I defend both adult and juveniles arrested in Helmetta Borough. Call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer. Anyone charged with a DWI or adult disorderly persons offense in Helmetta will be tried in the Helmetta Municipal Court. The court is located at 60 Main St., Helmetta, NJ 08828. The judge is the Hon. Thomas F.X. Foley, J.M.C. Adult felony charges and all juvenile criminal arrests are sent to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Helmetta – NJ
Helmetta was formed as a borough in 1888 from portions of East Brunswick Township. The Census Bureau registers its total area at 0.9 square miles, 94.44% of which is land.
According to the 2000 census, there were 1,825 residents. By 2009, the population had increased 10% to reach 2,008. There were 769 housing units with an estimated value of $116,200. The estimated house or condo value increased more than twice by 2009 to reach $242,170.
The most usual ancestries are Irish (22.4%), Italian (19.9%), German (18.0%), Polish (17.2%), Hungarian (6.6%) and English (5.8%). In 2000, the race composition was 93.15% White, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 2.41% each African American and Asian. Presently, there are 166 foreign-born residents. This represents 9.1% of all the population versus 17.5% statewide.
The median age was 36 years in 2000. Almost half the residents (44.1%) were between 25 to 44 years old. The other two major age groups were those younger than 18 (22.1%) and those from 45 to 64 (21.2%). Of the 746 households 33.0% had children younger than 18 living with them. About half (54.7%) were households made up of married couples living together. Households composed of non-families and individuals represented 33.6% and 25.6%.
In 2000, the median household income was $60,125. It was estimated at $74,806 in 2009. Likewise, the per capita income increased from $26,668 in 2000 to $36,822 in 2009. There were 495 families with a median income of $64,659 in 2000. Male median income was $47,604 versus $33,929 for females. About 3.3% of the population was below the poverty level. The January 2011 cost of living index was 22.9% higher than the national average.
Helmetta Crime & Education Data
In 2010, there were 5 full-time law enforcement employees, all police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 12 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 6.0 and a violent rate of 0.0. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, bias crimes or incidents of domestic violence. The 2009 reports included 4 burglaries and 5 cases of police force. Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 2 assaults, 5 burglaries, 9 thefts, 1 auto theft, and no murders, rapes, arson or robberies.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 8.12% did not complete high school versus 32.18% who did (compared to 14.15% and 30.00% statewide). Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 28.62% versus 23.15% statewide. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 17.42% (versus 20.65% statewide). Those with a graduate degree were 3.67% (versus 12.05% statewide).
From 2005 to 2009, the most common industries for half the male population were retail trade (16%), construction (14%), manufacturing (10%) and public administration (8%). Females were engaged in health care and social assistance (30%), professional, scientific and technical services (11%), and educational services (9%).