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Hazlet, New Jersey
Township
Township of Hazlet
Map of Hazlet Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Hazlet Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hazlet, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hazlet, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°25′32″N 74°10′07″W / 40.425627°N 74.16869°W / 40.425627; -74.16869Coordinates: 40°25′32″N 74°10′07″W / 40.425627°N 74.16869°W / 40.425627; -74.16869[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated February 25, 1848 as Raritan Township
Renamed November 28, 1967 as Hazlet Township
Named for Dr. John Hazlett
Government[6]
 • Type Township
 • Mayor Joseph Belasco (term ends December 31, 2014)[3]
 • Administrator Brian J. Valentino[4]
 • Clerk Evelyn A. Grandi[5]
Area[2]
 • Total 5.675 sq mi (14.698 km2)
 • Land 5.557 sq mi (14.392 km2)
 • Water 0.118 sq mi (0.306 km2)  2.08%
Area rank 265th of 566 in state
19th of 53 in county[2]
Elevation[7] 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2010 Census)[8][9][10]
 • Total 20,334
 • Estimate (2013)[11] 20,223
 • Rank 127th of 566 in state
10th of 53 in county[12]
 • Density 3,659.4/sq mi (1,412.9/km2)
 • Density rank 174th of 566 in state
18th of 53 in county[12]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07730[13][14]
Area code(s) 732[15]
FIPS code 3402530690[16][2][17]
GNIS feature ID 0882120[18][2]
Website www.hazlettwp.org

Hazlet is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 20,334,[8][9][10] reflecting a decline of 1,044 (-4.9%) from the 21,378 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 598 (-2.7%) from the 21,976 counted in the 1990 Census.[19]

What is now Hazlet Township was originally incorporated as Raritan Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 25, 1848, from portions of Middletown Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Holmdel Township (February 23, 1857), Matawan Township (also February 23, 1857, now Aberdeen Township), Keyport (March 17, 1870), Keansburg (March 26, 1917) and Union Beach (March 16, 1925). The township was renamed "Hazlet Township" as of November 28, 1967, based on the results of a referendum held on November 7, 1967.[20] Hazlet derived its name from a Dr. John Hazlett who had an estate in Raritan Township near the Keyport-Holmdel Turnpike, now Holmdel Road.[21]

Hazlet is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, an effort by nine municipalities in northern Monmouth County to reinvigorate the area's economy by emphasizing the traditional downtowns, dense residential neighborhoods, maritime history, and the natural beauty of the Raritan Bayshore coastline.

Geography[edit]

Hazlet Township is located at 40°25′32″N 74°10′07″W / 40.425627°N 74.16869°W / 40.425627; -74.16869 (40.425627,-74.16869). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 5.675 square miles (14.698 km2), of which, 5.557 square miles (14.392 km2) of it is land and 0.118 square miles (0.306 km2) of it (2.08%) is water.[1][2] Hazlet Township is roughly 37 miles (60 km) south of Manhattan and 56 miles (90 km) northeast of Philadelphia.

Unincorporated communities within Hazlet include Centerville, Mechanicsville, South Keyport and West Keansburg.[22]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 4,198
1860 2,979 * −29.0%
1870 3,443 * 15.6%
1880 3,891 13.0%
1890 1,368 −64.8%
1900 1,524 11.4%
1910 1,583 3.9%
1920 1,659 * 4.8%
1930 1,568 * −5.5%
1940 1,662 6.0%
1950 2,763 66.2%
1960 15,334 455.0%
1970 22,239 45.0%
1980 23,013 3.5%
1990 21,976 −4.5%
2000 21,378 −2.7%
2010 20,334 −4.9%
Est. 2013 20,223 [11] −0.5%
Population sources:
1850-1920[23] 1850-1870[24]
1850[25] 1870[26] 1880-1890[27]
1890-1910[28] 1910-1930[29]
1930-1990[30] 2000[31][32] 2010[8][9][10]
* = Lost territory in previous decade.[20]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 20,334 people, 7,140 households, and 5,526 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,659.4 per square mile (1,412.9 /km2). There were 7,417 housing units at an average density of 1,334.8 per square mile (515.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 91.93% (18,694) White, 1.48% (301) Black or African American, 0.07% (15) Native American, 3.40% (691) Asian, 0.01% (3) Pacific Islander, 1.58% (322) from other races, and 1.51% (308) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.87% (1,601) of the population.[8]

There were 7,140 households, of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.26.[8]

In the township, 22.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.3 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.3 males.[8]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $89,415 (with a margin of error of +/- $5,891) and the median family income was $102,743 (+/- $5,511). Males had a median income of $71,710 (+/- $5,920) versus $53,371 (+/- $2,532) for females. The per capita income for the township was $33,051 (+/- $1,340). About 1.2% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.[33]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[16] there were 21,378 people, 7,244 households, and 5,802 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,802.3 people per square mile (1,468.7/km²). There were 7,406 housing units at an average density of 1,317.2 per square mile (508.8/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.17% White, 1.10% African American, 0.06% Native American, 3.39% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.87% of the population.[31][32]

