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Arrested for a DWI in Manchester?

Facing a DWI or drug charge in Manchester can be a overwhelming experience. Both DWI and drug / CDS possession carry mandatory driver’s license suspension and severe fines. The possibility of jail is also a possibility, with second and third offense DWI convictions carrying mandatory incarceration. If Manchester Police have charged with you a DWI or criminal offense, speak to an experienced local attorney before appearing in court.

Manchester Township, New Jersey

Manchester Township was incorporated in 1899 from portions of what is now Toms River Township and was named after the city of Manchester in England. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 82.9 square miles practically all of which is land. The township is home to many retirement communities and is also noted for the Lakehurst Naval Air Station.

As of the 2010 Census, the population had reached a record high of 43,070 people from 38,928 recorded during the 2000 census. There were 10,819 families and 20,688 households in 2000. Out of those households, only 9.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Almost half (45.8%) of the households were made up of married couples living together, 47.7% were non-families and 45.0% were individuals. Households with people living alone who were 65 years of age or older represented more than a third (39.0%).

The median age of the population in 2000 was 68 years, and for every 100 females age 18 and over there were 70.1 males. More than half the population (54.5%) was 65 years of age or older and only 10.7% were under the age of 18.

The racial composition of the township at the time of the 2000 census was 94.34% White, 3.06% African American and 2.63% Hispanic or Latino of any race, with less than one percent from other races. The most common first ancestries reported in Manchester are German (47.1%) and Norwegian (13.9%).

The median income for a household in the township was $29,525 in 2000, increasing almost two-fold by 2008 to $59,662. The median income for a family in 2000 was $43,363, with males having a median income of $41,181 versus $30,523 for females. The per capita income the same year was $22,409. The estimated median house or condo value in 2008 was $228,480, up from $105,300 in 2000. About 3.0% of families had income below the poverty level (versus 8.5% for the whole state).

Manchester Criminal & Education Stats

The 2009 reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime show that there occurred a total of 400 major crimes, resulting in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 9.6 and a violent rate of 0.4. There were no murders, rapes, robberies, assaults or bias crimes recorded. Reports included 6 robberies, 11 assaults, 92 burglaries, 315 cases of domestic violence, 7 bias crimes and 83 incidents of police force.

The statistics for 2010 regarding educational level achieved by individuals age 25 and over show above state percentages for those who completed high school (42.98% vs. 30.00%) and those who had some college education (17.81% vs. 16.99%). However, these percentages are lower than the state’s for residents who completed associate degree (4.59% vs. 6.16%), bachelor’s degree (10.22% vs. 20.65%) and graduate degree (4.83% vs. 12.05%).

Presently, less than a third of the male population is engaged in construction (15%), public administration (9%) and health care (6%), while a similar percentage of females is employed in health care (18%) and educational services (9%).






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