Ocean County, New Jersey

Ocean County: County in New Jersey, United States


Ocean County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2010 census, the population was 576,567 and a population density of 243 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 614,237 inhabitants. Its county seat is Toms River. The county was created 174 years ago in 1849.

Ocean County locator map
Location of Ocean County on New Jersey map.

Quick Facts about Ocean County

Population : 614,237 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New Jersey (United States)
Different from : Oceana County
Area : 2372 km2
Water as percent of area : 31.31%
Land as percent of area : 68.69%
Named for : Atlantic Ocean
Altitude : 69 feet / 21 meters
Capital : Toms River
Establishment : January 01, 1850
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 18:31:47 (24th February 2024)
Density : 259 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 6.13% (2010-2020)
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Ocean County is located at 39°51'58"N 74°15'0"W (39.8660000, -74.2500300). It has 3 neighbors: Atlantic County, Burlington County and Monmouth County.

Ocean County map

The largest city of Ocean County is Brick with a population of 76,863. Other cities include, Point Pleasant population 18,902, Beachwood population 11,434, Lincoln Park population 10,064 and Crestwood Village population 7,907. See all Ocean County cities & populated places.

Ocean County Populated Places (more)

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Ocean County.

City Name Population Title
Lakewood 107,439 Township in Ocean County, New Jersey
Toms River 95,339 Township of New Jersey
Brick 76,863 A township in Ocean County, New Jersey.
Lacey 29,760 Township in Ocean County, New Jersey
Barnegat 23,988 Township of New Jersey
Point Pleasant 18,902 Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
Maple Shade 18,463 Township in Burlington County, New Jersey
Ocean Acres 16,142 Census-designated place in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
Beachwood 11,434 Borough of New Jersey
Lincoln Park 10,064 Borough in Morris County, New Jersey
Crestwood Village 7,907 Unincorporated community in New Jersey, United States
Forked River 5,244 Census designated place in Lacey Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, United States
Point Pleasant Beach 4,597 Borough in New Jersey, United States
Leisure Village 4,400 Census designated place
Leisure Village East 4,217 Census designated place
Beach Haven West 3,896 Census designated place

Ocean County has 3 neighbours.

  • Toms River


The population of Ocean County increased by 6.13% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 576,567 - census
2011 578,876 0.4% estimation process
2012 579,932 0.18% estimation process
2013 582,059 0.37% estimation process
2014 584,447 0.41% estimation process
2015 587,091 0.45% estimation process
2016 590,897 0.64% estimation process
2017 595,424 0.76% estimation process
2018 601,478 1.01% estimation process
2019 607,186 0.94% estimation process
2020 614,237 1.15% estimation process

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People born in Ocean County (2)

People born in Ocean County, including author and scientist Clifford A. Pickover, United States Army Medal of Honor recipient David Southard, .


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