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Overview

Introduction to Lakewood, New Jersey

Lakewood, New Jersey, in Ocean county, is 44 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The city is a major center for Orthodox Judaism and includes one of the largest yeshivas in the world. The historic downtown is a prominent business and retail area. The industrial parks are important for the city's economy.

Lakewood History

Settlers arrived during the time of the American Revolution. In 1832 Bergen Iron Works was established and was a major employer for the city. The settlement actually became known as Bergen Iron Works however, the name was later changed to Bricksburgh. In 1865 the impressive Bricksburgh House was built and hosted prominent families such as the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers, Goulds, Arbuckles and others. Oliver Wendell Holmes and Rudyard Kipling visited the House. Around 1880 the citizens voted to change the name to Lakewood.

Numerous resort facilities were constructed and it became a well known resort town. Impressive homes were also built in the area. In 1893 the Township of Lakewood was established. The population experienced significant growth after World War I ended. The population would swell during winter due to the arrival of a vast number of tourists. In 1943 Rabbi Aaron Kotler established a yeshiva in Lakewood and it became a world class institution.

Lakewood Attractions

  • Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum is situated at Georgian Court University and features a variety of gardens
  • Lakewood Blue Claws play minor league baseball
  • M. Christina Geis Gallery
  • The Strand Theater is a beautiful historic venue which features well known performers, concerts and theatrical productions and is included in the National Register of Historic Places
  • Ocean County Park
  • Lions Medieval Renaissance Festival
  • Big Band/Jazz Music Spectacular is a popular event
  • Summer Carousel of Music
  • Kid's Stuff Flea Market
  • Funtasia Festival is popular with children
  • Lakewood Amphitheater

Lakewood Activities

Lake Carasaljo is popular for swimming, fishing, picnics and bicycle riding. Golf enthusiasts enjoy the local courses including Eagle Ridge Golf Course, Woodlake Golf & Country Club and the Lakewood Country Club. The Lakewood Incline is a popular indoor skate park. Pine Park is enjoyed for camping and includes a variety of sports facilities. The city features exercise and bicycle trails.

Lakewood Higher Education

The city is home to the Georgian Court University.

Demographics

People

Total Population97,907
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens10.2%
Employed Population 16+28,115
Age of the Population21

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size4

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.9%
Median Earnings25+$24,968
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,811
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,469

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,796
% Above Poverty Level68.5%
% Below Poverty Level31.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home9.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work7.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone23.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,355
Median House Value$297,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.2%
Polish8.5%
German4.4%
Italian4.2%
Irish4%
Hungarian4%
Russian2.8%
English1.8%
Arab1.3%
Lithuanian1.1%
Israeli0.8%
Ukrainian0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Syrian0.6%
Romanian0.5%
French Except Basque0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Scottish0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Swedish0.3%
African0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Haitian0.1%
South African0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Lakewood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ocean County
Standard Zip Codes8701
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.09
Approximate Longitude-74.21

Lakewood 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
Distance8.3 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
Distance10.2 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
Distance16.4 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
Bay Head1,054$125,417
Brick74,969$90,135
Farmingdale1,479$65,500
Howell51,765$111,043
Jackson56,194$101,982
Lakehurst2,673$65,298

Lakewood Hospitals

Monmouth Medical Center-southern Campus
(Proprietary)
600 River Ave
(732) 363-1900
Specialty Hospital Of Central Jersey
(Proprietary)
600 River Avenue, 4 West
(732) 942-3594

Lakewood Public Schools

Clifton Ave Grade School
625 Clifton Avenue
ZIP: 8701
(732) 905-3650
Primary
Total Enrollment 919
Ella G Clarke Elementary School
455 Manetta Avenue
ZIP: 8701
(732) 905-3620
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Lakewood Early Childhood Center
100 Linden Avenue
ZIP: 8701
(732) 886-3775
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Lakewood High School
855 Somerset Avenue
ZIP: 8701
(732) 905-3502
High
Total Enrollment 1112
Lakewood Middle School
755 Somerset Avenue
ZIP: 8701
(732) 905-3600
Middle
Total Enrollment 1147
Oak Street Elem School
75 Oak Street
ZIP: 8701
(732) 905-3670
Primary
Total Enrollment 1156
Spruce Street Elementary School
90 Spruce Street
ZIP: 8701
(732) 905-3660
Primary
Total Enrollment 599

