Ocean City, NJ

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
93,705
0.893% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Median Age
49.3

Poverty Rate
11.1%

Median Household Income
$63,690
2.18% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$296,600
0.372% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
41,593
1.37% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Ocean City, NJ had a population of 93.7k people with a median age of 49.3 and a median household income of $63,690. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ocean City, NJ declined from 94,549 to 93,705, a -0.893% decrease and its median household income grew from $62,332 to $63,690, a 2.18% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ocean City, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.5%), White (Hispanic) (5.77%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.34%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.25%). NaNk% of the people in Ocean City, NJ speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ocean City, NJ is $296,600, and the homeownership rate is 77.6%. Most people in Ocean City, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocean City, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in New Jersey (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Jersey across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 55.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Gary Johnson (1.87%). The most partisan county was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for New Jersey
55.5% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in New Jersey
  1. 77.5% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 74.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 66.9% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in New Jersey was Essex County, NJ with 77.5% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in New Jersey colored by their party leaning.

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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 had become 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in New Jersey over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

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

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Ocean City, NJ is home to a population of 93.7k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.8% of Ocean City, NJ residents were born outside of the country (4.5k people).

In 2018, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.1k people) in Ocean City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.41k White (Hispanic) and 4.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ocean City, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    80.1k ± 80
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.41k ± 486
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.3k ± 209
7.46%
Hispanic Population
6.99k people

In 2018, there were 14.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.1k people) in Ocean City, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.41k White (Hispanic) and 4.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.46% of the people in Ocean City, NJ are hispanic (6.99k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ocean City, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
4.5k people
4.83%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
4.56k people

As of 2018, 4.8% of Ocean City, NJ residents (4.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocean City, NJ was 4.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

50
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ocean City, NJ was 49.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 50, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Ocean City, NJ are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Ocean City, NJ residents was 49.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    251,165 ± 12,131 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    162,243 ± 9,799 people
  3. Mexico
    124,109 ± 8,589 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 251,165 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 162,243 and Mexico with 124,109.

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Citizenship

97.7%
2018 Citizenship
97.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.7% of Ocean City, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ocean City, NJ was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,692 ± 253
  2. Korea
    766 ± 122
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    653 ± 144

Ocean City, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ocean City, NJ is $63,690. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Ocean City, NJ was Somerset County, NJ with a value of $121,378, followed by Morris County, NJ and Hunterdon County, NJ, with respective values of $112,288 and $111,269.

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,412. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Ocean City, NJ employs 41.6k people. The largest industries in Ocean City, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,713 people), Accommodation & Food Services (4,956 people), and Retail Trade (4,892 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,833), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,505), and Public Administration ($61,933).

Wages

Median Household Income

$63,690
2018 value
± $1,641
2.18%
1 Year Growth
± 3.98%

Households in Ocean City, NJ have a median annual income of $63,690, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,332 in 2017, which represents a 2.18% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,632
Average Male Salary in New Jersey
± $1,612
$61,412
Average Female Salary in New Jersey
± $1,170

In 2017, full-time male employees in New Jersey made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in New Jersey by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in New Jersey
  1. Asian
    $79,679 ± $3,060
  2. White
    $67,619 ± $1,158
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $52,154 ± $45,004

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of New Jersey workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.18 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in New Jersey.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in New Jersey by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ocean City, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.493
2017 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.491
2016 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2017, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.437% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in New Jersey across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocean City, NJ was Somerset County, NJ with a value of $121,378, followed by Morris County, NJ and Hunterdon County, NJ, with respective values of $112,288 and $111,269.

The following map shows all of the counties in Ocean City, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocean City, NJ (10.1k out of 91.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    8,580 ± 696
  2. Hispanic
    2,016 ± 397
  3. Black
    789 ± 267

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

41.6k
2018 Value
± 1,273
-1.37%
1 Year decline
± 4.38%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ocean City, NJ declined at a rate of -1.37%, from 42.2k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocean City, NJ, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,083 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,810 people), and Management Occupations (4,098 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocean City, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ocean City, NJ, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,083 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,810 people), and Management Occupations (4,098 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Ocean City, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.2 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.62 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ocean City, NJ, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($95,259), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($85,709), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($83,114).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

41.6k
2018 Value
± 1,273
-1.37%
1 Year decline
± 4.38%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ocean City, NJ declined at a rate of -1.37%, from 42.2k employees to 41.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocean City, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,713 people), Accommodation & Food Services (4,956 people), and Retail Trade (4,892 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocean City, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Ocean City, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Ocean City, NJ, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,713 people), Accommodation & Food Services (4,956 people), and Retail Trade (4,892 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Ocean City, NJ has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.98 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.71 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ocean City, NJ, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,833), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,505), and Public Administration ($61,933).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $48.1B
  2. $36.5B
  3. $35.3B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $48.1B, followed by Electronics ($36.5B) and Motorized vehicles ($35.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$467B
2015 Value in New Jersey
$734B
Projected 2045 Value in New Jersey
57.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound New Jersey trade was $467B. This is expected to increase 57.1% to $734B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound New Jersey trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $70.5B
  2. $48.9B
  3. $16.6B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $70.5B, followed by Pennsylvania with $48.9B and California and $16.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocean City, NJ was $296,600 in 2018, which is 1.29 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $295,500 to $296,600, a 0.372% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocean City, NJ is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ocean City, NJ have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ocean City, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$296,600
2018 Median
± $4,925
$295,500
2017 Median
± $5,401

In 2018, the median property value in Ocean City, NJ grew to to $296,600 from the previous year's value of $295,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ocean City, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocean City, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$63,690
Median Household Income
± $1,641
39.9k
Number of Households
± 1,154

In 2018, the median household income of the 39.9k households in Ocean City, NJ grew to $63,690 from the previous year's value of $62,332.

The following chart displays the households in Ocean City, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ocean City, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocean City, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%
2018 Homeownership
77.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.6% of the housing units in Ocean City, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ocean City, NJ compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocean City, NJ have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.56% of the workforce in Ocean City, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    80.4%
  2. Carpooled
    6.3%
  3. Walked
    4.98%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Ocean City, NJ was Drove Alone (80.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.3%) and those who Walked (4.98%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ocean City, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ocean City, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

94% of the population of Ocean City, NJ has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 19.7% on Medicare, 15.3% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1184 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1171 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1187 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 534 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.1%). Additionally, Cumberland County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (34.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,184 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,184 patients per year. This represents a 1.11% increase from the previous year (1,171 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in New Jersey
$5,081
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$8,049
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,614
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in New Jersey (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.91%, from $8,444 to $8,859.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.01%
Uninsured
44.3%
Employer Coverage
13.1%
Medicaid
19.7%
Medicare
15.3%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocean City, NJ declined by 10.5% from 6.72% to 6.01%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ocean City, NJ changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 12.1% prevalence
  2. 11.7% prevalence
  3. 11.7% prevalence

Salem County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey, at 12.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in New Jersey by county over multiple years.

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