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Encyclopedia > Ocean County, New Jersey
Ocean County, New Jersey
Seal of Ocean County, New Jersey
Map
Map of New Jersey highlighting Ocean County
Location in the state of New Jersey
Statistics
Formed 1850
Seat Toms River
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,372 km² (916 mi²)
1,648 km² (636 mi²)
724 km² (280 mi²), 30.53%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

510,916
310/km² 
Website: www.co.ocean.nj.us

Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It the southernmost county in the New York metropolitan area, with the Southern part of the county falling in the Philadelphia metro area. Its county seat is Toms River6. As of the United States 2000 Census, the population was 510,916. 2005 Census Bureau estimates show the county's population growing to around 555,000, making it the fastest growing county in New Jersey. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Map_of_New_Jersey_highlighting_Ocean_County. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Map of Toms River CDP in Ocean County Toms River is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated area located within Dover Township and is the county seat of Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The New York metropolitan area is the most populous in the United States and the fourth most populous in the world (after Tokyo, Seoul, and Mexico City). ... The Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area, is named for the Delaware River which flows through the region. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Map of Toms River CDP in Ocean County Toms River is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated area located within Dover Township and is the county seat of Ocean County, New Jersey. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Ocean County was established in 1850 from portions of Monmouth County. Monmouth County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ...


It is home to Island Beach State Park and the resort of Seaside Heights. It is also home to Six Flags Great Adventure, and the New Jersey Pine Barrens. The state's largest suburban school district, Toms River Regional Schools, is located in this county. It is also home to Mantoloking, the wealthiest community in the state of New Jersey. Brick Township, America's safest city, is also located in Ocean County. It is also home to the world's tallest, fastest roller coaster, Kingda Ka. Island Beach State Park is a New Jersey state park located just south of Seaside Park, New Jersey. ... Seaside Heights is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Six Flags Great Adventure is an amusement park in Jackson Township, New Jersey, 74 miles from New York City, 67 miles from Newark and 60 miles from Philadelphia, not far from the New Jersey Turnpike, consisting of a theme park area, a Wild Safari area, and a water park called... For other Pine Barrens, see List of pine barrens; for a discussion of the ecotype, see pine barrens Lake Atsion in the Pine Barrens Map of the Pine Barrens The Pine Barrens, also known as the Pinelands, are a heavily forested area covering 1. ... Toms River Regional Schools is a regional public school district primarily located in the quickly growing coastal community of Toms River, in Ocean County, New Jersey, along the states famous Jersey Shore. ... Mantoloking is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... New Jersey is the second richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $27,006 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $40,427 (2003). ... Brick Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Kingda Ka is a steel roller coaster at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,372 km² (916 mi²). 1,648 km² (636 mi²) of it is land and 724 km² (280 mi²) of it (30.53%) is water. It is the second largest county by area in New Jersey. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Much of the county is flat and coastal, and has some of the most beautiful beaches in New Jersey. The highest point is one of three unnamed hills (one in Jackson Township, the other two in Plumsted Township) that reach at least 230 feet (70 m) in elevation. The lowest elevation in the county is sea level. Jackson Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Plumsted Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ...


Adjacent Counties

Monmouth County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Atlantic County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Location in the state of New Jersey Formed 1694 Seat Mount Holly Area  - Total  - Water 2,122 km² (819 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 510,916 people, 200,402 households, and 137,876 families residing in the county. The population density was 310/km² (803/mi²). There were 248,711 housing units at an average density of 151/km² (391/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.05% White, 2.99% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.28% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.24% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 5.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 200,402 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.06. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 22.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 90.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $46,443, and the median income for a family was $56,420. Males had a median income of $44,822 versus $30,717 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,054. About 4.80% of families and 7.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.00% of those under age 18 and 5.60% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Ocean County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members. Freeholders are elected at large by the voters of Ocean County in partisan elections and serve staggered 3-year terms. Ocean County's Freeholders have both administrative and policy making powers, and are paid some $50,000 in salary and additional benefits. The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


Ocean County's Freeholders are:[1]

John C. Bartlett Jr. ... John P. Kelly serves on the Board of Chosen Freeholders in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... James F. Lacey serves on the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders. ... Gerry P. Little serves on the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders. ... Joseph H. Vicari serves on the Ocean County, New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders. ...

Politics

Ocean County is a Republican stronghold in New Jersey. All parts of the county are represented by Republicans at the federal, state and county level.


Doug Forrester carried Ocean County by 12 points in the 2005 New Jersey gubernatorial election, winning every municipality but Lakewood Township. A year before, George W. Bush won the county by 21 points, carrying every municipality in the county. Forrester is inaugurated as Mayor of West Windsor in 1979. ... The New Jersey gubernatorial election of 2005 was a race for the Governor of New Jersey. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Municipalities

The following is a list of the municipalities in Ocean County. Other, unincorporated areas in the county are listed below their parent municipality (or municipalities, as the case may be). Most of these areas are census-designated places that have been created by the United States Census Bureau for enumeration purposes within a Township. In United States law, a region of land is unincorporated if it is not a part of any municipality. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A township, in the context of New Jersey local government, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ...

