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Lakewood is a township in Ocean County, in the New York metro area.
The latitude of Lakewood is 40.097N. The longitude is -74.218W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 74,517.
Joe Louis trained here before his fight with Max Schmeling
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8% of Lakewood residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lakewood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lakewood was $16,700, compared with $21,587 nationally.
21% of Lakewood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lakewood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $740. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,260.
Libraries in Lakewood include Lakewood Public Library ... View libraries
Ocean County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lakewood political report.
The average commute time for Lakewood workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 31 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lakewood between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
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