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All About

Living In Lakewood, NJ

Lakewood is a small city in New Jersey with a population of just over 56,000. Families with young children can expect to fit right in, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the community, though young adults outpace national averages as well. At an average age of just over 22, the city's residents skew younger than every city in New Jersey, ranking as the youngest municipality in the state. Just 34% of residents own their homes in Lakewood, as most rent despite an average rent of $1,403/month, which exceeds the state average by $130 per month.

Education is the most common industry in Lakewood, making up 7% of the population. Lakewood workers take home an average annual income of just over $62K, less than the average New Jersey resident. Lakewood's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Among residents older than 25 in Lakewood, 6% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.

Lakewood residents have an average commute of about 23 minutes, outperforming the state average of about 34 minutes. Driving is the prevailing way to get to work, chosen by 20% of residents, while public transit is not used much. Walking (2%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number exceeds the national average.

Cost of Living

Average Rent in Lakewood

Mar 20Feb 20Jan 20Dec 19Nov 19Oct 19Sep 19Aug 19Jul 19Jun 19May 19Apr 19
Studio1 Bed2 Bed3 Bed
$1,274$1,477$1,650
1,2741,4771,650
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1,2551,4701,650
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1,2551,4701,625
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*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Education

Top Schools in Lakewood

  • Elementary
  • Middle
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Wolf Hill

29 Wolf Hill Avenue
Grades PK-4 | Public
Apartments Near Wolf Hill
10/10
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Bay Head Elementary School

145 Grove St
Grades K-8 | Public
Apartments Near Bay Head Elementary School
9/10
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Clark Mills School

34 Gordons Corner Road
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Clark Mills School
9/10
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Frank Defino Central School

175 Rt. 79 North
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Frank Defino Central School
9/10
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H W Mountz Elementary School

411 Tuttle Ave
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near H W Mountz Elementary School
9/10
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Markham Place School

95 Markham Place
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Markham Place School
9/10
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Milford Brook School

20 Globar Terrace
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Milford Brook School
9/10
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Point Road School

Little Silver Point Rd
Grades PK-4 | Public
Apartments Near Point Road School
9/10
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Sea Girt Elementary School

451 Bell Place
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Sea Girt Elementary School
9/10
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Asher Holmes Elementary Schoool

48 Menzel Ln
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Asher Holmes Elementary Schoool
8/10
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Betty Mcelmon Elementary School

20 Parker Rd
Grades PK-3 | Public
Apartments Near Betty Mcelmon Elementary School
8/10
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Elms Elementary School

780 Patterson Rd
Grades PK-5 | Public
Apartments Near Elms Elementary School
8/10
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Midstreams Elementary School

500 Midstreams Road
Grades K-6 | Public
Apartments Near Midstreams Elementary School
8/10
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Nut Swamp Elementary School

925 Nut Swamp Road
Grades K-5 | Public
Apartments Near Nut Swamp Elementary School
8/10
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Pine Brook School

155 Pease Road
Grades 6 | Public
Apartments Near Pine Brook School
8/10
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Wanamassa

Bendermere Ave
Grades PK-4 | Public
8/10
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Lafayette Mills School

66 Maxwell Lane
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Lafayette Mills School
7/10
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Roosevelt Elementary School

2a School Lane
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Roosevelt Elementary School
7/10
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Spring Lake Heights Elementary School

1110 Highway 71
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Spring Lake Heights Elementary School
7/10
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Applegarth Elementary School

227 Applegarth Road
Grades 4-5 | Public
Apartments Near Applegarth Elementary School
9/10
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Bay Head Elementary School

145 Grove St
Grades K-8 | Public
Apartments Near Bay Head Elementary School
9/10
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H W Mountz Elementary School

411 Tuttle Ave
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near H W Mountz Elementary School
9/10
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Markham Place School

95 Markham Place
Grades 5-8 | Public
Apartments Near Markham Place School
9/10
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Marlboro Memorial Middle School

71 Nolan Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Marlboro Memorial Middle School
9/10
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Sea Girt Elementary School

451 Bell Place
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Sea Girt Elementary School
9/10
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Cedar Drive

73 Cedar Dr
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Cedar Drive
8/10
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Manalapan Englishtown Middle School

155 Millhurst Rd
Grades 7-8 | Public
Apartments Near Manalapan Englishtown Middle School
8/10
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Marlboro Middle School

355 County Rd 520
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Marlboro Middle School
8/10
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Pine Brook School

155 Pease Road
Grades 6 | Public
Apartments Near Pine Brook School
8/10
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Carl W Goetz Middle School

835 Patterson Rd
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Carl W Goetz Middle School
7/10
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Clifton T Barkalow Middle School

498 Stillwells Corner Road
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Clifton T Barkalow Middle School
7/10
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Lafayette Mills School

66 Maxwell Lane
Grades 1-5 | Public
Apartments Near Lafayette Mills School
7/10
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Roosevelt Elementary School

2a School Lane
Grades PK-6 | Public
Apartments Near Roosevelt Elementary School
7/10
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Spring Lake Heights Elementary School

1110 Highway 71
Grades PK-8 | Public
Apartments Near Spring Lake Heights Elementary School
7/10
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Tinton Falls Middle School

674 Tinton Ave
Grades 6-8 | Public
Apartments Near Tinton Falls Middle School
7/10
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High Technology High School

Bcc Newman Springs Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near High Technology High School
10/10
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Academy Of Allied Health And Science

2325 Heck Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Academy Of Allied Health And Science
9/10
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Biotechnology High School

4000 Kozloski Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Biotechnology High School
9/10
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Communications High School

1740 New Bedford Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Communications High School
9/10
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Holmdel High School

36 Crawfords Corner Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Holmdel High School
8/10
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Marlboro High School

95 North Main Street
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Marlboro High School
7/10
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Monroe Township High School

200 Schoolhouse Rd
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Monroe Township High School
7/10
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Performing Arts Academy

Career And Technical Institute
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Performing Arts Academy
7/10
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Point Pleasant Beach High School

700 Trenton Avenue
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Point Pleasant Beach High School
7/10
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Howell High School

405 Squankum-Yellowbrook Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Howell High School
6/10
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Manalapan High School

20 Church Lane
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Manalapan High School
6/10
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Manasquan High School

167 Broad Street
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Manasquan High School
6/10
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Middletown High School South

900 Nut Swamp Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Middletown High School South
6/10
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Red Bank Regional High School

101 Ridge Road
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Red Bank Regional High School
6/10
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Shore Regional High School

Monmouth Park Hwy
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Shore Regional High School
6/10
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Wall High School

1630 18th Ave
Grades 9-12 | Public
Apartments Near Wall High School
6/10
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