Looking to avoid large groups of people?

Listen...I get it.

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We still aren't completely out of this COVID-19 Pandemic but on top of that, being around crowds of people can be mentally draining.

So maybe you want to live somewhere quiet.

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Maybe you enjoy being social but need somewhere more peaceful to actually live so you can escape when necessary.

Or maybe you enjoy New Jersey, but not the people who live here. (Paaaaardonnnn meee....) 

Either way, that means you may be looking for a town with the fewest amount of year-round residents as possible.

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I did some digging and found an organized list according to zip code for both Monmouth County & Ocean County. Some of these zip codes cover specific portions of towns and others apply to multiple towns all together.

Any guesses on which Jersey Shore town has the lowest population?

Let's find out:

The Least Crowded Towns In Monmouth & Ocean County

Looking to avoid the crowds? Here are the least crowded towns at the Jersey Shore.

It blows my mind that New Jersey is considered one of the most populated states in the entire country and yet, there are towns with less than 2,000 people!

We all know why: this state -- especially along the coast -- is super expensive.

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It is not that we all don't want to live in some of these gorgeous towns. It's that we can't.

I guess at least we can all visit during the Summer, right? Silver lining??

For an even further breakdown on these numbers, CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE.

Why don't we look at the other end of the spectrum and see where everyone is looking to live in New Jersey:

These are the 25 Best Places To Live in New Jersey

Stacker compiled a list of the best places to live in New Jersey using data from Niche. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com.

On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.

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