Beach Haven DWI Arrests
Like most LBI towns, Beach Haven DWI charges are most common in the summer months. Most Beach Haven drug arrests and DWI arrests occur on North Bay Avenue. Since there is only one way on and off the island, police do not have to work very hard to generate arrests. Call to speak with an experienced NJ DWI Lawyer.
Beach Haven Criminal & Town Stats
Beach Haven Borough is situated on Long Beach Island and borders the Atlantic Ocean. It was incorporated in 1890 from portions of Eagleswood Township and according to the U.S. Census Bureau has a total area of 2.3 square miles, most of which is water (57.76%).
As of the 2000 Census, there were 1,279 people, reaching 1,403 in July 2009 but decreasing to 1,170 by the 2010 Census. The 2000 census counted 586 households, most of which (47.4%) were married couples living together, followed by non-families (40.8%) and individuals (35.0%). Children under the age of 18 living with family and people who were 65 years of age or older living alone accounted for similar percentages (18.3% and 19.5%, respectively).
The median age of the population in 2000 was 49 years and the rate of adult females to males was 100 to 86.4. Less than a fifth (17.1%) were under the age of 18. More than a fourth of the population was 65 years of age or older. In 2010, people of this age represented 27.26% versus 12.85% statewide. Individuals between 65 and 74 years doubled the state average (13.79% versus 6.47%), and those age 85 and over accounted for 4.24% versus 1.92%.
The racial composition in 2000 was mainly white (98.83%) with 4.69% Latino or Hispanic of any race and less than one percent each of the other races. The most common ancestries cited by the residents are Irish (28.7%), German (25.0%), English (15.6%), and Italian (14.7%).
The January 2011 cost of living index was 28.3% higher than the U.S. average. The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $281,300 and almost tripled by 2009 to reach $708,319. The median income for a household in 2000 was $48,355 and nine years later it was $72,264. The per capita income was $30,267 in 2000 with males having a median income of $39,444 versus $29,688 for females. By 2009, the estimated per capita income had risen to $48,941. Approximately 1.2% of the families and 3.7% of the population were living below the poverty line in 2000. Unemployment in March 2011 stood at 10.7% versus 9.6% for the state.
The Police Department had 13 full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including 11 police officers. That year the only crimes registered were 1 assault, 6 burglaries and 115 thefts. The 2010 total crime risk index was 6 versus 73 for the state. All the categories were below the state and national averages.
The highest educational level reached by the population age 25 and over shows that only 7.29% had not completed high school (versus 14.15% for the state). Almost a fourth of the population had completed a bachelor’s degree (23.89% versus 20.65% state) or a graduate degree (15.38% versus 12.05%).
During the period 2005 to 2009, more than half the male population was employed in construction 18%, other services, except public administration 12%, retail trade 9%, public administration 8% and manufacturing 8%. Females engaged in retail trade 18%, educational services 14%, health care and social assistance 10% and public administration 10%. If you are facing a Beach Haven DWI or drug charge, call for a consultation with a defense lawyer.