Lakehurst, New Jersey

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Lakehurst is a Borough in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the borough population was 2,522.

Lakehurst was incorporated as a borough by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 7, 1921, from portions of Manchester Township, based on the results of a referendum held on May 24, 1921.[7]

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Geography

Lakehurst is located at 40°00′47″N 74°19′13″W / 40.013066°N 74.320390°W / 40.013066; -74.320390 (40.013066, -74.320390).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km2), of which, 0.9 square miles (2.4 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (8.91%) is water. The town's lake, Lake Horicon, is a man-made lake.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 870 households (662 of which were families of two or more) in the borough making up the total population of 2,522. The population density was 2,733.9 people per square mile (1,058.4/km2). There were 961 housing units at an average density of 1,041.7/sq mi (403.3/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 84.22% White, 7.85% African American, 0.63% Native American, 2.34% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.74% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.97% of the population.

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