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Jackson Township, New Jersey
—  Township  —
Official seal of Jackson Township, New Jersey
Seal
Motto: A Place for All Seasons
Map of Jackson Township in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Jackson Township, New Jersey
Coordinates: 40°05′35″N 74°21′22″W / 40.093077, -74.35618Coordinates: 40°05′35″N 74°21′22″W / 40.093077, -74.35618
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Ocean
Incorporated March 6, 1844
Government[1]
 • Type Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)
 • Mayor Michael Reina (term ends June 30, 2014)[2]
 • Administrator Jose "Joey" Torres[3]
Area[4]
 • Total 100.624 sq mi (260.616 km2)
 • Land 99.244 sq mi (257.041 km2)
 • Water 1.380 sq mi (3.575 km2)  1.37%
Elevation[5] 92 ft (28 m)
Population (2010 Census)[6][7][8]
 • Total 54,856
 • Density 552.7/sq mi (213.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08527[9]
Area code(s) 732/848
FIPS code 34-34680[10][11]
GNIS feature ID 0882079[12]
Website http://www.jacksontwpnj.net

Jackson Township, named after Andrew Jackson, is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population had increased to a record high of 54,856.[7] Jackson's most famous attraction is Six Flags Great Adventure, which as of 2010 is home to the tallest roller coaster in the world: Kingda Ka.[13] Jackson is also home to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Wild Safari.

Jackson Township was incorporated as a township by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1844, from portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township), Freehold Township and Upper Freehold Township, while the area was still part of Monmouth County, New Jersey. It became part of the newly created Ocean County on February 15, 1850. Portions of the township were taken to form Plumsted Township on March 11, 1845.[14]

Vista Center is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Jackson Township.[15] Cassville is an unincorporated area within the township.[16]

Geography[]

Jackson Township is located at 40°05′35″N 74°21′22″W / 40.093077, -74.35618 (40.093077,-74.35618). According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 100.624 square miles (260.616 km2), of which, 99.244 square miles (257.041 km2) of it is land and 1.380 square miles (3.575 km2) of it (1.37%) is water.[17][4] Jackson is the largest city by area in Ocean County.

Near Six Flags is the Jackson Premium Outlets, a major retail outlet center with 70 stores and a gross leasable area of 285,719 square feet (26,544.2 m2).[18][19]

Climate data for Jackson, NJ
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 41
(5)
44
(7)
51
(11)
61
(16)
71
(22)
80
(27)
85
(29)
83
(28)
77
(25)
67
(19)
57
(14)
46
(8)
63.6
(17.5)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
24
(−4)
30
(−1)
39
(4)
49
(9)
59
(15)
64
(18)
62
(17)
55
(13)
43
(6)
35
(2)
27
(−3)
42.4
(5.8)
Precipitation inches (mm) 3.92
(99.6)
3.30
(83.8)
4.79
(121.7)
4.07
(103.4)
3.73
(94.7)
3.80
(96.5)
4.60
(116.8)
4.69
(119.1)
3.79
(96.3)
3.90
(99.1)
4.11
(104.4)
4.51
(114.6)
49.21
(1,249.9)
Source: http://www.weather.com/weather/wxclimatology/monthly/08527

Demographics[]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1930 1,719
1940 2,153 25.2%
1950 3,513 63.2%
1960 5,939 69.1%
1970 18,276 207.7%
1980 25,644 40.3%
1990 33,233 29.6%
2000 42,816 28.8%
2010 54,856 28.1%
Population sources:1910-1930[20]
1930-1990[21] 2000[22][23] 2010[7][24][8]

2010 Census[]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 54,856 people, 19,417 households, and 15,048 families residing in the township. The population density was 552.7 inhabitants per square mile (213.4 /km2). There were 20,342 housing units at an average density of 205.0 per square mile (79.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the township was 88.90% (48,765) White, 4.86% (2,664) African American, 0.10% (57) Native American, 2.95% (1,616) Asian, 0.03% (18) Pacific Islander, 1.27% (696) from other races, and 1.90% (1,040) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.83% (4,295) of the population.[7]

