Don’t Go to Kenilworth Court Alone!
I defend clients accused of DWI and drug possession in Kenilworth and in the Union County Superior Court. The Kenilworth Municipal Court has jurisdiction over DUI and possession of marijuana (under 50 grams) and paraphernalia in Kenilworth Borough. For adult indictable crimes such as CDS possession and all juvenile arrests in Kenilworth, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office has jurisdiction. If you are facing a DWI in Kenilworth, your best move is to contact an experienced DWI defense attorney right away.
Kenilworth – New Jersey
In the late 1890’s, the New Orange Industrial Association bought some farms in Cranford and Union Township. Kenilworth Borough was incorporated in 1907 from portions of those communities. It adopted its present name since it was frequently confused with one of the Essex County Oranges.
The borough has a total area of 2.1 square miles, all of it land. The 2010 Census registered 7,914 residents, up from 7,675 in 2000. For every 100 adult females, there were 90.7 males in 2000.
The age breakdown of the population in 2000 was 20.8% under the age of 18, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years.
The racial composition in 2000 was 92.30% White, 8.64% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 2.88% Asian and 2.30% African American. The most common ancestries are Italian (32.9%), German (17.8%), Irish (14.3%), Polish (13.7%), and English (3.8%). Today, there are 1,353 foreign-born residents (10.6% Europe, 4.5% Latin America, 2.4% Asia).
In 2000, out of the 2,854 households, 28.6% had minors living with them. More than half (58.4%) of the households were composed of married couples living together. Households made up of non-families and of individuals represented 25.8% and 21.4%, respectively.
The median household income in 2000 was $59,929. This rose to an estimated $67,477 in 2009. Likewise, the per capita income increased from $24,343 in 2000 to an estimated $29,624 in 2009. The median family income was $66,500. Male median income was $40,808 versus $34,698 for females. About 2.0% of the population was below thepoverty level.
As of the 2000 census, there were 2,926 housing units. The median house or condo value then was $177,000. It increased more than twice in 2009 to $370,522. The January 2011 cost of living index was: 19.3% higher than the national average.
Kenilworth Criminal & DWI Defense
In 2010, the Police Department had 30 full-time law enforcement employees, including 28 police officers. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 118 major crimes in 2010. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 14.9 and a violent rate of 1.1. There were no murders or bias crimes. The 2010 reports included 2 rapes, 3 robberies, 4 assaults, 16 burglaries, 1 case of domestic violence, and 30 of police force.
Independent data for 2010, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, additionally show 85 thefts, and 7 motor vehicle thefts.
The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 15.74% did not complete high school versus 40.47% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 26.42%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 12.77% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 4.60% versus 12.05% statewide.
From 2005 to 2009, about half the male population was employed in manufacturing (24%), transportation and warehousing (15%), and construction (15%). Females worked in health care and social assistance (23%), educational services (20%), and finance and insurance (11%).