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Ocean is a township in Monmouth County, in the New York metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Ocean. For links to other places called Ocean, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ocean is 40.241N. The longitude is -74.041W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 79 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 26,959.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ocean demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Monmouth 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 07740 ZIP code.
11% of Ocean residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ocean ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ocean was $30,581, compared with $21,587 nationally.
39% of Ocean residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ocean, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $642. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,669.
Monmouth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ocean political report.
The average commute time for Ocean workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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