Lakewood, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lakewood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Lakewood Census Designated Place had a population of 60,534 as of July 1, 2017. Lakewood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lakewood is located at latitude 40.094 and longitude -74.2115 in Ocean County. The formal boundaries for the Lakewood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Ocean County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 72 feet.

The Lakewood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390031) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lakewood Census Designated Place is located within Township of Lakewood, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ocean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lakewood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lakewood: Bergen Works, Bricksburg, Washington Furnace.

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Lakewood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 60,534
Daytime Population: Workers 14,824
Daytime Population: Residents 42,610
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,434
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 58,506
Population in Familes 52,705
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,028
Population Density2 8,552
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $36,223
Average Household Income $57,715
Per Capita Income $11,861


Total Housing Units 12,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,573 (29.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,807 (65.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 629 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $390,396
Average Home Value $426,632


Total Households 11,380
Average Household Size 5.14
Family Households 9,618
Average Family Size 5
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.64% 0.98%
Households 0.99% 0.91%
Families 1.05% 0.87%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Lakewood, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lakewood to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 98th
Population Density # 40 93rd
Diversity Index # 224 59th
Median Household Income # 516 6th
Per Capita Income # 545 0th

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