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2011

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If police in Burlington have arrested you for a DWI or drug charge, call now to speak with an experienced defense attorney. Traffic violations for speeding, DWI, and other tickets are heard in the Burlington Municipal Court. Burlington Juvenile delinquency arrests and adult felony or indictable charges are referred to the Burlington County Superior Court.

My office also handles expungements and appeals in Burlington County. Any arrest or conviction that you would like to expunge from any town in Burlington County may be expungeable in the Burlington County Superior Court. That court also hears appeals from all municipal courts in Burlington County.

Burlington City – NJ

Burlington is a city In Burlington County first incorporated in 1693. It was the original county seat until 1796 when the same was moved to Mount Holly Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 3.72 square miles, of which 80.65% is land.

As of 2010, there were 9,920 people, a small increase from the 9,736 population in the 2000 census. In 2000, 27.8% of the 3,898 households had children under the age of 18 living with them. Married couples living together represented 41.6% of the households. Non-families and individuals made up 35.3% and 29.9% of all households. Female householders accounted for 17.8%. Individuals living alone 65 years of age or older were 14.3%.

The median age of the population in 2000 was 38 years. More than half (51.6%) belonged to the 25 to 64 age bracket. Almost a fourth (23.9%) was under the age of 18. People 65 years of age or older represented 16.8% of the population. For every 100 adult females, there were 84.3 males. The racial makeup has varied from 2000 to 2010 as follows: White (68.18% versus 59.0%), African American (26.62% versus 28.0%), Hispanic or Latino of any race (3.41% versus 7.1%), and Asian (1.28% versus 7.0%). The most cited ancestries are Italian (17.3%), Irish (16.6%), German (14.0%), Polish (9.8%) and English (9.6%).

Burlington City Financial & Criminal Data

In 2000, the median household income was $43,115. It rose slightly to $48,084 in 2009. The median income for a family was $47,969. The per capita income in 2000 was $20,208. It increased approximately 25% by 2009 to $25,191. The difference between male and female median income was about 30% ($38,012 versus $28,022). The estimated median value of a house or condo almost doubled between 2000 and 2009 ($98,000 versus $189,827). The January 2011 cost of living index is 2.8% (close to the national average of 100). About 8.0% of the population lived below the poverty line in 2000.

In 2009, full-time law enforcement employees were 41, including 36 police officers. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 216 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 23.0 and a violent rate of 5.4. There were no murders or bias crimes that year. The reports included 1 rape, 16 robberies, 34 assaults, 63 burglaries, 112 cases of domestic violence and 41 incidents of police force. These reports do not include 93 thefts, 8 motor vehicle thefts and 5 arsons.

2010 data for the highest education level attained by the population age 25 and over show that 17.54% did not complete high school versus 39.98% who did. Holders of a bachelor’s and graduate degree represent 9.94% and 4.24%, respectively (versus 20.65% and 12.05% statewide).

From 2005 to 2009, almost half the males were employed in retail trade (16%), manufacturing (11%), public administration (10%), and transportation and warehousing (9%). A similar proportion of females were engaged in health care and social assistance (27%), educational services (12%), and retail trade (10%).

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