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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.

People

Total Population 55,851
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 17.2%
Employed Population 16+ 26,334
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 59.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,720
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 19%
Median Gross Rent $1,295
Median House Value $324,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 5.9%
Irish 21.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Jackson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles W of Lakewood, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 43 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Ocean
Standard Zip Codes 08527
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.12
Longitude -74.29

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)

Station LAKEHURST NAS
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Station TOMS RIVER
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 38 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station LONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance 18.4 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Jackson, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Jackson Township (08527)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farmingdale 1,434 $76,000
Freehold 35,936 $121,016
Howell 51,597 $108,053
Lakehurst 2,669 $66,494
Lakewood 96,575 $42,423
Manchester 43,251 $61,448

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Jackson High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

JACKSON MEMORIAL HIGH
101 DON CONNOR BLVD.
732-833-4670
Serves 2,728 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

JACKSON CENTER
850 TOMS RIVER ROAD
732-928-3830
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.

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