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ZIP Code 08731

Primary City:Forked River, NJ (View All Cities)
County: Ocean County
Timezone: Eastern (5:13am)
Coordinates:39.9, -74.3
ZIP (~8 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08731

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 08731. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 08731. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 08731, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Forked River, NJ
Unacceptable:
Lacey

Stats and Demographics for the 08731 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08731 is located in east New Jersey and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08731 are primarily white. The number of people in their late 20s to early 40s is extremely large while the number of middle aged adults is extremely large. There are also a slightly less than average number of single adults and a slightly higher than average number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08731 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 20,009
Population Density 418 people per sq mi
Housing Units 8,580
Median Home Value $270,900
Land Area 47.83 sq mi
Water Area 2.10 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 7,533
Median Household Income $64,357

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 40Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male580618698751585542535648700833760652576439343255200147
Female512597646633502549509697753873799716634507358307265290
Total1,0921,2151,3441,3841,0871,0911,0441,3451,4531,7061,5591,3681,210946701562465437

Gender

 Male 9,862 49%
 Female 10,147 51%
Gender

Race

 White 19,264 96.3%
 Black Or African American 126 0.6%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 24 0.1%
 Asian 159 0.8%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 6 0.0%
 Other Race 212 1.1%
 Two Or More Races 218 1.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner606041,1911,5871,379977646276
Renter4419919919380384317
Total1048031,3901,7801,4591,015689293

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,377 58%
 Single Guardian 1,128 15%
 Singles 1,607 21%
 Singles With Roommate 421 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 3
 Households without Kids 5,070 67%
 Households with Kids 2,463 33%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male116112120122138118112111139138135133154138140153164158136115
Female95107107112135106120121115111130151128126139135116129114105
Total211219227234273224232232254249265284282264279288280287250220

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08731 has a slightly less than average percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more correctional facilities nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08731 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1980s. Looking at 08731 real estate data, the median home value of $270,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly higher than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 08731. Rentals in 08731 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08731 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 19,970 99.8%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 26 0.1%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0.0%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 13 0.1%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,975 58%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,745 20%
 Renter Occupied Households 813 9%
 Households Vacant 1,047 12%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 33 3.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 5 0.5%
 For Sale Only 116 11.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 19 1.8%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 765 73.1%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 109 10.4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 0 0%
 1 Bedroom 29 4%
 2 Bedroom 259 33%
 3+ Bedroom 506 64%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $64,357 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 08731 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. However, that is not the case in 08731. It has a much lower than average number of people that make it to work in under half an hour. It is much more common for employees to have to travel over 45 minutes to their place of employment than most parts of country which could indicate bad traffic or that people typically live far from where they work.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,069 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,823 30%
 No Earnings 5,403 33%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,069 37%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 4,823 30%
 No Earnings 5,403 33%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 8,704 94.1%
 Public transportation 142 1.5%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 11 0.1%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 94 1.0%
 Worked at Home 300 3.2%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 583 8.8%
 High School Graduate 3,891 58.5%
 Associate's degree 694 10.4%
 Bachelor's degree 1,083 16.3%
 Master's degree 324 4.9%
 Professional school degree 31 0.5%
 Doctorate degree 50 0.8%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 3,128 83.5%
 Enrolled in Private School 320 8.5%
 Not Enrolled in School 300 8.0%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08731

ZIP Code 08731 is in the Lacey Township School District. There are 3 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08731.

Forked River Elementary School
110 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Lacey Township School District
Ocean Rgc
1 Game Farm Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Office of Education Juvenile Justice Commission School District
Lacey Townshio Middle School
660 Denton Ave
Forked River, NJ 08731
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: Lacey Township School District

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