Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ

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Population
145,650
0.461% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Median Age
27.4

Poverty Rate
21.3%

Median Household Income
$54,504
2.9% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$277,500
0.689% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
45,749
2.42% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ had a population of 146k people with a median age of 27.4 and a median household income of $54,504. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ grew from 144,982 to 145,650, a 0.461% increase and its median household income grew from $52,966 to $54,504, a 2.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (81.2%), White (Hispanic) (9.31%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.27%), Other (Hispanic) (2.85%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%). 22.3% of the people in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ speak a non-English language, and 93.5% 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 $277,500, and the homeownership rate is 64.9%. Most people in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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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.

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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 County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 146k people, from which 93.5% are citizens. As of 2018, 11.6% of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (16.9k people).

In 2018, there were 8.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k White (Hispanic) and 4.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (14,035 speakers), Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (4,577 speakers), and Hebrew (2,858 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    118k ± 1.59k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    13.6k ± 1.5k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.76k ± 635
12.8%
Hispanic Population
18.7k people

In 2018, there were 8.73 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (118k people) in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 13.6k White (Hispanic) and 4.76k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.8% of the people in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are hispanic (18.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races 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
    14,035 speakers (11.2%)
  2. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    4,577 speakers (3.65%)
  3. Hebrew
    2,858 speakers (2.28%)

22.3% 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 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 11.2% of the overall population of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ are native Spanish speakers. 3.65% speak Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages and 2.28% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.6%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
16.9k people
12.3%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
17.6k people

As of 2018, 11.6% of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ residents (16.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was 12.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

24
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was 27.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, 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 2017, the average age of all Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ residents was 28.

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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

93.5%
2018 Citizenship
92.6%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 93.5% of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was 92.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,745 ± 281
  2. Korea
    1,165 ± 263
  3. World War II
    485 ± 138

Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is $54,504. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income 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.

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.

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).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,504
2018 value
± $1,665
2.9%
1 Year Growth
± 4.57%

Households in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ have a median annual income of $54,504, 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 $52,966 in 2017, which represents a 2.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$67,805
Average Male Salary in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ
± $11,255
$48,227
Average Female Salary in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ
± $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 in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ
  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 in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ.

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Wage Distribution

0.475
2017 Wage GINI in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ
0.488
2016 Wage GINI in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ

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 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.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ (30.3k 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
    28,152 ± 1,299
  2. Hispanic
    4,232 ± 551
  3. Black
    947 ± 263

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. $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.

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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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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 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 614 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 526 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was Registered Nursing with 128 degree-majorss 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 $277,500 in 2018, which is 1.21 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $275,600 to $277,500, a 0.689% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ is 64.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 24.4 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

$277,500
2018 Median
± $6,803
$275,600
2017 Median
± $6,656

In 2018, the median property value in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ grew to to $277,500 from the previous year's value of $275,600.

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 N/A range.

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Household Income

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$54,504
Median Household Income
± $1,665
42.7k
Number of Households
± 1,429

In 2018, the median household income of the 42.7k households in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ grew to $54,504 from the previous year's value of $52,966.

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

64.9%
2018 Homeownership
64.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 64.9% of the housing units in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

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

24.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ have a shorter commute time (24.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.19% 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
    73.2%
  2. Carpooled
    11.7%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.86%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ was Drove Alone (73.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.7%) and those who Worked At Home (6.86%).

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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Health

92.3% of the population of Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 31.7% on employee plans, 36.1% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.443% 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for New Jersey.
$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

7.69%
Uninsured
31.7%
Employer Coverage
36.1%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.443%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocean County (North Central) PUMA, NJ declined by 22.9% from 9.98% to 7.69%.

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%.

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

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