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Township of Hazlet

  •   State: 
    New Jersey
    Monmouth County
      County FIPS: 
    40°25′32″N 74°10′07″W
      Area total: 
    5.67 sq mi (14.68 km²)
      Area land: 
    5.57 sq mi (14.42 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.10 sq mi (0.26 km²)
    30 ft (9 m)
    Incorporated February 25, 1848 as Raritan Township Renamed November 28, 1967 as Hazlet Township
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,613.8 residents per square mile of area (1,395.3/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Hazlet is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, Hazlet's population was 20,334, reflecting a decline of 1,044 (4.9%) from the 21,378 counted in the 2000 Census. The township was originally incorporated as Raritan Township on February 25, 1848, from portions of Middletown Township. Hazlet derives its name from Dr. John Hazlett, who had an estate near the Keyport-Holmdel Turnpike, now Holmdel Road. It is roughly 37 miles (60 km) south of Manhattan and 56 miles (90 km) northeast of Philadelphia. Unincorporated communities located partially or completely within Hazlet include Centerville, Mechanicsville, North Centerville, South Keyport, Tiltons Corner, Van Marters Corner and West Keansburg. The last drive-in movie theater in New Jersey was the Route 35 Drive-In, which closed in 1991, until the Delsea Drive-in in Vineland reopened in 2004. The town is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, an effort by nine municipalities to reinvigorate the area's economy by emphasizing the traditional downtowns, dense residential neighborhoods, maritime history, and the natural environment of the Raritans Bay coastline. It was named after Hazlet Township, which was founded in 1848. The current name of the township was adopted in 1967.


Hazlet derives its name from Dr. John Hazlett, who had an estate in Raritan Township near the Keyport-Holmdel Turnpike, now Holmdel Road. Hazlet was the site of the last drive-in movie theater in New Jersey, the Route 35 Drive-In, which closed in 1991, until the Delsea Drive-in in Vineland reopened in 2004. The township was renamed Hazlet Township as of November 28, 1967, based on the results of a referendum held on November 7, 1967. The name Hazlet comes from the Hazlet family, who lived in the area for more than 100 years. The Hazlet name is also used for the town of Keansburg, which was once part of Hazlet and is now part of Aberdeen Township. The town of Union Beach, which is now Union Township, was once a part of the township and was known as Union Beach. It was named after the Union Beach family, which lived there for over 100 years until the end of the 19th century. It is now the location of the New Jersey Museum of Art and Science, which opened in the early 1900s. The museum is located in Union Beach and was later moved to its current location in the town's central business district. The New Jersey Legislature incorporated the township on February 25, 1848, from portions of Middletown Township. Portions of the Township were taken to form Holmdal Township (February 23, 1857), Matawan Township (also February 23,1857, now Aberdeen Township), Keyport (March 17, 1870), Keansberg (March 26, 1917) and Union Beach (March 16, 1925).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 5.67 square miles (14.68 km²) Hazlet is roughly 37 miles (60 km) south of Manhattan and 56 miles (90 km) northeast of Philadelphia. The township borders Aberdeen Township, Holmdel Township, Keansburg, Keyport, Middletown Township and Union Beach. Unincorporated communities located partially or completely within Hazlet include Centerville, Mechanicsville, North Centerville and South Keyport. The town of Hazlet has a population of 2,816. It is located on the Delaware River, which is a tributary of the Little Delaware River. The Delaware River runs through Hazlet, and it also runs through the town of Union Beach, where it also borders Aberdeen and HolMDel Township. Hazlet's population is 2,715. It has a land area of 6.57 square miles, including 5.57 sq mi of land and 0.10 sq m of water (1.76 km²). The township has a water area of 0.26 sq mi (0.26 km²), including 1.10 square miles of water. It also has a coastline of 1.4 square miles. It was founded in 1808 and was named for the town's founder, William Hazlet. The name Hazlet comes from the French word "hazlet", which means "hollow" or "hill" and refers to the area of the river where it is located.


As of the 2000 U.S. Census there were 21,378 people, 7,244 households, and 5,802 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 93.17% White, 1.10% African American, 0.06% Native American, 3.39% Asian, 1.13% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $89,415 (with a margin of error of +/ $5,891) and the median family Income was $102,743 (+/ $ 5,511). Males had a median income of $71,710 (+/ £5,920) versus $53,371 (+/£2,532) for females. About 1.2% of families and 2.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.3% of those under age 18 and 6.0% ofThose age 65 or over. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 89.3 males. The per capita income for the township is $33,051 (-/ £1,340) The average household size is 2.82 and the average family size is 3.26. The median age is 42.3 years, with 25.4% of people under the age of 18 living with their parents.


