Lakewood Township, New Jersey
|Lakewood Township, New Jersey|
|Township of Lakewood|
Map of Lakewood Township in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Lakewood Township, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 23, 1892|
|• Mayor||Menashe Miller (term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Manager||Michael Muscillo|
|• Clerk||Mary Ann Del Mastro|
|• Total||24.982 sq mi (64.703 km2)|
|• Land||24.577 sq mi (63.653 km2)|
|• Water||0.405 sq mi (1.050 km2) 1.62%|
|Area rank||108th of 566 in state
12th of 33 in county
|Elevation||49 ft (15 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2013)||93,592|
|• Rank||7th of 566 in state
1st of 33 in county
|• Density||3,777.7/sq mi (1,458.6/km2)|
|• Density rank||165th of 566 in state
5th of 33 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
Lakewood Township is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census the township had a total population of 92,843, representing an increase of 32,491 (+53.8%) from the 60,352 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 15,304 (+34.0%) from the 45,048 counted in the 1990 Census. The township ranked as the seventh-most-populous municipality in the state in 2010 after having been ranked 22nd in 2000. The sharp increase in population from 2000 to 2010 was led by increases in the township's Orthodox Jewish and Latino communities.
Lakewood was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 23, 1892, from portions of Brick Township. Portions of Howell Township in Monmouth County were annexed to Lakewood Township in 1929.
Lakewood is one of the hubs of Orthodox Judaism and is home to one of the largest yeshivas in the world. The large Orthodox population, comprising more than half of the township's population, wields considerable political clout in the Township, commanding a bloc of about 10,000 votes.
Lakewood CDP (2010 Census population of 53,805), Leisure Village (4,400 as of 2010) and Leisure Village East (4,217 as of 2010) are census designated places (CDPs) and unincorporated communities located within Lakewood Township.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Demographics
- 4 Government
- 5 Sports
- 6 Education
- 7 Commerce
- 8 Transportation
- 9 Attractions
- 10 Notable people
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The earliest documented European settlement of the present Lakewood area was by operators of sawmills, from about 1750 forward. One such sawmill, located at the east end of the present Lake Carasaljo, was known as Three Partners Mill from at least 1789 until at least 1814. From 1815 until 1818, in the same area, Jesse Richards had an iron-smelting operation known as Washington Furnace, using the local bog iron ore. The ironworks were revived in 1833 by Joseph W. Brick, who named the business Bergen Iron Works, which also became the name of the accompanying town. In 1865, the town was renamed Bricksburg in 1865, and in 1880 it was renamed Lakewood and became a fashionable winter resort.
Lakewood's three greatest hotels were the Laurel House (opened in 1880; closed in 1932), the Lakewood Hotel (opened January 1891, closed in 1925), and the Laurel-in-the-Pines (opened December 1891, burned down in 1967). Lakewood's promoters claimed that its winter temperature was usually about ten degrees warmer than that of New York City, but this claim is not substantiated by official Weather Bureau records. During the 1890's, Lakewood was a resort for the rich and famous, and the New York Times devoted a weekly column to the activities of Lakewood society. Grover Cleveland spent the winters of 1891-92 and 1892-93 in a cottage near the Lakewood Hotel, commuting to his business in New York City. George Jay Gould I acquired an estate at Lakewood in 1896, which is now Georgian Court University. John D. Rockefeller bought a property in 1902 which later became Ocean County Park. Lakewood's hotel business remained strong in the 1920's and 1950's, but went into severe decline in the 1960's. In the 1960's, much of the woods and cranberry bogs in the township were replaced by large housing developments. Leisure Village, a condominium retirement development on the south side of Route 70, opened for sale in 1963.
