Lakehurst, New Jersey

Lakehurst, New Jersey

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Lakehurst, New Jersey
settlement_type = Borough
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map_caption = Map of Lakehurst in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.

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map_caption1 = Census Bureau map of Lakehurst, New Jersey

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = New Jersey
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Ocean
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government_type = Borough
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Timothy Borsetti, (R, 2011)
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established_title = Incorporated
established_date = April 7, 1921

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area_total_km2 = 2.6
area_land_km2 = 2.4
area_water_km2 = 0.2
area_total_sq_mi = 1.0
area_land_sq_mi = 0.9
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1

population_as_of = 2006
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population_total = 2674
population_density_km2 = 1055.6
population_density_sq_mi = 2733.9

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes = [Gnis|885270|Borough of Lakehurst, Geographic Names Information System, accessed October 18, 2007.]
elevation_m = 21
elevation_ft = 69
latd = 40 |latm = 0 |lats = 47 |latNS = N
longd = 74 |longm = 19 |longs = 13 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 08733, 08755, 08759
area_code = 732
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 34-37770GR|2 [ [ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey] , Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.]
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blank1_info = 0885270GR|3
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Lakehurst is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,522.

Lakehurst was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 7, 1921, from portions of Manchester Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 24, 1921."The Story of New Jersey's Civil Boundaries: 1606-1968", John P. Snyder, Bureau of Geology and Topography; Trenton, New Jersey; 1969. p. 203.]


Lakehurst is located at coor dms|40|0|47|N|74|19|13|W|city (40.013066, -74.320390)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (8.91%) is water. The town's lake, Lake Horicon, is a man made lake.


estimate= 2674
estref= [ Census data for Lakehurst borough] , United States Census Bureau, accessed August 14, 2007.]
footnote=Population 1930 - 1990. [ [ New Jersey Resident Population by Municipality: 1930 - 1990] , Workforce New Jersey Public Information Network. Accessed March 1, 2007.]
As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 2,522 people, 870 households, and 662 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,733.9 people per square mile (1,058.4/km²). There were 961 housing units at an average density of 1,041.7/sq mi (403.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 84.22% White, 7.85% African American, 0.63% Native American, 2.34% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.74% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.97% of the population.

There were 870 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.5% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.9% were non-families. 19.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.90 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the borough the population was spread out with 30.6% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $43,567, and the median income for a family was $48,833. Males had a median income of $35,403 versus $26,667 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,390. About 4.4% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.


The town of Lakehurst first reached international fame as a winter resort around the turn of the 20th century, following the opening of the Pine Tree Inn in 1898. In 1911, the rope factory in the town burned down, prompting the formation of a volunteer fire department.

Lakehurst is frequently cited as the site of the "Hindenburg" disaster, when on May 6, 1937, the German zeppelin "Hindenburg" caught fire at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. In fact, the Hindenburg exploded over portions of Manchester Township, not Lakehurst. None of the Lakehurst Naval Air Station lies within the Borough of Lakehurst.


Local government

Lakehurst is governed under the Borough form of New Jersey municipal government. The government consists of a Mayor and a Borough Council comprising six council members, with all positions elected at large. A Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The Borough Council consists of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year. ["2005 New Jersey Legislative District Data Book", Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, April 2005, p. 49.]

The Mayor of Lakehurst Borough is Timothy Borsetti (R, December 31, 2007). Members of the Lakehurst Borough Council are Council President Harry Robbins (2009), James Davis (2009), Pat Ford (R, 2008), Sidney Hooper (R, 2008), Glenn McComas (R, 2010) and Steven Oglesby (R, 2010). [ [ Governing Body] , Lakehurst Borough. Accessed June 8, 2008.] [ [ 2008 Elected Officials of Ocean County] , Ocean County, New Jersey. p. 5. Accessed June 8, 2008.]

Federal, state and county representation

Lakehurst is in the Fourth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 9th Legislative District. [ [ 2006 New Jersey Citizen's Guide to Government] , New Jersey League of Women Voters, p. 59. Accessed August 30, 2006.]


The Lakehurst School District serves students in public school for kindergarten through eighth grade. Lakehurst Elementary School had an enrollment of 487 students in the 2005-06 school year. [ [ Data for the Lakehurst Elementary School] , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 8, 2008.]

Approximately 180 public school students from Lakehurst Borough attend Manchester Township High School in Manchester Township, as part of a sending/receiving relationship with the Manchester Township School District. [ [ About Our School District] , Manchester Township School District. Accessed August 1, 2008. "We are also the receiving district for approximately 180 high school students from neighboring Lakehurst Borough."]


New Jersey Route 70 is the main highway through the borough, which lies at the western end of New Jersey Route 37. County Route 547 connects from the North after paralleling the eastern edge of Lakehurst Naval Air Station.

Lakehurst is located on the former Central Railroad of New Jersey Southern Division Main Line. The Barnegat Branch formerly extended from Lakehurst through Toms River and Beachwood down to Barnegat.

Lakehurst is being considered as the southern terminus of the planned New Jersey Transit Monmouth-Ocean-Middlesex Line, which would closely follow the CNJ line.

Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Lakehurst include:
*Juice Newton (1952-), Grammy Award-winning American pop music and country singer. ["TAKE FIVE: juice newton", "Las Vegas Sun", January 2, 2007. Accessed January 2, 2008. "Newton, a 54-year-old native of Lakehurst, NJ, performs Friday through Sunday".]

*Norbert Basil MacLean III (1971-), dual American-Australian citizen and U.S. Navy veteran who pioneered equal access to the Supreme Court for U. S. Armed Forces members. [ [ "Bill Offers Troops Way to Appeal"] , by Rick Rogers, "San Diego Union Tribune", July 26, 2007]


External links

* [ Lakehurst Borough web site]
* [ Lakehurst Elementary School]
*NJReportCard|29|2500|0|Lakehurst Elementary School
* [ Data for the Lakehurst Elementary School] , National Center for Education Statistics
* [ Manchester Township High School]

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