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Forked River is in Ocean County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for its location at the head of the Forked River
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Forked River. For links to other places called Forked River, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Forked River is 39.839N. The longitude is -74.19W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,914.


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Median household income
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$55,433
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Forked River demographic reports
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Double Trouble State Park, Greenwood Forest
Forked River attractions: Popcorn Park Zoo
Historic sites and museums: Old Schoolhouse Museum

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16% of Forked River residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forked River ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forked River was $25,696, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Forked River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Forked River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $731.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,181.


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Libraries in Forked River include Lacey Branch Library ... View libraries

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Ocean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forked River political report.

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The average commute time for Forked River workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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