Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ

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Population

144,982

1.19% growth

Poverty Rate

22.6%


Median Age

27.9


Median Household Income

$52,966

4.81% growth

Number of Employees

45,749

2.42% growth

Median Property Value

$275,600

3.18% growth

About

In 2017, Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ had a population of 145k people with a median age of 27.9 and a median household income of $52,966. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ grew from 143,273 to 144,982, a 1.19% increase and its median household income grew from $50,537 to $52,966, a 4.81% increase.

The population of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is 80.2% White Alone, 13.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.19% Black or African American Alone. 23.6% of the people in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 92.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are Ocean County College (1,562 degrees awarded in 2017), Beth Medrash Govoha (1,095 degrees), and Georgian Court University (632 degrees).

The median property value in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is $275,600, and the homeownership rate is 64.5%. Most people in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ employs 45.7k people. The largest industries in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (6,668 people), Construction (3,803 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,185 people), and the highest paying industries are Nondepository credit & related activities ($156,356), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($122,336), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($121,214).

Median household income in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is $52,966. Males in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,227. The income inequality in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,966

2017 value

± $1,896

4.81%

1 Year Growth

± 4.54%

Households in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $52,966, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,537 in 2016, which represents a 4.81% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$67,805

Average Male Salary

± $11,255

$48,227

Average Female Salary

± $10,584

In 2017, full-time male employees in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $49,307 ± $6,893

  2. Asian

    $45,717 ± $28,706

  3. Two or More Races

    $44,226 ± $30,389

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ workers was White. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.475

2017 Wage GINI

0.488

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.68% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ with a value of $153,199, followed by Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $147,821 and $144,550.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ (32k out of 142k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    29,863 ± 1,232

  2. Hispanic

    4,617 ± 633

  3. Black

    940 ± 266

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, 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

45.7k

2017 Value

2.42%

1 Year growth

± 2.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 44.7k employees to 45.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,726 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,885 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,513 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,726 people), Secretaries & administrative assistants (1,885 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,513 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of residents working as Drywall installers, ceiling tile installers, & tapers (9.83 times higher than expected), Locomotive engineers & operators (8 times), and Automotive & watercraft service attendants- (7.19 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Computer & information systems managers ($219,200), Other Computer Occupations ($188,068), and Physicians & surgeons ($169,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.7k

2017 Value

2.42%

1 Year growth

± 2.42%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 2.42%, from 44.7k employees to 45.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,668 people), Construction (3,803 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,185 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, 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 County (North Central) PUMA, NJ, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (6,668 people), Construction (3,803 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,185 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ has an unusually high number of Sugar & confectionery products (9.69 times higher than expected), Not specified wholesale trade (5.3 times), and Specialty food stores (3.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ, by average salary, are Nondepository credit & related activities ($156,356), Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($122,336), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($121,214).

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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. $55.9B

  2. $42.1B

  3. $38.2B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $55.9B, followed by Electronics ($42.1B) and Mixed freight ($38.2B).

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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$517B

2020 Value

$734B

Projected 2045 Value

42% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $517B. This is expected to increase 42% 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. $79.3B

  2. $54.2B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $79.3B, followed by Pennsylvania with $54.2B and California and $17.9B.

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

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Health

90% of the population of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 31.3% on employee plans, 35.2% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.542% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ 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

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).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,859

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

9.98%

Uninsured

31.3%

Employer Coverage

35.2%

Medicaid

11.9%

Medicare

11.1%

Non-Group

0.542%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 9.98%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, 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%.

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Diversity

Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 145k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2016, 12.3% of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (17.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is composed of 116k White Alone residents (80.2%), 20.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (13.9%), 4.63k Black or African American Alone residents (3.19%), 2.74k Asian Alone residents (1.89%), 1.17k Two or More Races residents (0.805%), 48 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0331%), 8 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.00552%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (15,894 speakers), Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (4,654 speakers), and Hebrew (2,738 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

25

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was 27.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 25, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

17.6k people

12.6%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

17.9k people

As of 2016, 12.3% of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ residents (17.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was 12.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    6,258 ± 1,900 people

  2. India

    924 ± 744 people

  3. Dominican Republic

    545 ± 572 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was Mexico, the natal country of 6,258 Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ residents, followed by India with 924 and Dominican Republic with 545.

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Citizenship

92.6%

2017 Citizenship

92.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.6% of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was 92.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    116k ± 1.5k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    20.1k ± 1.82k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    4.63k ± 744

In 2017, there were 5.77 times more White Alone residents (116k people) in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 20.1k Hispanic or Latino and 4.63k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    15,894 speakers (12.7%)

  2. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages

    4,654 speakers (3.71%)

  3. Hebrew

    2,738 speakers (2.18%)

23.6% of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 12.7% of the overall population of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 3.71% speak Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages and 2.18% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,670 ± 232

  2. Korea

    1,344 ± 246

  3. World War II

    611 ± 155

Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ awarded 3,675 degrees. The student population of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is skewed towards men, with 11,488 male students and 6,993 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are White (2,993 and 82.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (228 and 6.28%), Unknown (161 and 4.43%), and Black or African American (140 and 3.86%).

The largest universities in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Ocean County College (1,562 and 42.5%), Beth Medrash Govoha (1,095 and 29.8%), and Georgian Court University (632 and 17.2%).

The most popular majors in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are Talmudic Studies (1,144 and 31.1%), General Studies (614 and 16.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (526 and 14.3%).

The median tuition costs in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are $9,500 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 128 degrees awarded

  2. 614 degrees awarded

  3. 526 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was Registered Nursing with 128 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,562 degrees awarded

  2. 1,095 degrees awarded

  3. 632 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$9,500

Median Private

In 2017, the Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ocean County College with 1,562 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,961

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,714

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,961 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ, which is 1.14 times more than the 1,714 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,993 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    228 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    161 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ were to White students. These 2,993 degrees mean that there were 13.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 228 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was $275,600 in 2017, which is 1.2 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $267,100 to $275,600, a 3.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$275,600

2017 Median

± $6,656

$267,100

2016 Median

± $6,449

In 2017, the median property value in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ grew to to $275,600 from the previous year's value of $267,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, 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 County (North Central) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$52,966

Median Household Income

± $1,896

42.6k

Number of Households

± 1,401

In 2017, the median household income of the 42.6k households in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ grew to $52,966 from the previous year's value of $50,537.

The following chart displays the households in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, 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 County (North Central) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%

2017 Homeownership

64.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.5% of the housing units in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.33% of the workforce in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone (72.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.4%) and those who Worked At Home (6.94%).

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 County (North Central) 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 (North Central) PUMA, NJ have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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