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Ocean County, NJ
The county was named for the Atlantic Ocean

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Ocean County is one of 21 counties in New Jersey.

The county is in the New York metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 553,251. This was an increase of  8.29% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$46,443
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ocean County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Ocean County was $31,497. This was an increase of 20.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 102% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Toms River
Census 2000 highlights: County ranked highest in the state for percentage of people age 65 or older (22.2%)

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Ancestry & family history

15% of Ocean County residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ocean County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Ocean County include B'Nai Israel Memorial Park, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Friends Meeting Cemetery, Good Luck Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery, Manahawkin Baptist Church Cemetery, Masonic Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Ocean County include Barnegat, Barnegat Light, Bay Head, Bayville, Beach Haven, Beach Haven Crest, Beach Haven Gardens, Beach Haven Terrace, Beach Haven West, Beachwood ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Ocean County include Georgian Court University, Ocean County College ... View colleges

School districts in Ocean County include Barnegat Township, Bay Head, Beach Haven Borough, Berkeley Township, Brick Township, Central Regional, Eagleswood Township, Island Heights, Jackson Township, Lacey Township ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Ocean County include Barnegat Branch Library, Bay Head Reading Center, Beach Haven Public Library, Beachwood Branch Library, Berkeley Branch Library, Brick Branch Library, Island Heights Branch Library, Jackson Branch Library, Lacey Branch Library, Lakewood Public Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Ocean County include Ocean County Observer, Point Pleasant Beach Ocean Star, Times Beacon ... View newspapers

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Politics

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

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Travel

Hotels in Ocean County include Best Western Leisure Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn Hotels, Howard Johnson Lodge, Quality Inn Toms River, Ramada Inn

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