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ZIP Code 08740

Post Office City:Ocean Gate, NJ (View All Cities)
ZIP Type: PO Box (Reserve a PO Box)
County: Ocean County
Timezone: Eastern (5:57am)
Coordinates:39.93, -74.14
ZIP (~1400 yard radius)

Cities in ZIP code 08740

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Primary/preferred city:
Ocean Gate, NJ

Stats and Demographics for the 08740 ZIP Code

ZIP code 08740 is located in eastern New Jersey and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a large population density.

The people living in ZIP code 08740 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 large number of single parents and a small number of families. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 08740 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 2,010
Population Density 4,525 people per sq mi
Housing Units 1,202
Median Home Value $245,900
Land Area 0.44 sq mi
Water Area 0.29 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 831
Median Household Income $62,857

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

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

Under 56063123
85 Plus122638


 Male 964 48%
 Female 1,046 52%


 White 1,913 95.2%
 Black Or African American 27 1.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1 0.0%
 Asian 4 0.2%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0.0%
 Other Race 42 2.1%
 Two Or More Races 23 1.1%

Head of Household by Age

85 Plus24529

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 337 41%
 Single Guardian 197 24%
 Singles 237 29%
 Singles With Roommate 60 7%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 577 69%
 Households with Kids 254 31%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 08740 has a large percentage of vacancies.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 08740 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier. Looking at 08740 real estate data, the median home value of $245,900 is high compared to the rest of the country. It is also extremely low compared to nearby ZIP codes. 08740 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 08740 are most commonly 2 bedrooms. The rent for 2 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 08740 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

For more information, see Ocean Gate, NJ real estate.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 2,010 100%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0%
 Nursing Facilities 0 0%
 Other Institutional 0 0%
 College Student Housing 0 0%
 Military Quarters 0 0%
 Other Noninstitutional 0 0%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 409 34%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 149 12%
 Renter Occupied Households 273 23%
 Households Vacant 371 31%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 27 7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 3 1%
 For Sale Only 18 5%
 Sold & Unoccupied 6 2%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 301 81%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 16 4%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 13 6%
 1 Bedroom 10 5%
 2 Bedroom 130 61%
 3+ Bedroom 60 28%
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 $62,857 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 08740 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. Compared to other ZIP codes in the country, 08740 has very few people that work at home. 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 08740. 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 628 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 476 29%
 No Earnings 521 32%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 628 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 476 29%
 No Earnings 521 32%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 875 93.5%
 Public transportation 33 3.5%
 Taxicab 5 0.5%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 10 1.1%
 Worked at Home 13 1.4%
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 112 8.2%
 High School Graduate 845 61.7%
 Associate's degree 90 6.6%
 Bachelor's degree 255 18.6%
 Master's degree 55 4.0%
 Professional school degree 5 0.4%
 Doctorate degree 8 0.6%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 288 86.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 11 3.3%
 Not Enrolled in School 33 9.9%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 08740

ZIP Code 08740 is in the Ocean Gate School District. There are 1 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 08740.

Ocean Gate Elementary School
126 West Arverne Avenue
Ocean Gate, NJ 08740
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Ocean Gate School District

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