About Little Egg Harbor, NJ
The Township is bisected by the Garden State Parkway – the portion north of the Parkway is within the New Jersey Pinelands Area and the portion of the Township south of the Parkway is regulated by New Jersey’s Coastal Facilities Review Act. The municipality’s year-round population, according to the 2010 Census, was 20,0653, a 26% increase as compared to the 2000 census count of 15,945.
Little Egg Harbor is approximately 74 square miles in area, almost 9% of which is developed (4,137 acres) – the bulk of which is clustered along the Township’s coastal areas – 30% of the Township is forested (primarily north of the Parkway), and less than 1% is barren or in agricultural use. The largest portion of the area of the municipality, approximately 37% (17,368 acres), is comprised of water bodies including Great Bay and Little Egg Harbor and an additional 24% (11,444 acres) is wetlands , which provide vital protection against coastal flooding and storm events.