Hazlet is governed under the Township form of New Jersey municipal government, one of 141 municipalities (of the 564) statewide that use this form. The Township Committee is comprised of five members, who are elected directly by the voters at-large in partisan elections to serve three-year terms of office on a staggered basis. Monmouth County is governed by a Board of County Commissioners, with either one or two seats up for election each year as part of the November general election. New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term end 2025) For the 117th U.S. Congress, New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District is represented by Frank Pallone (D, Long Branch). For the 2022-2023 session, the 13th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented. by Declan O'Scanlon (R, Little Silver) and in the General Assembly by Vicky Flynn (R) and Gerard Scharfenberger (R), respectively. For the 2012 presidential election, Mitt Romney received 51.8% of the vote (4,844 cast), ahead of Barack Obama with 43.0%. In the 2008 presidential election John McCain received 54.0% of votes (7,532 cast), among the 9,430 votes cast by the township's 13,430 registered voters (73,851 spoiled ballots), for a turnout of 68%. For the 2011 general election, there were a total of 13,685 registered voters, of which 3,679 (26.9%) were registered as Democrats, 2,606 (0%) are registered as Republicans and 7,388 (54,388) were registered.


The Hazlet Township Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. As of the 201819 school year, the district, comprised of eight schools, had an enrollment of 2,871 students and 254.1 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a studentteacher ratio of 11.3:1. Schools in the district (with 201819 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are Sycamore Drive Early Childhood Learning Center (295 students; in Pre-KK), Lillian Drive Elementary School (252; 14) and Raritan High School (922; 912). The district also has a middle school and high school in the town of Hazlet, which has a total enrollment of 1,856 students. The district's schools are: Sycamores Drive Early childhood Learning Center, Lillian drive Elementary School, Middle Road Elementary School and RAritan High. The school district has a high school with a total population of 1.7 million students. It also has an elementary and middle school in Hazlet that has a combined enrollment of more than 2,000 students. In the district's high school, the enrollment is about 1,500 students, with the high school having a total of 922 students, which is about 2,200 more than it had in 2013-14. The high school has a junior high with a population of 683 students. Its high school is the only high school that has more than 100 students in it.


As of May 2010, the township had a total of 77.19 miles (124.23 km) of roadways. Route 35, Route 36 and County Route 516 are within Hazlet Township's borders. The Garden State Parkway also travels through the township, providing easy access to the Jersey Shore and destinations south and to New York City and destinations north.NJ Transit provides local bus service on the 817 route. Through rail freight service is provided by Conrail Shared Assets Operations, which provides freight service between South Amboy and Lakehurst via Red Bank. The township is located on the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs from Long Island to New Jersey. The Turnpikes' interchange 117, labeled for Keyport / Hazlet, is located within the township. It is located at the intersection of Route 35 and Route 36, and is known as the Keyport/Hazlet Interchange. The Township is also home to the Hazlet High School, which was founded in 1883. It was the first high school in the state of New Jersey to open in 1881. The school is located in the town of Hazlet and has a total enrollment of 1,856 students. The town has a population of 2,788. It has a history of being one of the most heavily populated towns in New Jersey, with the majority of its population living in the 1970s and 1980s. Its population peaked in the 1980s and 1990s, when it had 2,876 residents.


The Aumack Family Burying Ground contains the graves of 20 people. The graves include War of 1812 Private Garret Aum Mack and War of1812 Corporal Leonard Aumacks. The cemetery was established in 1812. It is located on the site of a former home of George Washington's son, George III. The site is also known as "The Cemetery of the Stars and Stripes" and was built in 1811. It was originally called "The cemetery of the stars and stripes" by the U.S. Army. The name was later changed to the "Aumack family burial ground" in honor of the family's deceased members. The burial ground is now known as the "George Washington's burial site" and is located in the town of Washington, D.C. It has a total of 20 graves, including two soldiers who died in the War of the 1812 and two who died during the First World War.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey = 10.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 16. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Hazlet = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 47,018 individuals with a median age of 41.1 age the population dropped by -2.00% in Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,613.8 residents per square mile of area (1,395.3/km²). There are average 2.87 people per household in the 7,208 households with an average household income of $76,778 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.50% of the available work force and has dropped -3.55% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.40%. The number of physicians in Hazlet per 100,000 population = 320.7.


The annual rainfall in Hazlet = 43.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 13.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 101. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 209. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 25.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey which are owned by the occupant = 87.55%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 43 years with median home cost = $314,320 and home appreciation of -7.10%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $21.74 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $9,022 per student. There are 12.4 students for each teacher in the school, 825 students for each Librarian and 523 students for each Counselor. 7.09% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 13.11% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 6.00% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Hazlet's population in Monmouth County, New Jersey of 1,524 residents in 1900 has increased 30,85-fold to 47,018 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.67% female residents and 48.33% male residents live in Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey.

    As of 2020 in Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey are married and the remaining 35.41% are single population.

  • 38.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Hazlet require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    74.92% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 9.24% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 13.05% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.29% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey, 87.55% are owner-occupied homes, another 9.79% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.66% are vacant.

  • The 65.73% of the population in Hazlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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