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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Surf City is a town in New Jersey with a population of 1,238. Surf City is in Ocean County. Living in Surf City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Surf City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many retirees live in Surf City and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Surf City are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$669,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,125
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    19%
  • Own
    81%
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Surf City 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
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    84.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    253
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,939.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    6%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    45%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Surf City

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$77,885
National
$55,322
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Surf City Reviews

1 review
Surf City is the perfect beach town to be in during the summer. Lots of little shops, the beaches are usually clean and nice. The only thing is the traffic coming over the bridge, especially during the peak of summer. I live in a neighboring town only ten minutes away. During the winter, there is not much to do here, and many shops close.
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