Lakewood Private Schools

Bais Faiga School For Girls
350 Courtney Rd
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1880
Bais Kaila Torah Preparatory High School For Girls
100 Bais Kaila Ln
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 296
Bais Reuvain Kaminetz Of Lakewood
299 Monmouth Ave
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 260
Bais Rivka Rochel School
285 River Ave
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 971
Bais Rochel
115 Carey St
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 508
Bais Shaindel High School For Girls
685 River Ave
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 512
Bais Yaakov High School Of Lakewood
277 James St
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 439
Bnos Bina Girls School
1 E 13th St
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 243
Bnos Brocha
763 River Ave Ste 1
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 390
Bnos Melech
685 River Ave
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 453
Bnos Yaakon Elementary School
2 Kent Rd
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 628
Calvary Academy
1133 E County Line Rd
ZIP: 8701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 251
Cheder Bnai Torah
166 Main St
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 371
Cheder Toras Zev
123 Delaware Trail
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 54
Holy Family School
1141 E County Line Rd
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 314
Jewish Education For Girls
509 Joe Parker Rd
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 92
Lehmann School & Tech Ed Center
1100 Airport Rd
ZIP: 8701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 38
Mesivta Nachlas Yisroel
1395 Central Ave
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 96
Mesivta Of Lakewood
801 W Kennedy Blvd
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 350
Mikor Hatorah
1536 Massachusetts Ave
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
New Road School
810 Towbin Ave
ZIP: 8701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 53
Oros Bais Yakov
613 Oak St
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 170
Satmar Cheder/united Talmudical Academy
800 Princeton Ave
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 234
School For Children With Hidden Intelligence
345 Oak St
ZIP: 8701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 160
Talmud Torah Bais Avrohom
915 New Hampshire Ave
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 538
Talmud Torah Ohr Elchonon
805 Cross St Ste 1
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 192
Tashbar Of Lakewood
655 Princeton Ave
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 366
Tiferes Bais Yaakov
613 Oak St
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 592
Yeshiva Bais Pinchos
1951 New Central Ave
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 71
Yeshiva Birchas Chaim
915 N Hampshire Ave
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 72
Yeshiva Chayei Olam
1000 Bennett Blvd Unit 8
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 66
Yeshiva Gedolah Meor Hatorah
1015 Park Ave
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 89
Yeshiva K'tana Of Lakewood
120 2nd St
ZIP: 8701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 849
Yeshiva Keren Hatorah
1083 Brook Rd
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 130
Yeshiva Masoras Avos
23 Congress St S
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 259
Yeshiva Nesivos Ohr
525 Oberlin Ave S
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 181
Yeshiva Orchos Chaim
410 Oberlin Ave S
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 835
Yeshiva Oros Yisroel
500 Summer Ave
ZIP: 8701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 24
Yeshiva Shaarei Orah
1990 Swarthmore Ave
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
Yeshiva Toras Aron
285 River Ave
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 686
Yeshiva Toras Chaim
999 Ridge Ave
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 171
Yeshiva Toras Emes
500 Atlantic Ave
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 206
Yeshiva Toras Menachem
1990 Swarthmore Ave
ZIP: 8701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Yeshiva Yesodei Hatorah
2 Yesodei Ct
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
Yeshivas Emek Hatorah
235 Hearth Ct W
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 57
Yeshivas Ohr Yissochor
300 Cross St
ZIP: 8701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
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The Laurel House c1901.

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The Laurel House c1901.

The Laurel House c1901.

The gardens (Georgian Court) ca. 1900

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