Leisure Village, New Jersey

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Leisure Village is a census-designated place and unincorporated area located within Lakewood Township, in Ocean County, New Jersey. As of the United States 2000 Census, the CDP population was 4,443. The sprawling active adult community is also locally known as "Original" Leisure Village because it was the first of three other nearby active adult communities bearing similar names. Leisure Village East, and Leisure Village West are the other two communities nearby. Original Leisure Village (OLV) is also referred to by the moniker "The Village of Seven Lakes".



Leisure Village is located at 40°02′29″N 74°11′17″W / 40.041339°N 74.187989°W / 40.041339; -74.187989.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.4 km2 (1.3 mi2). 3.2 km2 (1.2 mi2) of it is land and 0.2 km2 (0.1 mi2) of it (6.77%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,443 people, 2,805 households, and 984 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,394.7/km2 (3,601.0/mi2). There were 3,122 housing units at an average density of 980.0/km2 (2,530.3/mi2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.70% White, 3.26% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.78% of the population.

There were 2,805 households out of which 4.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.0% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 64.9% were non-families. 62.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 55.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.56 and the average family size was 2.45.

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