
137,803 2,154,539

Per capita personal income, 2005 (BEA) $34,509 $43,831

Median household money income, 2004 $51,009 $57,338

Persons below poverty (%), 2004 7.6% 8.4%

Persons under 18 in poverty (%), 2004 10.4% 10.2%
Business and Industry Facts Ocean County New Jersey

Private sector establishments, 2005 11,352 266,480

Private sector employment by workplace, 2005 120,459 3,308,433

Private sector employment, percent change, 1995-2005 22.2% 11.3%

Labor Force (2006 annual average) 257,200 4,518,000

Employed Residents (2006 annual average) 244,500 4,309,000

Unemployed Residents (2006 annual average) 12,800 209,000

Unemployment Rate (%) (2006 annual average) 5.0% 4.6%

Manufacturers shipments ($1000), 2002 $1,258,273 $96,599,807

Retail sales ($1000), 2002 $5,774,994 $102,153,833

Retail sales per capita, 2002 $10,745 $11,910

Minority-owned firms, 2002 2,211 141,139

Women-owned firms, 2002 10,923 185,197

Housing units authorized by building permits, 2006 2,114 34,323

Federal funds and grants ($1000), 2004 $3,374,923 $55,264,350

Geographic Facts Ocean County New Jersey

Land area (square miles) 636 7,417

Persons per square mile, 2000 Census 803 1,134
Edison, NJ Metro
Metropolitan Statistical Area/Division Division

Sources:
Population & Demographic Factsderived from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing; Small Area Income and
Poverty Estimates Program, U.S. Bureau of the Census; Population Division, U.S. Bureau of the Census; U.S.
Bureau of Economic Analysis

Business and Industry Facts derived from NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development; 2002 Economic
Census; 2002 Survey of Business Owners; U.S. Bureau of the Census, Manufacturing and Construction Division;
and Consolidated Federal Funds Report.

Geographic Facts derived from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing, US Office of Management and Budget.
1
Includes persons reporting only one race.
2
Hispanics may be of any race, also are included in applicable race categories.
3
Family households consist of at least two persons who are related by birth, marriage or adoption.