This Is How Much More Monmouth County Makes Than Ocean County
We all know that Monmouth County is our richer cousin to the north. But just how much richer may surprise you.
First, let's take a look at Ocean County.
We actually do pretty well compared to the national average. According to the 2015 American Community Survey, the median household income for the US as a whole is $53,889.
The same survey has Ocean County a little above that median, at $61,994. So we're certainly not doing too shabby when compared to the rest of the country.
We're a little below the median for the state, though. On the same list, the state as a whole has a median household income of $72,093.
So what's pushing that median number up for the state? Well, we can partially blame our neighbors to the immediate north. Monmouth County checks in at $85,242.
But, believe it or not Monmouth isn't even the richest county in The Garden State. Hunterdon County takes that crown with a stunning median household income of $105,444.
We're actually pretty much right in the middle. The lowest number for the state checks in from Cumberland County, at $49,984.
So if you've always had the thought that Monmouth County is our rich Shore neighbor to the north, now you have the numbers to back it up!