Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ

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2022 Population
133,875
23.9% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
18.4
26.4% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
25.4%
23.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$59,054
0.918% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$411,500
30.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
38,685
26.4% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ had a population of 134k people with a median age of 18.4 and a median household income of $59,054. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ declined from 175,957 to 133,875, a −23.9% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,517 to $59,054, a 0.918% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.4%), Other (Hispanic) (4.1%), White (Hispanic) (2.89%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.6%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.24%).

20.6% of the households in Ocean County (Lakewood) 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.

96% of the residents in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ are Beth Medrash Govoha (1,225 degrees awarded in 2022), Georgian Court University (670 degrees), and Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel (33 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was $411,500, and the homeownership rate was 51.5%.

Most people in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ is home to a population of 134k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.01% of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ residents were born outside of the country (10.7k people).

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.5k Other (Hispanic) and 3.87k White (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 (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ are Spanish (8,656 households), Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages (6,073 households), and Hebrew (4,905 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
68,078
Women
51.1%
65,268
Men
48.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 133,346 inhabitants, with 48.9% men, and 51.1% women.

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Citizenship

96%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96% of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    114k ± 2.38k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    5.5k ± 1.89k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.87k ± 1.22k
10%
Hispanic Population
13.4k people

In 2022, there were 20.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (114k people) in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.5k Other (Hispanic) and 3.87k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10% of the people in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ are hispanic (13.4k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,085 ± 1,112 people
  2. Israel
    712 ± 653 people
  3. Ecuador
    495 ± 545 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was Mexico, the natal country of 2,085 Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ residents, followed by Israel with 712 and Ecuador with 495.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.01%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.7k people
8.37%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.7k people

As of 2022, 8.01% of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ residents (10.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was 8.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    8,656 households (7.76%)
  2. Yiddish, Pennsylvania Dutch or Other West Germanic Languages
    6,073 households (5.44%)
  3. Hebrew
    4,905 households (4.39%)

20.6% of the households in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was Spanish. 7.76% of the households in Ocean County (Lakewood) 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
    686 ± 228
  2. Korea
    322 ± 130
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    151 ± 106

Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ employs 38.7k people. The largest industries in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ are Elementary & secondary schools (7,182 people), Construction (2,455 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (1,348 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($210,189), Nondepository credit & related activities ($173,570), and Lessors of real estate, and offices of real estate agents and brokers ($133,202).

Males in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,489. The income inequality in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ (measured using the Gini index) is 0.493, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
22,556
Women
49.9%
22,624
Men
50.1%

The workforce of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ in 2020 was 45,180 people, with 49.9% woman, and 50.1% men.

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Occupations

38.7k
2022 Value
−26.4%
1 Year decline
± −26.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −26.4%, from 52.6k employees to 38.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & middle school teachers (2,039 people), Teaching assistants (1,369 people), and Retail salespersons (1,196 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

38.7k
2022 Value
−26.4%
1 Year decline
± −26.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ declined at a rate of −26.4%, from 52.6k employees to 38.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ, are Elementary & secondary schools (7,182 people), Construction (2,455 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (1,348 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Ocean County (Lakewood) 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

$46,761
Median earning men ± $4,400
$28,783
Median earning women ± $2,062

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($107,083), Information ($102,007), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,854).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($54,397), Manufacturing ($53,516), and Wholesale Trade ($41,563).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ awarded 2,178 degrees. The student population of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 10,001 male students and 1,639 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ are White (1,920 and 89.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (85 and 3.98%), Unknown (57 and 2.67%), and Black or African American (45 and 2.11%).

The largest universities in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Beth Medrash Govoha (1,225 and 56.2%), Georgian Court University (670 and 30.8%), and Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel (33 and 1.52%).

The most popular majors in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ are Talmudic Studies (1,483 and 68.1%), Registered Nursing (142 and 6.52%), and General Psychology (60 and 2.75%).

The median tuition cost in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ for private four year colleges is $11,405.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,640 (85.9% men and 14.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,640 students enrolled in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ, 85.9% men and 14.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 10,561 records, of which 9.54% were women and 90.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 565 degrees awarded
  3. 142 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was General Psychology with 60 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,225 degrees awarded
  2. 670 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Beth Medrash Govoha with 1,225 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,640 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ, which is 3.05 times more than the 538 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,920 degrees mean that there were 22.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 85 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($11,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.289% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (25.2k), Primary Education (21.3k), and Some college (18.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was $411,500 in 2022, which is 1.46 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $315,000 to $411,500, a 30.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ is 51.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ have an average commute time of 24.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ is $59,054. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

Property

$411,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,485
$15,849
Median Property Taxes
±$1,158

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Rent vs Own

51.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.5% of the housing units in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 62.7%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was Bergen County (Central)--Ridgewood Village, Glen Rock & Westwood PUMA, NJ with a value of $183,624, followed by Somerset County (North & West) PUMA, NJ and Essex County (Southwest)--West Orange & Livingston PUMA, NJ, with respective values of $170,196 and $163,601.

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Household Income

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$59,054
Median Household Income
± $2,751
30.8k
Number of Households
± 1,695

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.8k households in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ grew to $59,054 from the previous year's value of $58,517.

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Wage Distribution

0.493
2022 Wage GINI in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ
0.489
2021 Wage GINI in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ

In 2022, the income inequality in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was 0.493 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.822% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (66%)
  2. Carpooled (15.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.1%)

In 2022, 66% of workers in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (15.3%) and those who worked at home (12.1%).

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Commute Time

24.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ have a shorter commute time (24.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.6% of the workforce in Ocean County (Lakewood) 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 (Lakewood) 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 (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ (33.4k out of 132k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ocean County (Lakewood) 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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Health

95.7% of the population of Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ has health coverage, with 23.1% on employee plans, 49.5% on Medicaid, 8.02% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 0.161% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see 1171 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1179 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1139 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 383 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,171 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in New Jersey

Primary care physicians in New Jersey see an average of 1,171 patients per year. This represents a 0.679% decrease from the previous year (1,179 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 51.1% under 18 years, 19.3% between 18 and 34 years, 19.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.5% were men and 50.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.32%
Uninsured
23.1%
Employer Coverage
49.5%
Medicaid
8.02%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
0.161%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ocean County (Lakewood) PUMA, NJ declined by 9.2% from 4.76% to 4.32%.

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