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Oakhurst, New Jersey
Map of Oakhurst in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in New Jersey
|• Total||1.614 sq mi (4.178 km2)|
|• Land||1.611 sq mi (4.171 km2)|
|• Water||0.003 sq mi (0.006 km2) 0.16%|
|Elevation||46 ft (14 m)|
|• Density||2,480.5/sq mi (957.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||02389604|
Oakhurst is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) within Ocean Township, in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 3,995.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 1.614 square miles (4.178 km2), including 1.611 square miles (4.171 km2) of land and 0.003 square miles (0.006 km2) of water (0.16%).
2000-2010 2000 2010
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,995 people, 1,372 households, and 1,125 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2,480.5 per square mile (957.7/km2). There were 1,473 housing units at an average density of 914.6 per square mile (353.1/km2)*. The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.64% (3,781) White, 1.35% (54) Black or African American, 0.05% (2) Native American, 2.53% (101) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 0.45% (18) from other races, and 0.98% (39) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.85% (154) of the population.
There were 1,372 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.1% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.0% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 21.4% from 25 to 44, 30.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.5 years. For every 100 females there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 95.1 males.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 4,152 people, 1,397 households, and 1,176 families living in the CDP. The population density was 989.6/km2 (2,570.0/mi2). There were 1,459 housing units at an average density of 347.7/km2 (903.1/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.10% White, 0.75% African American, 2.29% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.02% of the population.
There were 1,397 households, out of which 42.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.0% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 13.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 6.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.97 and the average family size was 3.28.
In the CDP the population was spread out, with 28.3% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.6 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $75,026, and the median income for a family was $78,206. Males had a median income of $56,756 versus $41,429 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $27,235. About 2.7% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.1% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.
New Jersey Transit offers train service on the North Jersey Coast Line at the Elberon station. NJ Transit bus service is available on the 832 and 837 local routes.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Oakhurst include:
- Lou Barbaro (1916-1976), professional golfer.
- Michelle Davidson (born 1970), masters swimmer and a long distance, open water swimmer who accomplished the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming, which includes crossing the English Channel and Catalina Channel, and circumnavigating Manhattan Island.
- Norma Eberhardt (1929-2011), actress.
- Rowland Hughes (1896-1957), Director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1954 to 1956.
- Chris Malachowsky (born c. 1958), electrical engineer who was one of the founders of the computer graphics company Nvidia and grew up in Oakhurst starting in 1967.
- Kenny Pickett (born 1998), American football quarterback who was drafted 20th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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