Lakewood Township is located at United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 24.982 square miles (64.703 km2), of which, 24.577 square miles (63.653 km2) of it was land and 0.405 square miles (1.050 km2) of it (1.62%) was water. Lakewood is located within the Coastal Plain, with three-quarters of its area between 20 feet and 80 feet above sea level; its highest point is about 150 feet. The North Branch of the Metedeconk River forms the northern boundary and part of the eastern boundary of the township, while the South Branch runs through the township. A southern portion of the township is drained by the north branch of Kettle Creek. The township has four man-made lakes: three of them, Lake Carasaljo, Lake Manetta, and Lake Shenandoah, on the South Branch of the Metedeconk River, and the fourth, Lake Waddill, on Kettle Creek.(40.077041,-74.200383). According to the
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Lakewood Township has one of the largest Jewish population on a percentage basis for incorporated areas in the U.S. at an estimated 59%.
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 92,843 people, 24,283 households, and 17,362 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,777.7 per square mile (1,458.6/km2). There were 26,337 housing units at an average density of 1,071.6 per square mile (413.7/km2). The racial makeup of the township was 84.33% (78,290) White, 6.35% (5,898) Black or African American, 0.30% (276) Native American, 0.84% (777) Asian, 0.02% (14) Pacific Islander, 6.68% (6,199) from other races, and 1.50% (1,389) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 17.30% (16,062) of the population.
There were 24,283 households, of which 43.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.5% were non-families. 24.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.73 and the average family size was 4.49.
In the township, 41.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 11.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 23.9 years. For every 100 females there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $41,527 (with a margin of error of +/- $1,797) and the median family income was $45,420 (+/- $2,296). Males had a median income of $39,857 (+/- $4,206) versus $32,699 (+/- $2,365) for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,430 (+/- $565). About 21.9% of families and 26.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.0% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 60,352 people, 19,876 households, and 13,356 families residing in the township. The population density was 2,431.8 people per square mile (938.8/km²). There were 21,214 housing units at an average density of 854.8 per square mile (330.0/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 78.77% White, 12.05% African American, 0.17% Native American, 1.39% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.61% from other races, and 2.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.80% of the population.
There were 19,876 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.5% 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 3.64.
In the township the population was spread out with 31.8% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.5 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $35,634, and the median income for a family was $43,806. Males had a median income of $38,967 versus $26,645 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,700. About 15.7% of families and 19.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.9% of those under age 18 and 7.7% of those age 65 or over.
Lakewood Township is governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee. The Township Committee is elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election in a three-year cycle. At an annual reorganization meeting, the Township Committee selects one of its members to serve as Mayor and another as Deputy Mayor.
The township committee exercises all legislative power of the township, except in matters of health, which are done at the Board of Health. In addition, the Committee appoints members to many boards, commissions, and committees. Each member of the township committee serves as a liaison to different divisions, departments, and committees.
The mayor, elected from among the members of the committee, presides at meetings and performs other such duties as the Township Committee may prescribe. The mayor has the power to appoint subcommittees with the consent of the committee. When authorized, he or she executes documents on behalf of the township, makes proclamations concerning holidays and events of interest, and exercises ceremonial power of the Township and other powers conferred upon him by law.
As of 2014[update], the members of the Lakewood Township Committee are Mayor Menashe Miller (R, term on committee ends December 31, 2015; term as mayor ends 2014), Deputy mayor Albert Ackerman (R, term on committee ends 2016; term as deputy mayor ends 2014), Raymond Coles (D, 2014), Steve Langert (R, 2015) and Meir Lichtenstein (D, 2015).
Lakewood Township is served by the Lakewood Police Department (LPD), which provides police protection for the township and has several specialized units. The specialized units include: Traffic and Safety, School Resource Officers, Special Response Team (SWAT), Dive Team, and a Motorcycle patrol and Bicycle Patrol unit in the spring and summer. The current Chief of the Lakewood Police Department is Robert Lawson.
Lakewood Township is served by the Lakewood Fire Department (LFD), a unified combination fire department consisting of five volunteer fire companies, one fire police unit and two paid fire stations which provide fire protection for the township.
