Forked River is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 4,914. Politically, it is part of Lacey Township
Forked River is located at 39°49'33" North, 74°11'0" West (39.825842, -74.183422)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 26.7 km˛ (10.3 mi˛). 7.5 km˛ (2.9 mi˛) of it is land and 19.2 km˛ (7.4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 71.97% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 4,914 people, 1,927 households, and 1,383 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 656.5/km˛ (1,700.3/mi˛). There are 2,468 housing units at an average density of 329.7/km˛ (853.9/mi˛). The racial makeup of the CDP is 97.37% White, 0.73% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. 3.38% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,927 households out of which 30.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% are married couples living together, 9.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% are non-families. 22.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 2.98.
In the CDP the population is spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 97.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP is $55,433, and the median income for a family is $59,830. Males have a median income of $46,179 versus $30,987 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $25,696. 7.6% of the population and 6.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.9% of those under the age of 18 and 6.1% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
- Maps and aerial photos
- Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=39.825842&longitude=-74.183422&zoom=6)
- Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=39.825842&lon=-74.183422&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
- Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-74.183422&lat=39.825842&w=750&h=500)