New Egypt, New Jersey

New Egypt, New Jersey
—  CDP  —
Map of New Egypt CDP in Ocean County
Coordinates: 40°4′3″N 74°31′49″W / 40.0675°N 74.53028°W / 40.0675; -74.53028Coordinates: 40°4′3″N 74°31′49″W / 40.0675°N 74.53028°W / 40.0675; -74.53028
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Ocean
Area
 – Total 4.1 sq mi (10.5 km2)
 – Land 4.0 sq mi (10.4 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 69 ft (21 m)
Population (2000)
 – Total 2,519
 – Density 625.9/sq mi (241.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08533
Area code(s) 609
FIPS code 34-51360[1]
GNIS feature ID 0878733[2]

New Egypt is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Plumsted Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 United States Census, the CDP population was 2,519.

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Geography

New Egypt is located at 40°04′03″N 74°31′52″W / 40.067500°N 74.531111°W / 40.067500; -74.531111.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 10.5 km2 (4.1 mi2). 10.4 km2 (4.0 mi2) of it is land and 0.1 km2 (0.04 mi2) of it (0.98%) is water.

The Town

The community has a volunteer fire station, a first aid station, and a police department. New Egypt has a supermarket, the New Egypt Market Place (formerly the IGA), a bike store (Mid Atlantic X-treme Sports), two barber shops, an autobody (New Egypt Auto Body ), two diners, a general store and a few other small stores downtown. It is also home to seven churches: Assumption Roman Catholic Church, Bible Baptist Church, Church of Christ, Church of the Nazarene, New Egypt United Methodist Church, Plumsted Presbyterian Church, and The Christian Fellowship Church of New Egypt. Oakford Lake is located in the middle of the town. In the early 1900s the location thrived as a tourist and vacation attraction.

New Egypt also has a recreation field which includes four baseball fields, a football field, a softball field, and a basketball court and three small fields used for Tee Ball.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1990 2,327
2000 2,519 8.3%
source: [4]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,519 people, 913 households, and 664 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 241.9/km2 (625.9/mi2). There were 980 housing units at an average density of 94.1/km2 (243.5/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.90% White, 2.18% African American, 0.28% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 2.74% from other races, and 1.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.19% of the population.

There were 913 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.6% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $49,297, and the median income for a family was $50,833. Males had a median income of $38,156 versus $35,313 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,771. About 5.9% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of New Egypt include

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