The fire department was founded in October 1888. The Board of Fire Commissioners was created in 1896. The first motorized equipment was purchased in 1915. The largest fire in township history occurred on April 20, 1940, when a forest fire destroyed over 50 structures and burned most of the southern half of town. The largest loss of life caused by fire occurred on February 12, 1936, when the Victoria Mansion Hotel, a structure valued at $100,000 located on the southeast corner of Lexington Avenue and Seventh Street, was destroyed and 16 people killed. The largest structure fire in department history occurred on March 29, 1967, when the block-long Laurel in the Pines Hotel was leveled by a suspicious fire that also killed three people. The last fire hose was picked up a week later when the fire was finally declared out.
There are approximately 50 volunteer firefighters which has led to an increase in paid firefighters. It has been speculated that with the dwindling number of volunteers the paid portion of the department will increase and volunteer fire companies will either be condensed or eliminated altogether in the coming years.
The Chief of the Lakewood Fire Department is Steve McNamara.
- Volunteer fire stations
- Lakewood Fire Company No. 1 - Station 64 - 119 First Street
- Rescue Fire Company No. 2 - Station 65 - 1350 Lanes Mills Road
- Junior Hose Company No. 3 - Station 66 - 970 New Hampshire Avenue
- Juinor Hose Company No. 3 - Station 66-1 - 170 Lafayette Boulevard
- Reliance Hose Company No. 4 - Station 67 - 300 River Avenue
- Lakewood Hook & Ladder Company No. 1 - Station 68 - 733 Cedar Bridge Avenue
- Lakewood Fire Police - 40 Clover Street
- Paid fire stations
- Lakewood Fire District No. 1 - Station 74 - 735 Cedar Bridge Avenue
- Lakewood Fire District No. 1 - Station 74-1 - 800 Monmouth Avenue
Lakewood Township is served by three emergency medical services (EMS) entities, which include Lakewood EMS (LEMS), Lakewood First Aid & Emergency Squad (LFAS) and Hatzalah EMS. Each squad is independently operated but cooperate to provide emergency medical services for the township. Lakewood First Aid & Emergency Squad and Hatzolah EMS are volunteer organizations, while Lakewood EMS is a paid municipal service. In the event of a motor vehicle accident, Lakewood First Aid & Emergency Squad are the primary providers of vehicle extrication services for the township and Hatzolah EMS serves as backup.
The three organizations collectively have approximately 100 volunteer and paid EMTs. Hatzolah also has a Paramedic unit by special arrangement with Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation (MONOC).
- Volunteer squads
- Lakewood First Aid & Emergency Squad - Squad 25 - 1555 Pine Street
- Hatzolah EMS - Squad 45 - Monmouth Avenue and 3rd Street, W. County Line Road and Heathwood Avenue
- Paid squads
- Lakewood EMS - Squad 52 - 1555 Pine Street
Federal, state and county representation
New Jersey's Fourth Congressional District is represented by Christopher Smith (R). 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) and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).
The 30th District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Robert Singer (R, Lakewood Township) and in the General Assembly by Sean T. Kean (R, Wall Township) and Dave Rible (R, Wall Township). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Ocean County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders consisting of five members, elected on an at-large basis in partisan elections and serving staggered three-year terms of office, with either one or two seats coming up for election each year as part of the November general election. At an annual reorganization held in the beginning of January, the board chooses a Director and a deputy Director from among its members. As of 2014[update], Ocean County's Freeholders (with department directorship, party affiliation, residence and term-end year listed in parentheses) are Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari (Public Works, Senior Services; R, Toms River, term ends December 31, 2014), Freeholder Deputy Director John C. Bartlett, Jr. (Finance, Parks and Recreation; Pine Beach, 2015), John P. Kelly (Law and Public Safety; Eagleswood Township, 2016), James F. Lacey (Transportation; Brick Township, 2016) and Gerry P. Little (Human Services; Surf City, 2015) Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Scott M. Colabella (R, 2015, Barnegat Light), Sheriff Michael Mastronardy (R, 2016; Toms River) and Surrogate Jeffrey Moran (R, 2018, Beachwood).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 37,925 registered voters in Lakewood Township, of which 6,417 (16.9%) were registered as Democrats, 13,287 (35.0%) were registered as Republicans and 18,202 (48.0%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 19 voters registered to other parties. Among the township's 2010 Census population, 40.8% (vs. 63.2% in Ocean County) were registered to vote, including 70.2% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 82.6% countywide).
