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The Plumstead Municipal Court has jurisdiction over all traffic violations committed in the town, including drunk driving arrests. All juvenile criminal charges and adult felony charges will be sent to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for review. The prosecutor’s office will either keep the case, leading to an appearance in the Superior Court in Toms River, or remand the case back to Plumstead.
Plumstead Town Info
Plumsted Township, located in Ocean County, was once called Timmons Mills. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 40.2 square miles, practically all of which is land. It was incorporated in 1845 from portions of Jackson Township while still part of Monmouth County. It became part of Ocean County five years later.
As of the 2010 census, the population had increased to a record high of 8,421. At the time of the 2000 census, there were 7,275 people (45% urban and 55% rural). In 2000 there were almost as many housing units (2,682) as households (2,510). Out of these households, 41.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Most of the households (67.0%) were made up of married couples living together. A fifth of the households (20.2%) were composed of non-families.
The racial makeup of Plumsted in 2000 was 93.90% White, 3.85% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 2.30% African American. The most common ancestries reported in this township were Italian (17.3%), German (16.7%), Irish (16.2%), and Polish (5.3%). The most frequent places of birth of foreign-born residents are Mexico (22%), United Kingdom (10%), Italy (9%), Colombia (9%) and Honduras (8%).
The median age of the population was 36 years, with 34.0% of the population in the 25 to 44 range. Individuals under the age of 18 accounted for 28.5%. About a fifth (22.0%) of the population was in the 45 to 64 age bracket. Those who were 65 years of age or older only represented 8.5%. For every 100 adult females there were 97.1 males.
The estimated median income for a household in 2008 was $78,304 (up from $61,357 in 2000). In 2000, the median family income was $62,255 and the per capita income $22,433. The estimated median house or condo value of $150,000 in 2000 more than doubles by 2008 to $317,952. Males had a median income of $42,610 versus $34,355 for females. About 5.0% of the population was living below the poverty line compared to 8.5% statewide.
Plumstead Criminal & Social Data
The reports from the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime for that year show that there occurred a total of 61 major crimes. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 7.4 and a violent rate of 1.0. There were no murders. Reports included 3 rapes, 1 robbery, 4 assaults, 12 burglaries, 2 bias crimes, 34 incidents of domestic violence and 12 of police force.
Of the population aged 25 and over, in 2000, 39.4% were high school graduates (vs. 29.4% statewide). Those with some college or an associate’s degree represented 27.4% (vs. 22.9% statewide). Holders of bachelor’s degree and master’s, professional or doctorate degree accounted for 13.2% and 4.2%, respectively. These percentages are lower than state levels (18.8% and 11.0%, respectively).
Almost a third of the male population of Plumsted is employed in construction (15%), public administration (11%), and professional, scientific and technical services (5%). A similar proportion of females are engaged in health care (14%), educational services (10%) and public administration (9%).