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Lakehurst is a borough in Ocean County, in the New York metro area.

The latitude of Lakehurst is 40.014N. The longitude is -74.311W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 59 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,582.


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Median household income
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$43,567
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lakehurst demographic reports
Iron-making center during the Revolution. Federal Forge produced cannon balls for Washington's troops
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Lakehurst received national attention for the 1937 crash of the Hindenburg, a disaster which marked the end of transatlantic airships
Well-known residents have included:
· Juice Newton, country singer
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Horicon
Historic sites and museums: Naval Air Engineering Station at Lakehurst

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18% of Lakehurst residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lakehurst ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakehurst was $18,390, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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8% of Lakehurst residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lakehurst, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $699.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,156.


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Ocean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakehurst political report.

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The average commute time for Lakehurst workers is 26 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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