Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ

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2022 Population
114,863
1.09% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
50.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
7.65%
5.84% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$75,494
6.37% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$312,100
14.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ had a population of 115k people with a median age of 50.8 and a median household income of $75,494. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ grew from 113,622 to 114,863, a 1.09% increase and its median household income grew from $70,970 to $75,494, a 6.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.4%), White (Hispanic) (4.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.32%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.23%).

11.3% of the households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.2% of the residents in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was $312,100, and the homeownership rate was 84.9%.

Most people in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 115k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.19% of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (9.4k people).

In 2022, there were 18.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.3k people) in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.94k White (Hispanic) and 4.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (4,330 households), Italian (867 households), and Russian (850 households).

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    92.3k ± 1.63k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.94k ± 814
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.92k ± 808
9.93%
Hispanic Population
11.4k people

In 2022, there were 18.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.3k people) in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.94k White (Hispanic) and 4.92k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.93% of the people in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are hispanic (11.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.19%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
9.4k people
8.27%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.4k people

As of 2022, 8.19% of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ residents (9.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was 8.27%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,330 households (4%)
  2. Italian
    867 households (0.801%)
  3. Russian
    850 households (0.785%)

11.3% of the households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 4% of the households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,431 ± 427
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    989 ± 253
  3. Korea
    883 ± 288

Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ employs 48.2k people. The largest industries in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (4,233 people), Construction (3,758 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,963 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of optometrists ($223,157), Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($180,374), and Computer Systems Design ($132,337).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
23,785
Women
49.2%
24,566
Men
50.8%

The workforce of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 48,351 people, with 49.2% woman, and 50.8% men.

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Occupations

48.2k
2022 Value
−0.774%
1 Year decline
± −0.774%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.774%, from 48.6k employees to 48.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ, are Retail salespersons (1,506 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,432 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,368 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

48.2k
2022 Value
−0.774%
1 Year decline
± −0.774%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −0.774%, from 48.6k employees to 48.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,233 people), Construction (3,758 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,963 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$65,149
Median earning men ± $5,624
$43,117
Median earning women ± $2,765

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($106,950), Public Administration ($105,556), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($70,865), Public Administration ($67,906), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,761).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.959% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.594% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (34k), Bachelors Degree (18.4k), and Some college (17.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was $312,100 in 2022, which is 1.11 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $272,100 to $312,100, a 14.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is 84.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 33.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is $75,494. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

Property

$312,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,493
$41,966
Median Property Taxes
±$1,319

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

84.9%
Homeownership
2022
60.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 84.9% of the housing units in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$75,494
Median Household Income
± $3,679
49.4k
Number of Households
± 1,866

In 2022, the median household income of the 49.4k households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ grew to $75,494 from the previous year's value of $70,970.

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Wage Distribution

0.446
2022 Wage GINI in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ
0.451
2021 Wage GINI in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ

In 2022, the income inequality in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was 0.446 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.29%)
  3. Carpooled (6.96%)

In 2022, 79.9% of workers in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.29%) and those who carpooled to work (6.96%).

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Commute Time

33.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (33.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.48% of the workforce in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.65% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ (8.71k out of 114k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.3% of the population of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 45% on employee plans, 12% on Medicaid, 23.9% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1,179 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 15.4% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.9% were men and 54.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.69%
Uninsured
45%
Employer Coverage
12%
Medicaid
23.9%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ declined by 11.6% from 4.17% to 3.69%.

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