There were 7,244 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.32.[31][32]

In the township the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.[31][32]

The median income for a household in the township was $65,697, and the median income for a family was $71,361. Males had a median income of $51,776 versus $32,439 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,262. About 2.3% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.[31][32]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Hazlet is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government by a five-member Committee. Township Committee members are elected at-large by the voters on a partisan basis in the November general election to serve three-year staggered terms, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year on a cyclical basis. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are elected annually by the Committee from among its five members.[6]

As of 2014, members of the Hazlet Township Committee are Mayor Joseph Belasco (D, term on committee and as mayor ends December 31, 2014), Deputy Mayor James DiNardo (D, 2015; term as deputy mayor ends 2014), Scott Aagre (R, 2016), Barbara Ronchetti (D, 2015) and Michael C. Sachs (R, 2016).[34][35][36][37][36]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Hazlet Township is located in the 6th Congressional District[38] and is part of New Jersey's 13th state legislative district.[9][39][40]

New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch).[41] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[42][43] and Bob Menendez (D, North Bergen).[44][45]

For the 2014-2015 Session, the 13th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph M. Kyrillos (R, Middletown Township) and in the General Assembly by Amy Handlin (R, Middletown Township) and Declan O'Scanlon (R, Little Silver).[46] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[47] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[48]

Monmouth County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members who are elected at-large to serve three year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects one of its members to serve as Director and another as Deputy Director.[49] As of 2014, Monmouth County's Freeholders are Freeholder Director Lillian G. Burry (R, Colts Neck Township; term ends December 31, 2014),[50] Freeholder Deputy Director Gary J. Rich, Sr. (R, Spring Lake; 2014),[51] Thomas A. Arnone (R, Neptune City; 2016),[52] John P. Curley (R, Middletown Township; 2015)[53] and Serena DiMaso (R, Holmdel Township; 2016).[54][55] Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk M. Claire French (Wall Township),[56] Sheriff Shaun Golden (Farmingdale)[57] and Surrogate Rosemarie D. Peters (Middletown Township).[58]

Politics[edit]

As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 13,685 registered voters in Hazlet Township, of which 3,679 (26.9%) were registered as Democrats, 2,606 (19.0%) were registered as Republicans and 7,388 (54.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 12 voters registered to other parties.[59]

In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 54.0% of the vote here (5,732 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 43.5% (4,618 votes) and other candidates with 1.3% (139 votes), among the 10,617 ballots cast by the township's 14,345 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.0%.[60] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 56.2% of the vote here (5,756 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 42.7% (4,375 votes) and other candidates with 0.6% (86 votes), among the 10,249 ballots cast by the township's 13,777 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 74.4.[61]

In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 65.7% of the vote here (4,517 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 26.2% (1,805 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 6.1% (420 votes) and other candidates with 1.3% (87 votes), among the 6,877 ballots cast by the township's 13,927 registered voters, yielding a 49.4% turnout.[62]

Education[edit]

The Hazlet Township Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 8 schools had an enrollment of 3,220 students and 264.6 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.17:1.[63] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[64]) are Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center[65] (280 students in PreK-K) Lilian Drive Elementary School[66] (271; 1-4), Middle Road Elementary School[67] (324; 1-4), Raritan Valley Elementary School[68] (303; 1-4), Beers Street Elementary School[69] (285; 5-6), Cove Road Elementary School[70] (226; 5-6), Hazlet Middle School[71] for (497; 7-8) and Raritan High School[72] (1,034; 9-12).[73][74]

Transportation[edit]

The township had a total of 77.19 miles (124.23 km) of roadways, of which 67.20 miles (108.15 km) are maintained by the municipality, 4.41 miles (7.10 km) by Monmouth County and 4.39 miles (7.07 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.[75]

Both Route 35 and Route 36 are within Hazlet Township's borders. The Garden State Parkway also runs through and provides easy access to the Jersey Shore or city destinations.[76] The Parkway's interchange 117, labeled for Keyport / Hazlet, is located within the township.[77]

Public transportation[edit]

Commuter train service is available at the Hazlet station[78] on the North Jersey Coast Line to Hoboken Terminal, Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.[79]

New Jersey Transit provides local bus service on the 817 route.[80]

Through rail freight service is provided by Conrail Shared Assets Operations, which provides freight service between South Amboy and Lakehurst via Red Bank.

Historical events[edit]

Hazlet was the site of the last drive-in movie theater in New Jersey, the Route 35 Drive-In, which closed in 1991,[81] until the Delsea Drive-In in Vineland reopened in 2004.[82]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Hazlet include:

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