Seaside Heights, New Jersey

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Seaside Heights, New Jersey

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Seaside Heights Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Seaside Heights Public Transportation Use
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Seaside Heights Racial Diversity
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Seaside Heights Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Seaside Heights, New Jersey

Comparing Seaside Heights 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 2
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 2
People in Middle Class or Better 2 1
People Above Poverty 2 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 5
Short Commute Times 2 6
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 5 6
Affordability of Rents 2 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 1 1
Low Violent Crime 1 1

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Seaside Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles E of Toms River, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Ocean
Standard Zip Codes 08751
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.944
Longitude -74.073

Seaside Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.6 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 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Distance 28 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
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Seaside Heights Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,155 100%
Male 1,627 51.6%
Female 1,528 48.4%
Under 18 736 23.3%
18+ 2,419 76.7%
65+ 348 11%
Median Age 33.3
Average Family Size 2.93
White 2,838 90%
African-American 127 4%
Asian 27 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 20 0.6%
Other 37 1.2%
Mixed Race 106 3.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 306 9.7%

Estimated Seaside Heights Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,220
Growth 65
Growth % 2.1%

Seaside Heights 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 27.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
Irish 14.7%
German 9.4%
English 5.7%
Polish 4.9%
US/American 3.8%
Egyptian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Hungarian 1.4%
Scottish 1.2%
Ukrainian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Portuguese 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
British 0.6%
Swedish 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
African 0.4%
Alsatian 0.3%
Slovak 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
Moroccan 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ortley Beach (08751)
Pelican Island (08751)

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)
Seaside Heights 3,155 $27,197
Beachwood 10,375 $64,190
Island Heights 1,751 $72,596
Lavallette 2,665 $57,778
Ocean Gate 2,076 $50,847
Pine Beach 1,950 $67,404
Seaside Park 2,263 $58,636
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