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The population of Lakehurst is approximately 2,683 (2005), 2654 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,087 (1990), 881 (2010).

The amount of land area in Lakehurst is 2.391 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Lakehurst is 0.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.232 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lakehurst to Washington DC is 166 miles. The distance to the New Jersey state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lakehurst is positioned 40.01 degrees north of the equator and 74.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Lakehurst elevation is 72 feet above sea level.
Lakehurst median income is $48,800 (2005).

The Lakehurst median home price is $190,400 (2005).

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Lakehurst location: in the general Monmouth area of central New Jersey about eleven miles from Toms River and about 51 miles from Newark. Other nearby communities include Leisure Knoll, Cedar Glen West, Leisure Village West-Pine Lake Park, Pine Ridge at Crestwood, Crestwood Village, Holiday City-Berkeley, Cedar Glen Lakes and Silver Ridge.

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Lakehurst history:

Early on, the area established itself as an important industrial center. The Federal Forge was located here during the Revolutionary War. Lakehurst was first known as the Village of Manchester. When it was incorporated in 1921, the name was changed to the Borough of Lakehurst. It was a popular winter resort in the late 1800's.

A historical chronology of Navy Lakehurst.


The Hindenburg Disaster
The German Dirigible, the Hindenburg, crashed here on May 6, 1937 at 7:00 pm. Here is a page about that disaster. Here is a page with much more information about the Hindenburg Crash
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Lakehurst is the home of one of the U.S. Navy's oldest Air Stations - Navy Lakehurst - the Heart of Naval Aviation.

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