Lakewood Has 3rd-Largest Average Household Size in US, Trails Only Kiryas Yoel and Monsey

The 2020 US Census is full of fascinating data, and average household size figures from the census have now delivered one of the most astonishing facts we have yet seen.

According to the 2020 Census, Lakewood has the third-largest average household size in the United States (among towns and cities with at least 10,000 residents), at 5.3 people per household. The number 1 and 2 towns in average household size are also Orthodox Jewish enclaves – Kiryas Yoel (5.8 people in an average household) and Monsey (5.6).

Following Lakewood and in fourth place is North Bay Shore, NY (4.9), trailed by South San Jose Hills, CA (4.8), Ewa Beach, HI (4.7), Greenfield, CA (4.7), and East Rancho Dominguez, CA (4.6).

Lakewood is currently the 5th-largest city in New Jersey, has the largest under-18 population of any city in the state, and has one of the youngest populations overall in the entire United States. If current growth rates continue, Lakewood Township will be the third largest municipality in the state within just a few years.

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  1. Mazel Tov!

    I just hope that your Orthodox leadership, builders and organizations will plan for this massive future growth as your community expands – as in having a proper infrastructure, school funding formula and environmentally to accommodate for this. Neither the Orthodox or non-Orthodox want haphazard irresponsible development especially for future generations.

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