Lakewood, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Lakewood, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Lakewood Census Designated Place had a population of 62,791 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Lakewood, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 62,791
Population in Households 60,752
Population in Familes 54,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,039
Population Density2 8,871
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $37,855
Average Household Income $62,423
Per Capita Income $12,620


Total Housing Units 12,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,787 (30.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,930 (63.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 698 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $397,961
Average Home Value $432,008


Total Households 11,717
Average Household Size 5.18
Family Households 9,890
Average Family Size 6
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.89% 1.25%
Households 1.23% 1.17%
Families 1.27% 1.12%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

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, 2018 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 # 13 98th
Population Density # 38 93rd
Diversity Index # 229 58th
Median Household Income # 516 6th
Per Capita Income # 544 0th

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