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Berkeley is a township in Ocean County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named for Lord John Berkeley, landholder.
The latitude of Berkeley is 39.9N. The longitude is -74.183W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 56 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 39,991.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Berkeley 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 08721 ZIP code.
15% of Berkeley residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Berkeley ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Berkeley was $22,198, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Berkeley residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Berkeley, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $642. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,048.
Ocean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Berkeley political report.
The average commute time for Berkeley workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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