Bay Head DWI & Drug Arrest
If you are facing a DWI in Bay Head or have been arrested for a drug charge, we can help. Most of the criminal offenses in Bay Head are alcohol or drug related. This is especially so in the summer months, when the population swells. An experienced defense lawyer can give you the best chance of avoiding or reducing the harsh penalties that a Bay Head DWI or drug arrest can bring.
Bay Head – New Jersey
Bay Head Borough is located on the Barnegat Peninsula and was incorporated in 1886. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 0.70 square miles, of which 84.29% is land. At the time of the 2000 census, there were 1,238 people, decreasing to 968 by the 2010 census.
The racial make up in 2000 was 97.98% White and 1.29% Hispanic or Latino of any race, with less than 1% Asian and African American. Depending on the source, the ancestries vary as follows: Irish 25% to 36%, German 16% to 23%, English 16% to 23%, Italian 14% to 20% and Polish 6 to 8%.
Of the 584 households registered in the 2000 census, roughly half (51.5%) were married couples living together, 40.1% were non-families and 35.4% individuals. A similar percentage of them had children under the age of 18 living with them (16.6%) or someone 65 years of age or older living alone (14.2%).
The median age was 52 years and the rate of adult females to males was 100 to 88.3. Only 15.4% of the population was under the age of 18 and a fourth were 65 years of age or older.
Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living was 23.90% higher than the U.S. average in 2010, rising to 30.9% according to a January 2011 estimate. The median house or condo value in 2000 was $462,200, rising to $948,092 in 2009. The median income for a household was $77,790 in 2000 and increased to $88,820 by 2009. The median income for a family was $77,790 in 2000 with male income at $64,063 versus $38,672 for females. The per capita income in 2000 was $49,639 and the estimate for 2009 $69,599.
The unemployment rate of 10.70% is slightly higher than the U.S. average of 9.10% and the recent job growth is negative with jobs having decreased by 0.40%. Approximately 0.3% of the families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line in 2000. These figures include 2.8% of the residents under 18 years and 2.1% of those aged 65 and over.
Bay Head Criminal Statistics
Crimes committed in 2009 included 1 assault, 12 burglaries, 58 thefts, and 3 motor vehicle thefts. There were no murders, rapes, robberies or arson registered that year. The borough had 9 full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including 8 officers.
In 2010, the highest educational level achieved by the population age 25 and over shoed that only 2.0% vs. 14.15% in the state had not completed high school. Likewise, percentages for higher education are above state figures. People who completed Bachelor’s degree represented 34.43% versus 20.65% and holders of graduate degree accounted for 21.15% vs. 12.05%.
From 2005 to 2009, more than half the males were engaged in the following industries: finance and insurance (25%), professional, scientific and technical services (19%), and retail trade (10%). The industries in which a similar percentage of females were employed included 13% each in educational services, retail trade, finance and insurance, and professional scientific and technical services.