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Statistics & Facts

The New Jersey state capital is Trenton.
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).


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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History & History Related Items

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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Lakehurst City Government

Borough of Lakehurst
5 Union Avenue
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Phone: 732-657-4141
Manchester Township City Hall
1 Colonial Dr
Lakehurst, NJ 08733-3801
Phone: 732-657-8121

Lakehurst Libraries

Ocean County Library
101 Washington St.
Toms River, NJ 08753
Phone: 732-349-6200
Manchester Library
21 S Colonial Dr
Lakehurst, NJ 08733-3804
Phone: 732-657-7600

Lakehurst Schools

Lakehurst Board Of Education
401 Union Ave
Lakehurst, NJ 08733-2843
Phone: 732-657-5751
Lakehurst Elementary School
301 Union Ave.
Lakehurst, NJ 08733
Phone: 732-657-5741 Lakehurst


The population of Lakehurst was:
1990 - 3,078
2000 - 2,522
2005 - 2,683
Median house value:
2000 - $ 89,300
2005 - $ 190,400

Median Household income:
2000 - 43,567
2005 - $ 48,800

Median age:
2000 - 32.3 years

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