Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ

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2020 Population
112,295
0.474% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
50.3
0.789% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
6.35%
1.34% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$68,202
3.52% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$263,400
1.62% 1-year growth

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In 2020, Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ had a population of 112k people with a median age of 50.3 and a median household income of $68,202. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ grew from 111,765 to 112,295, a 0.474% increase and its median household income grew from $65,881 to $68,202, a 3.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.8%), White (Hispanic) (5.73%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.87%).

11% of the households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was $263,400, and the homeownership rate was 84.9%.

Most people in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

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Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 112k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.11% of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (9.1k people).

In 2020, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.9k people) in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k White (Hispanic) and 4.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (4,511 households), Italian (1,049 households), and Russian (968 households).

Citizenship

98.1%
2020 Citizenship
98.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.1% of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    92.9k ± 1.68k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    6.44k ± 855
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.51k ± 750
9.33%
Hispanic Population
10.5k people

In 2020, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (92.9k people) in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.44k White (Hispanic) and 4.51k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.33% of the people in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are hispanic (10.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.11%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
9.1k people
7.38%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
8.25k people

As of 2020, 8.11% of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ residents (9.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was 7.38%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,511 households (4.24%)
  2. Italian
    1,049 households (0.986%)
  3. Russian
    968 households (0.91%)

11% of the households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 4.24% of the households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,364 ± 457
  2. Korea
    1,522 ± 271
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    952 ± 279

Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ employs 48.4k people. The largest industries in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (3,852 people), Construction (3,380 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,106 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($130,384), Other administrative & other support services ($118,138), and Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing ($118,040).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
23,785
Women
49.2%
24,566
Men
50.8%

The workforce of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 48,351 people, with 49.2% woman, and 50.8% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ.

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Occupations

48.4k
2020 Value
2.36%
1 Year growth
± 2.36%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 2.36%, from 47.2k employees to 48.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ, are Retail salespersons (1,729 people), Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (1,398 people), and Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,299 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

48.4k
2020 Value
2.36%
1 Year growth
± 2.36%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ grew at a rate of 2.36%, from 47.2k employees to 48.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,852 people), Construction (3,380 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,106 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,888
Median earning men ± $4,046
$36,550
Median earning women ± $2,748

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($99,058), Information ($85,777), and Wholesale Trade ($70,473).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($65,682), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,425), and Wholesale Trade ($57,262).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $70.5B
  2. $58.9B
  3. $50.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey product (by dollars) was Electronics with $70.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($58.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($50.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound New Jersey products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$649B
2020 Value in New Jersey
$1.35T
Projected 2050 Value in New Jersey
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound New Jersey trade was $649B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.35T by 2050.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from New Jersey to other states, or from other states to New Jersey.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $116B
  2. $61.4B
  3. $24.4B

In 2020, the top outbound New Jersey domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $116B, followed by Pennsylvania with $61.4B and California and $24.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that New Jersey shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2020, 0.707% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.565% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (32.5k), Some college (18.6k), and Bachelors Degree (18k).

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The median property value in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was $263,400 in 2020, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $259,200 to $263,400, a 1.62% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is 84.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 32.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is $68,202. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

Property

$263,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,540
$41,066
Median Property Taxes
±$1,326

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

84.9%
Homeownership
2020
59.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 84.9% of the housing units in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 84.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood Boroughs PUMA, NJ with a value of $157,926, followed by Tenafly, Park Ridge & Cresskill Boroughs PUMA, NJ and Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $151,626 and $149,370.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,202
Median Household Income
± $2,472
48.4k
Number of Households
± 1,722

In 2020, the median household income of the 48.4k households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ grew to $68,202 from the previous year's value of $65,881.

The following chart displays the households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ
0.454
2019 Wage GINI in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ

In 2020, the income inequality in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.552% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (5.81%)
  3. Carpooled (5.79%)

In 2020, 84.8% of workers in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (5.81%) and those who carpooled to work (5.79%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ have a longer commute time (32.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.17% of the workforce in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ (7.06k out of 111k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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95.7% of the population of Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 23.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.19% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in New Jersey was $8,859 in 2014. This is a 4.91% increase from the previous year ($8,444).

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1179 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1189 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1135 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 415 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in New Jersey, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,179 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,179 patients per year. This represents a 0.841% decrease from the previous year (1,189 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Jersey in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of New Jersey across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.7% under 18 years, 15.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 29.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.8% were men and 54.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.33%
Uninsured
47.5%
Employer Coverage
10.6%
Medicaid
23.5%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.19%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocean County (Northwest) PUMA, NJ declined by 9.1% from 4.76% to 4.33%.

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