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New Egypt, New Jersey
Census-designated place
Along Main Street (CR 528)
Along Main Street (CR 528)
Map of New Egypt in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County in New Jersey.
Map of New Egypt in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County in New Jersey.
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Ocean
Township Plumsted
Area
 • Total 10.543 km2 (4.071 sq mi)
 • Land 10.398 km2 (4.015 sq mi)
 • Water 0.145 km2 (0.056 sq mi)  1.38%
Elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 2,512
 • Density 241.6/km2 (625.7/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08533
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 3451360
GNIS feature ID 2389541

New Egypt is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located within Plumsted Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 2,512.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 4.071 square miles (10.543 km2), including 4.015 square miles (10.398 km2) is land and 0.056 square mile (0.145 km2) of water (1.38%).

Community

The community has a volunteer fire station, a first aid station, and a police department. New Egypt has a supermarket, a funeral home, the New Egypt Market Place (formerly the IGA), a Dance Studio, two barber shops, an auto body (New Egypt Auto Body), two diners, a general store and a few other small stores downtown. It is also home to seven churches: Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Bible Baptist Church, Church of Christ, Church of the Nazarene, New Egypt United Methodist Church, Plumsted Presbyterian Church, and The Christian Fellowship Church of New Egypt. Oakford Lake is located in the middle of the town. In the early 1900s the location thrived as a tourist and vacation attraction.

New Egypt also has a recreation field which includes four baseball fields, a football field, two softball fields, and a basketball court and three small fields used for tee ball.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 632
1890 556 −12.0%
1990 2,327
2000 2,519 8.3%
2010 2,512 −0.3%
Population sources: 1880-1890
1990-2010 2000 2010

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,512 people, 902 households, and 652 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 625.7 per square mile (241.6/km2). There were 972 housing units at an average density of 242.1 per square mile (93.5/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.44% (2,297) White, 1.99% (50) Black or African American, 0.84% (21) Native American, 0.96% (24) Asian, 0.08% (2) Pacific Islander, 3.11% (78) from other races, and 1.59% (40) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.51% (264) of the population.

There were 902 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.7% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 26.7% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females there were 103.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 99.5 males.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 2,519 people, 913 households, and 664 families residing in New Egypt. The population density was 241.9/km2 (625.9/mi2). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 94.1/km2 (243.5/mi2). The racial makeup of New Egypt was 91.90% White, 2.18% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 2.74% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.19% of the population.

There were 913 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

In New Egypt the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in New Egypt was $49,297, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $38,156 versus $35,313 for females. The per capita income for New Egypt was $18,771. About 5.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

NJ Transit provides bus service to Philadelphia on the 317 bus route. New Egypt was a major stop on the Pennsylvania Railroad's Pemberton & Hightstown line; it was abandoned in 1979. The former roadbed was converted in 2010 for rail trail use as the Union Transportation Trail.

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