Ocean, New Jersey

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Ocean, New Jersey

Introduction to Ocean Township, New Jersey

Ocean Township is considered part of the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. The town has a population of 26,959.

Ocean Township History

Ocean Township was incorporated on February 21, 1849. Originally, it was a part of the Shrewsbury Township. It also included parts of Asbury Park borough, Allenhurst, Long Branch Commission, Loch Arbour, Monmouth Beach, Eatontown, Neptune Township, Sea Bright, Deal and Interlaken.

Ocean Township and nearby Attractions

  • Weltz Park
  • Ocean Historical Museum
  • Palaia Park
  • Allaire State Park
  • Stephen Crane House
  • Allgor-Barkalow Homestead Museum

Things To Do In Ocean Township

Ocean Township offers a number of parks and playgrounds, which includes several recreational facilities. In fact, Ocean Township organizes the 4th of July celebration at the largest Palaia Park. The town also includes a golf course, a swimming pool and a tennis club.

Ocean Township Transportation

Air transportation is available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Ocean Township Higher Education

The town is close to the Monmouth University.

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Ocean Almanac

Category Value
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07712
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.23
Longitude -74.03
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Ocean Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 26,959 100%
Male 12,983 48.2%
Female 13,976 51.8%
Under 18 6,871 25.5%
18+ 20,088 74.5%
65+ 3,275 12.1%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.14
White 22,738 84.3%
African-American 1,529 5.7%
Asian 1,689 6.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 40 0.1%
Other 425 1.6%
Mixed Race 518 1.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,215 4.5%

Estimated Ocean Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 27,489
Growth 530
Growth % 2%

Ocean 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
Italian 20.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.6%
Irish 14%
German 8.1%
US/American 5.3%
Polish 4.6%
English 4.4%
Russian 4%
Greek 1.8%
Haitian 1.7%
Syrian 1.4%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Eastern European 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.7%
European 0.7%
Austrian 0.6%
Other Arab 0.5%
Lebanese 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Israeli 0.4%
Afghan 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
Iranian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
African 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Egyptian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ocean 26,959 $74,572
Allenhurst 718 $109,180
Asbury Park 16,930 $26,370
Deal 1,070 $65,313
Interlaken 900 $104,618
Loch Arbour 280 $74,250
Neptune City 5,218 $46,393
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