There were 19,417 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.21.[7]

In the township the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 29.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.6 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.[7]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $86,327 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,941) and the median family income was $96,171 (+/- $2,734). Males had a median income of $68,985 (+/- $4,126) versus $45,714 (+/- $2,238) for females. The per capita income for the township was $34,521 (+/- $912). About 2.8% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.4% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.[25]

2000 Census[]

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 42,816 people, 14,176 households, and 11,269 families residing in the township. The population density was 427.9 people per square mile (165.2/km²). There were 14,640 housing units at an average density of 146.3 per square mile (56.5/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.26% White, 3.90% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.06% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.78% of the population.[22][23]

There were 14,176 households out of which 44.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.7% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.5% were non-families. 16.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.99 and the average family size was 3.38.[22][23]

In the township the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 34.2% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males.[22][23]

The median income for a household in the township was $65,218, and the median income for a family was $71,045. Males had a median income of $51,276 versus $33,882 for females. The per capita income for the township was $23,981. About 2.5% of families and 3.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.[22][23]

Transportation[]

CR 527, CR 528, CR 547, CR 537, CR 526, and CR 571 pass through the township. CR 539 also passes through the township, but in the southwest corner, for less than half a mile. Interstate 195 is a major artery that travels through the northern section of Jackson (it just so happens that Jackson is the only municipality in Ocean County that hosts any interstate). While the expressway travels into Howell and Millstone Townships, it is also a vital link for Six Flags since it grants access to the Garden State Parkway, Interstate 295 and the New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95).

New Jersey Transit bus service is provided on the 139 to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, and to Philadelphia on the 317 route.[26]

Government[]

Local government[]

As of July 1, 2006, Jackson Township adopted the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) form of government, with a Mayor and five-member Township Council elected at-large in nonpartisan elections. The Mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. Council members serve four-year terms on a staggered basis, with two or three seats coming up for election in even years. The Council selects a President and a Vice President from among its members. Until 2006, Jackson Township as governed under the Township form of government with a five-member Township Committee, whose members were elected directly by the voters in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with one or two seats coming up for election each year.[1]

As of|2012, the Mayor of Jackson Township is Michael Reina (2014). Township Council members are Council President Ken Bressi (2012), Council Vice President Ann Updegrave (2014), Michael Kafton (2012), Scott Martin (2014) and Roberta "Bobbie" Rivere (2012).[27][28]

Public Safety Departments[]

Police Department

Jackson Township has its own Police Department which was established in 1946 and which operates out of the Municipal Justice Complex. Chief of Police Matthew D. Kunz.[29]

Fire Department

Jackson Township currently has four fire districts and an industrial fire department:

  • Station 54 - Jackson Mills Fire Co./Jackson Fire District No. 4 (Combination Volunteer/Career) Chief Robert Haskins
  • Station 55 - Jackson Township Fire Co. No. 1/Jackson Twp Fire District No. 3 (Combination Volunteer/Career) Chief Timothy Carson
  • Station 56 - Cassville Fire Co./Jackson Fire District No. 2 (Combination Volunteer/Career) Chief Adam Poppe
  • Station 57 - Whitesville Fire Co./Jackson Fire District No. 1 (Combination Volunteer/Career [contract for personnel from Fire District No. 3]) Chief Scott Rauch
  • Station 58 - Six Flags Great Adventure Fire Department Chief Edward Zakar (Career)
Fire Bureau

Jackson Township has two Fire Bureaus that enforce the NJ Uniform Fire Safety Act:

Jackson Bureau of Fire Prevention District 4 Fire Official John Burmiester Jr.

Jackson Bureau of Fire Safety Fire Districts 1, 2 and 3 Fire Official Frank McDonnell

Emergency Medical Services

Currently emergency medical services are provided by a combination of an independent volunteer first aid squad and a private third party contractor.

