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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    D+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Ocean County is located in New Jersey with a population of 589,699. Living in Ocean County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Ocean County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Ocean County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ocean County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,368
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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Ocean County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    46.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    11.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    21.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    177.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    925.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    25.1
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Ocean County

Ocean County Reviews

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I currently live in Toms River. It is a family friendly town. I like the school my children go to but wish there was more technology in the classroom. There are many job opportunities nearby. There are many places to shop and eat. It is very convenient in the summer to be near the beach and boardwalk.
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Like every town it has its issues, but the Lakewood Police Department is very responsive. In my personal neighborhood, I feel safer now that Jewish families are moving in.
ocean is a really quite town. Around ocean you have Neptune, Asbury and red bank which are a little more lively. Its a good place to go to school and raise a family.