Oceanport Court Lawyer
Oceanport police issue much less tickets and DWI charges than their neighboring police departments in Long Branch and Eatontown. The majority of criminal charges in Oceanport are for CDS possession. If you are facing a DUI or drug arrest in Oceanport, call now to speak with a Monmouth County defense attorney. I defend both juvenile and adults accused of Oceanport crimes and traffic violations.
Oceanport – New Jersey
Oceanport was formed as a borough in 1920 from portions of Eatontown Township. It borders Little Silver to the northwest, Long Branch to the east, Eatontown to the southwest and West Long Branch to the southeast. Oceanport can be separated into two sections. One is called Oceanport and the other Port-au-Peck. It is located on the Shrewsbury River. Oceanport was formerly called Eatontown Landing. In accordance with the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.9 square miles, of which 83.68% is land.
As of the 2000 Census, the population of Oceanport was 5,807. The estimated population three years later was 5,952. By July 2009, the population had gone slightly down to 5,730 and has continued diminishing to 5,625 as of 2010.
The racial makeup of Oceanport at the time of the census was 95.71% White, 2.07% Hispanic or Latino of any race and 1.96% African American. The major ancestry groups reported by the residents of the borough were 28% Italian, 20% Irish, and 13% English.
The age brackets most represented in Oceanport can be almost divided into quarters for those under the age of 18, from 25 to 44 and 45 to 64. The median age was 40 years.
There were 35.2% of the children under the age of 18 living in the 2,043 households of Oceanport. Slightly more than ten percent of the households had someone who was 65 years of age or older living alone.
The median income for a household in Oceanport was $71,458 versus $90,342 in 2009. By 2010, the median household income had increased to $95.938. The median income for a family was $85,038 at the time of the Census; the per capita income was $33,356 (versus $51,251 in 2009), compared with $21,587 nationally. Overall, the population living below the poverty line represented less than 3% (1.8% of families and 2.7% of the population). Unemployment has risen from 2.3% in 2000 to 8.6% by March 2011.
The estimated median house or condo value was $457,164 in 2009, almost twice the value in 2000 ($230,400). The January 2011 cost of living index was high, at 121.3 compared with the U.S. average of 100. More than ten percent of the residents of Oceanport own 4 or more vehicles, compared to 4.48% statewide.
The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6, with only one murder or homicide for a total violent crime rate of 1 per 1,000 people. In 2010, the total crime risk index was 26 versus 73 for the state. The highest risk index is larceny, at 38 vs. 62 for the state. Murder and robbery risk indexes represent about 10% of the state average (9 vs.84 and 9 vs. 108, respectively).
More than a third of Oceanport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s or advanced college degree, and 90% have completed high school. A known magazine ranked Oceanport as the 4th best place to live in New Jersey in its 2008 rankings.