Barnegat Light, New Jersey

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Barnegat Light, New Jersey

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High Points

Barnegat Light strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Barnegat Light Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Barnegat Light Well-Paid Single Women
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Barnegat Light College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Barnegat Light Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Barnegat Light Low Rate of Poverty
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Barnegat Light Affordability of Property Taxes
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Barnegat Light People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Barnegat Light, New Jersey

Comparing Barnegat Light to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 6
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 4 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 8
Median Family Income 10 5
People Above Poverty 9 5
People in Middle Class or Better 9 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 2
Public Transportation Use 3 1
Short Commute Times 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 9
Affordability of Rents 1 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 5 3
Low Property Crime 4 3

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Barnegat Light Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles S of Toms River, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Ocean
P.O. Box Zip Codes 08006
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.757
Longitude -74.106

Barnegat Light Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Distance 16.9 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 32.5 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
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Barnegat Light Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 764 100%
Male 389 50.9%
Female 375 49.1%
Under 18 110 14.4%
18+ 654 85.6%
65+ 262 34.3%
Median Age 54.9
Average Family Size 2.6
White 751 98.3%
African-American 4 0.5%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 3 0.4%
Mixed Race 2 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.8%

Estimated Barnegat Light Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 822
Growth 58
Growth % 7.6%

Barnegat Light Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 22.3%
Italian 15.4%
German 14.2%
English 11.8%
Polish 8.2%
US/American 5.7%
Norwegian 3%
Hungarian 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
Swedish 2.1%
French Canadian 1.5%
Welsh 1.3%
British 1.2%
Scottish 1.2%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Danish 0.6%
Greek 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Albanian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Barnegat Light Boro (08006)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Barnegat Light 764 $66,406
Barnegat 15,270 $56,093
Harvey Cedars 359 $69,722
Long Beach 3,329 $59,833
Seaside Park 2,263 $58,636
Ship Bottom 1,384 $60,417
Surf City 1,442 $50,268
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