Jackson Township, New Jersey
|Jackson Township, New Jersey|
|Township of Jackson|
|Motto: A Place for All Seasons|
Map of Jackson Township in Ocean County. Inset: Location of Ocean County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Jackson Township, New Jersey
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||March 6, 1844|
|Named for||Andrew Jackson|
|• Type||Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council)|
|• Body||Township Council|
|• Mayor||Michael Reina (term ends December 31, 2018)|
|• Administrator||Helene Schlegel|
|• Clerk||Ann Marie Eden|
|• Total||100.624 sq mi (260.616 km2)|
|• Land||99.244 sq mi (257.041 km2)|
|• Water||1.380 sq mi (3.575 km2) 1.37%|
|Area rank||4th of 566 in state
1st of 33 in county
|Elevation||118 ft (36 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Estimate (2014)||56,449|
|• Rank||28th of 566 in state
4th of 33 in county
|• Density||552.7/sq mi (213.4/km2)|
|• Density rank||436th of 566 in state
27th of 33 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0882079|
Jackson Township, named after Andrew Jackson, is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the township population was 54,856. The population increased by 12,040 (+28.1%) from the 42,816 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 9,583 (+28.8%) from the 33,233 counted in the 1990 Census. The 2010 population was the highest recorded in any decennial census. The township is located within the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
Jackson is the site of Six Flags Great Adventure, home to the 456-foot (139 m) Kingda Ka, which as of 2014 is the tallest roller coaster in the world. Jackson is also home to Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and Six Flags Wild Safari.
Jackson Township was incorporated as a township by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 6, 1844, from portions of Dover Township (now Toms River Township), Freehold Township and Upper Freehold Township, while the area was still part of Monmouth County. It became part of the newly created Ocean County on February 15, 1850. Portions of the township were taken to form Plumsted Township on March 11, 1845.
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