TOMS RIVER – Hot off the presses, the public can now pick up the newest 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.
Director of the Ocean County Board of Commissioners Gary Quinn said, “the Ocean County Data Book is a comprehensive 123-page compilation of the most current demographics for Ocean County and its municipalities. It puts the information in one convenient publication.”
The information is pulled from numerous sources including the U.S. Census Bureau, the American Community Survey, and the state Department of Labor.
The 21st edition publication 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.
Quinn added, “the book is updated frequently and provides a snapshot of the demographics, housing, economic, and environmental characteristics of the County and its 33 municipalities.”
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.”
The Ocean County Data Book is available in limited printed copies and most users can access the most up to date data online through the Ocean County Planning Department website at planning.co.ocean.nj.us or they can pick up a copy by calling the Ocean County Planning Department at 732-929-2054.