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Forked River

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Forked River is an unincorporated community and census designated place located within Lacey Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the CDP's population was 5,244.Many Ocean County residents commonly refer to all of Lacey Township as Forked River with the first word pronounced with two syllables . Pronouncing the first word with one syllable is a sign of a new resident or outsider.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP had a total area of 10.336 square miles (26.768 km2), of which, 2.723 square miles (7.052 km2) of it was land and 7.613 square miles (19.717 km2) of it (73.66%) was water.Forked River is located on US Route 9 south of Toms River. The communities of Lanoka Harbor is directly north of Forked River, Bamber Lake is to the west, Barnegat is to the southwest, and Waretown is to the south.Nearby Forked River is a river that empties into Barnegat Bay.
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