Mystic Island, New Jersey

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Mystic Island (also called Mystic Islands or Mystic) is a large, mostly-waterfront development originally planned as a resort community within Little Egg Harbor Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. It is a Census-designated place and an unincorporated area located As of the 2000 United States Census, the CDP population was 8,694.

The community was started in the early 1960s as a waterfront community with vacation bungalows, but some areas of the development have been built well into the 1990s. In the past few years, however, many of the original bungalows are slowly being replaced with much larger homes on pilings that are popular in nearby beach communities such as Long Beach Island.

Mystic Island is bounded by Radio Road, Center Street, and Mathistown Road. However, many locals disregard the boundaries and sometimes refer to the entire town of Little Egg Harbor as "Mystic".



According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.1 km² (7.8 mi²). 19.7 km² (7.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.4 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (1.93%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 8,694 people, 3,485 households, and 2,453 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 440.5/km² (1,141.1/mi²). There were 4,962 housing units at an average density of 251.4/km² (651.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 96.51% White, 0.68% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.87% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.22% of the population.

There were 3,485 households out of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.2% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.6% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 93.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.

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