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Bernards Criminal Statistics
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 149 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 5.6 and a violent rate of 0.1. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 2 robberies, 1 assault, 36 burglaries, 104 incidents of domestic violence, and 54 cases of police force.
The Municipal Court is located at 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge. Phone: (908)-204-3110. Judge: Donald P. Bogosian JMC. Prosecutor: Stephen O. Davis. Sessions are held every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
Bernards Township – New Jersey
Bernards Township was initially formed by Royal Charter in 1760 as Bernardston. It was incorporated in 1798 as one of the state’s initial group of 104 townships.
Its territory of 24 square miles is home to 26,652 persons as of the 2010 census, up from 24,575 in 2000. The population density was very high at 1,024 people per square mile. There were almost 6,500 families and more than 9,000 housing units. The rate of renters is below the state average (10% versus 34%). Unofficial 2008 figures estimated the median contract for apartments at $644 and the median house or condo value at $216,594 (both below state average).
As per the 2000 census, the median household income was $107,204, and the median family income $135,806. These had risen to $115,582 and $149,900, respectively, in a 2007 estimate of the Census Bureau. Males had a median income 57% higher than females ($95,758 versus $60,865). The per capita income was $56,521. About 1.3% of the population was below the poverty level.
Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Hitachi Power Systems USA and Verizon Wireless have headquarters in Bernards.
The most common ancestries are English (18.8%), German (18.5%), Irish (14.3%), and Dutch (10.5%). The racial and ethnic composition as of the 2000 census was 89.20% White, 7.85% Asian, 2.63% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.44% African American.
Of the 9,242 households recounted in the 2000 census, 37.6% had minors living with them. More than half were married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 29.8% and 26.4%.
At the time of the 2000 census, the median age was 39 years. The age breakdown was 27.7% under 18, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older.
2010 unofficial data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that the percentage with a bachelor’s degree or higher were above state levels (37.19% and 33.08% versus 20.65% and 12.05%). Less than 3.0% had not completed high school. Those with some college or associate degree were 16.01%.
Ridge High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education during the 2009-2010 school year. This is the highest award a school can receive. It was also ranked 12th among 322 schools in the state by New Jersey Monthly Magazine in September 2010.
The major industries for males are Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%), and nonmetallic mineral products (15%). Females work in Health care (25%) and Educational services (20%).