Stafford Township DWI & Drug Charges
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Stafford Township Municipal Court
Phone: (609) 597-1000 x8539
Address: 260 E Bay Ave # A
Manahawkin, NJ 08050-3329
Stafford Township – New Jersey
Stafford Township was formed in 1750 by Royal Charter from portions of Shrewsbury Township while it was still part of Monmouth County. It was incorporated in 1798 as one of New Jersey’s first 104 townships. It became part of the newly-created Ocean County in 1850. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 54.8 square, 15.12% of which is water.
As of the 2000 census, there were 22,532 people. The 2010 census showed that the population had increased to a record high of 26,535. In 2000, there were 6,435 families and 11,522 housing units.
The racial composition in 2000 was 96.79% White and 2.41% Hispanic or Latino of any race. Other races represented less than one percent each. The most common first ancestries are Italian (22.5%), Irish (22.0%), German (15.6%), Polish (7.3%) and English (7.1%). The most frequent places of birth for foreign-born residents are United Kingdom (10%), Philippines (8%), Italy (7%), Cuba (6%), Germany (6%), Mexico (5%) and Portugal (5%).
In 2000, there were 8,535 households out of which almost a third (31.7%) had children under the age of 18 living with them. More than half (63.6%) the households was made up of married couples living together. The balance was mostly composed of non-families (24.6%) and individuals (20.6%).
In 2000, slightly more than half the population (51.6%) was in the 25 to 64 age bracket. This results in a median age of 40 years. About a fourth of the population (23.8%) was under the age of 18. The population aged 65 and over accounted for 18.8%. For every 100 adult females there were 89.8 males.
Stafford Social & Criminal Stats
The median household income in 2000 was $52,269, rising to an estimated $66,706 in 2008. The median family income was $59,072. Males had a median income almost 50% higher than that of females ($44,706 versus $30,687). The per capita income was $25,397. The estimated median house of condo value in 2008 was $299,978, almost double that of 2000 ($138,300). About 4.0% of the population was living below the poverty line.
In 2009, there were 13 full-time law enforcement employees, including 12 police officers. According to the N.J. State Police Uniform Crime, the number of total major crimes reported in 2009 was 507. This results in a crime rate per 1,000 residents of 19.1 and a violent rate of 0.8. There were no murders, rapes or robberies. Reports included 20 assaults, 50 burglaries, 4 bias crimes, 133 cases of domestic violence and 84 incidents of police force.
The 2010 data for highest education level attained by the population age 25 and over show that 11.19% had not completed high school. High school graduates represented 39.8% (vs.30.00% statewide). Holders of a bachelor’s or graduate degree accounted for 16.12% and 4.92% (versus 20.65% and 12.05% statewide, respectively).
Latest statistics for employment show that males were mostly engaged in construction (18%), public administration (7%), educational services (6%), and professional, scientific and technical services (5%). Females were employed in health care (22%) and educational services (15%).