Lakewood Township is Located in
Ocean County New Jersey
Lakewood Township is a
township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United
States 2000 Census, the township had a total population of 60,352.
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
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 nearly half of the township's population, wields considerable
political clout in Lakewood Township, commanding a bloc of about 10,000
Lakewood CDP (2000 Census population of 36,065), Leisure Village (1,785)
and Leisure Village East (1,594) are census-designated places and
unincorporated areas located within Lakewood Township.
Lakewood was known as one of the New York City region's winter resorts
at the turn of the 1900s. This was due to a pocket of climate that was
believed to be 3 to 5 degrees warmer than the City. Its Lake Carasaljo
and surrounding pine trees made for a picturesque holiday. The
Rockefeller family had an estate which has been turned into Ocean County
Park. The Jay Gould Estate is now Georgian Court University. Parts of
The Amityville Horror were filmed there.
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