In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 69.1% of the vote here (19,173 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 29.7% (8,242 votes) and other candidates with 0.5% (144 votes), among the 27,750 ballots cast by the township's 39,640 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.0%. In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 66.4% of the vote here (16,045 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry with 32.5% (7,852 votes) and other candidates with 0.4% (137 votes), among the 24,152 ballots cast by the township's 35,217 registered voters, for a turnout percentage of 68.6.
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 54.9% of the vote here (10,528 ballots cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 30.8% (5,910 votes), Independent Chris Daggett with 2.6% (506 votes) and other candidates with 0.7% (142 votes), among the 19,171 ballots cast by the township's 37,928 registered voters, yielding a 50.5% turnout.
The Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League, the Single-A minor league baseball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, play at FirstEnergy Park. The BlueClaws have led the league in attendance every year since its formation in 2001, with more than 380,000 fans in the 2001 season, representing an average attendance of more than 6,200 fans per game.
The Lakewood School District serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and is broken up into three different stages of schooling. As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's six schools had an enrollment of 5,251 students and 436.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.04:1. Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are four PreK-6 elementary schools — Ella G. Clarke School with 820 students; Clifton Avenue School with 888 students; Oak Street School with 1,009 students; and Spruce Street School with 842 students - Lakewood Middle School with 637 students in grades 7-8 and Lakewood High School with an enrollment of 1,055 students in grades 9-12.
Georgian Court University is a private, Roman Catholic university located on the shores of Lake Carasaljo. Founded in 1908 by the Sisters of Mercy as a women's college in North Plainfield, New Jersey, the school moved to the former estate of George Jay Gould I in Lakewood in 1924. Women made up 88% of the student population in Fall 2006.
There are many yeshivas and Jewish day schools serving the Orthodox Jewish community, with the school district providing busing to 18,000 students enrolled at 74 yeshivas as of 2011. Beth Medrash Govoha has an enrollment in excess of 5,000, making it one of the world's largest Rabbinical schools.
The non-denominational Calvary Academy serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. The Roman Catholic affiliated Holy Family School serves youth from pre-school through 8th grade under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Trenton.
Urban Enterprise Zone
Portions of Lakewood Township are part of an Urban Enterprise Zone. In addition to other benefits to encourage employment within the Zone, shoppers can take advantage of a reduced 3½% sales tax rate (versus the 7% rate charged statewide) at eligible merchants.
Roads and highways
As of 2010[update], the township had a total of 193.15 miles (310.84 km) of roadways, of which 135.26 miles (217.68 km) were maintained by the municipality, 43.28 miles (69.65 km) by Ocean County, 11.22 miles (18.06 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 3.39 miles (5.46 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.
Major county routes that pass through are CR 526, CR 528 and CR 547. The state and U.S. routes that pass through are Route 70, Route 88 and US Route 9. The Garden State Parkway passes through the eastern part of the municipality , connecting Toms River Township in the south to Brick Township in the north with two interchanges serving Lakewood: Exits 89 and 88.
The Lakewood Bus Terminal is a regional transit hub. New Jersey Transit provides bus service on the 137 and 139 routes to and from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, to Philadelphia on the 317 route, to Newark on the 67 and to Atlantic City on the 559.
- Sister Mary Grace Burns Arboretum, on the campus of Georgian Court University.
- FirstEnergy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws, is a 6,588-seat stadium constructed at a cost of $22 million through funds raised from the township's Urban Enterprise Zone.
- The Strand, local theatre since 1922 that was designed by architect Thomas W. Lamb.
