Defense Attorney for Flemington Family Court
If you have received a court notice scheduling your child for a 5A hearing, or a counsel mandatory plea hearing in Hunterdon County, speak with a juvenile lawyer right away. Always consult with an attorney before allowing police to question or interrogate your child. If police have already charged your son or daughter with a juvenile crime, we can answer your questions and make sure their rights are protected. Give us a call for a consultation on your case.
Hunterdon County Criminal Justice Info
Prosecutor: Anthony P. Kearns, III
In 2010, the Sheriff’s Office had 2 Undersheriffs, 4 Warrant officers and 28 Sheriff’s Officers. In 1977, Hunterdon County became the first to have 9-1-1 in the state. Presently, its Communications System handles emergency calls for 16 Municipal Police Departments, 27 Fire Departments, 16 First Aid and Rescue Squads, and 3 Mobile Intensive Care Units.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 1,122 major crimes in 2010. The resulting crime and violent rates per 1,000 residents were 8.7 and 0.5. This is the only county in New Jersey without murders. There occurred 7 rapes, 7 robberies, 50 assaults, 181 burglaries, 759 incidents of domestic violence, 3 bias crimes, and 182 cases of police force.
Hunterdon County – New Jersey
Hunterdon County was created in 1714, when it seceded from Burlington County. It was the second county to be founded in New Jersey. Flemington is the county seat. It has a territory of 438 square miles. As of the 2010 census, 128,349 residents (53% rural) lived here.
There were 45,032 housing units as per the 2000 census. City-data placed the percentage of renters above the state level (16% versus 13%). It also reported the 2009 median contract rent for apartments at $1,062 and the estimated median house or condo value at $430,200. As of the fourth quarter of 2007, this county had the highest median property taxes in the country. The January 2011 cost of living index was 21.2% higher than the national average.
Statistics from the 2000 census reveal that the median household income was $79,888. Median family income family was $91,050. As of a 2007 estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, these had risen to $97,793 and $113,280 respectively. Males had a median income 51% higher than females ($61,888 versus $40,852). The per capita income was $36,370. Less than 3.00% of the population lived below the poverty level.
As per the 2010 census, 9.14% of the population was White (versus 68.6% statewide), 2.7% African American, 3.3% Asian, and 5.2% Hispanic or Latino of any race (versus 17.7% statewide). The most common origins are 18.7% Italian, 17.3% German, and 14.5% Irish. The rate of foreign-born residents is below the state average (8.2% versus 20.3%) as per the 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau.
Of the households recounted in the 2000 census, 37.10% had minors living with them. Married couples living together represented 66.30%. Households composed of non-families and of individuals were 24.80% and 20.0%. The median age was 39 years. Minors accounted for 25.70% and seniors for 10.0%.
The 2006-2010 American Community Survey of the Census Bureau reported that 94.0% of the residents age 25 and over were high school graduates and that 47.5% had a bachelor’s degree or higher.
More than 40% of the residents live and work in the county. Employing industries are Educational, health and social services (17.9%); Manufacturing (15.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services (14.3%), and Retail trade (10.7%).