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Lake Hiawatha, NJ

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Lake Hiawatha's Livability

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About Lake Hiawatha, NJ

Lake Hiawatha, NJ is located in Morris County in the state of New Jersey.

The total City Population for Lake Hiawatha is about 9,987 with about 3,225 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $340,962, which is roughly 15% lower than the Average Home Value of $399,186 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 36% higher than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $85,757, which is roughly 18% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $104,415 for the state of New Jersey, and roughly 24% higher higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Lake Hiawatha Population 9,987
Average Home Value $340,962
Median Household Income $85,757
Median Age 39.1
Unemployment Rate 5.3%
Politics 51.41% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.60
Male Population Estimate: 48.6%
Female Population Estimate: 51.4%
Median Age: 39.1
Male Median Age: 37.1
Female Median Age: 38.8

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:53%
Asian:34.5%
Hispanic:8.5%
Black:4.5%
Other:1.9%
Indian:0.4%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Morris County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Bob Menendez
U.S. Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
Cory Booker
U.S. Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
Phil Murphy
State governor
Phil Murphy
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 51.41%
Republican: 47.15%
Libertarian: 0.81%
Green: 0.34%
Other: 0.29%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Lake Hiawatha specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Morris County: About 0.602959 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Morris County: About 63.4859 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Morris County is about 85% lower than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 78% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Lake Hiawatha is about 5.3%.

New Jersey is ranked #6 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 80.81 out of 100.

6th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 67.65

The average living wage for the state of New Jersey is $35.18/hr, while the states minimum wage is $12.00/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives New Jersey a minimum wage score of 63.69 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $4.13/hr, which gives New Jersey a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 15.46 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for New Jersey is $319.68, resulting in a UI benefit score of 92.35 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
New Jersey does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
New Jersey does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
New Jersey does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
New Jersey does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
New Jersey does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
New Jersey does provide some form of paid family leave.
New Jersey does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X New Jersey does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
New Jersey does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X New Jersey does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X New Jersey does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
New Jersey does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
New Jersey does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
New Jersey does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
New Jersey does not have a "right-to-work" law.
New Jersey does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
New Jersey does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
New Jersey does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
New Jersey does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
New Jersey does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 07034
Latitude: 40.881600
Longitude: -74.382600
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Northeast
Average Elevation: 210.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 862