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Lemonade StandOcean County has led New Jersey in building permits and population growth over the last 20 years. From 2000 to 2010, the year-round population grew by 13%, according to the US Census.


The County is the second largest in the State in terms of size and one of four New Jersey counties which border the Atlantic Ocean. Toms River Township serves as the County Seat and is centrally located within Ocean County.

The County is in close proximity to two of the nation's largest metropolitan centers, New York City, approximately 60 miles to the north and Philadelphia, roughly 50 miles to the west. In addition, Atlantic City is located approximately 50 miles to the south of the County Seat. These metropolitan areas are easily accessible to Ocean County via several major highways, as shown on the Regional Location Map. Read more.

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For more information:

Ocean County Department of Planning
129 Hooper Ave.
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
(732) 929-2054
(732) 244-8396 FAX

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Ocean County Department of Planning, 129 Hooper Avenue, P.O. Box 2191, Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
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May 1, 2017

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