Dover Beaches South, New Jersey

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Dover Beaches South more commonly known as Ortley Beach is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Toms River Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 1,594. It is more commonly called Ortley Beach. Toms River Beaches South is situated on the Barnegat Peninsula, a long, narrow barrier peninsula that separates Barnegat Bay from the Atlantic Ocean.

Toms River Township is split by the United States Census Bureau into three CDPs; Toms River CDP on the mainland comprising over 95% of the Township's population, along with Toms River Beaches North and Toms River Beaches South.



Toms River Beaches South is located at 39°57′16″N 74°4′32″W / 39.95444°N 74.07556°W / 39.95444; -74.07556 (39.954568, -74.075679)[3]and is bordered by the towns of Lavalette and Seaside Heights.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 km² (1.1 mi²). 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it is land and 1.2 km² (0.4 mi²) of it (42.06%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,594 people, 862 households, and 422 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 992.7/km² (2,568.6/mi²). There were 2,622 housing units at an average density of 1,632.8/km² (4,225.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.93% White, 0.46% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 1.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.13% of the population. Most of the population is made up of people of Italian descent of the Roman Catholic faith

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