Lawyer for Atlantic County Record Expungements
Buena Vista is patrolled mostly by New Jersey State Troopers. If you have been arrested for any crime or disorderly persons offense in Buena Vista, give us a call. It may be possible to have the charges dismissed, reduced, or expunged from your record.
Buena Vista Court & Crime Info
The Municipal Court is located at 890 Harding Highway (US 40), Buena. Phone: (856) 697-3859. Judge: Hon. William S. Capuccio, P.J.M.C. Prosecutor: Jeffrey J. Waldman, Esq. Sessions: Second and Fourth Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
The Township is served by the New Jersey State Police. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 163 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 21.5 and 0.8. There were no murders, bias crimes, or reports of police force (one of 3 municipalities in the county without cases of police force). There occurred 1 rape, 2 robberies, 3 assaults, 58 burglaries, and 58 incidents of domestic violence.
General Buena Vista Info
The area where Buena Vista stands has been part of different counties: Cape May in 1692 and Gloucester 2 years later. It belonged to Wymouth Township from 1798 to 1813, when it was attached to Hamilton Township. Finally, in 1837, Atlantic County was created and in 1867, Buena Vista set off from Hamilton and was incorporated as a township.
Its territory encompasses an area of 41.529 square miles, densely populated with some 180 persons per square mile. As of the 2010 census, 7,570 people (71% rural) made their home here. There were 2,020 families and 3,008 housing units. City-data reports the percentage or renters as below the state average (12% versus 34%). The same source estimated the median contract rent for apartments in 2008 at $251 (versus $935 statewide) and the house or condo value at $98,152 (versus $364,100 statewide).
Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median family income was $50,403. Males had a median income 47% higher than females ($36,064 versus $26,180). The median household income was $43,770 and the per capita income $18,382. Less than 8.0% of the population lived below the poverty level.
At the time of the 2010 census, 78.18% of the population was White, 13.45% African American, 1.06% Asian, and 11.48% Hispanic or Latino of any race. There is only one foreign-born resident versus 17.5% statewide. The most common ancestries cited by the population are German (48.1%), English (11.6%), and Irish (9.3%).
Of the households recounted in the 2010 census, 27.1% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 55.6%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals totaled 27.5% and 22.7%, respectively. Minors accounted for 22.9% and seniors for 16.4%. The median age was 42.1 years.
As per City-data, the most common industries for males are Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (34%), Construction (8%), and Truck transportation (8%). Females engaged in Educational services (20%), Social assistance (12%), Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%), and Health care (9%).
City-melt reports that 39.19% of the residents aged 25 and over were High School Graduate. Holders of a bachelor’s or higher degree were significantly below the state level (6.8% and 3.23% versus 20.65% and 12.05%, respectively).