Keyport Criminal Defense
Keyport police make arrests on a regular basis for CDS possession, DWI and criminal charges. Small pieces of Route 35 and Route 36 go through Keyport. These roads bring in most of the traffic tickets, drug charges and DUI arrests in Keyport. Call to speak with a Monmouth County defense attorney before appearing in Keyport Court.
Keyport Municipal Court
The Keyport Municipal Court is charged with hearing all traffic tickets, DWI and minor criminal charges in the borough. The court is located at 70 W Front Street in Keyport. The mailing address is: Keyport Municipal Court, PO Box 70, Keyport, NJ 07735. The phone number is (732)739-5155.
Keyport, New Jersey
Keyport, mostly known for its thriving oyster industry, is a borough in Monmouth County. One of Keyport’s nicknames is “the Perl of the Bayshore”. It was originally created as a town in 1870 from portions of Raritan Township. The replacement of Town by Borough took place in 1908. The total area of the borough of 1.4 square miles is mostly composed of land, with only 0.70% of water.
According to the data of the U.S. 2000 Census, the population was 7,586. In 2003 the estimated population had barely changed to 7,504. This decrease in population has continued and in July 2009, the reported figure was 7,482.
The gross racial composition of Keyport Borough at the time of the last census was 85.2% White, 11.09% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 7.0% African American. The principal ancestry groups reported by Keyport residents include 22% Irish, 17% Italian, 13% German, 8% Polish and 7% Black or African American.
According to the 2000 census, the population was divided into 3,264 households. More than a third of all households were made up of individuals and a fifth had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The median age of the population stands at 38.70 vs. 37.40 for the state and 35.60 for the nation. The senior population (age 65 and over) of Keyport Borough represents 15.67% of the whole.
Both the estimated median household income and the estimated median value for a house or condo have gone up since 2000. Median income in 2000 was $43,869, rising to $54,479 in 2009. The increase in the median value for house or condo has been more significant since the estimated $140,800 in 2000 more than doubled by 2009 to reach $309,001.
During the period 2005-2009, the most common industries in Keyport Borough, aside from the oyster industry, were: construction (15%), retail trade (11%) and manufacturing (10%). The female population during the same time span was dedicated largely to retail trade (18%), health care and social assistance (14%) and educational services (13%).
Non-official figures for 2010 rate the total crime risk index at 67 vs. 73 for the state. The only risk indexes higher than state figures are larceny (98 s. 62), assault (68 vs. 62) and burglary (65 s. 66). The index for robbery risk is significantly lower than the state’s, at 19 vs. 108. Also lower are the murder risk (63 vs. 84), rape risk (28 vs. 39) and motor vehicle theft risk (51. vs. 76).
Regarding educational level attained by the population of Keyport Borough age 25 and older, the percentage of those who did not complete high school is par for state and national figures. Percentages of individuals who completed high school, some college or associate degree are only about 3-4% above the state. The figures for those who completed bachelor’s or graduate degrees fall short by almost half of the state’s percentages.