Lavallette DWI & Drug Charge Lawyer
Lavallette DWI and Drug arrests are most common the summer. However, Lavallette police work year-round enforcing motor vehicle and criminal laws in the town. If you have been charged with a DUI in Lavallette or a disorderly persons offense, your case will be handled in the Lavallette Municipal Court. A felony (crime) or juvenile criminal matter will be sent to the Ocean County Superior Court. Call us for a consultation on your case before appearing in court yourself.
Lavallette, New Jersey
Lavallette is located on the Barnegat Peninsula and was incorporated as a borough in 1887. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 0.9 square miles, 87.10% of which is land. Formerly called Saint Elmo, it was named after Rear Admiral Elie A.F. La Vallette. New Jersey Monthly magazine ranked it as the 8th best place to live in the state in 2008.
The population has fluctuated since 2000, when there were 2,665 people, to 1,875 as of the 2010 census and is presently estimated at 2,712 people. Since 2000 it has had a population growth of 1.69%.
The racial makeup of the borough in 2000 was 98.12% White, 1.61% Hispanic or Latino of any race and less than one percent each of the other races. The most common first ancestries reported are Italian (35.3%), Irish (25.3%), German (14.7%), Polish (10.7%), English (8.9%) and Arab (3.3%).
As of the 2000 census, there were 741 families and 1,208 households. Out of these households, only 14.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Slightly more than half (51.2%) were married couples living together, 38.6% were non-families and 34.5% were individuals. There were more people aged 65 and over living alone (18.5%) than minors living at home.
The median age of the population in 2000 was 56 years and the rate of adult females to males was 100 to 81.4. As with the household composition, there were far more individuals aged 65 and over than those under the age of 18 (13.1% versus 36.4%).
The median household income as of the 2000 census was $43,846, increasing to an estimated $59,960 by 2009. The per capita income in 2000 was $28,588, rising to $38,479 by 2009. The median income of males in 2000 was $44,583 versus $32,292 for females. About 5.9% of the 741 families and 8.0% of the total population were below the poverty line. This includes 14.6% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those aged 65 or over.
The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $317,500, more than doubling in 2009 to reach $682,910. It is presently estimated at $627,000. The January 2011 cost of living index is 33.0% higher than the U.S. average.
Lavallette Crime Stats
In 2009 there were 17 full-time law enforcement employees, including 12 police officers. The 2009 reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime show that there occurred a total of 106 major crimes for a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 38.5 and a violent rate of 1.5. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, arsons, motor vehicle thefts or incidents of police force. Reports included 4 assaults, 26 burglaries, 76 thefts, 4 cases of domestic violence and 17 of police force.
Data about the highest education level attained by the population aged 25 and over in 2010 shows that 11.43% did not complete high school and 34.09% did. Completed some college 17.94%, holders of associate degree 6.98%. Individuals with a Bachelor’s or graduate degree represented 17.60% and 11.95%, respectively.