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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
    B+
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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Lake Mohawk is a town in New Jersey with a population of 9,208. Lake Mohawk is in Sussex County and is one of the best places to live in New Jersey. Living in Lake Mohawk offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Lake Mohawk and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Lake Mohawk are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$339,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,231
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    14%
  • Own
    86%
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Lake Mohawk Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    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
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    18%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    17%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    37%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Lake Mohawk

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$121,639
National
$55,322
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Lake Mohawk Reviews

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The problem for Lake Mohawk is Sussex County, a clueless backwater rural area at the top of New Jersey with little to no industry or retail jobs that has resisted change and new ideas since inception. To call it the Saskatchewan of NJ would be an insult to Canada.

Since 2008: Homes prices fell 60% with no sign of recovery. Property Taxes nearly doubled now with rates of 3.7% - like an unending mortgage loan.
Lake Mohawk initiation fees up 300% to $3000; Dues doubled to $1100.

The 2008 recession knocked Lake Mohawk back in time to its original intent - a second home vacation destination - and at that it excels. But the Trustees, Township and County still have only one idea to increase revenues - and that's putting their hands in your pockets.

As a second home vacation destination Lake Mohawk excels - but you wouldn't want to live there.
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I love this town. I've grown up here and have lived here my entire life. I've been able to hangout with my friends freely, without ever feeling worried or unsafe. The lake is and always has been beautiful, and I have an amazing job at Krogh's Restaurant and Brew Pub. It's like working with a second family. I truly understand why my parents (and their parents) have come back and decided to raise children here. Lake Mohawk is such a charming part of Sparta, New Jersey.
Very pretty and more to do in town than in surrounding towns, but lots of keeping up with the Joneses going on here...