Hamilton DWI and Drug Charges
An incredible amount of traffic tickets, criminal charges, drug arrests, and DWI are made in Hamilton Township. These charges are filed by both Hamilton Township Police as well as New Jersey State Police, who have a barracks in Hamilton. If you have been charged with a DWI or CDS offense in Hamilton, call now to speak with an experienced defense lawyer.
Hamilton Township, located immediately east of the capital of the state, was incorporated as such in 1842. Its name is derived from the village of Hamilton Square, which was named for Alexander Hamilton. There is another township with the same located in Atlantic County.
Hamilton has a total area of 40.4 square miles, of which almost 98% is land. Despite being one of the largest townships in the state, it does not have a real “downtown” but rather a number of former “villages”, all of which are census-designated places and unincorporated areas within the township. Hamilton has over 64 public parks and playgrounds.
As of the 2000 Census, there were 87,109 inhabitants. The results of the 2010 Census show that the population increased to 88,464 people.
The ancestries most commonly cited by the residents of Hamilton include 21% Italian, 15% Irish, 13% German, 10% English, 10% Polish and 8% African American. The racial composition of the township, according to the 2000 Census, was 85.15% White, 8.16% African American, 5.13% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 2.56% Asian.
Out of the 33,523 households registered in the 2000 Census, 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (55.3%) were married couples living together and almost a third (29.4%) were non-families.
The median age of this township’s population was 39 years. Almost a quarter of the population was represented by individuals under the age of 18 and 15.6% were 65 years of age or older.
The median income for a household in Hamilton as per the 2000 Census was $57,110 and increased to an estimated $72,884 by 2008. The percentage of the population living below the poverty line was 4.2.
The estimated value of a house or condo in 2000 was $135,100 and increased more than twice by 2008 to reach $293,231. Much of the new residential development in Hamilton has been addressed to accommodate the aging baby boomer generation. There are more retirement communities and assisted-living facilities than residential communities being built.
According to the information from the 2000 Census, almost a third of the males are engaged in public administration (13%), construction (10%) and professional, scientific and technical services (8%). A similar percentage of females are dedicated to educational service and health care (15% each, respectively).
The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 118. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.
According to the 2000 Census, the educational attainment of residents 25 years of age and older showed that high school graduates (including equivalency) accounted for 33.8% of the population. Holders of a bachelor, master, professional or doctorate degrees totaled 22.5%.
Hamilton Township has received favorable ratings as best place to live in the country (51st place) and in New Jersey (4th place) according to a survey conducted by CNN/Money Magazine in 2008. Likewise, it was ranked as the 18th “safest” city in the country out of 369 cities by the 2005 survey of Morgan Quitno.