Shamong Criminal Defense
Shamong is patrolled by New Jersey State Police. Troopers routinely make drug possession arrests in Shamong as well as drunk driving arrests. The Shamong Municipal Court has jurisdiction over these charges as well as disorderly persons offenses such as marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession. Call to speak with an experienced defense lawyer if you are facing drug possession or criminal charges in Shamong court.
Shamong New Jersey
Shamong Township was incorporated in 1852 from portions of other townships (Medford, Southampton and Washington). The U.S. Census Bureau registers its total area at 44.8 square miles, practically all of which is water.
In 2008 the magazine New Jersey Monthly ranked this township as the 6th best place to leave in New Jersey.
At the time of the 2000 Census, 6,462 people called Shamong home. The population density is average. Almost half of the population was rural and resided in approximately 2,200 housing units. The median house or condo value in 2000 was $100,400. The estimated value in 2008 was more than double at $213,513.
The most common first ancestries reported are Irish (22%), German (19%), Italian 16%, English (11%), Polish (7%), Scotch-Irish (3%) and Scottish (2%). The breakdown of the population by race in 2000 was 97.25% White and 1.05% Hispanic or Latino of any race. The other races represented less than one percent each. At present, there are 32 foreign-born residents, 63% of whom are naturalized citizens. The most usual places of birth for the foreign-born are Mexico (44%), Venezuela (38%) and Korea (19%).
Age was represented almost equally in three groups: under the age of 18 (29.4%), from 25 to 44 (28.9%) and from 45 to 64 (29.2). The median age was 37 years. There were 99.8 adult males for every 100 adult females.
The median household income in 2000 was $77,457. The 1,820 families living in Shamong had a median income of $82,534. The per capita income was $30,934. The male median income was 57% higher than that of females ($55,664 versus $35,440 for females). Less than 3% of the population was living below the poverty level. In 2000, there were close to 2,200 households, almost half of which (44.9%) had children younger than 18 living with them. Approximately three fourths (76.2%) of the households were composed of married couples living together. Households made up of non-families and individuals together accounted for 26%.
The N.J. State Police Uniform Crime registered 38 major crimes in 2009. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 5.7 and a violent rate of 0.7. There were no murders, robberies, bias crimes or cases of police force. The reports for 2009 included 1 rape, 4 assaults, 7 burglaries, and 3 incidents of domestic violence.
The 2010 census data for highest educational level attained by the population age 25 and over reveal that 5.73% did not complete high school versus 28.50% who did. Those with some college or associate’s degree represented 25.41%. Holders of a bachelor’s degree were 28.59%. Those with a graduate degree were 11.76%.
The most common industries in which a third of the male population engages are construction (15%), agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%), and printing and related support activities (9%). A slightly higher proportion of females is employed in the food industry (19%), in educational services (12%), accommodation and food services (10%), and printing and related support activities (8%).