Index map of Ocean County municipalities (click to see index key)

Image File history File links Ocean_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ... Image File history File links Ocean_County,_New_Jersey_Municipalities. ... Barnegat Light is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Barnegat Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Barnegat is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Ocean Acres is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Bay Head in Ocean County Bay Head is a Borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Beach Haven is a Walsh Act borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Beachwood in Ocean County Beachwood is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Berkeley Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Holiday City-Berkeley is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Holiday City South is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Holiday Heights is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Silver Ridge is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Brick Township in Ocean County Brick Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Toms River CDP in Ocean County Toms River is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated area located within Dover Township and is the county seat of Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Dover Beaches North is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Dover Beaches South is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Toms River CDP in Ocean County Toms River is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated area located within Dover Township and is the county seat of Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Eagleswood Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Harvey Cedars is a Walsh Act borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Island Heights is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Jackson Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Vista Center is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Lacey Township in Ocean County Lacey Township is a Township located in Ocean County, New Jersey and is considered part of the Jersey Shore region. ... Forked River is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Lakehurst is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Lakewood Township in Ocean County Lakewood Township is a Township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Lakewood CDP in Ocean County Lakewood CDP is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Lakewood Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Leisure Village is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Leisure Village East is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Lavallette is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Little Egg Harbor Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Mystic Island is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Long Beach Township in Ocean County Long Beach Township is a Walsh Act Township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... North Beach Haven is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Manchester Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Cedar Glen Lakes is a census-designated place and town in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Cedar Glen West is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Crestwood Village is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Leisure Knoll is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Leisure Village West-Pine Lake Park is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Pine Ridge at Crestwood is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Mantoloking is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Ocean Gate in Ocean County Ocean Gate is a Borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Ocean Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Waretown is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Pine Beach is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Plumsted Township is a township located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of New Egypt CDP in Ocean County New Egypt is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Plumsted Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Point Pleasant in Ocean County Point Pleasant is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Map of Point Pleasant Beach in Ocean County Point Pleasant Beach is a Borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Seaside Heights is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Seaside Park is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Ship Bottom is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... South Toms River is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Stafford Township in Ocean County Stafford Township is a Township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Beach Haven West is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Manahawkin is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Ocean Acres is a census-designated place located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ... Map of Surf City in Ocean County Surf City is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. ... Tuckerton is a borough located in Ocean County, New Jersey. ...

References

  1. ^ Meet the Freeholders, accessed June 6, 2006

June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Ocean County website
  • Ocean County Historical Museum: History of Ocean County
Municipalities of Ocean County, New Jersey
(County Seat: Toms River)
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Townships Barnegat Township | Berkeley Township | Brick Township | Eagleswood Township | Jackson Township | Lacey Township | Lakewood Township | Little Egg Harbor Township | Long Beach Township | Manchester Township | Ocean Township | Stafford Township | Toms River Township
Boroughs Barnegat Light | Bay Head | Beach Haven | Beachwood | Harvey Cedars | Island Heights | Lakehurst | Lavallette | Mantoloking | Ocean Gate | Pine Beach | Point Pleasant | Point Pleasant Beach | Seaside Heights | Seaside Park | Ship Bottom | South Toms River | Surf City | Tuckerton
CDPs and
Communities
Barnegat CDP | Bayville | Beach Haven West | Cedar Glen Lakes | Cedar Glen West | Crestwood Village | Dover Beaches North | Dover Beaches South | Forked River | Holiday City-Berkeley | Holiday City South | Holiday Heights | Lakewood CDP | Leisure Knoll | Leisure Village | Leisure Village East | Leisure Village West-Pine Lake Park | Manahawkin | Mystic Island | New Egypt | North Beach Haven | Ocean Acres | Pine Ridge at Crestwood | Silver Ridge | Toms River CDP | Vista Center | Waretown |
State of New Jersey
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Capital Trenton
Regions Central Jersey | Delaware Valley | Jersey Shore | Meadowlands | North Jersey | Pine Barrens | South Jersey | New York metro area | Tri-State Region
Cities Atlantic City | Bayonne | Camden | Clifton | East Orange | Elizabeth | Hackensack | Hoboken | Jersey City | Linden | Long Branch | New Brunswick | Newark | Passaic | Paterson | Perth Amboy | Plainfield | Princeton | Toms River | Union City | Vineland | In addition to the major cities listed, All Municipalities (by Population)
Counties Atlantic | Bergen | Burlington | Camden | Cape May | Cumberland | Essex | Gloucester | Hudson | Hunterdon | Mercer | Middlesex | Monmouth | Morris | Ocean | Passaic | Salem | Somerset | Sussex | Union | Warren

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