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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 27,153
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 13,375
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.3%
Median Earnings25+ $46,492
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,776
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,949

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,717
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,081
Median House Value $392,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 6.7%
Irish 17.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Ocean Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Allenhurst 486 $144,375
Asbury Park 15,945 $35,343
Deal 757 $83,438
Interlaken 795 $141,429
Loch Arbour 189 $136,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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