Official Zip Code NameForked River
Zip Code StateNew Jersey
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Area Code609
Current Population:20009
Racial Majority:White 94.29%
Public School Racial Majority:White 88.8%
Unemployment Rate:5.44%
Median Household Income$66939
Average Adjusted Gross Income$59945
School Test Performance:Average
Average Commute Time31.1 Minutes
Curent Temperature:
Current Time:
EDT
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Primary County: Ocean
Elevation Range3 - 148 ft.
Area63 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)39.85918045, -74.28082275

Zip Code 08731 Description

Zip Code 08731 is located in the state of New Jersey in the Metro New York City metro area. Zip code 08731 is primarily located in Ocean County. The official US Postal Service name for 08731 is FORKED RIVER, New Jersey. Portions of zip code 08731 are contained within or border the city limits of Forked River, NJ, . Zip code 08731 is within area code 609, area code 732 and area code 848. 08731 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in New Jersey.

The current unemployment level in 08731 is 5.44% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.2% and is higher than the current state unemployment at 4.9% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 4.9%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 08731 increased to 20009 from 17983 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 08731 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 08731 public schools is White. 33.2% of students in 08731 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

20142010Change(+/-)
 White 18646 94.29% 18575 +0%
 Black Or African American 100 0.51% 116 -14%
 Hispanic 791 4% 955 -17%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0 0% 14 -100%
 Asian 196 0.99% 159 +23%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 6 -100%
 Other Race 18 0.05% 18 -44%
 Two Or More Races 166 0.17% 166 -80%

Zip Code 08731 Race/Ethnicity

 White 88.8%
 Black Or African American 0.8%
 Hispanic 7.9%
 Asian 1.2%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.2%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 0.1%
 Two or More Races 1%

Zip Code 08731 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

20102000
Total Population2000917983
Male Population49.30%
Female Population50.70%
Total Households7533
Test Score PerformanceAverage
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
33.2%
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
100.0%
Median Household Income$66939
Income Under $50K Per Year34.10%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year39.30%
Income Above $100K Per Year26.60%
114 US Congressional DistrictNew Jersey 3
RepresentativeTom MacArthur
PartyRepublican
Average Real Estate Asking Price$330445
Average Real Estate Sale Price$250364
Current Unemployment Level (June 2016)5.44%
Previous Month Unemployment Level8.20%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago8.09%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 7a: 0F to 5F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 7b: 5F to 10F
Köppen Climate ClassificationCfa - Humid Subtropical Climate
Ecoregion 84c - Barrier Islands - Coastal Marshes
Average First Frost DatesOctober 11 - 20
Average Last Frost DatesApril 21 - 31

Zip Code 08731 Annual Climate Data

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAnnual
Avg Min Temp (°F)22243139495965635644362743
Avg Max Temp (°F)41435161718086847767564664
Avg Precip (In.)4.143.264.334.034.043.444.494.833.893.553.893.9547.82
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
CBSA Type08731
CBSA Population19113505
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours