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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,829
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens25.6%
Employed Population 16+8,697
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married58.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.3%
Median Earnings25+$41,227
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,321
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,754

Wealth

Median Family Income$72,734
% Above Poverty Level89.3%
% Below Poverty Level10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone23.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,519
Median House Value$248,000

Ancestry

Italian27.9%
Irish22.3%
German18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.8%
Polish9.3%
English6.8%
Scottish2%
French Except Basque1.9%
Russian1.6%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish1.3%
West Indian1.2%
Slovak1%
Greek0.9%
Haitian0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Hungarian0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Czech0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Kenyan0.2%
Barbadian0.2%
African0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Estonian0.1%
New Zealand0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Barnegat Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ocean County
Standard Zip Codes8005
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.75
Approximate Longitude-74.22

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barnegat Light574$87,083
Harvey Cedars430$103,750
Lacey28,273$85,401
Long Beach3,051$111,806
Ship Bottom880$88,472

Barnegat Public Schools

Barnegat High School
180 Bengal Blvd
ZIP: 8005
(609) 660-7510
High
Total Enrollment 985
Cecil S Collins Elementary
570 Barnegat Blvd North
ZIP: 8005
(609) 698-5832
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Joseph T. Donahue Elementary School
200 Bengal Blvd
ZIP: 8005
(609) 698-9634
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
Lillian M. Dunfee Elementary
128 Barnegat Blvd
ZIP: 8005
(609) 698-5826
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
Robert L. Horbelt Elementary School
104 Burr Street
ZIP: 8005
(609) 660-7500
Primary
Total Enrollment 444
Russell O. Brackman Middle School
600 Barnegat Blvd North
ZIP: 8005
(609) 698-5880
Middle
Total Enrollment 745
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