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Ocean County, NJ&

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0.64% growth
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Median Household Income
2.42% decline
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3.39% decline
Median Property Value
1% growth


The economy of Ocean County, NJ employs 250,677 people. The economy of Ocean County, NJ is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Construction; and Utilities, which employ respectively 1.96; 1.38; and 1.37 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ocean County, NJ are Healthcare & Social Assistance (38,423), Retail trade (32,150), and Educational Services (28,023), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,355), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($65,972), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($57,206).

Median household income in Ocean County, NJ is $62,222. Males in Ocean County, NJ have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,162. The income inequality of Ocean County, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.494 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Ocean County, NJ. In Ocean County, NJ the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 47 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,593. Essex County, NJ has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in New Jersey.


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Ocean County, NJ is home to a population of 592,497 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ocean County, NJ is composed of 502,007 White residents (84.7%), 54,153 Hispanic residents (9.1%), 16,497 Black residents (2.78%), 11,854 Asian residents (2%), and 7,072 Two+ residents (1.19%). The most common foreign languages in Ocean County, NJ are Spanish (32,946 speakers), Italian (6,229 speakers), and Yiddish (4,291 speakers), but compared to other places, Ocean County, NJ has a relative high number of Yiddish (4,291 speakers), Hebrew (2,335 speakers), and Italian (6,229 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Ocean County, NJ awarded 4,420 degrees. The student population of Ocean County, NJ is skewed towards females, with 2,197 male students and 2,223 female students. Most students in Ocean County, NJ are White (3,602 and 81.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (333 and 7.53%), Black or African American (199 and 4.5%), and Unknown (159 and 3.6%). The largest universities in Ocean County, NJ by number of graduates are Ocean County College (1,617 and 36.6%), Beth Medrash Govoha (1,200 and 27.1%), and Georgian Court University (598 and 13.5%). The most popular majors in Ocean County, NJ are General Studies (655 and 14.8%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (530 and 12%), and Registered Nursing (147 and 3.33%). The median tuition costs in Ocean County, NJ are N/A for private four year colleges, and $30,158 and $30,158 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocean County, NJ is $272,900, which is 1.33 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $270,200 to $272,900, a 1% increase. The homeownership rate of Ocean County, NJ is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Ocean County, NJ have an average commute time of 29 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ocean County, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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