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

The latitude of Lakewood is 40.097N. The longitude is -74.218W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 74,517.


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Median household income
Local
$35,634
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lakewood demographic reports
Lakewood is on the Metedeconk River
Former and merged names include:
· Bricksburg
Became a popular winter resort in the late 19th century, attracting such visitors as Rudyard Kipling and President Grover Cleveland

Joe Louis trained here before his fight with Max Schmeling

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 194. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· John D. Rockefeller, industrialist
Nearby parks & recreation: Allaire State Park, Ocean County Park, Lake Shenandoah County Park
Sports teams: BlueClaws (minor league baseball)
Colleges and universities: Georgian Court University

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8% of Lakewood residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lakewood ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakewood was $16,700, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Lakewood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lakewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $740.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,260.


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Libraries in Lakewood include Lakewood Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Lakewood workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 31 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lakewood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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