Ocean Gate is a borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 2,011, reflecting a decline of 65 (-3.1%) from the 2,076 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 2 (-0.1%) from the 2,078 counted in the 1990 Census.
Trains operated to the area by Pennsylvania Railroad served what was called "Good Luck Point", with visitors building cottages that were the start of the community that became Ocean Gate. AT&T operated a shortwave radio transmitting station after purchasing 175 acres (71 ha) in 1929.
The borough of Ocean Gate was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 28, 1918, from portions of Berkeley Township. An additional portion of Berkeley Township was annexed on February 28, 1953.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.41 km2), including 0.45 square miles (1.17 km2) of land and 0.09 square miles (0.24 km2) of water (17.22%).
The borough is bordered by the Ocean County municipality of Berkeley Township.
The 2010 United States Census counted 2,011 people, 832 households, and 534 families in the borough. The population density was 4,490.3 inhabitants per square mile (1,733.7/km2). There were 1,203 housing units at an average density of 2,686.1 per square mile (1,037.1/km2). The racial makeup was 95.18% (1,914) White, 1.34% (27) Black or African American, 0.05% (1) Native American, 0.20% (4) Asian, 0.00% (0) Pacific Islander, 2.09% (42) from other races, and 1.14% (23) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.36% (128) of the population.
Of the 832 households, 27.6% had children under the age of 18; 40.5% were married couples living together; 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present and 35.8% were non-families. Of all households, 28.6% were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.98.
22.2% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 29.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older.