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Overview

Introduction to Berkeley, New Jersey

Berkeley, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 2 miles NW of Toms River, New Jersey and 49 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area.

Berkeley History

The township of Berkeley was incorporated on March 31, 1875. Before its incorporation, Berkeley was a part of the Dover Township. Originally, this town included parts of Seaside Heights, South Toms River, Seaside Heights, Ocean Gate and Beachwood. Though Island Beach was separated from the town on June 23, 1933, in 1965 it was reabsorbed into Berkeley.

Berkeley and nearby Attractions

  • Berkeley Township Historical Museum
  • Charles Waterhouse Museum
  • Ocean County Historical Society Museum
  • Berkeley Island County Park
  • Toms River Seaport Society Museum
  • Double Trouble State Park

Things To Do In Berkeley

While staying at Berkeley, you can visit its historical sites and museum. The town also includes scenic parks, sports complex and theaters. In addition, the town of Berkeley organizes a number of recreational programs and events all over the year.

Berkeley Transportation

Atlantic City International is nearby.

Berkeley Higher Education

Berkeley College is the local college.

People

Total Population 41,480
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 42.1%
Employed Population 16+ 13,842
Age of the Population 61

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $37,779
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,648
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,254

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,518
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,257
Median House Value $172,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12%
US/American 0.1%
English 5.8%
Irish 23.4%

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

Berkeley Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NW of Toms River, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Ocean
Standard Zip Codes 08757
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.97
Longitude -74.24

Berkeley Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station TOMS RIVER
Distance 1.9 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
Station PEMBERTON
Distance 23.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Station FREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Berkeley Township (08757)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beachwood 11,128 $77,944
Lakehurst 2,669 $66,494
Manchester 43,251 $61,448
Pine Beach 2,175 $106,413
South Toms River 3,706 $68,357
Toms River 91,029 $86,470

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

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