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Union Beach Municipal Court
The Union Beach Municipal Court is located at 650 Poole Avenue, Union Beach. Phone: (732) 264-9098. Sessions: First and Third Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. Judge: Hon. Richard B. Thompson. Prosecutor: Jerry J. Massell, Esq.
In 2010, the Police Department consisted of 25 full-time law enforcement employees, including 14 police officers and a K-9 called Mako. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 112 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 17.9 and a violent rate of 1.6. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 6 robberies, 4 assaults, 21 burglaries, 50 incidents of domestic violence, and 18 cases of police force.
Independent data for the same year, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence.
Union Beach – New Jersey
Union Beach was incorporated as a borough in 1925 when it seceded from Raritan Township (now Hazlet). According to the Census Bureau, the borough occupies a total area of 1.9 square miles, of which 3.11% is water.
As of the 2010 census, the number of inhabitants had decreased to 6,245 from 6,649 in 2000. There were 2,230 housing units. Unofficial statistics show that the estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $265,341 compared to $132,800 in 2000. Almost two thirds (62.84%) of the houses were built between 1939, or earlier, and 1950.
The January 2011 cost of living index was 21.6% higher than the national average. According to the 2000 census, the median family income was $65,179. Male median income was about 52% higher than that of females ($45,688 versus $29,918). The median household income and the per capita income were $59,946 and $20,973. Unofficial 2009 estimates place these at $58,448 and $25,124. About 4.8% of the population lived below the poverty level.
Out of the 2,143 households registered in the 2000 census, 43.3% had minors living with them. Most (62.7%) were composed of married couples living together. Households made up of non-families and of individuals were 19.6% and 15.55. Only 5.5% had someone 65 years of age or older living alone.
The median age as of the 2000 census was 34 years. Minors accounted for 29.1%, and seniors for 7.5%. Other major age groups were from 25 to 44 (33.0%) and from 45 to 64 (22.1%).
The most common ancestries were Irish (27.0%), Italian (26.5%), German (19.8%), Polish (9.0%), English (6.8%), and Swedish (1.9%). As per the 2000 census, the racial and ethnic composition was 94.45% White, 8.09% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 1.23% Asian.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentages of a bachelor’s or graduate degree were significantly below state levels (7.58% vs. 20.65% and 2.26% vs. 12.05%, respectively). The highest percentage (48.12%) was of those who completed high school, versus 16.59% who did not. Those with some college or associate’s degree accounted for 25.45%. In 2010, 70.68% of the children aged 3 and older were not enrolled in school.
From 2005 to 2009, males engaged in construction (18%), retail trade (16%), and manufacturing (14%). Females worked in retail trade (20%), health care and social assistance (11%), and accommodation and food services (10%). Unemployment has increased from about 3.6% in 2000 to 8.6% in 2010.