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Jackson is a township in Ocean County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named for President Andrew Jackson

The latitude of Jackson is 40.083N. The longitude is -74.308W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 92 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 42,816.


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Median household income
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$65,218
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Jackson demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 37. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Jackson attractions: Six Flags Great Adventure, Six Flags Wild Safari, Hurricane Harbor
Historic sites and museums: Prospertown Schoolhouse

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14% of Jackson residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jackson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jackson was $23,981, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Jackson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Jackson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $739.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,498.


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

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The average commute time for Jackson workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 13 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Jackson between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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