Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ

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2022 Population
124,495
1.27% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
49.8
0.81% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.64%
0.812% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$93,755
7.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$345,000
15% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ had a population of 124k people with a median age of 49.8 and a median household income of $93,755. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ grew from 122,931 to 124,495, a 1.27% increase and its median household income grew from $87,212 to $93,755, a 7.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (88%), White (Hispanic) (3.84%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.51%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.84%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.31%).

6.08% of the households in Ocean County (South) 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.

98.6% of the residents in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ was $345,000, and the homeownership rate was 87.2%.

Most people in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 124k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.93% of Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (6.14k people).

In 2022, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.78k White (Hispanic) and 3.12k Two+ (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 (South) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (3,398 households), Italian (562 households), and Portuguese (473 households).

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Ocean County (South) 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 (South) PUMA, NJ was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    110k ± 1.74k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.78k ± 1.18k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.12k ± 624
6.96%
Hispanic Population
8.66k people

In 2022, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (110k people) in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.78k White (Hispanic) and 3.12k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.96% of the people in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ are hispanic (8.66k people).

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Foreign-Born Population

4.93%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.14k people
5.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.23k people

As of 2022, 4.93% of Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ residents (6.14k 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 (South) PUMA, NJ was 5.07%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    3,398 households (2.85%)
  2. Italian
    562 households (0.471%)
  3. Portuguese
    473 households (0.396%)

6.08% of the households in Ocean County (South) 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 (South) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 2.85% of the households in Ocean County (South) 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
    3,403 ± 411
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,600 ± 343
  3. Korea
    698 ± 183

Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ employs 55.7k people. The largest industries in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (6,645 people), Construction (4,338 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,827 people), and the highest paying industries are Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers ($204,212), Machinery manufacturing, n.e.c. or not specified ($203,191), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing ($196,017).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
25,710
Women
48.9%
26,841
Men
51.1%

The workforce of Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 52,551 people, with 48.9% woman, and 51.1% men.

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Occupations

55.7k
2022 Value
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 1.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 55.1k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,170 people), Cashiers (1,945 people), and Retail salespersons (1,701 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.7k
2022 Value
1.08%
1 Year growth
± 1.08%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 1.08%, from 55.1k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,645 people), Construction (4,338 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,827 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Ocean County (South) 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

$64,336
Median earning men ± $3,073
$38,962
Median earning women ± $2,665

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($105,196), Public Administration ($97,816), and Information ($88,098).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($71,958), Manufacturing ($70,417), and Information ($66,010).

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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, 1.01% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.596% 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 (South) PUMA, NJ in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (34.7k), Bachelors Degree (21.5k), and Some college (20.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ was $345,000 in 2022, which is 1.22 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $299,900 to $345,000, a 15% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ is 87.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 31.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ is $93,755. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ocean County (South) 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

$345,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,709
$44,046
Median Property Taxes
±$1,436

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 (South) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

87.2%
Homeownership
2022
60.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 87.2% of the housing units in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 87.7%.

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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 (South) 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 (South) 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.
$93,755
Median Household Income
± $3,113
50.5k
Number of Households
± 1,742

In 2022, the median household income of the 50.5k households in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ grew to $93,755 from the previous year's value of $87,212.

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Wage Distribution

0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ
0.466
2021 Wage GINI in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ

In 2022, the income inequality in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.04% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.5%)
  3. Carpooled (7.34%)

In 2022, 79.2% of workers in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.5%) and those who carpooled to work (7.34%).

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Commute Time

31.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (31.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.79% of the workforce in Ocean County (South) 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 (South) 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 (South) PUMA, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.64% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ (6.97k out of 124k 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 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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% of the population of Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 50.7% on employee plans, 9.69% on Medicaid, 20.6% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 0.757% 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 18.2% under 18 years, 16.3% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.02%
Uninsured
50.7%
Employer Coverage
9.69%
Medicaid
20.6%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
0.757%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocean County (South) PUMA, NJ declined by 3.39% from 4.16% to 4.02%.

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