Ocean County, NJ Demographics

The total population of Ocean County is estimated to be 638,691 with 310,873 males (48.67%) and 327,818 females (51.33%). There are 16,945 more females than males in Ocean County.
The median household income in Ocean County was $82,845 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 489(0.59%) from $82,356 in 2020. This income is 111.04% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Ocean County sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 45 to 64 years old, at $109,573. Overall, the median household income for the county of Ocean County stands at $81,101.
In Ocean County, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $49,305 for males and $34,601 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $75,122 for males and $58,710 for females.
In Ocean County, the demographic landscape is diverse, spanning 6 distinct racial categories among households. Among these, American Indian and Alaska Native households have the highest median household income at $153,345, while Black or African American households represent the opposite end with the lowest median household income of $58,943.
In 2022, the population of Ocean County was 655,735, a 0.92% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Ocean County's population was 649,741, an increase of 1.77% compared to a population of 638,422 in 2020.
The median age in Ocean County, NJ is 42.0, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 20.60% were under the age of 15, 16.85% aged 15 to 29, 40.37% aged 30 to 64, 19.04% aged 65 to 84, and 3.14% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Ocean County population: 88.47% are White, 3.05% are Black or African American, 0.16% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.93% are Asian, 0.01% are Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander, 2.73% are some other race and 3.63% are multiracial.