Defending Island Heights DWI Arrest
The most common reason for being charged with a DWI in Island Heights is being stopped for a traffic violation. If during a routine traffic stop, an officer has a reasonable suspicion that you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they may keep you for sobriety testing. However, these tests can be challenged. Call to speak with a New Jersey DUI lawyer for an evaluation of your case.
Island Heights, NJ
Island Heights was incorporated as a borough in 1887 from portions of the present Toms River Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 0.9 square miles, most of which is land (68.97%). As of the 2000 census there were 1,751 people, decreasing slightly to 1,673 by the time of the 2010 census. There were 497 families and 807 housing units in 2000.
Out of the 705 households counted in the 2000 census, almost a third (28.8%) had children under the age of 18living with them. More than half (57.0%) of the households were married couples living together, 29.4% were non-families and 24.3% individuals.
The major ancestries cited by the residents were 31.6% Irish, 22.9% German, 19.4% Italian, 15.9% English, 6.7% Polish and 4.2% French. At the time of the 200 census, the racial make up of the population was 97.77% White and 1.37% Hispanic or Latino of any race. All the other races represented each less than one percent.
The median age of this borough’s population was 43 years. The proportion of adult females to males was 100 to 87.4. Less than a fourth (22.4%) were below the age of 18 and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older.
Island Heights Demographic and Criminal Statistics
In 2000, the median income for a household was $61,125, increasing by almost 50% in 2009 to reach $81,582. The per capita income in 2000 was $26,975, with males making a median income of $47,500 versus $38,375 for females. By 2009, the per capita income had increased to $41,193. About 2.6% of the families and 4.1% of the total population were living below the poverty line. In 2000, the estimated median house or condo value was $168,200. This value rose to more than double by 2009, reaching $382,555. The January 2011 cost of living in Island Heights was 21.8% higher than the U.S. average.
In 2010 the highest educational level attained by the population aged 25 and over reflected that 6.84% had not completed high school (versus 14.15% statewide). All the other categories show percentages above the state average, as follows: completed associate degree (9.45% versus 6.16%), completed bachelor’s degree (22.40% versus 20.65%) and completed graduate degree (14.04% versus 12.05).
The Police Department has 10 full-time law enforcement employees as of 2011, all of them officers. N.J. State Police Uniform Crime Reports for 2009 show that there occurred a total of 24 major crimes for a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 12.8 and a violent rate of 0.5. There were no murders, rapes, robberies or bias crimes. Reports included 1 assault, 3 burglaries, 3 cases of domestic violence, 5 of police force, 19 thefts, 1 motor vehicle theft and 1 arson.
The most common industries in which half of the males engage are construction (32%), professional, scientific and technical services (11%), and transportation and warehousing (8%). A similar proportion of females are employed in educational services (23%), health care and social assistance (22%) and accommodation and food services (10%).