Island Heights, New Jersey

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Island Heights is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 1,751.

Island Heights was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on May 6, 1887, from portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township), based on the results of a referendum held on November 18, 1886.[7][8]



Island Heights is located at 39°56′33″N 74°08′49″W / 39.942616°N 74.146890°W / 39.942616; -74.146890 (39.942616, -74.146890).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2) of it (31.03%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,751 people, 705 households, and 497 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,909.2 people per square mile (1,126.8/km2). There were 807 housing units at an average density of 1,340.8/sq mi (519.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.77% White, 0.11% African American, 0.46% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.37% of the population.

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