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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 56,501. Jackson Township is in Ocean County. Living in Jackson Township offers residents a 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
56,501

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$340,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,351
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    24.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    5.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    12.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    195.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    618.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    27.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Jackson Township

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$88,063
National
$55,322

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Jackson Township Reviews

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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.
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Jackson is a rather large town with nice, quiet neighborhoods. Lots of trees,
great parks and forests are scattered throughout the town which make it a nice place to visit if you enjoy taking walks through nature. Public schools are, in my experience, great and attentive to the concerns of members of the community. Property values are a downside to this town, since property tax is steadily increasing and it's very difficult to find a nice, affordable house to live in. Even renting is expensive.
If you take advantage of all the opportunities Jackson has to offer it is a wondrous place to grow up. With its immense size there are so many people to meet and so many activities to take part in, from sports, to clubs, to volunteer activities. The environment is lovely, being a suburb with a lot of wooded areas, so there is plenty of outdoor recreation to enjoy. Jackson has close proximity to nearby shopping in Howell and Freehold, is only an hour or so from New York and Philadelphia, and has easy entrances to the I95 and the Turnpike. It is truly the center of everything. It is a safe, happy, and healthy environment and that anyone could enjoy.