Long Beach Township Number One for Retirees in New Jersey

May 02, 2018

Carla Astudillo of NJ Advance Media recently examined the U.S. Census Bureau's 2012-16 American Community Survey for retirees age 65 and older and listed, on the website NJ.com, the top 30 most popular towns in the state for those living their best post-career lives. Number one? Long Beach Township. According to the data, residents 65 years or older comprise 51.1 percent of the township’s population.

Mayor Joseph Mancini, of course, understands the appeal of LBT. “We’ve got very low and stable taxes, and the services are great, for people of all ages and especially for senior citizens.”

“Where else can you take an ATV to the beach?” asked Administrator Kyle Ominski, referring to the municipality’s John Deere Gator utility vehicles, which are utilized for summertime beach transportation for those who need assistance.

As Mancini summarized, “It’s a great place to live.”

Surf City is the only other Long Beach Island community on the list, coming in sixth, with 44 percent retirees.

Other area municipalities in the top 30 include: Ocean Township at 13, with 33.1 percent; Barnegat at 23, with 25.6 percent; and Little Egg Harbor Township at 26, with 25.2 percent.

Astudillo noted that the retiree calculations are based on permanent populations, with no seasonal adjustments, and that small towns with high margins of error were omitted. —J.K.-H.

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