Introduction to Barnegat, New Jersey

Barnegat, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 13 miles S of Toms River, New Jersey and 51 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is in the Monmouth - Ocean area. There are 15,270 residents in Barnegat.

Barnegat History

Barnegat Township was formed with portions of land obtained from Stafford Township and Toms River Township. It was incorporated in March 1846 as Union Township. In the beginning it was a part of Monmouth County, but in February 1850 it was attached to Ocean County. The town was named Barnegat in January, 1977. The name was based upon Barnegat Bay which is nearby.

Barnegat and nearby Attractions

  • Virginia Perle Art Gallery
  • Blackbeard's Cave
  • Picadilly Playland
  • Barnegat Light House
  • Heritage Village
  • Island Beach State Park

Things To Do In Barnegat

Barnegat is located near the beautiful Barnegat Bay. The town has a recreation department which organizes interesting activities throughout the year. The waterfront offers beautiful views and is a wonderful place to relax. The Barnegat Lighthouse is worth a visit.

Barnegat Transportation

One can get air transportation from the Atlantic City International Airport.

Barnegat Higher Education

The Ocean County College and Richard Stockton College are two of the nearest colleges.


Total Population 21,584
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 24.4%
Employed Population 16+ 8,952
Age of the Population 46


% of people married 59.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $41,938
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $36,172
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,961


Median Family Income $75,795
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3%


People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,465
Median House Value $254,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 24.5%

Barnegat Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Toms River, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 51 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Ocean
Standard Zip Codes 08005
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.753
Longitude -74.223

Barnegat Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 27.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Barnegat, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barnegat Township (08005)

Warren Grove (08005)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barnegat Light 592 $95,417
Harvey Cedars 479 $105,000
Lacey 27,889 $83,592
Long Beach 3,040 $111,953
Ship Bottom 1,025 $84,563
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