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Ship Bottom is a borough in Ocean County, in the New York metro area.
According to tradition, the community was named after sailors came across a ship run aground, bottom up. They heard tapping inside, chopped a hole in the ship and found a beautiful young girl who spoke an unknown language
The latitude of Ship Bottom is 39.642N. The longitude is -74.18W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,419.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ship Bottom demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ocean County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08008 ZIP code.
17% of Ship Bottom residents report German ancestry, and 23% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ship Bottom ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ship Bottom was $27,870, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Ship Bottom residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ship Bottom, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $700. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,356.
Ocean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ship Bottom political report.
The average commute time for Ship Bottom workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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