Harvey Cedars DUI Lawyer
Harvey Cedars Police are on the lookout for drunk driving the summertime, when the town’s population swells with tourists. Most criminal offenses in the town are alcohol-related. These include charges of assault, criminal mischief, and domestic violence. Call to speak with a defense lawyer who practices criminal and DWI law in Ocean County.
Harvey Cedars – New Jersey
Harvey Cedars was incorporated as a borough in 1894 from portions of what is now Barnegat Township. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 1.2 square miles, divided into 35.38% land and 54.62% water. The town is located on Long Beach Island, along with Surf City, Brandt Beach, Beach Haven, Barnegat Light and Ship Bottom
As of the 2000 census, there were 359 people, increasing to 397 by July 2009. As of 2011, the population stands at 457 people, showing a population growth of 27.30% since 2000. Since the majority of the housing units are seasonal houses, the summer population rises to approximately 2,000 people.
Out of the 167 households counted in the 2000 census, 16.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half the households (61.7%) were made up of married couples living together, 32.9% were non-families and 29.3% individuals. A significant percentage (15.6%) of the households was composed of people 65 years of age or older living alone.
Harvey Cedars Demographics
The most commonly cited first ancestries are 24.0% English, 23.7% German, 20.9% Irish, 13.1% Polish, 9.7% Italian and 7.0% Scottish. The racial makeup in 2000 was 96.94% White and 3.62% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The median age was 54 years in 2000 versus the state average of 37 years. Only 14.5% of the population was under the age of 18 and almost a third (30.4%) were 65 years of age or older. The rate of adult females to males was 100 to 106.0.
Housing in this borough is very expensive. Bay or oceanfront houses are priced at $2 million or more. The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $422,000, rising to $865,038 by 2009. Compared to the rest of the country, the cost of living is 116.60% higher than the U.S. average.
The median income for a household was $61,875 in 2000, climbing to $89,472 by 2009. Males had a median income more than twice that of females ($71,042 versus $32,361 for females) as of the 2000 census. About 2.6% of the families and 5.1% of the population was living below the poverty line. Unemployment rate stands at 10.7% as of March 2011 versus 9.6% for the state and 9.1% for the nation.
The Police Department had 9 full-time law enforcement employees, all of them officers. N.J. State Police Uniform Crime Reports for 2009 show that there occurred a total of 38 major crimes for a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 96.7 and a violent rate of 5.1. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, arson, auto thefts, bias crimes or police force incidents. Report included 2 assaults, 11 burglaries, 1 case of domestic violence, 9 of police force, and 24 thefts.
Educational attainment data about the population aged 25 years and over shows that 95.1% have high school or higher, 46.1% bachelor’s degree or higher and 14.3% graduate or professional degree.
The most common industries in which males engage are finance and insurance 17%, accommodation and food services 15% and construction 12%. The female population is mostly employed in health care and social assistance 23%, and professional, scientific and technical services 19%.