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Overview

Introduction to Lacey, New Jersey

Lacey, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 7 miles SW of Toms River, New Jersey and 46 miles E of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The town is located in the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area.

Lacey History

This township was named in honor of Continental Army general John Lacey. It was officially incorporated in March of 1871. General Lacy and his son Thomas contributed significantly in the development of this town, beginning with the development of the Ferrago Forge in Cedar creek. The General also built a road connecting Ferrago forge and Dover Forge.

Lacey and nearby Attractions

  • Lacey Township Skate Park
  • Bamber Park
  • Lake Barnegat Park
  • Cedar Creek Beach
  • Deerhead Lake Beach
  • Double Trouble State Park

Things To Do In Lacey

The skate park of Lacey provides facilities for inline skating and skateboarding. There are a number of beaches and parks which have been designed for a variety of activities. One can play soccer, softball, basketball and tennis in the athletic fields and courts and swim in the beaches.

Lacey Transportation

Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.

Lacey Higher Education

Ocean County College offers facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,273
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+13,651
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married51.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.2%
Median Earnings25+$45,598
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,697
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,876

Wealth

Median Family Income$85,401
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,355
Median House Value$273,200

Ancestry

Italian29.2%
Irish27.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.2%
Polish9.8%
English6.7%
Scottish3.6%
Hungarian2.3%
Dutch2%
Portuguese1.8%
French Except Basque1.6%
Ukrainian1.2%
Russian1.2%
Swedish0.9%
Greek0.8%
Canadian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Slovak0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Belgian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Estonian0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Lacey Almanac

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Lacey Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTOMS RIVER
Distance6.8 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
StationTUCKERTON
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 42 F
Apr Temp40 to 62 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationHIGHTSTOWN 2 W
Distance30.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 65 F
Annual Precip47.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beachwood11,153$77,218
Berkeley41,554$66,147
Manchester43,360$60,998
Pine Beach2,211$106,528
South Toms River3,731$68,828
Toms River91,133$87,500
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