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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population21,617
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens24.9%
Employed Population 16+8,550
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married59.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,070
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,446

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,038
% Above Poverty Level89.5%
% Below Poverty Level10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,438
Median House Value$245,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16%
US/American0%
English7.1%
Irish23.7%

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

Barnegat Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Toms River, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City51 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
CountyOcean
Standard Zip Codes08005
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude39.753
Longitude-74.223

Barnegat Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTUCKERTON
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance27.8 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationPEMBERTON
Distance28.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.1 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barnegat Light589$89,250
Harvey Cedars416$101,875
Lacey28,105$83,519
Long Beach3,028$110,530
Ship Bottom914$82,639

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

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