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's most famous attraction is Six Flags Great Adventure, which is 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.
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