Lakewood, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
68,555
2.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
17.5
2.34% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
30.1%
8.85% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$54,826
4.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$604,600
16.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
18,331
0.554% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lakewood, NJ had a population of 68.6k people with a median age of 17.5 and a median household income of $54,826. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lakewood, NJ grew from 66,752 to 68,555, a 2.7% increase and its median household income grew from $52,222 to $54,826, a 4.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.8%), Other (Hispanic) (4.93%), White (Hispanic) (3.08%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%).

None of the households in Lakewood, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.5% of the residents in Lakewood, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lakewood, NJ are Beth Medrash Govoha (1,225 degrees awarded in 2022), Georgian Court University (670 degrees), and Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel (33 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lakewood, NJ was $604,600, and the homeownership rate was 38.6%.

Most people in Lakewood, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Lakewood, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lakewood, NJ is home to a population of 68.6k people, from which 95.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.61% of Lakewood, NJ residents were born outside of the country (5.9k people).

In 2022, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.1k people) in Lakewood, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.38k Other (Hispanic) and 2.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.5%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.5% of Lakewood, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lakewood, NJ was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lakewood, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    58.1k ± 3.15k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    3.38k ± 1.84k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.11k ± 713
11.7%
Hispanic Population
8.01k people

In 2022, there were 17.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (58.1k people) in Lakewood, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.38k Other (Hispanic) and 2.11k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.7% of the people in Lakewood, NJ are hispanic (8.01k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lakewood, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.61%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.9k people
8.48%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.66k people

As of 2022, 8.61% of Lakewood, NJ residents (5.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lakewood, NJ was 8.48%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    144 ± 140
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    90 ± 90
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    55 ± 85

Lakewood, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lakewood, NJ employs 18.3k people. The largest industries in Lakewood, NJ are Educational Services (4,917 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,700 people), and Retail Trade (2,213 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($100,757), Finance & Insurance ($61,406), and Public Administration ($58,528).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

18.3k
2022 Value
± 1,273
0.554%
1 Year growth
± 9.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lakewood, NJ grew at a rate of 0.554%, from 18.2k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lakewood, NJ, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,867 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,649 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,261 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lakewood, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

18.3k
2022 Value
± 1,273
0.554%
1 Year growth
± 9.92%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lakewood, NJ grew at a rate of 0.554%, from 18.2k employees to 18.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lakewood, NJ, are Educational Services (4,917 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,700 people), and Retail Trade (2,213 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lakewood, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Lakewood, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,111
Median earning men ± $6,659
$26,316
Median earning women ± $1,912

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($165,088), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,705), and Public Administration ($66,176).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($57,639), Manufacturing ($46,107), and Wholesale Trade ($45,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lakewood, NJ awarded 2,069 degrees. The student population of Lakewood, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 9,320 male students and 1,639 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lakewood, NJ are White (1,822 and 89.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (85 and 4.17%), Unknown (57 and 2.8%), and Black or African American (45 and 2.21%).

The largest universities in Lakewood, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Beth Medrash Govoha (1,225 and 59.2%), Georgian Court University (670 and 32.4%), and Yeshiva Gedola Tiferes Yerachmiel (33 and 1.59%).

The most popular majors in Lakewood, NJ are Talmudic Studies (1,374 and 66.4%), Registered Nursing (142 and 6.86%), and General Psychology (60 and 2.9%).

The median tuition cost in Lakewood, NJ for private four year colleges is $9,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lakewood, NJ, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 26.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 10,959 (85% men and 15% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 10,959 students enrolled in Lakewood, NJ, 85% men and 15% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,952 records, of which 10.1% were women and 89.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 510 degrees awarded
  3. 142 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lakewood, NJ was General Psychology with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lakewood, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,225 degrees awarded
  2. 670 degrees awarded
  3. 33 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Beth Medrash Govoha with 1,225 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,531 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lakewood, NJ, which is 2.85 times more than the 538 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,822 degrees mean that there were 21.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 85 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($11,750) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lakewood, NJ was $604,600 in 2022, which is 2.14 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $519,500 to $604,600, a 16.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Lakewood, NJ is 38.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lakewood, NJ have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lakewood, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lakewood, NJ is $54,826. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Lakewood, NJ was Census Tract 7154.01 with a value of $100,333, followed by Census Tract 7156 and Census Tract 7153.01, with respective values of $73,490 and $46,283.

Property

$604,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$36,078
$5,222
Median Property Taxes
±$685

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lakewood, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

38.6%
Homeownership
2022
58.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 38.6% of the housing units in Lakewood, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 39%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7154.01
  2. Census Tract 7156
  3. Census Tract 7153.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lakewood, NJ was Census Tract 7154.01 with a value of $100,333, followed by Census Tract 7156 and Census Tract 7153.01, with respective values of $73,490 and $46,283.

The following map shows all of the places in Lakewood, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$54,826
Median Household Income
± $6,837
13.5k
Number of Households
± 1,148

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.5k households in Lakewood, NJ grew to $54,826 from the previous year's value of $52,222.

The following chart displays the households in Lakewood, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lakewood, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (61.9%)
  2. Carpooled (17.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.9%)

In 2022, 61.9% of workers in Lakewood, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.2%) and those who worked at home (12.9%).

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lakewood, NJ have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.69% of the workforce in Lakewood, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

30.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lakewood, NJ (20.2k out of 66.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lakewood, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95% of the population of Lakewood, NJ has health coverage, with 21.4% on employee plans, 52.4% on Medicaid, 4.28% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 0.0764% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ocean County, NJ see 2390 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.49% increase from the previous year (2332 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1612 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 565 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,390 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ocean County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Ocean County, NJ see an average of 2,390 patients per year. This represents a 2.49% increase from the previous year (2,332 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ocean County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 53% under 18 years, 21.8% between 18 and 34 years, 20.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 4.83% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.04%
Uninsured
21.4%
Employer Coverage
52.4%
Medicaid
4.28%
Medicare
16.9%
Non-Group
0.0764%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lakewood, NJ declined by 8.26% from 5.49% to 5.04%.

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