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Forked River is in Ocean County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for its location at the head of the Forked River
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New Jersey named Forked River. For links to other places called Forked River, NJ, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Forked River is 39.839N. The longitude is -74.19W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 13 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,914.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Forked River demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ocean County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 08731 ZIP code.
16% of Forked River residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Forked River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Forked River was $25,696, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Forked River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Forked River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $731. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,181.
Libraries in Forked River include Lacey Branch Library ... View libraries
Ocean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Forked River political report.
The average commute time for Forked River workers is 36 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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