Township of Jackson
Jackson Township was established in 1844. It was derived mainly from portions of Freehold Township & Upper Freehold and a portion of the northern end of Dover Township. Today it is the largest town in Ocean County and is the third largest town in New Jersey.
Many families are attracted to Jackson Township for its various housing developments and year round activities. It is the home of Six Flags Great Adventure Theme Park and Wild Safari Animal Park , Jackson Outlet Mall with 70 stores, and many campgrounds and parks with various activities such as fishing, boating, nature trails, picnicking, basketball, softball, tennis, and golf.
Jackson Township Information
Chamber of Commerce: (732) 833-0005
School District: (732) 833-4600
Municipal Offices: (732) 928-1200
Police: (732) 928-1111
Library: (732) 928-4400
Post Office: (732) 363-8655
Jackson Township is conveniently located in Western Ocean County in Central New Jersey . Jackson Township is a great place for commuters traveling to New York City (1 hour), Philadelphia (1 1/4 hour), Atlantic City (1 1/2 hour) or to the Jersey Shore (1/2 hour).
Jackson Township Statistics
As of the census of 2000, there were 42,816 people, 14,176 households, and 11,269 families residing in the township. Jackson Township is 100.4 square miles. The township consists of 5 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and 2 high schools. Jackson Township is serviced by volunteer first aid and fire companies. The Median Single Family home price is $425,000.