Notable current and former residents of Lakewood Township include:
- Rabbi Yitzchak Abadi (born 1933), posek.
- Morton I. Abramowitz (born 1933), diplomat.
- Val Ackerman (born 1959), first president of the Women's National Basketball Association.
- Joe Baum (1920–1998), restaurateur.
- Spider Bennett (born 1943), professional basketball player in the ABA with the Dallas Chaparrals and Houston Mavericks.
- Rabbi Yisroel Pinchos Bodner, author on various aspects of halakha.
- Brandon Carter (born 1986), offensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- Haakon Chevalier (1901–1985), author, translator, and professor of French literature at the University of California, Berkeley best known for his friendship with physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.
- Rabbi Simcha Bunim Cohen, author.
- Michael Cudlitz (born 1964), actor who has appeared in Southland and Band of Brothers.
- Ngo Dinh Diem (1901–1963), first President of South Vietnam.
- Marc Ecko (born 1972), founder and CEO of *eckō unltd.
- Rabbi Shimon Eider (died 2007), author on halakha and expert on the construction of eruvin.
- Dick Estelle (born 1942), pitcher who played for the San Francisco Giants.
- George Jay Gould I (1864–1923), financier and railroad executive, whose estate became Georgian Court University.
- Serge Jaroff (1896–1985), conductor, composer and founder of the Don Cossack Chorus.
- Stan Kasten (born 1952), President and part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and former President of the Washington Nationals, Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers.
- Edith Kingdon (1864–1921), actress wife of George Jay Gould I.
- Rabbi Aharon Kotler (1891–1962), founder of the Beth Medrash Govoha yeshiva and a pre-eminent authority on Torah in the 20th Century among Haredi Jews.
- Rabbi Shneur Kotler (1918–1982), rosh yeshiva of Beth Medrash Govoha.
- Cliff Kresge (born 1968), professional golfer.
- Meir Lichtenstein, first Haredi mayor in the U.S. of a municipality with a significant non-Jewish population.
- Joseph Mayer (1877–1942), Mayor of Belmar, New Jersey who later served on the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
- Charles W. Morse (1856-1933), Wall Street speculator.
- Loren Murchison (1898–1979), Olympic athlete who won gold medals in 1920 and 1924 in the 4x100m relay event.
- Haydn Proctor (1903–1996), member of the New Jersey Senate.
- Rabbi Yosef Reinman, author who has written about inter-community dialogue within Judaism.
- John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937), industrialist and philanthropist, had an estate in Lakewood, as well as other homes in Ohio, New York, and Florida. His family donated a large tract of land it owned in Lakewood to Ocean County, where the County built the current Ocean County Park on Route 88, Lakewood.
- Robert Schmertz (1926–1975), founder and CEO of Leisure Technology Corp. and former owner of the Portland Trail Blazers and Boston Celtics.
- Armin Shimerman (born 1949), actor, best known for playing the Ferengi bartender Quark in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
- Arthur Siegel (1923–1994), songwriter.
- Robert Singer (born 1947), member of the New Jersey Senate and former Mayor of Lakewood Township.
- J. R. Smith (born 1985), NBA basketball player who plays for New York Knicks.
- Lew Soloff (born 1944), jazz trumpeter.
- Yisroel Taplin, author of The Date Line in Halacha.
- Penina Taylor, counter-missionary speaker.
- Steve Tisch (born 1948), film producer and Chairman of the New York Giants.
- Charles Waterhouse (born 1924), artist.
- Mookie Wilson (born 1956), baseball player, mostly notably with the New York Mets.
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- "The Beleaguered Man", Time (magazine), April 4, 1955. Accessed March 27, 2008. "For the best part of two years (1951-1953) he made his home at the Maryknoll Junior Seminary in Lakewood, N.J.. often going down to Washington to buttonhole State Department men and Congressmen and urge them not to support French colonialism."
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- Lakewood Branch of Ocean County Library
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