Ocean County Press Release
TOMS RIVER – The 21st Edition of the Ocean County Data Book prepared by the Ocean County Planning Department and printed by the Ocean County Department of Printing and Graphics is now available to the public.

"The Ocean County Data Book is a comprehensive 123-page compilation of the most current demographics for Ocean County and its municipalities," said Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn, who serves as liaison to the Ocean County Planning Department. "The information is pulled from numerous sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the American Community Survey, and the state Department of Labor.

"It puts the information in one convenient publication," he said.

The book serves as a useful tool for businesses looking to locate within the County, for non-profits, community organizations, educational institutions and for individuals needing information about the overall make-up of the County.

"The book is updated frequently and provides a snapshot of the demographics, housing, economic, and environmental characteristics of the County and its 33 municipalities," Quinn noted.

While the Ocean County Data Book is available in limited printed copies, most users can access the most up to date data online through the Ocean County Planning Department website at www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us

Additional information that can be found in the data book includes a historical overview of the County, maps of the county complexes, population trends and thematic mapping, statistics on building permits and approved development applications, maps of lists of Ocean County natural lands, parks, the Pinelands and CAFRA and also County, municipal; and business contacts.

"The Ocean County Data Book is intended as a reference document for frequently requested statistical information on Ocean County," Quinn said. "I want to extend the appreciation of the Board to our Commissioner Jack Kelly, who is liaison to Printing and Graphic Arts, and all the staff in planning and printing that participated in this project."

To obtain a copy of the newest data book call the Ocean County Planning Department of 732-929-2054 or visit the Planning Department website at www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us.

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