Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey

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Ocean Township is a Township located in east central Monmouth County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the township population was 26,959.

Oakhurst (2000 Census population of 4,152) and Wanamassa (4,551) are census-designated places and unincorporated areas located within Ocean Township

The Township of Ocean was created by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 21, 1849, from portions of Shrewsbury Township. Portions of the township have been taken to form Long Branch Commission (April 11, 1867), Eatontown (April 4, 1873), Asbury Park borough (March 26, 1874), Neptune Township (February 26, 1879), Sea Bright (March 21, 1889), Allenhurst (April 26, 1897), Deal (March 7, 1898), Monmouth Beach (March 9, 1906), Interlaken (March 11, 1922) and Loch Arbour (April 23, 1957).[7] The original boundaries of the Township stretched from the Shrewsbury River to the southern tip of Avon-by-the-Sea.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 11.1 square miles (28.8 km²), of which, 11.0 square miles (28.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.81%) is water.

Ocean Township is bordered by Eatontown and West Long Branch on the north; Long Branch, Deal, Allenhurst and Interlaken on the east, Neptune and Asbury Park on the south; and Tinton Falls on the west. Ocean Township's many neighborhoods include West Allenhurst, Colonial Terrace, Deal Park, Oakhurst, Shadow Lawn Manor, West Deal, Wanamassa, and Wayside.....

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