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Hazlet, New Jersey
Township
Township of Hazlet
North Centerville section of the township
North Centerville section of the township
Map of Hazlet Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Hazlet Township in Monmouth County. Inset: Location of Monmouth County in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Hazlet, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Hazlet, New Jersey
Country  United States
State  New Jersey
County Monmouth
Incorporated February 25, 1848 as Raritan Township
Renamed November 28, 1967 as Hazlet Township
Named for Dr. John Hazlett
Area
 • Total 5.675 sq mi (14.698 km2)
 • Land 5.557 sq mi (14.392 km2)
 • Water 0.118 sq mi (0.306 km2)  2.08%
Area rank 265th of 566 in state
19th of 53 in county
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 20,334
 • Estimate (2015) 20,097
 • Rank 127th of 566 in state
10th of 53 in county
 • Density 3,659.4/sq mi (1,412.9/km2)
 • Density rank 174th of 566 in state
18th of 53 in county
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 07730
Area code(s) 732
FIPS code 3402530690
GNIS feature ID 0882120
Website www.hazlettwp.org

Hazlet is a township in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township's population was 20,334, reflecting a decline of 1,044 (-4.9%) from the 21,378 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 598 (-2.7%) from the 21,976 counted in the 1990 Census.

Hazlet is part of the Bayshore Regional Strategic Plan, an effort by nine municipalities in northern Monmouth County to reinvigorate the area's economy by emphasizing the traditional downtowns, dense residential neighborhoods, maritime history, and the natural beauty of the Raritan Bayshore coastline.

History

What is now Hazlet Township was originally incorporated as Raritan Township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 25, 1848, from portions of Middletown Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Holmdel Township (February 23, 1857), Matawan Township (also February 23, 1857, now Aberdeen Township), Keyport (March 17, 1870), Keansburg (March 26, 1917) and Union Beach (March 16, 1925). The township was renamed "Hazlet Township" as of November 28, 1967, based on the results of a referendum held on November 7, 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.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township had a total area of 5.675 square miles (14.698 km2), including 5.557 square miles (14.392 km2) of land and 0.118 square miles (0.306 km2) of water (2.08%). Hazlet Township 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 township borders Aberdeen Township, Holmdel Township, Keansburg, Keyport, Middletown Township and Union Beach.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 4,198
1860 2,979 * −29.0%
1870 3,443 * 15.6%
1880 3,891 13.0%
1890 1,368 −64.8%
1900 1,524 11.4%
1910 1,583 3.9%
1920 1,659 * 4.8%
1930 1,568 * −5.5%
1940 1,662 6.0%
1950 2,763 66.2%
1960 15,334 455.0%
1970 22,239 45.0%
1980 23,013 3.5%
1990 21,976 −4.5%
2000 21,378 −2.7%
2010 20,334 −4.9%
Est. 2015 20,097 −1.2%
Population sources:
1850-1920 1850-1870
1850 1870 1880-1890
1890-1910 1910-1930
1930-1990 2000 2010
* = Lost territory in previous decade.

Census 2010

As of the census of 2010, there were 20,334 people, 7,140 households, and 5,526 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,659.4 per square mile (1,412.9/km2). There were 7,417 housing units at an average density of 1,334.8 per square mile (515.4/km2)*. The racial makeup of the township was 91.93% (18,694) White, 1.48% (301) Black or African American, 0.07% (15) Native American, 3.40% (691) Asian, 0.01% (3) Pacific Islander, 1.58% (322) from other races, and 1.51% (308) from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.87% (1,601) of the population.

There were 7,140 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.0% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the township, the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 23.9% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42.3 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and old there were 89.3 males.

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. The per capita income for the township was $33,051 (+/- $1,340). 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% of those age 65 or over.

Census 2000

As of the 2000 United States Census there were 21,378 people, 7,244 households, and 5,802 families residing in the township. The population density was 3,802.3 people per square mile (1,468.7/km²). There were 7,406 housing units at an average density of 1,317.2 per square mile (508.8/km²). 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.87% of the population.

There were 7,244 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.9% were non-families. 17.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.92 and the average family size was 3.32.

In the township the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $65,697, and the median income for a family was $71,361. Males had a median income of $51,776 versus $32,439 for females. The per capita income for the township was $25,262. About 2.3% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 6.6% of those age 65 or over.

Transportation

Roads and highways

As of May 2010, the township had a total of 77.19 miles (124.23 km) of roadways, of which 67.20 miles (108.15 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.41 miles (7.10 km) by Monmouth County and 4.39 miles (7.07 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Both Route 35 and Route 36 are within Hazlet Township's borders. The Garden State Parkway also runs through and provides easy access to the Jersey Shore or city destinations. The Parkway's interchange 117, labeled for Keyport / Hazlet, is located within the township.

Public transportation

NJ Transit service is available at the Hazlet station offering travel on the North Jersey Coast Line to Hoboken Terminal, Newark Penn Station and New York Penn Station in Midtown Manhattan.

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.


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