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Don’t Go To Keyport Court Alone

If Keyport police have arrested you for drug, CDS, or marijuana possession, your best move is to speak to a defense attorney right away. Both charges of possession of Marijuana and paraphernalia in Keyport carry a mandatory driver’s license suspension. Call now so we can begin formulating a plan to help you keep your license.

Keyport Muncipal Court

The Keyport Municipal Court is located at 70 West Front St., 1st Floor, Keyport. Phones: 732-739-5111/1155. Judge: Hon. Michael D. Pugliese Hon. Emery Z. Toth. Prosecutor: Gerald J. Massell, Esq. Court is held every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.

The Police Department currently consists of 16 Police Officers, 4 full time civilian communications operators and 1 civilian administrative support staff. The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 81 major crimes. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 11.2 and a violent rate of 1.5. There were no murders, rapes or bias crimes. The reports included 1 robbery, 10 assaults, 5 burglaries, 78 incidents of domestic violence, and 24 cases of police force.

Additionally, independent data, which do not consider bias crimes, domestic violence or police force, show 61 thefts, 3 motor vehicle thefts, and no arsons.

Keyport – New Jersey

Keyport was initially created as a Town in 1870, from portions of what is now Hazlet Township. The modification to Borough took place in 1908. This community is renowned for its thriving oyster industry. Thus, one of its nicknames is “the Pearl of Bayshore”.

The Census Bureau records its total area at 1.4 square miles, only 0.70% of which is land. As of the 2010 Census, 7,249 people made Keyport their home, down from 7,568 in 2000. At that time, there were 1,798 families and 3,400 housing units. The estimated median house or condo value was $140,800. It doubled to $309,001 in 2009. The January 2011 cost of living index was 22.0% higher than the national average.

As per the 2000 census, the median family income was $58,176. Male median income was about 20% higher than that of females ($40,324 versus $34,036). The median household income and the per capita income were $43,860 and $23,288. Unofficial 2009 estimates place these at $54,479 and $29,013. Approximately 7.8% of the population was below the poverty level, according to the 2000 census.

Data from the 2000 census show that the ethnic breakdown was 85.2% White, 11.09% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 2.22% Asian, and 7.0% African American. The most common ancestries are Irish (26.8%), Italian (20.8%), German (16.0%), Polish (9.6%), English (7.9%), and Hungarian (2.9%).

As of the 2000 census, a fourth of the 3,264 households had minors living with them. Almost half (44.9%) were made up of non-families. Married couples living together were 39.4%. Households composed of individuals were 38.4%. A fifth of the households were people 65 years old and over living alone.

The age breakdown as of the 2000 census was 21.8% under 18, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.1% 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years.

The 2010 data for highest educational level of residents age 25 and over reveal that 13.40% did not complete high school versus 37.02% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 31.65%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 10.32% versus 20.65% statewide. Those with a graduate degree were 7.60% versus 12.05% statewide.

From 2005 to 2009, besides the oyster industry, males engaged in construction (15%), retail trade (11%) and manufacturing (10%). Females worked retail trade (18%), health care and social assistance (14%) and educational services (13%).






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