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The Cities and communities of Ocean County, New Jersey *


Bamber Lake, Barnegat, Barnegat Beach, Barnegat Light, Barnegat Pines, Bay Head, Bay Shore, Bayville, Beach Haven, Beach Haven Crest, Beach Haven Heights, Beach Haven Terrace, Beachwood, Brant Beach, Breton Woods, Brick Township, Brookville, Brookwood

Cedar Glen West, Cedar Run, Crestwood Village

Forked River

Gelford Park

Harvey Cedars, Holgate, Holiday City, Holiday City-Berkeley, Holiday City South, Holiday Heights, Holly Park

Island Heights

Jacksons Mills, Jackson

Lacey Township, Lakehurst, Lake Riviera, Lakewood, Lanoka Harbor, Lavallette, Leisure Knoll, Leisure Village, Leisure Village East,
Leisure Village West-Pine Lake Park, Little Egg Harbor Township, Long Beach, Loveladies

Manahawkin, Mantoloking, Mayetta, Meadowbrook Village, Metedeconk, Mystic Island

New Egypt, Normandy Beach, North Beach Haven

Ocean Beach, Ocean Gate, Ortley Beach, Osbornsville

Parkertown, Parkway Pines, Pine Beach, Pine Lake Park, Pine Ridge at Crestwood, Pinewald, Pleasant Plains, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach

Ridgeway, Roosevelt City

Seaside Heights, Seaside Park, Ship Bottom, Shore Acres, Silver Ridge, Silverton, South Seaside Park, South Toms River, Spray Beach, Staffordville, Surf City

Toms River (County Seat), Tuckerton


Waretown, Warren Grove, West Creek, West Tuckerton, Whiting

*This list of cities may not be complete

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Information & Facts about Ocean County, New Jersey

"Someplace Special"


Ocean County Website

Ocean County Courthouse
118 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753-7626
Phone: 732-244-2121

Ocean County Administrative
101 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753-7605
Phone: 732-244-2121

The county seat is Toms River, in Dover Township.

Ocean County Clerk

Ocean County Public Affairs
P.O. Box 2191
Toms River, NJ, 08754-2191
Phone: (732) 929-2138
Fax: (732) 506-5370
TDD: (732) 506-5062


Ocean County is the second largest county in the state in size. It has over 50 miles of beaches and ocean.


The county is in the Atlantic Coastal Plain midway in the state. It is one of four which border the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 60 miles south of New York City and about 50 miles east of Philadelphia. The major resort town of Atlantic City is about 50 miles south of Toms River.


1940 - 37,675
1990 - 433,200
1998 - 450,000+

The large increases in population later in the 1900's was due more to migration than to natural increases.


The area experiences all four seasons. Winter lows average about 25 degrees with winter highs in the 40's. Summer lows are in the upper 60's with highs around 85 degrees.


A history page for Ocean County with all types of historical information

Ocean County was established on 15 February 1850 from Monmouth County, though it had been populated since the colonial period around the end of the 1600's. It was mostly an agricultural and fishing area during the early years. The first settlers were mainly whalers and smugglers. Later around the mid-1700's settlements grew up around newly built sawmills along rivers. After the Civil War, resorts began to be built along the beachland. During the 1900's, it took its place as part of the resort industry of the New Jersey shore. During the 1950's, the area became more populated due to the opening of various highways to allow the area to become a haven for commuters into the city areas for work. Also, many retirees came here to leave the heavily industrial areas to the north.

1909 4th of July Parade


Ocean County Schools


Ocean County Library
Toms River Branch
101 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone : (732) 349-6200
Fax: (732) 341-6698


Initially, the area economy was based mainly on agriculture and fishing, but as the tourist industry grew, so did its emphasis in the local economy. In recent times, though, the economic base has diversified. First, many new industries arrived to supplement the tourist-based businesses. Then as the population increased, many more new jobs have opened up, particularly in the health care industry. Due to these new increases, the economy has spread out to include many and varied types of business and industry.

Organizations & Groups

Toms River - Ocean County Chamber Of Commerce
1200 Hooper Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753-3324
Phone: 732-349-0220
Fax: (732) 349-1252

Attractions & Information

Tourism Sites in Ocean County

Ocean County Historical Museum
26 Hadley Ave
Toms River, NJ 08753-7540
Phone: 732-341-1880

Beaches in Ocean County

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