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If you are charged with a DWI, traffic ticket or disorderly persons charge in Florence, your case will be heard in the Florence Municipal Court. Typical disorderly persons charges in Florence include possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
If Florence police have charged you with a crime (felony), the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office will prosecute your case in the Superior Court in Mount Holly. All juvenile charges filed by Florence Police are also heard in the Superior Court, in the Family Part.
Florence NJ Info
Florence Township was incorporated in 1872 from portions of Mansfield Township. It is situated on the Delaware River. According to the Census Bureau, it has a total area of 10.1 square miles, practically all land (95.86%). With a total of 10,746 inhabitants as of the 2000 census, the population density was very high.
In 2000, the racial break down of the residents was 85.52% White and 9.74% African American. Asians and Hispanics or Latinos of any race represented 2.35% each. The most common first ancestries reported are Italian (17.1%), Irish (15.7%), German (14.3%), English (8.1%), Polish (6.0%) and Hungarian (5.7%). The most frequent places of birth of foreign-born residents are India (25%), Turkey (11%), Italy (9%), Canada (7%), Romania (7%), Pakistan (6%) and Germany (5%). Presently, there are 689 foreign-born residents, half of whom are naturalized citizens.
According to data from the 2000 census, there were 4,391 housing units. The median house or condo value was $113,800. The estimated value in 2008 more than doubled to $246,636. There were 2,891 families residing in the township with a median income of $67,412. About 4.8% of the families were living below the poverty line. The difference between male and median income was about 45% ($45,325 versus $31,215).
The per capita income was $23,529. Population below the poverty line represented 6.1%.
Almost a fourth of the males work in: public administration (11%), construction (7%) and professional, scientific and technical services (6%). A similar proportion of females are engaged in educational services (13%) and health care (13%).
There were 4,149 households in 2000 with a median income of $56,843. In eight years, estimated increase of median household income is around 28% ($72,543).
Exactly a third of the households had children under the age of 18 living with them. Married couples living together represented 51.9% of all households. Non-families and individuals accounted for 30.3% and 25.0%, respectively.
Most of the population (55.5%) belongs to the age bracket of 25 to 64. This is reflected in a median age of 37 years. Individuals under the age of 18 represented 25.2% of the population. For every 100 adult females, there were 87.1 males.
Florence Law Enforcement & Education Details
The Police Department was established in 1872. Today, it is a twenty-five officer force. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, 105 major crimes were committed in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 9.2 and a violent rate of 0.8. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes that year. The reports included 7 robberies, 2 assaults, 27 burglaries, 144 cases of domestic violence and 32 incidents of police force.
Private school enrollment in grades 1 to 8 is 22.4% (versus 13.2% statewide). High school enrollment in private schools is 16.9% versus 13.0% statewide. 2010 data on education level attained by population aged 25 and over shows that 41.8% versus 30.0% statewide completed high school. Holders of a bachelor’s degree represent 11.89% versus 20.65% statewide. Those who completed a graduate degree are only 5.73% versus 12.05% for the whole state.