Ocean County, New Jersey - Facts & Figures
Ocean City, New Jersey is located on the famous Jersey Shore. Its proximity to other popular destinations, as well as its own offerings, make it a large-scale tourist destination. Atlantic City, Philadelphia, and New York City are all within driving distance. Ocean City's beaches, boardwalks, dining and shopping draw large numbers of visitors. It is a family destination because alcohol is not sold in the city, which makes it the family beach resort of choice. Ocean City hosts more than 1 million tourists each year, and has been ranked "The Best Family Beach" by the Travel Channel. In the Top 10 Beaches Contest, sponsored by the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, Ocean City came in 1st and 3rd in separate years.
- Population: 577,624
- Industries: Educational, health and social services; Retail trade; Government
- Area Codes: 609, 732, 848
- ZIP Codes: 08050, 08008, 08732, 08527, 08734, 08733, 08087
Surrounding Cities: Toms River, Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Holiday City-Berkeley, Ocean Acres, Beachwood, Mystic Island, Crestwood Village, Point Pleasant Beach, Forked River