  • Quality Medical Transport (units 103,159,155) covers EMS calls from 5AM-6PM - Manager Sal Murante
  • Jackson Township First Aid Squad (Squad 22) covers EMS calls from 6PM-5AM - Captain Al Couceiro
  • Six Flags Great Adventure EMS (Squad 80) covers EMS calls within the park during park operating hours.

Advanced life support E.M.S., (i.e., paramedics or "Mobile Intensive Care Units"), is provided by hospital providers under a statewide system mandated by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Jackson Township is served primarily by MONOC paramedic units.

Federal, state and county representation[]

Jackson Township is in the 4th Congressional district[30] and is part of New Jersey's 12th state legislative district.[24][31]

Template:NJ Congress 04 New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).

Template:NJ Legislative 12 The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham).[32] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[33]

Template:NJ Ocean County Freeholders

Politics[]

On the national and state levels, Jackson leans strongly toward the Republican Party. In the 2004 Presidential Election, In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 58.7% of the vote in Jackson Township (12,451 cast), ahead of Democrat John Kerry, who received around 39.9% (8,458 votes), with 21,202 ballots cast among the township's 29,329 registered voters, for a turnout of 72.3%..[34] In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 55.2% of the vote (14,069 cast), ahead of Democrat John Kerry, who received around 43.0% (10,951 votes), with 25,480 ballots cast among the township's 34,749 registered voters, for a turnout of 73.3%.[35] In the 2009 Gubernatorial Election, Republican Chris Christie received 66.8% of the vote (11,564 cast), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine, who received around 26.7% (4,620 votes), with 17,315 ballots cast among the township's 34,318 registered voters, for a turnout of 50.5%.[36]

Education[]

The Jackson School District serves students in Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2009-10 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[37]) are six elementary schools — Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School (grades K-5; 803 students), Elms Elementary School (K-6; 835), Lucy N. Holman Elementary School (K-5; 669), Howard C. Johnson Elementary School (K-5; 626), Sylvia Rosenauer Elementary School (K-5; 334) and Switlik Elementary School (K-5; 894) — Carl W. Goetz Middle School (1,365) and Christa McAuliffe Middle School (1,022) for grades 6-8, along with Jackson Liberty High School (1,384) and Jackson Memorial High School (1,738) for grades 9-12.

Notable residents[]

(B) denotes that the person was born there.

  • Parker Bohn III (born 1963), professional bowler.[38]
  • Melvin Cottrell (1929–2002), former mayor of Jackson Township who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1992 until his death.[39]
  • Scotty Cranmer (born 1987), BMX rider.[40]
  • Rich Gaspari (born 1963), former professional bodybuilder and CEO of Gaspari Nutrition.[41]
  • Frank B. Holman (c. 1930-2005), former mayor of Jackson Township and New Jersey Republican State Chairman.[42]
  • Rob Johnson (born 1973), former professional soccer player who played for the MetroStars.[43]
  • Kris Lewis (born 1978), painter.
  • Vini Lopez, drummer who played with the E Street Band.[44]
  • Gina Lynn (born 1974), pornographic actress.[45]
  • Luke Kolbe Mannikus (born 2001), actor.[46]
  • Steve Niles (born 1965), writer of 30 Days of Night.[47] (B)
  • Stanley Switlik (1890–1981), parachuting pioneer who donated the land that is the site of Switlik Elementary School.[48]
  • Zakk Wylde (born 1967 as Jeffrey Phillip Wiedlandt), guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society.[49]

References[]

