Introduction to Hazlet, New Jersey

Hazlet, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 4 miles W of Middletown, New Jersey and 22 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is located in the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area. Hazlet has a population of 21,378.

Hazlet History

Hazlet was originally incorporated as Raritan Township on February 25, 1848. This name remained for until it was officially rechristened as Hazlet Township on November 28, 1967. The town is named in honor of Dr. John Hazlett, an estate owner in Raritan Township. Initially, Hazlet was a thriving farming community, but with the advent of the transportation system, it grew into a booming commercial zone.

Hazlet and nearby Attractions

  • PNC Bank Arts Center
  • Keyport Fire Museum Association Inc
  • Mitchell Sanborn Gallery
  • Matawan Historical Society Inc
  • Keansburg Amusement Park
  • Runaway Rapids Waterpark

Things To Do In Hazlet

Travelers to Hazlet can pay a visit to the Keyport Fire Museum Association and the Matawan Historical Society to learn more about the history and culture of the area. The Mitchell Sanborn Gallery showcases work by local artists. The PNC Bank Arts Center is another popular entertainment center offering concerts by local choirs, musical concerts, dance performances and rock shows. The Keansburg Amusement Park and the Runaway Rapids Waterpark are theme parks popular among adults and children alike.

Hazlet Transportation

Air transportation is available from Newark International Airport.

Hazlet Higher Education

Brookdale Community College, Monmouth University, and Wagner College offer facilities for higher education.


Total Population 20,253
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 9,936
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28%
Median Earnings25+ $53,046
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $47,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,050


Median Family Income $101,023
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 11.2%


People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $758
Median House Value $306,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 4.7%
Irish 30.9%

Hazlet Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Middletown, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07730
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.415
Longitude -74.191

Hazlet Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aberdeen 18,216 $103,268
Holmdel 16,722 $163,008
Keansburg 10,011 $62,284
Keyport 7,213 $85,179
Matawan 8,759 $96,623
Union Beach 6,040 $80,833
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