New Egypt, New Jersey

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New Egypt is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Plumsted Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 2,519.

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Geography

New Egypt is located at 40°04′03″N 74°31′52″W / 40.067500°N 74.531111°W / 40.067500; -74.531111.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.5 km2 (4.1 mi2). 10.4 km2 (4.0 mi2) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 mi2) of it (0.98%) is water.

The Town

The community has a volunteer fire station, a first aid station, and a police department. New Egypt has a supermarket, the New Egypt Market Place (formerly the IGA), a bike store (Mid Atlantic X-treme Sports), two barber shops, an autobody (New Egypt Auto Body ), two diners, a general store and a few other small stores downtown. It is also home to seven churches: Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Bible Baptist Church, Church of Christ, Church of the Nazarene, New Egypt United Methodist Church, Plumsted Presbyterian Church, and The Christian Fellowship Church of New Egypt. Oakford Lake is located in the middle of the town. In the early 1900s the location thrived as a tourist and vacation attraction.

New Egypt also has a recreation field which includes four baseball fields, a football field, a softball field, and a basketball court and three small fields used for Tee Ball.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,519 people, 913 households, and 664 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 241.9/km2 (625.9/mi2). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 94.1/km2 (243.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.90% White, 2.18% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 2.74% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.19% of the population.

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