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  2. ^ 2011 New Jersey Mayors Directory, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, November 20, 2011. Accessed January 8, 2012.
  3. ^ Administration, Jackson Township. Accessed January 8, 2012.
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  8. ^ a b Table DP-1. Profile of General Demographic Characteristics: 2010 for Jackson township, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Accessed January 8, 2012.
  9. ^ Look Up a ZIP Code for Jackson, NJ, United States Postal Service. Accessed January 8, 2012.
  10. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  11. ^ A Cure for the Common Codes: New Jersey, Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed July 14, 2008.
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  13. ^ Reiss, Fraidy. "Feeling adventurous?", Asbury Park Press, March 31, 2007, accessed April 18, 2007. "Elsewhere in the park, Kingda Ka looms 456 feet high. It remains the tallest and fastest roller coaster in the world, said park president Kane."
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  16. ^ Benjamin, Dave. "Jackson still working out affordable housing details", Tri-Town News, September 20, 2007. Accessed January 8, 2012. "One item was the Hovbilt project in the Cassville section of Jackson which was approved by the court by way of an affordable housing agreement with the township and the developer in 1999."
  17. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  18. ^ Jackson Premium Outlets, Premium Outlets. Accessed January 8, 2012.
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  27. ^ Council Members, Jackson Township. Accessed January 8, 2012.
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  38. ^ "PLUS: BOWLING; Bohn Is Named Bowler of the Year", The New York Times, May 7, 2002. Accessed January 8, 2012. "Parker Bohn III of Jackson, N.J., was selected by his fellow professional bowlers as the 2002 Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year yesterday."
  39. ^ Rosman, Mark. "Assemblyman recalled for service to people in need", Tri-Town News, October 17, 2002. Accessed May 31, 2010.
  40. ^ Saslow, Eli. "extreme sports / To be an action sports star, leave good sense behind", The Press of Atlantic City, June 21, 2007. Accessed July 31, 2007. "It better slow down, because it's getting too ridiculous, said Scotty Cranmer, a BMX rider from Jackson, N.J."
  41. ^ Mayor Reina issues proclamation for Jackson resident Rich Gaspari
  42. ^ "Holman had hand in many political careers", Ocean County Observer, December 8, 2005. Accessed July 31, 2007. "Holman was a Jackson Township mayor in the 1960s. He became the Ocean County administrator, the state Republican Chairman, executive director of the Republican State Committee and Ocean County Director of Employee Relations."
  43. ^ Yannis, Alex. "SOCCER; For Rutgers, It's On to the Final Four", The New York Times, december 4, 1994. Accessed February 3, 2011. "Johnson's goal was the result of vision and timing, but the junior striker from Jackson, N.J., displayed his remarkable skill on Napolitano's second goal of the game. "
  44. ^ Cahillane, Kevin. "Two Guys Left Behind In the E Street Shuffle", The New York Times, May 1, 2005. Accessed February 3, 2011. "'When I got to the top of the staircase, there was Bruce with the way he looked in those days, with the hair and suspenders with no shirt, playing away,' Mr. Lopez recalled recently as he sipped a can of Budweiser in the kitchen of his house off a dirt road in Jackson."
  45. ^ Gussow, Mel. "Photographing Celebrities, Even Those of an X-Rated World", The New York Times, July 29, 2003. Accessed January 8, 2012. "Over lunch Ms. Lynn, who is in her late 20's, spoke about her entry into the business. She was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Jackson, N.J. As a senior in a Catholic high school, she worked as a dancer in a strip club, and that led to her career."
  46. ^ Yoczis, Patricia. "Local student acting in ‘Priscilla: The Musical’: Luke Mannikus, 9, of Jackson, travels to Toronto, Canada, to pursue stage career", Tri-Town News, November 18, 2010. Accessed January 8, 2012.
  47. ^ Interview with Steve Niles at Midtown Comics Times Square; YouTube; May 29, 2010
  48. ^ Blackwell, Jon. "1925: The chute that saved 5,000 lives", The Trentonian. Accessed February 3, 2011.
  49. ^ LaGorce, Tammy. "MUSIC; Thor, With an Electric Hammer", The New York Times, November 27, 2005. Accessed October 6, 2007. "But the frustrating part for Zakk Wylde -- born in Jersey City, raised in Jackson and possessed of a gift for heavy-metal noise that regularly earns him the cover of any magazine with guitar in its title -- is that the six-string inner circle rarely widens."

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