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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,108
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens17%
Employed Population 16+9,689
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married54.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$51,980
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$52,917
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,024

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,326
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation12%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$975
Median House Value$299,400

Ancestry

Italian33.3%
Irish30.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
German13.1%
Polish8.4%
English4%
Hungarian1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Norwegian1.4%
Arab1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Russian1.1%
Dutch1%
Greek0.9%
Romanian0.9%
Portuguese0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
Egyptian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Czech0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Haitian0.3%
US/American0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Maltese0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Hazlet Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7730
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.42
Approximate Longitude-74.17

Hazlet Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationSANDY HOOK
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance14.4 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aberdeen18,292$98,288
Holmdel16,673$166,046
Keansburg9,904$67,000
Keyport7,136$82,431
Matawan8,894$101,795
Union Beach5,770$69,891

Hazlet Public Schools

Beers Street School
610 Beers Street
ZIP: 7730
(732) 264-1107
Middle
Total Enrollment 266
Cove Road School
8 Cove Road
ZIP: 7730
(732) 264-5050
Middle
Total Enrollment 190
Hazlet Middle School
1639 Union Avenue
ZIP: 7730
(732) 264-0940
Middle
Total Enrollment 512
Lillian Drive School
28 Lillian Drive
ZIP: 7730
(732) 787-2332
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Middle Road School
305 Middle Road
ZIP: 7730
(732) 264-9012
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Monmouth County Vocational Technical High School
417 Middle Rd
ZIP: 7730
(732) 264-4995
High
Total Enrollment 16
Raritan High School
419 Middle Road
ZIP: 7730
(732) 264-8411
High
Total Enrollment 968
Raritan Valley School
37 Cresci Blvd
ZIP: 7730
(732) 264-1333
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center
37 Sycamore Drive
ZIP: 7730
(732) 264-2180
Primary
Total Enrollment 276

Hazlet Private Schools

Kids Early Learning Center
60 Hazlet Ave
ZIP: 7730
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Monmouth Christian Academy
665 Holmdel Rd
ZIP: 7730
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
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