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Overview

Introduction to Jackson, New Jersey

Jackson, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 4 miles W of Lakewood, New Jersey and 43 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The town is considered part of the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area.

Jackson History

On March 6, 1844, Jackson was incorporated as a township. Prior to its incorporation, the township of Jackson was a part of the Dover Township. On February 15, 1850, this township became a part of the newly-created Ocean County. Until March 11, 1845, Jackson included parts of the present day Plumsted Township.

Jackson and nearby Attractions

  • Six Flags Great Adventure & Wild Safari
  • Lake Shenandoah County Park
  • Lakehurst Historical Society Museum
  • Runaway Rapids Waterpark

Things To Do In Jackson

Jackson offers several recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. You can enjoy fishing and wildlife viewing at the Jackson National Fish Hatchery. The hatchery also includes scenic picnic spots. In addition, you can enjoy skating, rafting and canoeing at Jackson.

Jackson Transportation

International air transportation is available from Atlantic City International.

Jackson Higher Education

Jackson State University is the local university.

Demographics

People

Total Population56,194
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+27,359
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.8%
Median Earnings25+$49,574
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,293
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,265

Wealth

Median Family Income$101,982
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone19%
Median Gross Rent$1,323
Median House Value$334,600

Ancestry

Italian30.7%
Irish21.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.8%
Polish10.1%
English5.2%
Hungarian2.1%
Russian1.9%
French Except Basque1.7%
Scottish1.6%
Ukrainian1.5%
Portuguese1.1%
Lithuanian1.1%
Greek1%
Dutch0.9%
Swedish0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Czech0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Egyptian0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
US/American0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Romanian0.3%
African0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Iranian0.1%
German0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Jackson Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ocean County
Standard Zip Codes8527
Phone Area Codes732
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.1
Approximate Longitude-74.35

Jackson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAKEHURST NAS
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp65 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip43.4 inches
StationTOMS RIVER
Distance12.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance18.4 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
Farmingdale1,479$65,500
Freehold35,807$120,708
Howell51,765$111,043
Lakehurst2,673$65,298
Lakewood97,907$45,796
Manchester43,360$60,998

Jackson Public Schools

Carl W. Goetz Middle School
835 Patterson Road
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4610
Middle
Total Enrollment 1212
Christa Mcauliffe Middle School
35 South Hope Chapel Road
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4701
Middle
Total Enrollment 902
Crawford-rodriguez Elementary School
1025 Larsen Road
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4690
Primary
Total Enrollment 783
Elms Elementary School
780 Patterson Road
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4680
Primary
Total Enrollment 725
Howard C. Johnson Elementary School
1021 Larsen Road
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4640
Primary
Total Enrollment 479
Jackson Liberty High School
125 North Hope Chapel Road
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4700
High
Total Enrollment 1344
Jackson Memorial High School
101 Don Connor Blvd
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4670
High
Total Enrollment 1640
Lucy N. Holman Elementary School
125 Manhattan Street
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4620
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Manchester Regional Day School
890 Toms River Road
ZIP: 8527
(732) 928-1500
Other
Total Enrollment 76
Ocean County Vocational Technical School Jackson Center
850 Toms River Road
ZIP: 8527
(732) 286-5665
High
Total Enrollment 8
Switlik Elementary School
75 West Veterans Highway
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 806
Sylvia Rosenauer Elementary School
60 Citadel Drive
ZIP: 8527
(732) 833-4630
Primary
Total Enrollment 303

Jackson Private Schools

Alpha School
2210 W County Line Rd
ZIP: 8527
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 70
Hope Preparatory Academy
46 Bennetts Mills Road
ZIP: 8527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Jesus Harvest Time Academy
404 Freehold Rd
ZIP: 8527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
St Aloysius School
935 Bennetts Mills Rd
ZIP: 8527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 345
The Jackson Academy
109 East Pleasant Grove Road
ZIP: 8527
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
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