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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B-
Jackson Township is a suburb of New York City with a population of 56,614. Jackson Township is in Ocean County. Living in Jackson Township offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Jackson Township there are a lot of bars and parks. Residents of Jackson Township tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Jackson Township are above average.
About Jackson Township...
Population
56,614

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$350,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,402
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    15%
  • Own
    85%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    26.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    128.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    463.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    42.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Jackson Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,805
National
$55,322

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Jackson Township Reviews

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Love the town, the schools are great, lots of shopping, gyms, restaurants & parks. I’ve lived here for about 10 years and I absolutely love it here!
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Largely residential, Jackson has seen a dramatic increase in population and the town has begun to step up development as a result. Known for Six Flags Great Adventure, the park provides some job opportunity within town but not much elsewhere. Jackson gets high marks for outdoor recreation (camping, parks, etc.) due to its vast woods and rural environment. Jackson’s proximity to the Pine Barrens provides countless outdoor activities. Sky is at times scenic come sundown. Pizza is amazing and widely available as well as bagels although neighboring Freehold and Howell are home to more chain restaurants. School district is average compared to neighboring towns. Diversity in town is strong as there are strong Italian, Irish, Polish, Hispanic, Asian, African American and Jewish roots in town.
Jackson Township resident for over 36 years. My family has lived in this town since the 1940’s.....nice town, lot has changed with time. Schools are average. Commuting is convenient with access to 195 to parkway/ turnpike. Real estate is high. Many job opportunities within the town including six flags great adventure. Health care/professional buildings are close by as well as food/restaurants.