So is Ocean County located in Central Jersey or South Jersey?

It’s a question many have, but with no clear answer.

Where is Ocean County located, in Central Jersey or in South Jersey?

Today, a student at Rutgers posed the question to Governor Murphy on social media, and Murphy responded.

His question was, “Hey Gov. Murphy me and my classmates in my Rutgers urban planning chat are debating whether Toms River is Central Jersey or South Jersey. What are your thoughts, and what do you legally define Ocean County as?”

Murphy responded, though vaguely.

”Jared – Please see the attached map. Ocean County is occasionally left out of statutory definitions, but mainly included within the borders of Central Jersey.”

So the next time someone asks you where Ocean County is located, we’re in “Central Debatable” (or just send them a link to this article 🙂 )


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