Interlaken Criminal and DUI Charges
Interlaken DWI and drug charges are relatively rare. However, this does not lessen the severity of the experience if you are the one facing the charge of course. The Hazlet police, led by chief Stephen R. Carasia, actively patrol the small borough. If you are facing a DUI in Interlaken or have received a summons to appear in Interlaken Court, call to speak with a local defense attorney.
Interlaken, New Jersey
Interlaken was formed as a borough in 1922 from portions of Ocean Township. The community was named after the city in Switzerland. It is bordered on the north and south by arms of Deal Lake. It is a quiet, small, purely residential community of single family homes, without commercial or business districts. Its total area is barely 0.4 square miles, of which 90% is land.
According to data from the U.S. 2000 Census, the borough population was 900. By 2010, the population had dwindled to 740 people, showing the following changes: since 1990 -37.66% (vs. 12.99% at state level) and since 2000 -17.78% (vs. 3.79% for the state). The forecasted population change by 2014 is -6.76%.
The median age of the population of Interlaken at the time of the 2000 census was 48 years. Unofficial statistics for 2010 establish the median age at 50, significantly older than the state (37.40) and national (35.60) figures. Likewise, the percentage of individuals age 85 and over was 2.84%, also higher than state and nation (1.92% and 1.75%, respectively).
The median income for a household in the borough was $82,842 in 2000, which went up to $112.019 in 2010. The latter figure compares very favorably with the state and national medians ($72.512 and $55.970, respectively). Almost a quarter of the population of Interlaken had a median household income of $200,000 and over in 2010. The median value of owner households, at $412.121 almost doubles the state equivalent of $250.242. More than half the households (53.27%) own two vehicles (vs. approximately 38% for both state and nation).
The principal ancestry groups reported by Interlaken residents include 23% Irish, 22% Italian, 12% German and 10% English. As of the 2000 Census, the racial distribution of the borough was 98.67% White and 1.11% Hispanic or Latino of any race. These percentages have varied very little as of 2010, showing 97.84% White and 2.43% Hispanic. There are no African Americans, American Indians or Alaska Natives.
Unofficial statistics for 2010 show a total crime risk index of 26 vs. 73 for the state. The highest indexes are represented by burglary at 73 vs. 66 for the state and rape at 31 vs. 39. All the other categories (assault, murder, robbery, larceny and motor vehicle theft) are well below the state figures.
A third of Interlaken’s population has completed a bachelor’s degree (vs. 20.65% and 17.52% at state and national levels). The second largest group is represented by those who have completed a graduate degree, representing almost a quarter of the population age 25 and over (compared to 12.05% and 9.84% at state and national levels). A mere 1.72% has not completed high school (vs. 14.15% and 15.35% for state and national figures).
This high level of education attained is reflected in the occupations in which Interlaken’s resident engage: finance. Insurance, real estate and rental and leasing 17.11%; professional, scientific, management, administrative, etc. 15.79%; educational, health and social services 26.32%. A significant percentage is occupied in public administration (5.53%).